PRESS RELEASE: SCOTT-Velosolutions
For 2018 the SCOTT-Velosolutions team continues with Brendan Fairclough, Gaetan Vigé and team owner Claudio Caluori, but the SCOTT Gambler is coming out fighting with a host of new components to get the job done.
SCOTT-Velosolutions welcomes BOS Suspension, TRP Cycling, DMR Bikes and Leatt.
As soon as the 2017 season was over, Brendog and Vigé were out in Switzerland and the South of France testing new products to try and find the optimum set up. With an impressive back catalogue of results and a product portfolio that has always challenged the industry, BOS suspension will be the official suspension partner of SCOTT-Velosolutions moving forwards. As the only team running the newly developed OBSYS inverted fork, BOS will be found alongside the SCOTT-Velosolutions pits providing the team with dedicated suspension tech support at each round.
Over the past few years, SCOTT-Velosolutions has seen the rise of companies producing individual components and believe that through a combination of partners they can build a race winning formula.
Brendan Fairclough’s partnership with DMR has been hugely successful with the Brendog Vault and more recently the Deathgrip. In 2018 The entire SCOTT-Velosolutions team will be running DMR Deathgrips, Brendog remains on his signature Vault pedals whilst Gaetan and Claudio will opt for the new V-Twin clipless pedal. The team will also be running the Blade chainring and DMR Axe crank which has been designed to handle the biggest DH hits with the race-ready weight of an enduro crank.
TRP Cycling will also join the SCOTT-Velosolutions team in a move that will see them be the second team to run the product on the UCI World Cup circuit. Given the development and testing that TRP brakes have been put through there was no doubt in the team’s mind that TRP and the G-spec brake is the product of choice.
SCOTT-Velosolutions also welcome their new head mechanic, Gavin Black who joins the team from Radon Factory Racing. He replaces Benoit Vergnaud who worked with the team for over 7 years. Benoit’s commitment to SCOTT-Velosolutions was second to none and greatly appreciated. As the team embark on this new journey, Gavin is certain to be a valuable and talented addition in 2018.
In a final twist for 2018, the SCOTT-Velosolutions team have joined forces with Leatt as the official kit and protection partner of the team. Gaetan and Claudio will be riding in the full range of DBX gear and helmets.
2018 is a big year for the SCOTT-Velosolutions team and the team are proud to welcome their new partners. SCOTT-Velosolutions have always challenged the status quo and now have the chance to work with a collective of industry-leading partners who love this sport as much as they do.
The team is excited to continue to partner with industry leading brands Schwalbe, Syncros, Deity and e*thirteen. These companies have provided invaluable partnerships and they offer the very best product the team could hope for.
SCOTT-Sports and Velosolutions remain the driving force behind the team. SCOTT’s commitment to the team is stronger than ever and with the combined passion of Velosolutions, 2018 is set to be their strongest year to date.