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By signing Frenchman Rémy Absalon, SR Suntour further expands its «WERX» team and boosts its position in the Enduro segment. Absalon has been competing in mountain bike races for 17 years and is a well-known specialist of endurance downhill racing.
As a leading manufacturer of mountain bike shock absorbers, SR Suntour has decided to team up with Scott Sports to tackle the fast-growing Enduro segment. And with Rémy Absalon, one of Enduro’s top riders has joined the team. Rémy managed to rack up four consecutive wins at Alpe d’Huez’s prestigious Mégavalanche downhill race from 2009 to 2012. This year he made it to the podium in second, and he finished in third on the island of Réunion edition. In 2014, the classic Mégavalanche race celebrates its 20th edition, and Rémy Absalon will be competing with high ambitions. On top of that, SR Suntour is celebrating an anniversary as well, having been a sponsor of the Mégavalanche series for ten consecutive years.
As part of the «Scott SR Suntour Enduro Team», Absalon is going to compete in both Mégavalanche races, but he is also planning to shift his focus towards Enduro races. Rémy’s Scott «Genius LT» is built up with an Auron fork that SR Suntour has developed specifically for 27.5 inch wheels. With 170mm (or 6.7 inches) it has just as much travel as the frame. Thanks to the stanchions’ 34mm diameter and the Q Loc 2 thru-axle, the Auron offers plenty of stiffness to tackle rough terrain. And as the fork’s cartridge comes with separately adjustable low and high-speed compression damping, it caters to the needs of enthusiast racers. In order to provide Rémy Absalon with a harmonious chassis, SR Suntour is currently working on an entirely new shock.