Bulls Gravity Team - Germany's First DH UCI Trade Team!

Jan 30, 2013 at 0:00
Jan 30, 2013
by Matt Wragg  
 
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German brand Bulls is aiming to reorder the gravity-sector and will attack the global races and events with Team BULLS, in partnership with Mountainbikeridermag. We are really proud to confirm that we build up the first German UCI Trade-Team in the history of the DH-Worldcup. The team will travel to all World Cup Rounds and the World Championships in South Africa. The slopestyle side of things won´t be neglected either...

Bulls is proud to announce the signing of New Zealand´s Wyn Masters. The Kiwi is world famous for his unique riding style and skills on any bike. With his own series of webisode, WynTv, he has earned the title of the people's favourite World Cup rider.

bigquotesSo the new year has now begun and it brings a new beginning for me, I am stoked to say that in 2013 I am going to be riding the full World Cup series for the Bulls Bikes! After some bad luck with injuries last season I am pumped to get back on the circuit in 2013 and with the support that I have working with an awesome company like Bulls, I know I will have the tools needed in order for me to reach the goals I am aiming for, I have been putting in the hard work over the off-season to make sure 2013 is a great year! - Wyn Masters

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Photo: Sven Martin


He will be joined by the two young German talents: Christian Textor and Tommy Herrmann. With the support of a factory team and Wyn as a mentor, they will be a regular feature on the UCI Mountain Bike World Cup. But this UCI DH Trade Team, will share time on the road together with Sweden's Slopestyle ace Teo Gustavson. He will attend the largest freeride festivals on the globe: Crankworx, Out of Bounds at Leogang, and Europe´s biggest freeride festival on home soil, the Dirtmasters Festival in Winterberg (May 17 - 21). It´s gonna get wild with Teo throwing down the tricks at the Red Bull Bergline and the other boys racing the tracks. Save the date and be a witness for that special show!

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Photo: Thomas Lundman


bigquotesAfter struggling to find the support which I need in the past, I'm more than happy to finally have been backed up by such a great company and being part in an awesome programme. I seriously can't wait til the season kicks off for me at White Style, Leogang! - Teo Gustavson

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Photo: Thomas Lundman


Bulls is owned by the german buying-association, the ZEG, which was founded in 1966. It supplies nearly 1,000 bike-shops in middle Europe. With their position and passion for cycling they decided to let their knowledge flow into the establishment of the BBulls, which has celebrated its success with their CC-Team for several years by now. Now It´s time to step into the gravity scene!

bigquotesWith the establishment of this new team and the bikes we are working on for this project, we want to continue our engagement in the sport just like we do with our CC-Team. I'm really looking forward to the enhancement and the potential in the gravity-sector. - Georg Honkomp, CEO of ZEG


Mountainbikeridermag celebrated its 15th anniversary last year and played a huge part in the development of independent race series and events in the German biking scene. With them as a partner, the team will be in good hands and can rely on an outstanding pool of relations and contacts.:

bigquotesMountainbikerider Magazine was into racing from day one, most of our editors are an active part of the racing scene. I'm totally stoked about the chance to build up a World Cup race team with the help of Bulls. I'm also very happy to offer two young Germans the chance to try and reach the top ranks of World Cup racing. - Frank "Lippe" Weckert, founder and chief-editor of MRM
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34 Comments

  • + 17
 WyN Masters as a mentor ! .. lol
  • + 3
 No idea buddy!
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  • + 12
 It's about time we see a German world cup team,this is great news for the whole DH scene in Germany i wish this team all the luck
  • - 3
 Yeah, but what I don`t understand is, that we ahve the nearly biggest scene here in Germany, Bad Wildbad is a race track on worldcup-niveau, but we have just 1 worldcup ein and this win was buy Markus Klausmann in Nevegal back in 1996 ( www.marcusklausmann.de/erfolge ) Why are we Germans so f*cking bad in racing downhill worldcups ??? :/
  • + 2
 but Bad Wildbad ist the only track on worldcup level and they could never host a worldcup because of all the logistics.
Willingen has the money and the terrain, but the track is a pain in the ass.

