TRP Set for the 2019 World Cup Down Hill Season
TRP Set for the 2019 World Cup
Down Hill Season
The 2019 Commencal/100% World Cup DH squad. Credit: ©COMMENCAL/Nico Brizin
Aaron Gwin’s biggest advice: “Have fun, learn and be patient.”
With deep experience gained working alongside Aaron Gwin over the past three seasons, including support for his two most recent downhill World Cup overall titles 2016/17, TRP is proud to announce the expansion of its sponsorship roster and product range for the 2019 World Cup downhill season.
Scott DH Factory Team rider Florent Payet. Credit: ©TRP Cycling
Scott DH Factory rider, Marine Cabirou, dials in her cockpit. Credit: ©TRP Cycling
TRP will proudly continue to work with Aaron Gwin and his new Intense Factory Racing Team, the YT Mob’s returning World Cup downhiller, Angel Suarez, and the Commencal/100% Team. New for 2019, TRP partners with Scott DH Factory Racing. TRP will support the following elite UCI DH teams and their athletes for the 2019 World Cup racing season.
Aaron Gwin’s new team: IFR— Intense Factory Racing Team
• Intense Factory
Aaron Gwin, Jack Moir and Neko Mulally
Scott DH Factory Riders Florent Payet, Marine Cabirou and junior rider Louis Gaillet. Credit: ©TRP Cycling
• Scott DH Factory
BrendanFairclough, DeanLucas, Marine Cabirouvand FlorentPayet
• Commencal / 100%
Thomas Estaque, Bruce Klein, Hugo Frixtalon and Antoine Rogge
• YT Mob Angel Suarez
TRP design engineer, Trent McLelland, dials in a Scott DH Factory bike. Credit: ©TRP Cycling
TRP presents a new 223/2.3 mm rotor platform and tests drivetrain components TRP has a suite of new DH braking platform products and is entering the drivetrain category.
TRP’s new 223/2.3mm rotor was adopted by the manufacturers sponsored racers to better deal with the higher course speeds and larger wheels trending on the World Cup circuit. Credit: ©TRP Cycling
The new TRP DH-R brake is developed around a thicker 2.3mm rotor that was originally envisioned for E-bikes (TRP’s standard rotors are 1.8mm). Positive tests by Aaron Gwin and Neko Mulally at the end of the 2018 season confirmed the benefits for DH racing.
TRP’s DH-R brake adapts E-bike technology to tame the world’s most challenging downhill courses. Credit: ©TRP Cycling
An addition for 2019 is the 223/2.3mm rotor. With the majority of TRP’s athletes using 29-inch wheeled downhill bikes, TRP brought the new 223/2.3mm rotor to meet the braking performance requirements of the larger wheels. The increased rotor width helps manage heat, TRP is excited to take additional steps toward the drivetrain category. The focus remains on product testing and development with a larger group of international riders.
TRP drivetrain products remain in development, thus information regarding details to specification or availability.
TRP’s prototype rear derailleur will see extensive testing during the 2019 World Cup downhill season. Credit: ©TRP Cycling
We wish all the athletes an exciting and successful race season. Stay tuned for more product updates throughout the 2019 season.
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