Words by Trickstuff
Mick and Tracey Hannah and the Polygon UR Team have been riding Trickstuff Brakes since 2017. Last fall we had a chance to invite them to our place and show them how the brakes are made.
Trickstuff is located in Freiburg in the south of Germany. We design and engineer all our products ourselves and work closely with partners within the Black Forest region, who machine our 7075 aluminum. Assembly and Quality Assurance are also done in house. It has always been a small operation that's more like a custom workshop and not a factory. We pride ourselves on the quality of our parts and love being able to take the time to tailor each product to perfection.
Our small group of people doesn't have huge budgets or super-sized R&D facilities, but we do have a lot of passion and enthusiasm. We don't let few-Dollar-decisions get in the way of a great product and we put in the time and effort to build each brake individually in our own little workshop.
Then all of a sudden there was this group of world-famous riders and their mechanics that did not only acknowledge our work, but were also keen on representing our brand and bringing it to the DH World Cup. Ever since the UR Team started representing Trickstuff, we feel like superstars. The overwhelming demand for our boutique products all around the globe has forced and enabled us to grow, but still, it hasn't changed who we are - 12 people who just love riding bikes and making awesome bike parts.