Bicycle componentry specialist Shimano and downhill mountain biking team MS Mondraker – home to downhill champion Danny Hart – have announced their partnership for the next two years.
MS Mondraker will ride with Shimano Saint drivetrain components at the highest level of mountain biking for the next two seasons.
The team not only features current and two-time World Champion Danny Hart, it also features Laurie Greenland who comes back to the component brand use used to win the 2015 World Junior title.
Hart and Greenland are prolific mountain bikers who – at the age of 25 and 19 – already have three Elite World Championship titles between them. As some of the world’s best downhill mountain bikers, they will present Shimano with the best case studies for future product development.
The pair is joined by two other riders familiar with the top step of the podium, former women ́s world champion Emmeline Ragot and former European champion Markus Pekoll.
MS Mondraker team manager Markus Stöckl commented: “When we first dreamt of creating a downhill team, we set our sights at the highest level: to have world champions pushing the development of the sport. Together with Shimano we are able to furtherrealizee that dream.”
The team will find Shimano Saint componentry on their full carbon downhill Mondraker Summum 27.5 Stealth frames.
Shimano sports marketing manager Rudy Bouwmeester concluded: “Shimano is thrilled to partner up with one of the strongest downhill teams, MS Mondraker and is committed to supporting the team’s ambitions on the World Cup circuit. We look forward to working with all MS Mondraker athletes and mechanics to continue developing world-class components.”