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Team Ritchey / Yahoo have already announced that Thomas Frischnekcht will be riding Scott frames in 2001 and now we’ve got details of the official Scott line up.


The whole team are youngsters but they’ve already racked up some significant wins. Swiss 19 year old Florian Vogel, was 3rd in Junior World Championships 2000, 2nd at European Championships 2000, Swiss cup winner overall junior 2000. Frenchman Cedric Ravanel is the grandaddy of the team at 23 yrs. old and moves up to elite after taking 5th at Espoir (U-23) World Championships 2000, 4th at U-23 European Championships 2000 and the U-23 French championships. both riders will be riding the ultralight Scott Strike carbon full suspension bike.


On the downhill front, Scott have bagged French teenage prodigy Celine Gros who is racing her last year as a junior having won 4th place, Junior World Championships, European Champion in Dual and Junior European Champion in Downhill last season even though she’s only 18. Finally, French 20 year old, Franck Parolin joins the team after taking 11th place, Mont Sainte-Anne World Cup 2000 and 3rd place, Avalanche Cup in Lyon, and hitting the limelight as European Champion in Downhill in 1999.

Meanwhile over on the American west coast Answer Manitou are coaxing ever more riders onto their racing fork range, and boy do they want to tell us. Considering the number of World, Olympic and Norba champions in there we’re not suprised they’re excited though.


As their man Joel Smith says, “Read ’em and weep!”

Team Schwinn (USA)


Leigh Donovan USA DH/DS, Elke Brutsaert USA DH/DS, Mickael Deldycke France DH/DS, Jeff Lenosky USA Trials, Jimmy Killen USA XC.

Team Gary Fisher (USA)


Paola Pezzo Italy XC 2000 Olympic Gold Medal-Women MTB, Pavel Tcherchassov Russia XC 2000 NORBA Men STXC Series Champ, Mary Grigson Australia XC 2000 NORBA Women XC Series Champ, Rydel Hesjedal Canada XC, Chrissy Hedden Canada XC, Walker Ferguson USA XC 2000 UCI Jr. Men XC World Champ.

Team Be One (Netherlands)


Bas de Bever Netherlands DH/DS, Mickael Pascal France DH/DS, Oscar Saiz Spain DH/DS, Gerwin Peters Netherlands DH/DS, Anneke Beerten Netherlands DH/DS, Ludovic Dubau France XC, Annabella Stropparo Italy XC, Corine Dorland Netherlands XC, Thijs All Netherlands XC.

Intense (USA)


Chris Kovarick Australia DH/DS, Michael Ronning Australia DH/DS, Nigel Page Great Britain DH/DS.

Mongoose (USA)


Eric Carter USA DH/DS 2000 NORBA DH National Champ, Marc Gullickson USA XC, Steve Larsen USA DH/DS 2000 NORBA XC National Champ.

Yeti (USA)


Nathan Rennie Austraila DH/DS, Tara Llanes USA DH/DS, Frank Maple USA XC, Paul Rowny Austraila XC.

Tomac (USA)


John Tomac USA Leisure, Rich Houseman USA DH/DS, Gary Houseman USA DH/DS, Greg Randolph USA XC.

Jamis (USA)


Katrina Miller Austraila DH/DS 2000 NORBA DS Series Champ.

Nantucket Specialized (USA)


Brandon Dwight USA, Mike Capraro USA, Heather Irmiger USA, Tara Keefer USA, Shenna Fitzgerald USA, Magen Long USA, Brian Mater USA, Gretchen Reeves USA, Skyler Reeves USA, Ian Hanna USA, Bill Hellwig USA, Jay Henry USA, Brian Hughes USA, Frank Overton USA, Mark Studnicki USA, Justin Thomas USA, Glenn Walton USA, Joe Wilson USA.

MBUK (Great Britain)


Will Lodgen Great Britain DH/DS, Dave Wardell Great Britain DH/DS, Nick Platt Great Britain DH/DS, Mark Heritage Great Britain DH/DS.

Independent Riders


Kathy Pruitt USA DH/DS 2000 UCI Jr. Women DH World Champ. Marla Streb USA DH/DS.

Misser Racing (Spain)


Thomas Misser Spain DH/DS, Pau Misser Spain DH/DS.

Royal/Orange (USA)


Rob Hewitt Canada DH/DS, Waylon Smith USA DH/DS, Caile Noble USA DH/DS.

Freewheeling (Italy)


Marco Bui Italy XC, Yader Zoli Italy XC, Daniele Bruschi Italy XC, Hubert Pallhuber Italy XC, Mirko Bruschi Italy XC, Massimo De Bertolis Italy XC


Nice to see Johnny T listed down there as a “leisure rider” don’t you think.

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