2015 Giant/Fox NZ Gravity Team Announced

2015 Giant/Fox NZ Gravity Team Announced

Giant Bicycles in New Zealand have announced their locally supported "factory" team for 2015, who will be focusing on downhill and enduro events.

The surprise is not the inclusion of recently announced 27.5 Glory and Reign bikes, nor that they'll be focusing on Crankworx Rotorua, it's the inclusion of Cam Cole, who'd only just announced his retirement from UCI World Cup Downhill racing.

The word from Giant is: "Giant are very proud to announce their 2015 Giant/Fox NZ Gravity Team Line Up, which has been handpicked over the last 12 months leading into our 2015 Giant Bicycles season launch. We knew the 2015 season would see some big changes and highly anticipated bikes, including the Glory 27.5 and Reign 27.5, so the timing was perfect for us to put a gravity team together and highlight these models. The boys have all been competing at the highest level, both locally and internationally, but there was a big gap in New Zealand between local store sponsorship and global team opportunities, which is now bridged by the Giant/Fox NZ Gravity Team, giving our boys the best chance at success both locally and internationally.

The late inclusion of international sensation Cam Cole was a big boost for not only us at Giant NZ, but also the existing Gravity Team members, who now have someone to look up to and mentor them as they build as both riders and complete athletes. Seeing Cam look so at home on the new Glory 27.5 straight away was great to see, as young gun Keegan Wright and local legend Reon Boe snapped at his heels over the two days of shooting at the 440 MTB Park."

It's a solid line up and great to see the local arm of a major manufacturer stepping up and bringing the team together, however... it would have been great for them to include a spot for a female downhill rider and female enduro rider on the team as well, especially junior riders who could gain from the benefit of exposure at Crankworx Rotorua.

Giant/Fox NZ Gravity Team

  • Cameron Cole (Downhill)
  • Reon Boe (Downhill)
  • Keegan Wright (Downhill and Enduro)
  • Hayden Lee (Enduro)
  • Lewis Hart (Enduro)
Source: Giant Bicycles

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