TO CELEBRATE THE TWENTIETH ANNIVERSARY OF DIRT WE’RE SPEAKING TO THE BRANDS AND RIDERS THAT HAVE SUPPORTED US THROUGHOUT THE YEARS. WE’LL BE ASKING 20 QUESTIONS ON THE PAST PRESENT AND FUTURE OF MOUNTAIN BIKING TO THOSE WHO ARE TRULY IN THE KNOW. CHECK OUT OUR 20TH ANNIVERSARY BOOK THAT’S AVAILABLE TO PRE-ORDER HERE.
There aren’t many brands that could go from not existing to taking 1-2-3 at the World Championships in 15 years… in fact, there’s only one – Mondraker. The Spanish brand have shot to prominence in the mtb world thanks to their revolutionary attitude and gorgeous bikes… and it’s only just beginning.
We chatted to CEO Miguel Pina about mountain biking past, present and future.
20 questions – Mondraker
What achievement of the company are you most proud of?
Creating a brand that has been a leader in some cases with regard to much more powerful and experienced brands, especially regarding geometry trends with our world-wide recognised Forward Geometry.
What has been your biggest product development?
I guess that Foxy Carbon helped to place Mondraker within the top-level bike brands in the industry. With all the technology involved previously, such as Forward Geometry and Zero suspension system; the addition of the Stealth Carbon manufacturing process added a big step forward in quality and performance.