PRESS RELEASE: Zerode Bikes
Zerode bikes, in partnership with Pinion Drive technology and Wide Open Distributors, are pleased to announce they have signed Sam Shaw for the 2018 race season.
Sam is an extremely well-rounded rider who has racked up impressive results in multiple disciplines. He had a solid EWS debut season in 2017, claiming top 50 results as a part timer while finishing his university degree.
For 2018 he is focused on racing full time and already shown the benefits of a new approach with a world single speed title, national XC podiums and has mixed it up with the DH rigs with a top 10 in pro elite DH on his Taniwha.
Sam’s Taniwha will be equipped with the latest gearbox technology from German manufacturer Pinion Drive Technology.
With support from Wide Open, Sam’s Taniwha will be outfitted with ENVE, SDG and ODI, and in the unlikely event of an emergency, Sam will be well looked after by POC protection.
The head offices of Wide Open and Zerode are a short bike ride from each other in Rotorua; Sam grew up not far from either.
Suspension duties will be looked after by Cane Creek. Sam's Taniwha will be outfitted with the highly adjustable DBAIR rear shock and Helm fork to make sure that his bike can be dialed in to excel on any race course.
Sam continues the "keep it local" theme by choosing to ride in NZ-made Ground Effect cycle clothing. Shorts, tops, jackets and rainwear to keep him purring in hot, cold or wet conditions.
Included in the team backing Sam this year is the coaching support of Adrian Armstrong, the man instrumental in the development of many of NZ’s top DH professionals.
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