Lukas Flückiger comes second in his debut Grand Raid
Aug 24, 2016 – The Grand Raid is a monument of MTB Marathon Racing. With its 125km and 5’025m of vertical ascent, it’s definitely a race to be taken seriously - especially if one isn’t a marathon specialist. Since returning from the XCO World Cup in Mont-Sainte-Anne, Lukas Flückiger has been training specifically for this famous Swiss race.Full article
Reto Indergand Runner-Up at EKZ Cup
Aug 23, 2016 – In order to prepare for the final rounds of the Swiss Bike Cup and of the UCI Mountain Bike World Cup, Reto Indergand took part to the fifth round of the EKZ Cup in Eschenbach, Switzerland.Full article
Absalon Sets New Records in Mont-Sainte-Anne
Aug 8, 2016 – With two weeks to go the race of the season in Rio, Julien Absalon took a convincing win in Mont-Sainte-Anne, host of the 5th round of the UCI MTB World Cup. With this win, Absalon built some confidence for the Olympic race and also set a bunch of new records.Full article
The BMC MTB Racing team is the leading team on the UCI XCO World Cup circuit. Founded in 2010 by Alex Moos, in 2014 the team claimed the UCI XCO World
Championship title with Julien Absalon (FRA) and in 2015 and for the third year in a row, the team was the most successful team in the UCI World Cup Series. 9 National Championship titles, 3 World Cup golds, 2 silvers and 4 European XCO titles. What will the Olympic year bring? Its mix of experienced riders and young, talented athletes is the perfect recipe for another world title. The team rides the newly launched Teamelite 01 and on the full-suspension side, the Fourstroke 01 both bikes equipped with a Shimano XTR drivetrain, brakes and wheels.
Power up the climbs, effortlessly carve down tricky descents. Then sprint to the finish line. This is what cross-country racing is all about. Riding hard and riding fast. The BMC teamelite is the one full carbon, hardtail mountain bike that combines feathery weight, vertical compliance and surgical handling. The big wheels are efficient going uphill, providing remarkable traction and momentum, while our BWC geometry enhances cornering and our proven TCC carbon technology smooths out the rough stuff. It's a simple formula: Confidence + Efficiency = Faster riding. BMC's teamelite TE01 cross country racing bike is testament to our engineers ingenuity, and our racing Team's input.
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The BMC fourstroke is one of the very few full suspension 29er mountain bikes successfully used on the WorldCup level. This fact alone sets it apart as an outstanding race bike. But then the fourstroke was always meant to be much more than that. The 29er wheels in conjunction with our BWC geometry, APS suspension and high overall stiffness inspire so much confidence that the BMC fourstroke is also an incredibly fast and capable trail bike.
If there is just one category the fourstroke FS01 fully belongs to, this is quite simply mountain biking.
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Shimano promotes, develops and tests their products at the highest level. Therefore we want to associate ourselves with professional users. In our search for excellence we found, in the BMC MTB Racing Team, a highly valid partner.
Competition is our ultimate proving ground. In the Pearl Izumi Speed Shop (the advanced development group within our company) we partner with the best athletes in the world to experiment, fine-tune and bring to life innovative gear to help riders achieve the highest performance possible. Our no-holds-barred, hand crafted approach to creating, punishing, tweaking and proving prototypes is not a one-step process, rather it¹s a push-and-pull, symbiotic partnership with our athletes. Everything we learn on the trails around the globe with the BMC MTB Racing Team is brought to bear in pursuit of faster and more empowering products.
For over three decades, FOX has been an industry leader in the design and development of high performance shock absorbers and racing suspension products for snowmobiles, mountain bikes, motorcycles, ATVs, UTVs, off-road cars, trucks, and SUVs. In 1974, Bob Fox started racing his products in motocross and we haven't stopped racing since. FOX equipped vehicles and racers have stood atop podiums in every sport we have competed in — from the sands of Baja to the dunes of Dakar. Our team of engineers perform rigorous tests with our athletes year round. The data we collect from performance testing and our application of that knowledge to our product is what separates FOX from every other suspension company.
Founded in Santa Cruz, California in 1985, Giro Sport Design develops new ideas to enhance the Ride. From the first lightweight, high-performance helmets for cycling and snow sports, to apparel that reimagines what sportswear can be, Giro maintains a strong focus on creating products that enhance the feeling of freedom and independence that are at the core of a rider’s experience. As a leader in design, fit and engineering of products that complement the body, Giro is the first choice of riders worldwide.
3T was founded in 1961 in Torino and has been a world-leading cycle component designer for more than 50 years. Its Italian design studio in Italy is supported by a growing technical facility in Taiwan. 3T deploys its mastery of carbon-fiber and aerodynamics technologies to build aerobars and other cockpit components, forks, and wheels. New products slated for early 2015 are wheelsets, adaptable Vola aerobars, and the ‘Custom Colors’ program, evocative of traditional Italian high-tone bike finishing.
