The Sufferfest ACE Lesotho Mountain Bike MTB Team News
On a race day our team pit area is a hive of activity and attracts a lot of attention from spectators. As well as carrying out last minute adjustments, the pits are also an area for the team to chill and to promote the branding of our sponsors and partners. Our aim is to reward those who support us by giving them great exposure and feedback for their products.
GIANT BICYCLES: We are very excited about our partnership with Giant Bicycles. It is a global brand producing a full range of bikes from top of the range to very affordable and durable models. Giant Bicycles South Africa has so far sponsored 2 carbon 29er bikes for the team, and is always offering great prices for other bikes we need to buy. We would love to form a partnership with one of the Giant sponsored Pro MTB Teams, to be able to give a second lease of life to their old bikes when new models are released.
Our riders use SQUIRTLUBE Chain Lube to lubricate their chains and drivetrain. Squirtlube’s formula keeps the chain running smoother for longer, no matter what the weather. Conditions in Lesotho are very dry and dusty, so long-lasting lubrication is essential, and with Squirtlube, we know we have a great partner. We also use Squirtlube’s Bio Bike Cleaner product to clean our bikes and Barrier Balm … well to lubricate parts of the body that are prone to rubbing on a bike.
MAXXIS Tyres: One of our newest partners is Maxxis tyres distributed by Scott-Sports Africa. Up until now, tyres have been a huge problem to us with punctures costing us important race wins. Maxxis tyres will help us reach our potential. We favour two of Maxxis tyre range – Lightweight IKON for those riders who dance over the rocks and bulletproof CROSSMARK for the powerful riders. Our riders used Maxxis tyres at the Commonwealth Games XC race and both riders performed magnificently.