Season 2020 on ARC8 Bikes
Swiss XC pro rider will be riding on our bikes for the 2020 season
Nicola Rohrbach showed interest in riding ARC8 almost since the beginning of the brand, but in the end it happened earlier than thought: He will be riding our bikes in 2020. Besides that, he is now the team manager of his own team Goldwurst-Power, where Nils Landenberger (juniors) and Hannes Jecker (U23) will be riding ARC8 as well.
Nicola and Jonas know each other since Nicola was a regular appearance at out local dirt jump spot. When Serafin and Jonas started ARC8, a contiuous conversation started. But as such young brand, it seemed like a distant goal to have Nicola on our bikes, not at least because at that time we did not even have a designated XC bike in our range. A rider that podiumed at Cape Epic, won at Sea Otter and can get top tens at World Cups seemed a bit far fetched for a two man, rider owned company. But Nicola wanted to test our bikes nonetheless, and apparently ended up convinced!
We are very happy to work with such an experienced rider. He will not only help to grow ARC8, but have great input in new developments. Already after riding our bikes for only a few weeks it is clear: Nicola is deeply interested in what he is riding, and as a result comes up with a lot of ideas and proposals.
Nicola's most important bike will be the Essential. Originally developed as a trail bike, Nicola found so much XC potential in it that he sees it as the perfect choice for the ever getting more technical tracks in the World Cup. The low frame weight helps to keep his machine as light as he was used to from riding XC-specific bikes.
- Frame weight 1.9 kg
- Travel 120 mm
- Size L
Nicola's bike as shown in the picture with 30 mm wide rims and dropper post weighs 10.3 kg.
On less bumpy tracks, Nicola will ride the Evolve, a hardtail designed for cross country racing. A modern geometry, clean integration and a mud-shedding design are some of the highlights of this frame.
Extra und Escapee
One of Nicola's strengths is his versatility. It is very likely you will find him at an enduro race on the Extra, or riding his Escapee.