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We are proud to have the support of some of the best sponsors and partners in the world who provide us with the means to compete at the highest level. See below for the exact products and specifications we use.

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MERIDA_LOGO_PORTRAIT_NO_CLAIM_14_RGB_RZwww.merida-bikes.com

In September 1972, Ike Tseng a brilliant engineer and visionary founded Merida with the mission to create high quality bikes made in Taiwan. Merida have a long and proud tradition of innovation;  creating ground breaking and world leading bikes, of developing new production techniques to constantly improve product performance at every level. If you are passionate about your riding, Merida are passionate about making sure that what you ride is the best it can be.

We use: Merida Big.Seven CF Team; Merida Scultura CF Team.

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TRILUX-Logo copywww.trilux.com/uk

TRILUX Lighting is the UK subsidiary of the German market leader, the TRILUX Group, a global company which offers not just innovative luminaires, but also lighting solutions for all requirements, whether commissioned by architects, consultants or designers.

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ONE17-Logo copywww.one17design.com

One17 Design is a multi-agency company that has been established for over fifty years. The company cover virtually every aspect of architecture and design, and with more than twenty staff, they operate from their own purpose designed offices in the beautiful mill village of Armitage Bridge, on the edge of the West Yorkshire town of Huddersfield.

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Foxwww.ridefox.com

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.”  Mojo Suspension is the UK distributor and service centre for Fox.

We use: 32 Float 27.5 100 FIT iCD; Mojo Suspension fork service.

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Continental_BkSublinewww.conti-tyres.co.uk

Over 100 years of experience in the manufacturing of bicycle tyres has made Continental into the unique, outstanding company that it is today. This uniqueness shows in the range of products for cyclists. Continental tyres are not only designed in the technological and development centre in Korbach (Germany), but are also mostly produced there too. Deutsche Technik since 1871.

We use: 27.5 x 2.2 Race King ProTection; 27.5 x 2.2 X-King Race Sport.

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Torqwww.torqfitness.co.uk

TORQ have developed a range of performance nutrition products, through a need to offer the highest standard of support to the top athletes they work with on a fitness consultancy basis. The best tasting nutrition we have ever used. “We critically analyse every product on the market and take on board their best features – and then improve upon them – every little detail – without compromise. We ask our clients which types of products they prefer to use and continually develop and perfect our range.”

We use: Torq Energy Natural flavour, and Organic Natural flavour; Torq Recovery Strawberries & Cream, Banana & Mango, and Chocolate Mint; Torq Gel Strawberry Yoghurt, Orange & Banana, and Forest Fruits (with Guarana); Torq Bar all flavours.

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Schmolke_Carbon_Logowww.schmolke-carbon.de

Founded in 1992 by Stefan Schmolke, the first person to make a road handlebar from carbon fibre. Furthering his understanding of lightweight carbon parts by working as an engineer designing components for aeroplanes and space crafts, while in his spare time still improving his lightweight handlebars, demand for his bicycle components quickly outgrew production. Schmolke Carbon was born. Now he continues to produce a full range of handlebars, seatposts, and accessories for road and MTB at an exceptionally high quality and at amazingly light weights.

We use: MTB Flatbar TLO Oversize 660mm and 640mm; Seatpost TLO 27.2 375mm 0 degree.

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Selle_Italia_Modwww.selleitalia.com

Leading the way in saddle design for 115 years. Each and every Selle Italia saddle is the product of constant research and development programs. With careful research and lab tests, then extensive real-life testing with riders, the perfect saddles are born. That is why Selle Italia saddles optimize comfort and performance for any rider.

We use: Selle Italia SLR XC.

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Green_Grey_Polaris_Stackedwww.polaris-apparel.co.uk

Polaris has been producing technical cycle clothing and accessories for over 20 years. What began as a part time one man operation is now a large employer on the edge of the Peak District, UK. Over time the Polaris range diversified into all areas of cycling with its Road, Trail and Urban ranges. Polaris also specialises in cycle specific luggage – with the often copied, but never bettered EVA Bike Pod being a perennial favourite.

We use: Polaris Cargo Bag; Polaris Double Wheel Bag.

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crankbrothers_icon_blackwww.crankbrothers.com

American company Crank Brothers are industry leaders in component design and manufacture of precision bicycle products. “The innovative quality of our products are not just a reflection of how we work, but who we are: a small design company, based in Laguna Beach. Above all, we are impassioned people; our work is our life and we live our work. This in itself, is what ignites and makes every idea and product a reality.”

We use: Crank Brother Eggbeater 3 with titanium spindles.

