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The UCI DH Commençal / Muc Off Riding Addiction and The Brigade teams will use Galfer Bike braking components during the 2021 season.
Our bicycle division continues to expand in this sector and has entered into two key sporting agreements with the Commençal / Muc Off Riding Addiction and The Brigade teams for the 2021 season, which will use our “Disc Wave” brake discs and Pro and Advanced brake pads in the world’s top downhill competitions.Commençal / Muc Off Riding Addiction
The Commençal / Muc Off Riding Addiction team boasts French athletes Amaury Pierron, Thibaut Daprela and Myriam Nicole in the Elite category and the Canadian Tristan Lemire in the Junior category, captained by brothers Thibaut and Gaëtan Ruffin. It’s worth remembering that Myriam Nicole and Amaury Pierron were winners of the Downhill World Cup in 2017 and 2019 respectively and that Nicole won the UCI DH World Cup in 2019. It goes without saying that this team has huge competitive potential and has a very realistic chance of achieving podium positions and victories during the 2021 season.
They have entrusted us to be the official supplier of braking system components for their Commençal Supreme DH bikes and will use the 203 mm and 223 mm “Disc Wave” brake discs combined with G1554T Pro FD426/FD549 compound brake pads for dry conditions and G1851 Advanced brake pads for extreme wet conditions. The Brigade
Meanwhile, The Brigade team has ratcheted up their quality levels in 2021 and expanded the number of riders on its payroll to four: the Spaniard Alex Marin and Frenchman Rudy Cabirou have been kept on, and are joined by the Colombian Rafa Gutiérrez (3 times Pan American Champion) and Frenchwoman Melanie Chappaz, who was Female Junior DH World Champion in 2017. They will all be riding their new bikes for the first time, developed by Production Privée in their cutting-edge facilities in Andorra. They will also have fixed 203 mm/223 mm “Disc Wave®” brake discs and Formula Cura 4 Pro and Advanced brake pads.
These new sporting agreements signify a major step forward for us, as the downhill discipline is the most demanding in MTB, requiring the skilled use of brakes that can make all the difference to the results. They will also give the brand more opportunities to improve and develop its braking products in conjunction with world-class riders.
We have braking products specifically designed for DH such as the G1554T Pro compound brake pads (green), which don’t need breaking in and have a superior braking performance, and the G1851 Advanced compound brake pads (red), for extreme muddy terrain conditions. Along with the pads, the oversized ø223 mm Wave brake discs (and also the standard size ø203 mm and ø180 mm, with a thickness of over 2.0 mm), give the Galfer Bike brake combo braking power that is far superior to the original material, of particular value in downhill competitions.
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