Gravity School Racing by SR Suntour Race Team Launched with Jack Reading, Dan Slack, Owen Rick & Rueben Taylor

Feb 24, 2023
by Gravity School Racing by SR Suntour  

Press Release: Gravity School Racing by SR Suntour

For 2023 Jack Reading's race program heads into its 9th season, and once again partners with SR Suntour for suspension and pit support. With an exciting four-rider lineup, a new frame sponsor, and big ambitions, the team is ready to press send this season.

Race team 2023

Jack is again joined by Dan Slack who goes into his fourth season with the team as the second elite rider. Dan who is 21, is now fully recovered from the broken elbow which he sustained at Fort William while racing the national event in 2022, and is ready for the race season. Loving his new Santa Cruz V10, Dan has a renewed enthusiasm for racing and can't wait to chase those top 10 World Cup results that he knows he is capable of, after his 10th-place finish at the Maribor World Cup in 2021.


The team's two new riders are both members of Jack's "Gravity School" coaching program and has shown great pace and progress in 2022, now joining the main race team. Ready to fly the team flag in the junior category is Owen Rick. Owen is a second-year junior rider in 2023, and had some fantastic results in 2022 including national podiums, which was his first season on a downhill bike. Owen will be racing all of the World Cup rounds in 2023, and we hope to see him finishing in the top 10, and working towards podium finishes as the season progresses.


The final rider is Rueben Taylor who is 19 and will take on his first season in elite. Rueben only started riding downhill in 2021 and after two seasons racing and being coached routinely by the Gravity School, he finished his junior season with some fantastic results and pace. He plans to race national events in Europe, and gain some World Cup experience in his first elite season. Rueben is also the team's new fitness coach, as he develops his portfolio as a personal trainer specialising in training for downhill mountain biking.


Jack heads in to his 14th season racing world cups, and is as excited as ever to get between the tape, especially switching to the Santa Cruz V10, a frame he has always wanted to race on. The team will also race enduro on the Santa Cruz Megatower, using the new SR Suntour Durolux 38 fork, and can't wait to compete at the Megavalanche again. The team has an awesome support package from its sponsors who are: SR Suntour, ONeal, Schwalbe Tyres, Halo Wheels, Gusset Components, Kingud Products, Trail Tools, Works Components, Stif Mountain Bikes/Santa Cruz, TY Bike products and Freelap.


See you at the races!

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 “And the pit manager Sam jones will be returning for another year cos he’s a mad legend n dat”
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 Everyone loves Sam Jones haha top lad
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 Glad to see plenty of young riders getting supported in recent weeks
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 Yes Dan....Leicestershire's finest

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