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Santa Cruz Syndicate Welcomes Burgtec, N-12 Technologies and Silverstone Paint as New Sponsors

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The Syndicate has announced Burgtec, N12 technologies and Silverstone Paint Technologies as new sponsors for the 2019 season.

Burgtec

Now officially joining the team for the 2019 season, the component company that calls Macclesfield home will be supplying the Syndicate with bars, stems and seatposts while also co-developing new grips with Greg Minnaar and Loris Vergier throughout the season. Burgtec parts have been fitted to Syndicate bikes for years but the partnership becomes official for 2019.

We spotted Greg's signature grip and prototype Syndicate DH bars at the Burgtec house show back in January, check them out here.

N12 Technologies

N12, based out of Massachusetts, USA, currently deliver the composites to Santa Cruz's engineers that allow them to create high performing Reserve Wheels. Their involvement with the Syndicate is a little hush hush at this time, keep checking Pinkbike to find out more.

Silverstone Paint Technologies

The UK company behind many of the paint jobs found on the F1 circuit will be using the latest materials and finishing techniques to provide custom painting for the Syndicate's V10s. This will save weight and make the bikes "look F1 fast".

Greg Minnaar, Luca Shaw and Loris Vergier will all be returning for the next season and Steve Peat will be head coach. Check out footage of him chasing down Loris while testing in Portugal here. Kathy Sessler and mechanics Doug Hatfield, Jason Marsh and PA Roche will continue their work with the team.
bigquotes “We break down walls, not build them. Despite such a well known group of riders, our policy is to keep the team as relatable as we can. It’s the motivation behind doing the web series, and the reason our approach to pit set-up is more privateer than private party. First testing for 2019 starts next week and I’m already getting revved up about the season. With the World Cup returning to the Les Gets / Morzine area and the Worlds in Mont Sainte Anne, it’s shaping up to be one of those classic years.”Rob Roskopp
Longtime sponsors Crank Brothers, fi'zi:k, Chris King and Clif return once again.

Press Release: Santa Cruz BicyclesSanta Cruz Syndicate return to the campaign trail for 2019 with Greg Minnaar (RSA), Luca Shaw (USA) and Loris Vergier (FRA) all voting Remain, while Steve Peat (GBR) is appointed Head Coach and Speaker of the House.“We break down walls, not build them” explains Rob Roskopp, Team Director come President. “Despite such a well known group of riders, our policy is to keep the team as relatable as we can. It’s the motivation behind doing the web series, and the reason our approach to pit set-up is more privateer than private party. First testing for 2019 starts next week and I’m already getting revved up about the season. With the World Cup returning to the Les Gets / Morzine area and the Worlds in Mont Sainte Anne, it’s shaping up to be one of those classic years.”Kathy Sessler continues her role as Chief Whip, while mechanics Doug Hatfield, Jason Marsh and PA Roche resume their V10 spin doctoringBurgtec have officially joined the party now too, and will deliver bars, stems and seatposts in whatever myriad of sizes Greg is convinced he needs. They will also be co-developing grips with Minnaar and Vergier as the season unfolds.Crank Brothers continue to ensure the riders keep their mettle to the pedals in all conditions and fi'zi:k has their back with a series of custom saddles.Chris King deliver their touch of precision to hubs, headsets and espressos while Clif handles nutritional duties once again. And in the background, WD-40 will ensure everything’s running slicker than a Russian Facebook campaignTwo of the newest developments in camp Syndicate are the arrival of N12 Technologies and Silverstone Paint Technologies. N12 Technologies, based out of Massachusetts USA, deliver advanced nanomaterials to our composite engineers, enabling them to create exceptionally high performing Reserve wheels. The project is still a little hush hush, but we’ll be doing a more in depth feature here soon so stay tuned!Silverstone Paint Technologies (SPT), from the UK, are the pioneering company behind much of the best paint jobs you see on the F1 circuit. Using the latest in materials and finishing techniques SPT will be custom painting Syndicate V10s to shave yet more weight from the design and look F1-fast in the process.So never mind the politics, the good news is that the DH season is nearly open for session once again.See you puzzlers out on the track.