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giro_logo_blackwww.giro.com

The leader in high performance bike helmets. Giro started in 1985 by creating the first ventilated, lightweight cycling helmet, the Prolight. Today, Giro is a worldwide leader in equipment for cycling, skiing and snowboarding and the company’s goods are worn by millions of riders around the world. “Our mission is to create products on the leading edge of inspired design that look, fit and feel like a part of you.”

We use: Aeon Helmet; Atmos Helmet.

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www.clee-cycles.co.uk

KCNC are established worldwide as manufacturers of light-weight, high quality bicycle components, producing the world’s best cnc’d cycle parts from the most advanced aluminium, scandium and titanium alloys. The top end components are of exceptional quality and by using advanced alloys engineered for performance they can easily compete with carbon fibre products. Clee Cycles Ltd are the UK distributors for KCNC Cycle Components, have years of knowledge, and offer friendly customer service.

We use: SC Wing Scandium Stem 90mm; Arrow Stem 17 degree 90mm; Arrow Stem 7 degree 110mm & 120mm.

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www.esigrips.com

ESI (Extreme Steering, Inc.) Silicone Grips are the 1st and only 100% Silicone Grips made in the USA! Designed and championed by CEO Gary Stewart because of a need to always go faster. The best and probably most widespread mountain bike grips in the XC racing community. Exceptional product with endless colour options.

We use: ESI ‘Chunky’ Grips (60 grams) in stealth black & green.

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Troy_Lee_Designs_Logo_for_whitewww.troyleedesigns.com

“Where ‘The World’s Fastest Racers’ go when only the best will do.” What began as the hobby of a motocross racing teenager named Troy Lee, painting helmets in his parents garage for his friends, has grown to become recognized as the premier custom helmet paint shop and clothing brand in the world.

We use: Air Glove; XC Glove.

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www.curveinc.com    www.curvepandana.com

The Curve Inc cycling clothing philosophy is about total customisation and unparalleled quality. A global company based in Bolder Colorado, the hub of US cycling, with offices in Hungary and clothing manufacture in Italy. Offering so many custom kit options, too many to list here, the possibilities are literally unlimited. Curve are now also presenting the Pandana, seamless stretch headwear great for nearly any activity, and fully customisable. “We believe that someone needs to occupy the pinnacle of any market segment. In the custom cycling clothing market that’s us. Welcome to Curve Proline.”

We use: CL-2 Aero SS Jersey with Swiss 3D vented fabric ; JT-1 LS Jersey with stretch aero fabric; LHC Meshback Vest; Aero Vest; OSR-1 Bibshorts with 2.1 pad, mid-high density lycra, silicone leg grippers; Pandana with Fluid Fin graphics; Proline rain jacket; Curve base layers; Curve Arm and Leg Warmers; Curve Caps, Nordic style hats, and selection of socks.

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Wolftooth_logo_for_whitewww.wolftoothcycling.com

Superior aftermarket components, including drop-stop chainrings for use without chain guides, developed by a group of hardcore cyclists located in Minneapolis, Minnesota. “All of our products are 100% designed and made in the USA. We pride ourselves on delivering a high quality product and providing very responsive customer service.”

We use:  32T 88mm BCD Single Chainring.

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www.tri-active.co.uk

Chester’s first choice for running and triathlon equipment. Extremely knowledgable staff (and pretty much stand up comedians) who like Yorkshire Tea. Offering free gait analysis in store to make sure you get the right running shoes for you, and stocking all major brands.

We use: Brooks Racer ST and Brooks Ravenna trainers; selection of running clothing; Gav-man banter.

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NoTubes_White_edwww.notubes.com

Stan’s NoTubes was established to offer a better tubeless tire system. Using his exceptional ingenuity, Stan devised the original NoTubes sealing system in 2001, the same system that today has become the preferred tubeless conversion system around the world. Now they have a full line of tubeless ready rims and wheelsets that offer incredible light weight and exceptional performance.

We use: ZTR Podium 27.5/650b Wheelset; ZTR Crest 650b Wheelset; Stan’s Tyre Sealant.

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shimano_cyanwww.shimano.com

Shimano is undoubtably the most recognised cycling components brand, equipping every type of bike in every part of the world. Established in 1921 as Shimano Iron Works in Higashi Minato in Sakai City, work soon began on the bicycle freewheel. Now countless products exist.

We use: XTR M987 Race Brakes; XTR M985 Chainset; XTR M980 Rear Shifter; XTR M986 GS Rear Mech; XTR M981 Chain; XTR SM BB93 Bottom Bracket; XTR M980 11-36 Cassette.

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