Elite is located in an old 19th century brickworks in Fontaniva, a small town 60 kilometers from Venice. From manual work to engineering, the passion is always the same, and the aim is always to create new products for cyclists worldwide. The story of Elite is made of successes and new discoveries which always start from the work of engineers, technicians, market men and of course cycling enthusiasts; in fact, the new products launched on the market are the result of internal research and they are now about three hundred.
The phonetic spelling of the word physique, fi’zi:k represents beauty, speed, passion, freedom and the fire of competition. Aesthetically, the products are handcrafted, understated elegance; developmentally they are detailed and technical. Fi’zi:k is rooted in its Italian heritage, yet futuristic in its innovation. It represents both the past and present. The partnership between fi’zi:k and the BMC MTB Racing Team is a natural result of shared ideals. The bike brand’s thirst for innovation, their professionalism in conduct and presentation, and their quest to be the very best mirrors the fi’zi:k philosophies.
More than 100 years experience in the development and production of bicycletires has made Continental a unique company within the industry. Continental is the only German bicycle tire manufacturer to produce its tires in Korbach, Germany. In the Technology and Development Center in Korbach, Continental is constantly developing new revolutionary technologies such as the unbeatable BlackChili compound and the ultimate Vectran™ breaker anti-puncture technology, both used at the top end of race sport. With high-quality "Handmade in Germany" tyres we equip also the BMC MTB Racing Team with the best performing products for their intended use as essential guarantors for the success of the team even in worst weather conditions. In order to offer the best tire for any application, Continental relies equally on dialogue with their professional racers, hobby cyclists and everyday bike riders.
Oakley is one of the leading product design and sport performance brands in the world known for its insuperable eyewear and lens technologies, among other things. As one of the most iconic and inimitable brands on the market, Oakley boasts innovations that world-class athletes around the globe depend on to compete at the highest level possible. As a result, the company’s partnership with the BMC Racing Team comes at no surprise. Featuring some of the world’s best cyclists, American based BMC MTB Racing Team continues to keep Oakley at the front of the peloton, while the eyewear brand keeps the team seeing clear and protected during some of the most challenging races on the planet.
Getting ahead means going over the top. There is no test in the world as demanding on man or machine as a race. In a competition decided by fractions of a second, only absolute perfection makes it to the podium. At MOTOREX, our involvement in racing is about much more than titles. It is about the continual development of our high-quality products and about finding ways to make them more useful for our customers.
Lululemon athletica is a yoga-inspired apparel company based in Vancouver, Canada. lululemon is proud to provide BMC MTB Racing Team with off-the-bike, casual clothing, ensuring the team has the most functional apparel to wear while not competing. lululemon also provides the team with tailored yoga instruction. Yoga has become a regular part of the team’s training regimen and plays a key role in injury prevention and recovery. Sometimes you will see team management and staff join in the daily yoga practice at the team's training camps, seeking the physical and emotional benefits yoga offers.
In just three decades, Isostar has grown from being a pioneer in sports nutrition to the European leader, acknowledged for its nutritional expertise. Isostar surrounds itself with experts such as nutritionists, technical directors, sports coaches, R&D engineers and top level athletes, who work on optimising existing ranges and take an active role in developing new products. It has also formed a pool of partner athletes from different disciplines – so it is the BMC Factory Trailcrew for cycling - in order to hold regular discussions with them about their requirements for sports nutrition, specific to their sport: Liquid or powdered drinks , energy and recovery bars, gels, protein powders and bars, tablets and supplements.
Polar is the leading pioneer in heart rate monitoring, activity trackers and training computers. With nearly 40 years of experience and a proud heritage in innovative physiological and sports medical research, we cater to all levels of fitness by offering a comprehensive product range including cycling computers, wearable sports devices and activity trackers, training apps and online services. Our award-winning training computers are the number one choice among consumers worldwide, being sold through over 35,000 retailers globally. Headquartered near Oulu in Finland, Polar is a privately held company that operates in more than 80 countries including U.S. headquarters in Lake Success, NY.
Bliss Protection has been founded 2006 by Matthias Ascherl and his crew. The guys at Bliss - all of them are enthusiastic mountain bikers, skiers and snowboarders - were not satisfied with the current body armor on the market. Every product was - or even still is - too bulky and made you look like Robo-Cop. It was time to do something new, something different, something better! Bliss Protection is known as a riders brand and the mentality that comes along within. Consequently thinking outside the box is the daily grid at Bliss. They want thinner, more flexible, lighter and even more breathable protection, so they can ride longer and have more fun and comfort. There was nothing in the shops you can buy so far, so Ascherl and his crew started their own protection company.
Stages Cycling launched the Stages Power meter in 2012. Due to its revolutionary feature set the Stages Power immediately made waves in the power measurement category. As a simple, robust, accurate, and most importantly consistent measure of a rider’s power, the Stages Power meter gives athletes the chance to efficiently control and analyze their training and racing. Stages Cycling is honored to be collecting data for the BMC MTB Racing Team. It’s a huge responsibility and we have great confidence that Stages Power can help the team be successful this season.