As the Specialized Gravity team enters its second year on the World Cup circuit with Loic Bruni, Finn Iles and privateer come factory pro Miranda Miller onboard, it proudly announces a partnership with suspension leader Öhlins for the 2017 season, with all team riders riding Öhlins suspension, including an all‐new downhill‐specific fork. You read right! Öhlins is regarded as the premier name in motorsports racing and has been conducting extensive R&D with Specialized since 2012 on their all-mountain fork and rear shocks. Torkel Sintorn of Öhlins had this to say, “We are super excited to work together with Specialized Gravity – one of the world’s best MTB racing teams. Öhlins has a long and successful background in motorsport but this is the first time we are going into mountain bike racing. We believe that together with Specialized and their top athletes we can supply and develop next‐generation, race‐winning products.”
2015 World Champion, Loic Bruni is excited about the switch to Öhlins, “It’s great to see such a legendary brand enter into MTB, and being the chosen team to put the products on the top step is a big honor. They’ve been working hard and close with the guys at Specialized and we are all very confident about the products. I’m pumped about this relationship and I know we will be successful on it.”
Öhlins is not the only exciting change for the team, Bruni and Iles will also make the switch to Fox Head apparel. Top bearing maker, CeramicSpeed has also come onboard with the team, providing their best‐in‐class bearings, rounding out the total performance package and leaving not a single detail overlooked.
Miranda Miller will be racing the full World Cup with Team Specialized Gravity plus select Enduro World Series events. Miller had this to say about joining the team, “Thanks to the crew at Specialized and Pure Agency, I’m getting the opportunity to transition from a privateer to now racing a full season with the best support available. This is a dream come true and I can’t wait to progress in a setting I’ve never experienced before, alongside a couple of World Champions and a killer staff.”
This years WC season is going to be wild!