We’re extremely excited to welcome iconic French brand Mavic as our joint title sponsor for 2017, with Team Chain Reaction Cycles Mavic racing at the UCI Downhill World Cup as well as the Enduro World Series and other select events.
Mavic, who have been in the business of making the best wheels and bicycle parts since 1889, have been a sponsor of the team for the last eight years and for 2017 have stepped up the sponsorship level to become joint title sponsor of our great team.
“We are very humbled and proud for a brand with as much of a racing heritage as Mavic to become our team partner. Nigel Page, Team Manager.”
This year the team have a scaled down but very talented rider roster headed up by the legendary Sam Hill, Welshman Mike Jones and young Wigan ripper Elliott Heap.
Sam Hill’s Enduro World Series focus
Sam Hill will mainly focus on the Enduro World Series for 2017 after his incredible results last year with a win in Valberg, France, two second places and two top-10 finishes.
The five-time Downhill World Champion really enjoyed the new challenge of enduro on his Nukeproof Mega and Sam’s fully focussed and ready for his first crack at the full EWS series.
Mike Jones’ downhill ambitions
Mike Jones is healthy again and hugely motivated for his assault on the UCI Downhill World Cup and British Downhill Series.
The young super-talented Welshman has already had a World Cup elite podium and has the speed to be at the very top of the sport, so it is going to be super exciting to see how he does in his third year as an elite downhill rider.
Elliott Heap makes the move to elite senior
Young Elliott Heap heads up the final position on the team moving up from the junior ranks where he achieved third in the UCI Downhill World Cup in 2016. Elliott’s main focus will be on the UCI
Downhill World Cup along with Mike Jones but will also race selected British Downhill and EWS rounds.
Elliott has the skills and drive to also get to the top level of world competition and it will be an exciting year for him and the team to see how he gets on.
World’s best sponsors continue their support
With the backing of Nukeproof who we work with constantly developing the best bikes and parts available to us, we our supported by:
Schwalbe tyres (downhill)
Mavic tyres (enduro)
Mavic provide our custom race clothing, with 100% for full face helmets and goggles, 7 Protection for knee pads and armour and Muc-Off for keeping our bikes clean and lubricated and our riders clean and smelling a million dollars. Then we have High5 for sports nutrition.
The team bikes are looked after by Jacy Shumilak and Brooks Cardwell with Fraser Britton capturing the riders’ images around the world at the races.
“We have an amazing team: Three of the world’s best riders and the best sponsors we could hope for. We can’t wait for the races to start. Cheers. Nigel Page, Team Manager.”