Source: Team Lex / Pivot Racing
We’re proud to announce the start of a new World Cup race team “Team Lex/Pivot Racing”, featuring three top level riders; Kyle Strait (USA), Will Rischbieth (AUS) and Mitch Delfs (AUS). All three riders are unique in their own way with strong racing backgrounds and a big future ahead of them. For the 2010 season they’ll be attending all 6 rounds of the UCI Mountain Bike World Cup, the Sea Otter Classic, Kokanee Crankworx and other selected events. More details inside
“I’m really looking forward to racing for this new team with sponsors and team mates I really respect. Having the support to race around the world in World Cup events plus other key events here in the US, which is very important to me. I want to be able to build on the top 15 results I got last year, and I know with Pivot and our other co-sponsors, I have a great chance to do that.”Mitch Delfs
“Team Lex/Pivot Racing is the new team on the scene, and with our very strong list of sponsors backing us in 2010, I’m sure myself and my team mates, Will and Kyle, can secure prominent results in the most exciting season to date. Having “Buzz” working on our Pivot racing machines with his expertise, they’ll be sure to see us all the way down the hill and onto the podium.”Will Rischbieth
"I am so happy to be given this opportunity to be riding for Pivot Cycles! Pivot are super enthusiastic and confident about the development of their whole range of bikes. The downhill bike will be no exception. I am stoked to have Mitch and Kyle as team mates. Both riders are talented and I will learn a lot from both of them. Having a meticulous mechanic like, Simon 'Buzza' this year will be just one of many new things to look forward to. Our bikes will also be decked out with the best gear on the circuit. There will be no excuse not to perform well at races. I’m excited!”
LifeStyle Excessive is excited to be a part of this racing program and follow us during all of our races and events throughout the 2010 season. Ben Pankhurst of LifeStyle Excessive has been following some of our riders for the last few seasons and fully appreciates the effort and motivation that takes these athletes to compete and succeed.
LEX 'Lifestyle Excessive’ is a new youth brand who have created their own clothing line and produced some amazing photography work. LEX is owned by an advertising agency, Charles Cannon, based in Switzerland.
Pivot Cycles will be the team’s frame sponsor and they have big plans for the team with the development of their new downhill bike. We are very excited to be working with such a progressive company that is passionate about making bikes that the general public will love. The riders are very confident about the bikes already, and they know that Pivot Cycles will work very hard to make them feel their best when in the start gate of every race.Chris Cocalis (Pivot Cycles)
“We are truly excited at the opportunity to be the frame sponsor for Team Lex/Pivot Racing. This is an amazing opportunity for Pivot to showcase our latest designs on the world’s most challenging race courses while providing the tools that Kyle, Mitch and Will require to take their racing to the next level.
World Cup Downhill Racing is a great place to showcase the innovative dw-link technology and Pivot’s design and manufacturing expertise. The team will truly have a technological advantage with a very light bike that soaks up massive hits, is fully active and pedals like nothing else on the World Cup circuit”Tyler Maine (Pinkbike.com)
"We are excited to work with Mathieu and his team this season as they bring their new DH team into the spotlight. Kyle and Mitch are both young and their skill sets continues to grow. Will is full of talent and will feed off his team mates and you can expect to see the whole team on podiums this year."
The new bikes will be equipped with all the material that Kyle, Mitch and Will demanded for by name, and we really appreciate their support. The team’s co-sponsors signed to outfit our bikes and riders will be SRAM, RockShox, Avid, Truvativ, Mavic, Crank Brothers, SDG, FUNN, e*thirteen, Sensus RaceLite, and ODI. The Riders will be wearing Troy Lee Designs clothing and Pinkbike.com will be following them all season as they participate in events around the world.
We are very happy to be starting off the season with such good help, The racers are very anxious and confident to get out there and enjoy their work.
-Mathieu Dupelle (Team Manager)