Dainese and Canyon Factory Racing
Dainese and Canyon Factory Racing, one of the leading teams in international mountain bike racing, announce their Partnership for the 2018 and 2019 seasons of the Downhill UCI World Cup and the Enduro World Series.
Troy Brosnan, Mark Wallace and Kye A’Hern will fly the flag for the Italian brand, wearing products from the HG line during their Downhill races, as well as Armoform knee guards and Rhyolite chest guards. For EWS, we will see Ines Thoma, Joe Barnes, Florian Nicolaï and Dimitri Tordo competing with Dainese protections such as Trail Skins 2 knee guards.
As per tradition, Dainese uses the racetracks to develop and test its new products, making its R&D department available to the world's best athletes.
“In terms of communication style and product philosophy, I believe Dainese and Canyon are very similar,” says Marco Pastore, Dainese Racing Director. “Our products are destined to perform. The Dainese mission is very clear: To advance and promote safety in dynamic sports. A strong belief in our products and in collaborating with athletes is a focal point for both Dainese and Canyon.”
The shirt is made entirely of technical material, for an athletic fit and sleek look. Elastic at the wrists prevents the sleeves from being affected by wind when descending. It was developed specifically to respond to the needs of Downhill World Cup riders, who always look for maximum performance.
Expressly designed for Downhill, the HG 1 Pants combine resistance, elasticity and comfort. What makes these pants unique is the use of Ripstop and SuperFabric®, fabrics engineered to resist the worst traumas resulting from sliding and abrasion through the application of ceramic micro-spheres directly onto the fabric.
Gabe Fox, Team Manager for Canyon Factory Racing, highlights the two brands' shared objectives, “Both Canyon and Dainese are proud of what they produce and place a high value on technology and design. They are therefore two complementary brands that naturally form a great duo.”
With the technical support of Dainese, Brosnan is fully committed to succeeding in the World Cup and Downhill World Championships, while Wallace and A’Hern aim to prove themselves and debut among the top riders in the discipline.
Thoma, Barnes, Nicolaï and Tordo will compete in the Enduro World Series, looking to improve on the excellent results obtained in 2017.