Slovenia-based tool manufacturer Unior and Canadian bike brand Devinci have joined forces, and are unveiling their new gravity-enduro team of elite UCI World Cup and Enduro World Series (EWS) racers.
Unior specializes in high-end tools and is no stranger to crafting competitive racing programs. With eight years in the game, the brand’s current lineup includes a mix of apex DH, XCO, BMX/4cross athletes. And by combining forces with Devinci, enduro muscle now enters the fray.
“Unior and Devinci have so much in common, making it easy to build a solid foundation for the new program,” says Grega Stopar, DH/XCO Team Manager. “Both companies share a passion for racing—Devinci with super fast bikes, and Unior with the best tools to keep those machines in top shape.”—Grega Stopar, DH/XCO Team Manager
Devinci has been cooking up podium-destined frames at its Chicoutimi, Canada headquarters for more than three decades. “Being back on the DH saddle with young and talented athletes is a thrill,” says company founder Felix Gauthier. “Add our outstanding enduro team to the mix and we have the recipe for an exciting season.”
On the DH side of the equation are young rippers Jure Žabjek and Rudy Cabirou. Žabjek, 22, is currently ranked 8th on UCI’s list of elite riders. He’s also a former European DH Champion and a Slovenian National Champ. Teammate Dakotah Norton, from the U.S., is another standout. The trio will be chasing top-10 finishes on UCI World Cup stage, starting next April in Lošinj, Croatia.