2012 Leisure Lakes Bikes, Downhill Team Launch

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2012 Leisure Lakes Bikes, Downhill Team Launch

Eyesdown Films bring us some action from the Leisure Lakes team, and a little insight into the riders.

Eagle eyed followers of the team will spot that there are actually no changes to the team for 2012, but as team manager Sandy Plenty says that’s not necessarily a bad thing…

“We have kept the same line up as last year, the only change being Joel’s move into the Elite category. I really believe in the old saying ‘If it ain’t broke then don’t fix it.’ I have 3 great riders who are able to professionally represent LeisureLakesBikes and our sponsors both on and off the bikes. 2011 was a great year for us, we gained several podiums and wins. Our aim for 2012 is to build on this and continue our success throughout the forthcoming season.”


Dave Smith – Elite
Emma Wareham – Elite
Joel Chidley – Elite

Team Support
Tim Breeze – Mechanic
Tom Shilvock – Mechanic
Steve Catley – Mechanic

“The team will be racing on the Santa Cruz Carbon V10‘s with continued support from Mojo and Fox suspension products. We are also very excited to have Renthal onboard for 2012. Our focus this year is on the Halo BDS series, Pearce races and selected World Cup rounds. We have been working hard during the off season to get the bike set up just right and the riders feeling comfortable with their settings. With this level of support and commitment we are excited to get the season underway…”

Sandy Plenty
Team Manager

Bike setup
Santa Cruz V10 Carbon
Fox 40’s & RC4 shock
Renthal Integra stem, Fat Bars & SR4 chainring
Sram X.0 drivetrain
E13 LG1 chain devices
DT wheels & Maxxis tyres
invisiFRAME – frame protection


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