RAAW to offer private support for 2023 Downhill World Cup riders


Ever since we started RAAW, we’ve dreamed of building a downhill bike and racing at the highest level. After many hours of chin scratching, tinkering and putting our ideas into production, we received the first samples of our DH bike at the end of 2021.

In 2022 we entered world cup racing with KJ, Douglas, Luke and Ryan at 555 RAAW Gravity Racing, beginning the journey of a lifetime. From the first test camp in Portugal, through all the World Cup races and even the World Championships, there has been so much to learn and experience. It was one hell of a ride!

Luke Williamson on his way to finish 23rd in Fort William, what a day!

Everything we learned helped us refine and confirm what we worked on. The experiences we have accumulated with all four World Cup riders have given us a solid understanding of the different setups we can achieve with the adjustments our frame offers to accommodate differences in trails, conditions and riding styles. conduct. The upshot is that our DH bike will see its official release this coming winter, and frame kits should be available for purchase shortly after launch.

Being at the World Cup races this year also made us realize how many athletes go all week and all week to race as privateers. Families and small teams traveling all over the world to pursue their dreams are often a bit off the mark, but fundamental to the future of the sport. These corsairs are the ones who rise through the ranks of racing and maybe one day in the future they will compete for victories. It made us decide that we would be happy to support these riders as well as possible with frames that we believe are a durable tool for the job with all the adjustments to have a fast bike, whatever the trail.

Riders with the UCI points to compete in World Cups, and intending to do so in 2023, interested in riding our DH frame can contact us for all technical details on the bike. We will offer 45% discount and to ensure enough quality time on the new bike before next season, we will ship the corsair support frames by air freight instead of sea freight from Taiwan to our headquarters in Germany, which means that they will be available before the end of this year.

Interested runners can contact us with their resume and plans for 2023 at [email protected]

For more information, visit raawmtb.com.

Pictures: Ross Bell

Wiley C. Thompson