The cat is out of the bag
After an offseason of anticipation, the biggest rumour of the year has been confirmed. Aaron Gwin is riding for YT Industries in 2016.
The current World Cup champion left Specialized Racing late last year after a dispute over pay and has now signed with the German direct order brand.
Gwin, 28, will be partnered with Spanish rider Angel Suarez on a team known as the YT Mob, run by Martin Whiteley. Gwin will race on a stock YT Tues frame with Fox suspension, TRP brakes and Onza tyres. This is a brand new team and the first time that YT has had a presence at the mountain bike World Cups.
Gwin said: “The unbelievable hype that we’ve seen over the last few weeks and the feedback of the fans were incredible, but I am really happy to finally announce the news. We are a great match because the guys at YT share the same passion for mountain biking as I do. I am sure we will have a great time together. The TUES is perfect and I am really happy to officially ride it from now on.”
YT Industries CEO Markus Flossmann. “Good Times is also the motto of our YT Mob. We are going to offer our riders the best bikes and conditions, so they can focus on doing their thing. The fun of racing will always come first, because eventually the rider who can stay relaxed and calm during the heat and stress of racing will take the win. We are beyond thrilled to have Aaron and Angel joining us.”
The YT Mob will be making its World Cup debut at Lourdes in April, we can’t wait to see how it all shakes down.