Andreu Lacondeguy now riding for YT-Industries

Oct 24, 2011
by Ian Hylands  
Some of you may have noticed last week there was a post that mentioned that Andreu Lacondeguy was now riding for YT-Industries. It's now official, we received this today:

Barcelona, Spain, October, 24th 2011 – As of right now, l'enfant terrible of the freeride scene, Catalan Andreu Lacondeguy is riding with a new bike sponsor. YT has signed the young Spaniard and is looking forward to working with one of the most colorful personalities of the mountain bike scene.


The 22 year-old freerider from Barcelona is definitely the most flamboyant of mountain bike stars. Andreu is well known for his exceptionally high, far and super extended supermans, unmatched in style and elegance. This is why Andreu’s bikes are always under a bit more stress than those of other freeriders and have to withstand extreme gravity forces; one of several reasons why Andreu chose YT-Industries, a brand that stands for quality and innovation.

bigquotesI feel really great on the new bikes. Especially the Dirt Love looks really cool and is great to ride. Perfect for big jumps, just like a dirt jump bike has to be! It wasn't that easy to find a brand that fits my style perfectly. But when I looked at the 2012 YT-models, I found some amazing bikes that almost seemed to be custom-made for me. YT was definitely the right choice. - Andreu Lacondeguy

The young team of the bike manufacturer from Forchheim, Germany, (which has been awarded several prizes for their unconventional and innovative design) is also looking forward to the cooperation with Andreu Lacondeguy.

bigquotesWe are extremely proud Andreu chose us as his new sponsor because of our products. We can't wait to work with him! Anyone who knows us knows that Andreu and YT are the perfect match. Just like him, our brand is kind of unconventional and a bit different. - Markus Flossmann, YT-Industries' CEO


For the next season, Andreu will ride on the YT-models DIRT LOVE, PLAY and TUES 2.0. and to embrace his style completely at every point, Andreu will actively participate in development these bikes. For YT and Andreu the 2012 season can already begin!


Stay in touch with Andreu on his official facebook fanpage


70 Comments

  • 59 7
 "This is why Andreu’s bikes are always under a bit more stress than those of other freeriders"

