06/12/2013 | 4 comments
Gee, Dan and Rach cement their allegiance with Shimano by signing a three year deal.
Atherton Racing and SHIMANO are thrilled to announce that they will continue their partnership for another three years.
Since 2008 the Atherton’s and SHIMANO developed in intense collaboration within the realm of Downhill and Gravity components. Atherton Racing have been instrumental in helping to develop both SHIMANO Saint and PRO components and we look forward to continuing this relationship. The knowledge and feedback that the Atherton’s have given us has been incorporated into the SHIMANO Saint group, as well as their own PRO Star Series. Despite the teams transition from Commencal to GT in 2012, the Atherton’s have remained faithful to SHIMANO.
Dan Brown: “We are excited to extend our collaboration with SHIMANO. They have been an excellent partner over the last years. Their outstanding quality material had a great influence on our performances. We trust their material blindly so we can focus on what is most important for us, push the limits!”
Manabu Tatekawa, marketing manager SHIMANO Inc.: “Together with Atherton Racing we are able to make incredibly strong, innovative, supreme and ravishing designed products for the Down Hill and Gravity scene. They test the SHIMANO Saint and PRO products immediately in competition and provide us with very detailed feedback. Because the Atherton’s rule in extreme sports (with over 50 professional victories and multiple World titles) they make extreme demands on our material. Together we make sure that it is the maximum you can get out of it.”