It's very rare for a rider to switch teams mid-season but Marin's former team had been focused on developing a new bike and suspension and he would prefer to focus instead on his own racing progression.
Well, here it is! I join Commencal 21 from now on! A dream come true to work with a great and professional group of people, plus the piece of art of Commencal Bikes. Time to put all the work to make sure I can get the goals I set for this year! LET’S GO RACING—Alex Marin
I've known Alex since I was a kid. I still remember when I took him to one of his first DH races in Godall. I feel very close to him, his brother and his parents. A bike-loving family. It's a great pleasure to welcome him to the Commencal family and to his new home—Charlie Barthe, Commencal 21