Intense Factory Racing has announced its 2020 roster for the UCI World Cup Downhill Series.
The Intense Factory Racing Team is now in its second year, under the leadership of 5-time Downhill champ Aaron Gwin. The North American, three-man squad will contest the entire 2020 UCI World Cup Downhill Series.
Aaron Gwin is joined by Neko Mullaly who is returning for his second year with the team.
Seth Sherlock joins as a first time Intense Factory Racing squad member. Seth has had a strong relationship with Intense since he was only 10. In fact, Intense founder and CEO Jeff Steber was so impressed by the youngster’s riding skills that he made Seth ‘extra small’ frames.
Hailing from Squamish, Canada, Seth is a big hope for the future of Downhill. In 2019 he landed on the radar with two UCI World Cup Junior podiums, and in his first World Cup DH season, Seth landed an amazing 4th in the overall standings.
Intense Factory Racing has recently completed its weeklong training camp at Intense’s Southern Californian HQ. The team put in some solid training, finalised bike setups, and officially kicked off its 2020 campaign.
Aaron Gwin and his Prototype M29
Commenting on how it’s been going so far, Aaron said:
“The offseason was really successful for our team. We put in a lot of work into bike development and testing and have all made good gains. Everyone is healthy and ready for the season to kick off.”
For 2020, Seth and Neko will be racing some modified Intense M29s. Aaron will be riding a full prototype M29, providing plenty of input and feedback for the Intense team to develop the next generation of the down hill bike.