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?
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.