World Cup downhill squad Team Duncan Riffle Racing/Giantnerd.com have announced they will be riding Chumba bikes this year.
Team members Duncan Riffle, Brad Benedict and Andy Becker will compete on the world circuit and in North America on the new 8.5in-travel Chumba F5.
Riffle said: “I achieved a lot on board a Chumba in my early racing carrier – many junior national titles, a top five at the World Championships in 2003 as a junior, a semi-pro national overall title and my first US National Championships title in elite. They were a big part of my early carrier and I look forward to working with them again on this new venture of mine in developing some of the best race bikes in the world to become even better.
“We’ve been testing the new F5 downhill bike for the past week and are nothing but impressed at what it is capable of, and look forward to pushing these bikes to the limit on the World Cup circuit and promoting the Chunmba brand and quality bikes to the forefront of the mountain bike world. “
Alan Kang, CEO of Chumba Racing, said: “Duncan Riffle’s selection of Chumba as the official frame sponsor for the Giantnerd.com/Duncan Riffle Racing World Cup trade team is not only thrilling to the entire company, but is further evidence of the reputation Chumba frames have for durability, high performance and a staggering 15-year history of producing world champions.”