Point One Racing came on the scene a few years back now and after producing some amazing looking and super light products went a bit quiet, that looks set to change as they have been bought by Gamut with a plan to take things forward. We’ve heard from UK distributor Madison that the plan is to develop the Point One products under the Gamut brand with a view to expanding their range. Point One make some great kit as do Gamut so this looks like a solid match and we are looking forward to getting our hands on the new stuff. Here’s the official word from Gamut…
GAMUT USA ACQUIRES POINT ONE RACING
SAN JOSE, CA– GAMUT USA is pleased to announce the recent acquisition of Point One Racing, a bicycle component design and manufacturing company noted for producing unique and innovative mountain bike performance parts. The agreement will compliment GAMUT’s existing component offering, and better serve the needs of GAMUT and Point One riders worldwide.
United by friendship and a commitment to designing quality parts for world-class athletes and enthusiasts, GAMUT and Point One Racing form a natural partnership between two Rider Owned Companies who believe improving the mountain bike experience is goal one.
“Bringing Point One in under the Gamut brand is a great move for all involved. Both companies bring unique components and proven designs, while Gamut has the ability to help improve the production process, distribution and customer support,” said Juan Graziosi, partner and co-founder of Gamut.
Point One’s lead designer and co-founder Jimmy Amaral will stay on with GAMUT as a product designer and engineer.
“I’m stoked to be teaming up with a group of guys that I respect, and who share the same dedication to mountain biking. Now I have the freedom to focus on product development and prototyping while the rest of the Gamut team can work on making sure those products get to the riders,” said Amaral.
About GAMUT: In 1999 Juan Graziosi, teamed up with his maker, Ed, on a father-son project making chain-guides for personal use. Friends and riders took notice and he began selling them at local races to cover his own race fees. As interest grew, so did the idea to create a rider-owned company. In 2003, older brother Mateo and longtime friend Mike were added to the mix to help get things organized. One year later, Gamut USA was born. The four share a passion for making intuitive, high quality products that take the hassle out of installation while delivering on performance, simplicity, and aesthetics.
About Point One Racing: Point One Racing was created from the belief that we could design, engineer, manufacture, market and sell superior bicycle components. Founded in 2008 with a history of mountain bike gravity racing, we have developed and continually improved upon our products to withstand and exceed the demands of the sport since day one.