2017 Bergamont Factory Team Announced

Jan 30, 2017 at 8:17
by Bergamont Bicycles  
Bergamont Factory Team 2017

Always Vollgas!

New name, new riders. This season the Bergamont Factory Team powered by Hayes Performance Systems is supported by two new ambitious youngsters: Reece Wilson and Patrick Butler will be burning down the tracks of the Downhill World Cup together with Ed Masters and Morgane Charre. We want to thank Rupert Chapman for being an essential part of the Bergamont team and wish him all the best for his promising career as a professional racer.

Read on to get to know our Factory Team riders and see what their goals for the coming racing season are.

Bergamont Factory Team 2017

bigquotesMy goal for this year is the same as always, to go as fast as ever.

Born: 1989
Nationality: New Zealand
Discipline Downhill
Best result 11th at Lenzerheide WC 2015
2017 Goal: Top 20 overall WC
Bike: Bergamont Straitline Team

Bergamont Factory Team 2017

bigquotesI'm looking forward to step on that World Cup podium again and aiming to get closer to the top.

Born: 1990
Nationality: French
Discipline: Downhill
Best result: World Champion 2012
2017 goal: World Champion 2017
Bike: Bergamont Straitline Team

Bergamont Factory Team 2017

bigquotesI know I've got the speed and the right equipment to be a top 20 if not top 10 rider. I feel that's where I should be this season.

Born: 1996
Nationality: Scotland
Discipline Downhill
Best result 20th Meribel WC 2014
2017 goal: Top 20 WC Overall 2017
Bike: Bergamont Straitline Team

Bergamont Factory Team 2017

bigquotesMy goal for this year at the World Cups is to get top tens, maybe even top fives.

Born: 2000
Nationality: Australia
Discipline: Downhill
2017 goal: Top 10 Junior WC Overall
Bike: Bergamont Straitline Team

Bergamont Factory Team 2017

bigquotesI'm really looking forward to my third season of Enduro World Series racing aboard Bergamont Bikes. The racing can't start soon enough.

Born: 1989
Nationality: New Zealand
Discipline: Enduro
Best result: 17th EWS Wicklow, Irland, 2015
2017 goal: Top 10 EWS overall
Bike: Bergamont Encore Team

Bergamont Factory Team 2017

Born: 1978
Nationality: German
Discipline: Enduro
Best result: German Cross Country Champion, Masters, 2009
2017 goal: German Enduro Champion 2017
Bike: Bergamont Encore Team

Pavel Alekhin

bigquotesAs 2016 season was full of pretty good achievements for me, this year I definitely want to have even more fun on my bike and will try to visit even more contests.

Born: 1989
Nationality: Russia
Discipline Dirt & Slopestyle
Best result 3rd at White Style 2016
GOAL 2017 As many podium spots as possible
Bike: Bergamont Kiez Pro

Bergamont Factory Team 2017

bigquotesThis season is the first step in a four-year plan with a single goal: qualification for Tokyo 2020.

Born: 1994
Nationality: German
Discipline: Cross Country
Best result: European Champion 2015 Team Relay Cross Country
2017 goal: Stay on track for Tokyo 2020
Bike: Bergamont Fastline Team / Bergamont Revox Team

Bergamont Factory Team 2017

Bergamont Factory Team 2017


Born: 1971
Nationality: German
Discipline: Cross Country, Cyclocross
Best result: German Vice Champion Master's Cyclocross
2017 goal: German Marathon Champion 2017
Bike: Bergamont Fastline Team / Bergamont Prime CX Team



The team will be on the following rides in 2017:

Straitline

Straitline Team
The best downhill bike that BERGAMONT has ever built sets benchmarks in terms of sensitivity, riding performance and reliability. 15 years experience in building gravity bikes and the professional use in World Cup racing all went into developing the new bike.

Bergamont

Encore Team
A full-on enduro bike which was developed with the input of world-class riders and a great mix of technologies. The hybrid frame with 170mm of travel can deal with just about anything you through at it and always rides as nimble as a mountain goat.

