Three years ago we were happy to produce our first sprocket by ourselves - thanks to our supplier and friend LG Tech. It was a double victory as we also made CAM by ourselves, by this way we have gained autonomy ! This prototype was the first one of our Fusion sprockets range, a 28T for our team manager Bruno Abiven. At last but not least, this sprocket is still running well, without showing any sign of fatigue, even through Bruno has ridden hard on every trail he came for the last three year !
Our young rider JB was on trip in Spain and Portugal some weeks ago, called the "Crépuscule tour". He took the road with several French riders, they were looking for sun. JB wrote some words in order to summarize his trip, photos were taken by Max Rabiller.
Belmonte - Portugal. We spent 3 days at this spot, actually it was the only and first bowl I rode where there isn't any locals, that's why it is called the "Lost bowl". A good session between a sandwich and a coffee.
Full pipe lost in the Portuguese countryside. The pipe is massive, I felt small inside, we could fell pressure in each of us as we thought of going down this abyss. This spot is really difficult, critical transitions, vegetations, and a little river. Franck who I followed on the second photo, took a big crash at the bottom, trying to avoid one of this limestone bed. There was only one run through this abyss...
South of Spain. This is the famous ditch from the Etnies forward video. We arrived at the spot during the night, we decided to sleep directly into it. We woke up with a coffee while thinking over this spot, we grabbed our brush and let's ride. Our motto was go fast !
In this time of quarantine, it's good to watch some videos of trail. Since last week, every Wednesday, the Credence crew has made us pleased us by publishing a new video. As we haven't published the first episode yet, here are both of them at once !
We are very proud to announce that we have promoted our local rider Bruno Abiven, team manager of Shape bicycles ! He showed good organization skills in road trip management, he is always interested to take the road, to discover new trails, to meet people.; he is always motivated to go the trail, to dig, to ride, to chill out. He is part of the Shape bicycles family since its creation in 2011, he always makes his best to represent the brand, lately he also advised the integration of JB Bagnol. As many evidences that led us to promote him as a team manager !
We are very proud and pleased to announce the arrival of our young friend JB Bagnol in the Shape family !
JB has been scouring the French trail scene for a few years, he takes part of each and every jam and he travels a lot with his estafette, he is also part of the Martine trail with well known Alaric.
He has recently been supported by the shop Manual in Bordeaux (also a Shape bicycles retailer), he should soon assemble a new frame with his Shape bicycles parts (polished TEAM stem, black bar ends), please note that a signature product is already in the pipe !
Welcome to JB in the Shape bicycles team, you can find his profile in our Riders page.
Shape bicycles is the newest partner of the Breizh Troopers team. This collective was created in 2011, it was basically a group of friends who like to ride their MTB, their motto is "we ride for fun, and no headache" ! Without forgetting our common passion for music, as you can see through their name and mainly with their logo inspired by Eddie, the Iron Maiden’s mascot. This partnership is illustrated by our logo and our website adress on their new 2020 jerseys. Since last year, Shape bicycles produced the Racing sprocket, aimed at MTB practice, we will soon decline our famous bar ends fir MTB.