26-year-old French freerider Rémy Métailler moves to leading German bike manufacturer CUBE with immediate effect. Rémy lives in Whistler, BC, Canada.
CUBE announces its partnership with one of the freeride scene’s best-known and most innovative riders ahead of the 2017 season. Both sides are delighted about the new collaboration. CUBE is particularly proud that one of the world’s best freeriders has chosen the German bike manufacturer as his partner. “The deal with Rémy means we have an absolute world-class rider on our books. We are extremely proud to welcome Rémy Métailler to the CUBE fold. Despite only being 26 years of age, Rémy is already a big name on the freeride scene and brings a wealth of experience on board with him. We look forward to working together and are planning some intriguing projects involving Rémy,” says Marko Haas, CUBE Marketing. “CUBE’s focus is not solely on lab results. We also work particularly closely with athletes and obtain feedback direct from riders. This data goes straight into our development processes to ensure we get the best performance from every single bike.” Rémy is excited about the partnership with CUBE: “The brand and I share the same interests and my move from Commencal to CUBE went really well. I am very optimistic about the future and moving to one of the bike industry’s leading companies is added motivation for me.”
Rémy believes that the best equipment produces the best performances. That’s why one of his bikes of choice is the CUBE Two15 downhiller. With its perfect combination of agility and smooth ride, the Two15 makes child’s play out of going super fast on everything from World Cup tracks to local downhill trails and freeride tracks. Rémy made the conscious decision to move to CUBE and is already looking forward to working together: “I feel a connection to the brand through my European roots. CUBE is a household name to me and the new Two15 is an awesome bike that has already shown its potential at the Downhill World Cup. The geometry matches my riding style perfectly. Having CUBE as my bike sponsor for 2017 will help me take my riding skills and my bike knowledge to the next level. I’m really excited about taking this next step.”
Rémy is known among other things for the videos he shoots in his adopted home of Whistler. “Burns the Whistler Bike Park” takes bike park riding to the next level and is one of the scene’s most-watched edits. Rémy once again proved he is a world-class talent with a 12th place at the 2016 Red Bull Rampage. He was the only rider to use clipless pedals and his fast run impressed the judges. Rémy has already set his personal targets for the next two years: “Over the next couple of years I plan to keep doing exactly what I have been doing for the last four years – producing web edits and content on the thing I love the most: mountain biking. I will also be involved in developing and testing new products. I am confident that CUBE and I will come up with some fantastic stuff together and I am excited to be riding CUBE bikes in the future.”
Rémy is currently working on his comeback after a crash at the Taxco City Downhill in Mexico, which left him with a broken T6 vertebra. He is making excellent progress with his recovery thanks to intensive training in the gym and close work with his physiologist. So well, in fact, that Rémy feels stronger than ever.
About CUBE Bikes
CUBE was founded in 1993 in Waldershof, Bavaria by Marcus Puerner. Over the years the company has become a market leader in several European countries in the middle and premium mountain bike and road bike segments. The brand is available through specialist retailers in 60 countries worldwide. The current product portfolio consists of more than 280 different mountain, road, cross, triathlon, e- and trekking bikes. Ergonomically optimised bikes for women and kids as well as a clothing and accessories line complement the product range.
CUBE is driven by the aspiration to get the maximum out of every bike. The brand epitomises ideas that have been developed in-house. At the headquarters in Waldershof, Bavaria, the dedicated team of engineers continuously seeks to improve materials, construction and processes. CUBE’s in-house laboratory tests every model rigorously, ensuring that they meet requirements that are well above the European CE standards. They are then put through their paces in the real world by our engineers and professional bikers to weed out any remaining flaws or weaknesses. The result is an uncompromising combination of functionality, weight, stiffness and safety.