Encore

Fastline Team
A fast full suspension bike with 100mm of travel for cross-country and marathon riding. The Fastlane is very pedal efficient due to perfectly dialled anti-squat characteristics which has made it the choice of many cross-country racers whom believed themselves sworn to hardtails in the past.

Revox

Revox Team
Lead the pace with this fast cross country racer. The Revox accelerates like you would not believe and has all its angles precisely dialed to make for the ultimate 29er mountainbike geometry.

CX

Prime CX Team
Bergamont's PRIME CX is an uncompromising race bike for all who don't stop at the end of the road, who overcome what is put in front of them rather than stop in awe before it.


MENTIONS: @HayesBrakes / @Maxxis / @Magura / @SramMedia




33 Comments

  • 34 0
 Eddie! Eddie! Eddie! Looking forward to seeing you ride this year so you better be in the top 20 at all the WCs! Or convince Red Bull to show the whole race start to finish and while your at it get them to let Rob of the leash Smile
  • 9 0
 #Ed4Rampage
  • 15 0
 Well this teams certaintly not lacking any character...
  • 9 0
 "The best downhill bike that BERGAMONT has ever built.." - what the hell kinda marketing is that, it would be pretty pointless if their previous model was better.

But apart from that I really like the bike and actually ordered one... I have never bought a bike that's just been released, but I'm pretty confident I won't be disappointed.
  • 1 0
 ahhh but the new one could be just as good as the old one Razz
Which is pointless too. Unless the new colours were nicer or something
  • 11 0
 Yeah Pavel Alehkin! the crazy brakeless russian!
  • 11 0
 Congrats Pat. and good luck to a full season travelling with Ed! ????
  • 1 0
 Seriously gonna build on that talent this yr. Riding with the Master. Fuck yeah.
  • 2 0
 @rcrdrvr: He's gonna learn how to drink, that's for sure!
  • 7 0
 Yeah Pat! Was only a matter of time.
  • 5 0
 Can somebody plz explain to me why they ride manitou forks but rockshox shocks?
  • 2 1
 Because invert
  • 1 0
 I believe Hayes which own or are behind many of the products are the European guys for manitou.
  • 4 0
 That is because Hayes which is one of their main sponsors owns Manitou Suspension as well. Mattocs and Dorados are killer forks btw.
  • 8 1
 Because Manitou has the better long travel forks (Mattoc and Dorado) than Rockshox. However, their rear shock offerings and XC forks are not quite up to par with the current offerings. Hopefully they will release some new rear shocks and XC forks that keep up with the newer designs from their competitors.
  • 6 0
 Well done Patrick, I hope your mum & dad are very proud of you!
  • 5 0
 Just where is photo of Pavel Alehkin bike ?!
  • 3 0
 He's too busy flip whipping it on some crazy jumps....
  • 6 0
 Yeah Pat!
  • 5 0
 Yeah Patty!
  • 3 0
 yewwwwww all the best Pat!
  • 1 0
 loved the the feel of riding the old straitline. now they also made it look cool. let's hope it still rides sick
  • 1 0
 DH frame looks like the big bike Sunn Radical ...
  • 1 0
 Looks like the Dh hike runs a split pivot design
  • 1 0
 I think its a solid rear triangle. Single pivot above and behind the BB with a hidden linkage, where it passes through the seat tube, driving the shock.
  • 1 0
 sorry, pivot straight above the BB
  • 2 0
 That Revox is nice
  • 2 2
 Eddie Masters is tiiiits!!!
  • 1 0
 Amazing BIKES!!!!
  • 1 0
 NICE BIKES..!!
  • 1 2
 Nice cable routing on the Enduro's front brake - fills me with confidence
  • 2 0
 That is correct front brake routing on a manitou fork. It's very clean routing with no rub, but it looks different in pics
  • 1 0
 @bikephilski: I stand corrected. Apologies for my ignorance.

How do they avoid cable rub with that setup?

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