MS Mondraker 2015 Joins Up With Danny Hart, Emmeline Ragot & The New Summum Carbon
Mondraker, a brand that is no stranger to world champions, gains more rainbow stripes for 2015, welcoming Danny Hart and the returning Emmeline Ragot to the team for 2015, where they will be piloting the new Carbon Summum.
MS-Mondraker Team is proud to announce some really big and exciting news for 2015.
“After the 2014 season we started to develop a new program for our team and it was clear that we needed a boost to be able to compete on our highest level again and try to win races and championships. We need to jump to the next level and I believe our 2015 Team will achieve that” – states Lukas Haider MSMondraker Team CEO.
“It got a bit quiet around the MS Mondraker Team since the big success in 2012 where the team was competing for the top spot in the UCI World Cup Team ranking. For sure we had some good results, but we were missing the big victories we had in the past. 2015 is a really promising season for our Team again.”
The Big News: New Team, New Summum Carbon
“We run our team because we are race driven and hungry for victories, but we needed to set back for reorientation after the leaving of the two top team riders. We knew where we wanted to be, but we had to wait till our stars align for building our new line up. We are happy to announce that 2011 World Champion Danny Hart will join our program and we welcome back 2009 and 2011 World Champion Emmeline Ragot, who was one of the main reasons for our success in 2012. Both will join our long-term member Markus Pekoll and our rookie Innes Graham.”
The main focus of the team will be the 2015 UCI MTB World Cup as well as the 2015 UCI MTB World Championships in Andorra. Furthermore, the team will also attend selected races of the BDS Series and the European IXS Cup Series. Danny, Emmeline, Markus and Innes will compete aboard the outstanding brand-new Mondraker Summum Carbon race bike with the support of Marzocchi suspension. The further sponsor lineup will be released soon.
Mondraker Presents: The New Summum Carbon 2015
It has been five seasons since the launch of the Summum, the bike that lifted Mondraker to the top of the World Cup rankings, becoming the benchmark for downhill racing bikes from the very first day. In its sixth generation, for 2015 the Summum has seen the greatest evolution of this winning model, with 27’5” wheels, Forward Geometry and optimized Zero Suspension System, with three aluminum versions and two revolutionary carbon models.
The launch of Foxy Carbon has raised the bar to the highest level, being the first step in a new generation of Mondraker carbon bikes, and this Summum Carbon continues the trend. Everything that we have learned over the three years working on carbon development with Foxy Carbon has now been applied to this unprecedented Summum. Of course, our DH World Cup winning model comes with the option of adjusting its geometry and choosing slacker or steeper head angle and chainstay length. The Zero Suspension System includes more and better bearings: oversized pivots and axles; and a new lower link with collet thru-axles and bolts with expander cone washers that offer maximum reliability without any maintenance needs.
Unique Sensations With The Fastest Ever Summum
The development process has been focused on creating the fastest and most efficient downhill machine ever possible. We have used our best resources and our greatest efforts to achieve this.
It has almost been an obsession. We have taken to the limit the possibilities for the development and manufacturing for a “full carbon” frame in a new downhill bike with a strength-rigidity-weight ratio that a priori seemed impossible on paper. But the dream has come true. With a weight of 2,837 grams (6.25 lbs.) for the frame in medium size without the shock, Summum Carbon becomes one of the lightest downhill bikes ever made. But the best is yet to come… The efficiency and handling of this new carbon Summum have to be tested to be believed.The new Summum Carbon offers better performance than its aluminum sibling with a ride that is more compliant, controlled and comfortable as being ultra-rigid and super efficient at the same time, setting the best times against the clock.
Summum Carbon brings together all the know-how and background that Mondraker has been acquiring about competitive racing since the launch of the brand in the year 2002.
Summum Carbon combines the most advanced technologies; it is the most advanced downhill bike that we have ever created. It is the new work tool for our MS-Mondraker Team, with which we are going to try to do better in each and every one of the international downhill races. The bike has been a real surprise to all of our riders, who have been unanimous in singing its praises for the benefits and possibilities it offers, as well as the speed and efficiency of this new model. The most sophisticated, multi-adjustable and advanced bike representing the future of the downhill racing world, available today.
Stealth Carbon Technology
Stealth involves the most advanced technology in the industrial design and optimization of structures which is present in most of the top of the range Mondraker models. Summum Carbon raises the concept of Stealth Carbon to its greatest heights, inheriting all the knowledge applied over the three years developing and creating the Foxy Carbon, to create the best and fastest downhill bike possible.
The result is clear to see: A frame with a unique and unbeatable look, surprising and shocking whichever way you look at it.
Characteristic of the Stealth Carbon technology are the curved and rounded shapes, which are plain to see and make its impressive appearance even more striking. The Summum Carbon stands out from the rest with exceptional structural rigidity denoting its careful craftsmanship and the studied positioning of each and every one of the carbon layers that make it up. The Stealth manufacturing method is the result of carrying out research on each of the essential processes that make it up, with the objective of improving its features as much as possible. From the selection and preparation of the different types of carbon fiber, preservation and impregnation with epoxy, to their detailed layout and manual application in their specific location, everything follows a strict process set out in the fiber plan written by the engineers.
The use of solid internal molds, both in expanded high-density polystyrene and in biodegradable silicon, allow for the optimal compression of the fibers with the guarantee of a clean extraction after the heat treatment.
Stealth involves the most advanced technology in the industrial design and optimization of structures which is present in most of the top of the range
Mondraker models. Summum Carbon raises the concept of Stealth Carbon to its greatest heights, inheriting all the knowledge applied over the three years developing and creating the Foxy Carbon, to create the best and fastest downhill bike possible. The result is clear to see: A frame with a unique and unbeatable look, surprising and shocking whichever way you look at it.
The Summum model has been completely redesigned in 2015 in both the aluminum version and this new carbon model featuring for the first time 27’5” wheels. Following market trends where 27’5” has shown itself to be better, more efficient, superior and, ultimately, faster than the 26” bikes of the past, the combination of our Forward Geometry, optimized Zero Suspension System and the new 27’5” wheel diameter creates the fastest Summum ever. If the aluminum Summum has established itself a new standard for DH bikes, Summum Carbon raises it to a whole new category. A new status for the best and most sophisticated racing bike at its highest level.
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