Hmm, im pretty sure all other freeriders bikes have to withstand as much force, like Cam Zink backflipping a massive drop, or Messere Frontflipping the Joyride drop.
  • 21 0
 that's just something they say to promote themself!
  • 29 0
 Would not exactly be selling it if they said " well it's about average for a bike of it's intended use , nothing special "xD
  • 9 2
 Da-Moose - i meant to hit Positive (not Negative) props for your comment.
  • 4 2
 Ya but there not doing a double back flip at crankworx
  • 2 0
 ya, they're doing stuff that puts a bike under alot more stress
  • 6 1
 A-2WD youre going to get whipped for that....
  • 1 0
 lol, i thought i might...it was an honest mistake Smile Looks like i need to slow my mouse speed down hehe
  • 42 2
 Awesome that YT is gonna get some publicity. Their stuff is pretty sick
  • 4 1
 Oh yes! German stuff is hopefully going big tup
  • 6 1
 Meh, their stuff isnt that extremely awesom, there are way better german brands out there Wink
  • 2 1
 yt is as german as my nike shoes are....
  • 1 0
 P.S.: im not saying they are bad.
  • 1 1
 They are! Wink There isnt a lot of German stuff out there. I mean, whats made in Germany, i can only come up with double dragon, which is 100% made in germany, and continental tires, but thats about it.
  • 1 0
 Schwalbe, Nicolai, continetal, moro, spank... There are so many german brands and manufacturers
  • 1 0
 all of that stuff is not 100% made in germany. I was refering to Frame manufacturers, but whatever.
  • 16 0
 Honestly did not see this coming. YT make some sick bikes for the money though Smile
  • 1 3
 Maybe,but from my point of view it's just another step back for Andreu...
  • 3 1
 not a step back at all who cares what he rides just because he rides for YT now does not making him any less dialed.. all this is duing is helping a company grow i garuntee 30% of the people on this site never even herd of trek until semenuk and mcaull started riding for them.
  • 1 0
 everyone's heard of trek, at least in the states
  • 9 1
 I'm not sure it's a good business move for Andreu. Changing bike sponsors this often implies that you have no loyalty and will just ride for whoever will pay you. 2 years ago he was saying Kona were the greatest thing ever, then Mondraker, now YT - how are we supposed to take an endorsement from this guy seriously?
  • 7 0
 He rode for kona for years though... We do not know what happened.
  • 5 0
 yeah he only rode with mondraker for one year, but my guess is that its because mondraker isnt too huge in the DJ and SS scene
  • 2 0
 The summum is beautiful. Not a fan of the slope bike...
  • 1 1
 I've always assumed guys ride for whoever pays the most - not the brand they want to ride. I think it is short-sighted for a brand to think sponsoring a high-profile rider for a year will put them on the map. It seems like people only start paying attention to the brand a rider is on once it becomes a longer term deal and people start thinking of the rider and the brand together.
  • 8 1
 Hope this doesn't make YT up their prices. Really want a tues fr at the price it's selling for at the moment Razz
  • 2 0
 i hopefully will the get LTD tues 2010!!! Big Grin
but yeh no price increase would be good but as someone mentioned this deal got them lots of promo and now everyone is checking out their bikes!
  • 4 0
 We’ve noticed there’s a lot of speculation out there as to the real reasons behind Andreu’s new bike sponsor, as there always is when an athlete changes frames. We know, you’ll probably think we are biased, but since we work with Andreu, here’s our piece of mind anyway. It is definitely not a step down for him to sign up with an up-and coming brand that make some great bikes and you may just not have heard of yet. YT has an attitude that fits Andreu perfectly and they are ready to work closely with him. Also, Mondraker unfortunately decided to shift some budget and no longer support Andreu which opened him up to pick a brand that’s fits him better. In general, yes, contracts do run out and need to be signed again and there we are.
  • 6 0
 YT has the best ratio of price and efficiency! I need the awesome 2012 Dirt Love!
  • 1 0
 Thats right. I was driving a YT Tues before. Theres nothing better to get for such a price..... Now i own a revolt having trouble with my backframe Smile . The cheaper bike was a lot better. What a shame!
  • 4 0
 i was looking at the 2012 bikes on their website, then this post came, now the site is offline... what does this mean? too many pinkbikers thinking "...mh never heard of yt... mhhh lets see (typing) www.yt-industries.com"
  • 6 0
 that deal is gona get them alot of promotion...
  • 1 0
 @wihtex yt has now an ltd bike for 2888 in their shop ( with deemax , cane creek....new frame...) every body want to see it
  • 2 0
 soooooooooooooooooooo stoked to see the PLAY on a big stage, always wondered how it would far on a front like crankworx
  • 2 0
 Finally they will be getting the recognition they diserve. Hoping to get one of their 2012 bikes
  • 2 0
 company expanding planning on moving to north america sales? maybe can't cause of FSR patent? can still go to canada, if so.
  • 1 0
 verry cool !! i think he is one of the freakyest riders in the world and he fits perfectly with YT
  • 1 0
 German bike's great looks, look for the YT Tues 2012 special edition man thats sick. And it is cheap. hahaha
  • 2 0
 an other positive side why i should buy a Tues Big Grin
  • 1 0
 is YT a similar German version of Transition? great bang for the buck value?
  • 1 0
 No, for the price of a tr 450 frame you get a whole Tues from yt.
  • 1 0
 Man A. L. changes his bike brands more that his underwear. find something and stick to it for a while
  • 1 0
 Maybe it wasn't a good fit? Maybe It wasn't enough, people can change jobs, that's all this was.
  • 1 0
 I don't know much about the quality of the brand, but their marketing department needs some dramatic improvement.
  • 1 0
 Someones geting paid bank
  • 2 1
 Does this mean he's going to ride the Tues at Redbull Rampage?
  • 4 1
 I doubt he'll be riding the Dirt Love...
  • 1 1
 What a comedian.
  • 1 2
 Well, what kind of question is that lol?
  • 1 2
 Not really, I didn't know if he would be compeating or not. It would be cool to see how it handles the course. Smart arse.
  • 1 0
 cool beans, mondraker's are sick tho :L
  • 1 0
 Stoked. It's good he promotes smaller companies..
  • 1 0
 Great post man!
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