Behold the world’s raddest downhill team: COMMENCAL / MUC-OFF!
2020 signs the dawn of a new era as we announce the co-title sponsorship of COMMENCAL / MUC-OFF.
This crew of talented French riders has taken the downhill scene by storm the past couple of years, and it wasn’t just the 25 World Cup podium finishes (including 17 gold medals) that hooked us in, but also their unconquerable spirits.
The 2020 roster consists of Amaury Pierron, Myriam Nicole, Remi Thirion, Thibaut Daprela, Thibaut Ruffin, Gaetan Ruffin and Tristan Lemire. The raw talent and determined approach these riders have are simply second-to-none and have made for some pretty historic, and darn epic, moments already.
Who could deny Amaury's Fort Bill winning run, or Myriam’s flawless return to racing with a World Championship Gold in Mont Sainte Anne, or even Thibaut Daprela’s consistent dominance in the Junior division?
“The Commencal Vallnord downhill team has established itself as one of the most electrifying teams on the UCI DH World Cup Series these past few years, and we couldn’t be prouder to become a part of such an exciting programme. We look forward to working with the Commencal / Muc-Off team on developing new and exciting products, as well as supporting them in their mission to dominate the sport.
To see the brand with so much presence at World Cup level makes me personally very proud and this I know is echoed throughout the whole team at Muc-Off”
Alex Trimnell, CEO at Muc-Off
We’re looking forward to supplying the team with our range of industry-leading care & maintenance products, which includes the flagship product that launched us back in 1994: our Nano Tech Bike Cleaner.
That’s not all though, our recent investment in state-of-the-art tribology equipment means we’ll be working closely with the team around the development of high-performance products and world-leading drivetrain optimisation.
On top of that, Commencal / Muc-Off will be running the full Muc-Off range of tubeless products - from Tubeless Valves and No Puncture Hassle Sealant to the Muc-Off Rim Tape and other tubeless accessories to ensure the riders remain puncture-protected during the course of the 2020 UCI World Cup Series.
“We are very excited to start that new chapter with Muc-Off and we can’t wait to be at the races under our new Commencal / Muc-Off colours. It’s a great opportunity to work with such a powerful brand and a great bunch of committed people who share our vision of racing!
Their proven range of bicycle care and maintenance products will definitely give us a competitive advantage, ensuring our Commencal Supremes work perfectly in any condition as well as looking box fresh on and off the tracks!”
Thibaut Ruffin, Team Manager at Commencal / Muc-Off by Riding Addiction
One of the best parts about this? We’ve got some new personalities to design for and new lids as blank canvasses!
The whole team, with the exception of Red Bull athlete Myriam Nicole, will be running custom Muc-Off helmets for the season ahead. In fact, Amaury Pierron was the first to benefit from his very own Monster Energy x Muc-Off custom helmet design and has already taken it for a few laps at the team training camp in Portugal.
To celebrate the launch, we’ll have a very special Freebie Friday edition this Friday with exclusive prizes from the Commencal / Muc-Off team… Watch this space!
Here’s to an epic year, let’s gooo!