The Fenwick’s UK Race Team now have the ultimate edge racing on 2Stage Bikes.
They’re already putting the bikes through their paces and experiencing a totally new level of riding. When the team were asked to send through a few words for a write up, pages of ravings came through about how awesome these bikes are.
A household name, Fenwick’s is the market leader in premium bike wash and maintenance products and well known supporter of major race events Nationwide.
Their team is made up of six downhill riders racing from youth to masters and in 2009, is set to hit the race circuit at more events than ever before. Jon Smith, manager and owner of Team Fenwick’s, fell for 2Stage when he first laid eyes on their Elite9 downhill bike at NPS Innerleithen in May this year. “My first impression was how well thought out the design looked. Coming from a materials engineering background, structurally it appealed to me and I was impressed with the overall finish of the bike.”
New Zealand based 2Stage Bikes are making a name for themselves in the MTB industry by way of their unique dual air shock suspension platform. You’ve probably seen their UK manager, Peter Evans, scooting around at most race meets this year. Jon had to get his hands on one of the bikes, test ride it, and see if it compared to his all time favorite Intense Socom. To repeat what Jon told us, after his first test ride the grin factor was phenomenal and he felt like a teenager again… hence why we’ll be seeing him back on the race circuit next year on a 2Stage!
“I was blown away by the plushness of this bike…it sprinted & jumped more like a hardtail than a 9inch travel bike. I have never experienced both the buttery smooth suspension travel and sprinting power in one bike before. Both have been done before but never in one bike!”
Tom Clarkson, 19, races as a senior for Team Fenwick’s and is super stoked on his new ride. “I had just had my shock Pushed [on his old bike] so I was skeptical of the quick acceleration claims but no. I stamped down on the cranks and the bike sprinted across the car park like a hardtail. I was sold. The design is basically two single pivots with an unnoticeable transition from shock to shock through what 2Stage call a ‘boss link’. This seems to give the bike an unbelievable advantage in corners and accelerating (pedaling efficiency).”
You can get on a 2Stage bike too and see for yourself how impressive they are. Just catch the guys at any event they’ll be glad to let you jump on a bike in the pits, or find your nearest 2Stage dealer and go for a demo. www.2stagebikes.com
2Stage Bikes UK Manager
Phone: 0789 495 6929
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