Alex Marin Joins New 'The Brigade' Race Team

Jan 15, 2020
by James Smurthwaite  

Alex Marin has announced on Instagram he has joined a new World Cup downhill team called, 'The Brigade'.

The team is a brand new outfit and appears to be sponsored by SR Suntour, Vee Tires, Monkey's Sauce, Hexis energy drink, Kenny, Crankbrothers and HxR. One final sponsor that stood out to us was Production Privee, purveyors of steel dream machines based in the Pyrenees. The Andorran company currently doesn't offer a downhill bike so the team will be racing on Santa Cruz V10 bikes, but is it a hint we could see a steel DH bike on the World Cup circuit in the near future?

bigquotesNew team, new structure, great group of people to work with, and the best mechanic next to me! It’s a pleasure to announce that I’ll be joining The Brigade Team for 2020 season! The amount of work we’ve put the last month has been unreal. From having a dailed set up on the suspension, to ride the new bike as much as I could! You wouldn’t belive how good this thing is! Thanks for believe in me team! Let’s go bike racing now.Alex Marin

bigquotesThe Brigade Team's World Cup assault will be led by 2 elite downhill racers. It's an exciting lineup but we're going to keep a lid on our full team roster for now and introduce our first Brigade Team rider, Alex Marin.

Alex, at just 23 years old is no stranger to world-class racing. The Spanish racer has spent the past 6 years on factory teams and with top 10 race results already under his belt, we have high hopes for him.
The Brigade

We don't have any confirmation on who the mysterious other rider will be yet but the only elite dh rider who follows the team's Instagram is Rudy Cabirou, who announced his split with Propain Factory Racing earlier this winter. He also posted he was in the Pyrenees, the home of Production Privee, a week ago. We'll update you with the official news when we get it.


  • 54 0
 Marin bikes dropped the ball on this one
  • 19 0
 Looks like there is the hidden hand of CG behind this team...
  • 6 0
 Thinking in the same way !
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 @rismo68: I too.
  • 1 0
 I would say that the teams name certainly makes homage to the CG Racing Brigade back in 2010.
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 @hardcoredivision: maybe we'll see him racing MX with the new CG ebike too Wink
  • 2 0
 Absolutly. If guess CG old team when he and Bryan Regnier join forces named SC Brigade.
  • 15 1
 The V10 looks really good in digital camo.
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 Designed not to be seen on the internet
  • 4 0
 Missed opportunity to title this story "Alex Marin Joins The 'The Brigade' Race Team"
  • 2 1
 Just imagine a steel bike in the UCI.. I would pay to see that!! I don’t even remember last time I saw a professional steel bike, imagine how easy it would be to recycle a bike like that!!
  • 4 1
 I don't think recyclability is a priority on the DH World Cup circuit
  • 2 3
 @asapyohanes: tell this to Greta-eco-girl Wink
  • 2 0
 And it never will be if someone doesn’t take the initiative @asapyohanes:
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 You can suck this Greta-balls bitch@nanaMEX:
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 @nanaMEX Too scared of her, she would probably give me that scolding look of hers !
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 The Hexis sponsorship sounds interesting since it sponsors the actual team and not just Alex himself. Reminds me of how moto teams are. Neat!
  • 3 0
 Or maybe they're just using production privee components ???
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 There's a full sponsor list on Singletrackworld.cim, and you're correct, they're using privee components.
  • 1 0
 PP bar and stem and also enduro bikes at least that's what it says here
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 Would love to see a P.P. Steel Downhill Rig on the WC Circuit!
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 A steel full suspension bike sounds like a fantastic idea. ????
  • 3 0
 That was sarcasm
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 Is that a Suntour DH / Long travel shock on there?
  • 1 0
 the bones brigade of dh mtb
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  • 1 0
 Second rider Cathro maybe?
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 Damn there's already a santa cruz team named 'the syndicate'. Oh well, let's go with...
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 HOLY gorgeous bike.
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