It could be time for RockShox and Fox to start watching their backs. With Bruni, Iles and Miller all potential race winners, the suffocating headlock they have on the World Cups could soon be over.
Torkel Sintorn, of Öhlins, said: “We are super excited to work together with Specialized Gravity – one of the world’s best MTB racing teams. Öhlins has a long and successful background in motorsport but this is the first time we are going into mountain bike racing. We believe that together with Specialized and their top athletes we can supply and develop next generation, race winning products.”
The Specialized Gravity team will also be wearing Fox Head clothing and running CeramicSpeed bearings for 2017.
Interestingly, the team are still using SRAM components in their drivetrains in these shots despite announcing the end to their partnership lsat week. Are they buying them in like Gwin and the YT Mob reportedly did last year? And there’s one final question, can anyone identify those brakes?