Orange plans to relaunch its legendary Patriot downhill bike in 2012.
Three years ago it got replaced for all downhill competitions by Orange’s
Alpina. After three years of iterating tests and improvement, next year a
new Patriot will come to the market, rolling with a Marzocchi 66 fork.
Part of the Bike Festival in Willingen, the Crema Cycles Short Track Race
took place as another stop of a series for MTB, Singlespeed, 4X and XC
riders. Because of the relatively long track, this is not really a reace
The second UCI World Cup stop was a big success for the Chain Reaction
Cycles Team. Especially young talented rider Michael Mechura who
participated in his first World Cup race ever, showed a fantastic
IBIS and Marzocchi rider Anne Caroline Chausson has won the all mountain
series#2 in Joucas (FRA). Despite the unconfortable weather conditions,
Chausson took an easy race and finished before Morgan Such and Morgane
Jonnier. With her victory in the South of France, she drastically improves
in the General Ranking. After her big triumph she will lean back and
recover for a week to get in form for the maxivalanche next week in
200 riders joined the competition, 15 of them were from Italy. Among these,
the AXO Pro Gest and Argentina Bike teams - both endorsed by Marzocchi -
stood out with pretty good results.