January 24 2012 | Print Print Page
Atherton Racing signs new partnership with SHIMANO
Atherton Racing and SHIMANO are thrilled to announce that they will continue their partnership for another three years. Since 2008 the Atherton’s and SHIMANO developed in intense collaboration Downhill and Gravity components. They had a huge share in developing new SHIMANO Saint and PRO components. The knowledge and experience that the Atherton’s brought has been incorporated into the SHIMANO Saint group and their own PRO Star Series. Despite their transition in 2012 from Commencal to GT the Atherton’s remained faithful to SHIMANO.


Dan Brown: “We are excited to extend our collaboration with SHIMANO. They have been an excellent partner over the last years. Their outstanding quality material had a great influence on our performances. We trust their material blindly so we can focus on what is most important for us, push the limits!”

Manabu Tatekawa, marketing manager SHIMANO Inc.: “Together with Atherton Racing we are able to make incredibly strong, innovative, supreme and ravishing designed products for the Down Hill and Gravity scene. They test the SHIMANO Saint and PRO products immediately in competition and provide us with very detailed feedback. Because the Atherton’s rule in extreme sports (with over 50 professional victories and multiple World titles) they make extreme demands on our material. Together we make sure that it is the maximum you can get out of it.”