In a world of a standardize team announcements where rider X is stoked to ride for brand Z, here at the Polygon UR we are trying to keep things fun to announce our 2019 plans and to celebrate our 10th year anniversary.
10 years is a long time and you will see that for our oldest riders we start to notice their age but luckily they are not feeling old yet when on the bike, enjoy!
Our core top DH riders remains the same with:
Sik Mik Hannah / 8th year in the team
“I’m coming into 2019 more motivated than ever! I’m feeling strong and mentally fresh. We’ve also got another year in on the new bike so we’re really starting to get the most out if it. We have a great team with great partners so we’re set up for a successful season!”
Tracey Hannah / 8th year in the team
“I am really looking forward to this season. I had a few setbacks last season which made me really rethink my goals and what I wanted my off-season to look like. My training has been revamped and my motivation rebooted, the team is like my family we have been having heaps of fun already and I can’t wait to start racing.”
Alexandre Fayolle / 4th year in the team
“2018 has been a complicated year for me but I am super motivated for 2019! I hope to be back on my top level but most of all I want to enjoy the ride. We are working hard this winter to get the bike all set up and I couldn’t be more excited to start racing!”
Our young gun Simon Chapelet goes from the development team to join our 3 DH riders as his first year racing the World Cup circuit in the junior category.
Simon Chapelet / 1st year in the team
“It is a dream come through to start my first year of world cup racing with the support of a team like UR. I have been working very hard and can’t wait to hit up the circuit!”
Sam Reynolds / 6th year in the team
“This year I want to go big! I’m in South Africa right now building Darkfest bigger than ever and can’t wait for the rest of the FEST series, especially the return of LooseFest again!
I’m also excited to be involved with Audi Nines once again, as well as the full Crankworx Speed and Style word tour after my 2nd place overall last year!”
Loic Esteve / 5th year in the team
Loic Esteve will be doing some cool video projects showing his crazy moves.
“With couple video projects in mind and the work I have been doing building trails in a new bike park near my home. I couldn’t be more excited about 2019!”
Tim Bringer / 1st year in the team
Tim comes from a BMX background and is promoted to the official team. We hope to show you more of him as he is a crazy machine!
“I’m super stoked to have the support of a team behind me in the reach of my goal to make it on the FMB World Tour!”
Fabien Cousinié / 10th year in the team
“Being able to manage the team, race and travel the world exploring trails is really the dream lifestyle and I’m planning to make the most of it and hopefully get some people excited to ride their bikes along the way.”
We are lucky to still count on our amazing staff with Magalie Labbé, James Tilbury, Jon Stout, Mathieu Durand, Julien Mandin, and Creatur Agency for media and more.
As far as schedule you will find us at all World Cups, all Crankworx, selected Enduros races , selected festivals, selected FMB events and as much on our bikes as possible.
DH 27 :
This is the standard Polygon XQUARONE DH9 that we are going to use in most situations :
As the UCI regulation changed, this is a special XQUARONE DH9 built that some of our racers will use. It has a 27.5 rear wheel and a 29 front wheel with a steeper head angle.
For enduro riding and racing in 2019 the team has chosen to use the new Polygon Siskiu N9 in both 27 and 29 wheels size:
For slopestyle and speed and style the Trid ZZ will be our main weapon of choice:
We are really thankful to keep working with these brands :
Polygon Bikes — Bikes, Kenda Tires — Tires, SR Suntour — Suspensions, Alpinestars — Riding gear, protections and team kits, Bluegrass — Helmets, E*Thirteen — Wheels, cranksets, cassettes & dropper seatpost, Camelbak — Hydration packs & water bottles, Promax Components — handlebar, stem, cable housing, seat post, Zéfal — Pumps, mud guard, accessories and cleaning products, Smanie — Saddles, KMC — Chains, Box Components — Derailleurs & shifters, High5 — Nutrition, Ilabb — Lifestyle clothing, Galfer — Rotors & brake pads, ODI — Grips, Trickstuff — Brakes, M2O — Compression socks, JetBlack — Home trainers, Unior — Tools, FiveTen — Shoes, Skyline Queenstown MTB — Bike park, Yakima — Bike racks,
We will see additional support from: Fast suspension — coil shocks, Crankbrother — Pedals, Works components — Headsets
Living from our passion takes a lot so we would like to thanks again all our partners, fans, friends, families and also the strangers that we meet on the road and help us chasing our dreams.