I wouldn't say the scene here is that big, but it's bigger than you would think if you look at the results of German worldcup racers. ^^
  • + 3
 Oh the scene here is pretty big, going by all the shiny show bikes and full Troy Lee outfits you see in the parks and on the websites, there just aren't many dudes who actually shred all that hard. At least Wyn Masters is gonna make things entertaining Bahahah...
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  • + 8
 just in case anyone gets surprised by negative german/european comments..
this is how we know bulls bikes over here: www.bike-pick-up.de/assets/images/Bulls-DH-1-Ganz-VG.jpg
  • + 2
 Same way we know them. I was suprised to see that its Bull, i wouldnt ride their crap if i got payed for it! (well if they pay enough...)
  • + 2
 Wahaha this is exactly what I was goin to post....
  • + 4
 oh the irony of that coming from the persons who's name is kona rider.
  • + 3
 Kona makes some good bikes stop bashing them! Kona and Fabien Barel created the modern Downhillbike together!

And your the one to talk s**t you dont even have posted a pic of your bike.
  • + 4
 Kona's may not be the best but, they are the best bang for buck. Plus they have cool names, a cool ethos and their roots are pure MTB and pure Freeriding. Kona does more with less. Thats why I'll be Kona forever.
  • + 0
 haha. sam hill and ironhorse created the modern downhillbikes.. but kona is not a bad manufacture
  • + 2
 sam hills new school geo was 3 years after fabiens
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  • + 11
 Jaja wunderbar
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  • + 8
 >Says "German" world cup team
>First guy they mention is a kiwi
  • + 2
 and the two German dudes are shredders by local standards and pretty cool dudes but not anywhere near world cup level...
  • + 2
 >meme arrows
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  • + 3
 I'm very curious for the bikes that will be ridden by the guys. Bulls is rather known for cheap bikes. Most Bulls-Bikes one sees on the street are total crap (Acera Shifters, low end Suntour or RST forks, steel monocoques in fullys, cheap parts in general). Except in CC, there they have some really nice bikes.
As I said, good times to be a mountainbiker.
  • + 2
 They will use the Rotwild DH bike for the first few races and then show up with their own DH bike. Bulls bikes you see on the street might be crap but they have some good value bikes for the price as well
  • + 1
 iron horse was a very similar thing remember.
  • + 2
 Saracen. Halfords specials once upon a time.
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  • + 4
 On the subject of german teams, i'd like to see a team using the canyon torque frx bikes on the wc circuit, im personally a really big fan of canyons bikes and would like to see how they perform under the pro riders
  • + 2
 Maximilian Bender uses a Torque RX on the iXS EDC & GDC. Canyon is just going to build a enduro team. Thomas Genon and Anton Thelander are their new slope style riders.
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  • + 1
 First German UCI Trade-Team? Thats Bullshit. For example - UCI Gravity Team Ranking 2011 ranked on
13th Ghost Factory Team. 2012 the Team was active too. 2009 and 2010 it was named Ghost ATG. How can BULLS mediapartner, a gravity Magazine, forget what every downhill fan know here in Germany?
What about the SOLID-A-Class Team, started 2008?
And the DR Gravity Union Team?
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  • + 1
 The original kona stab ( blue &yellow) was where the modern day downhill bike takes its roots from ! Nothing to do with Sam Hill or iron horse ! Not taking anythin away from them two like But they both come years after !!!
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  • + 1
 Bulls was my first bike, my first love. Now I'm riding another german brand, but Bulls is still in my heart Smile
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  • + 0
 WHY ? ZEG and BULLS are both a pain in the ass and how did they manage to involve MRM ? Somehow i just lost my faith in german DHracing...
  • + 1
 ich hielt es auch für nen gag als die kot sticker im mrm bei waren. das ganze is doch ein scherz...
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  • + 1
 Don't worry , I did !
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