Canyon MTB Racing, official launch of Emily Batty's new team
In 2021 we will have a new MTB World Cup team, it has just been launched and Emily Batty will be the leader of the project. Canyon MTB Racing has just become official and we already know the members and colours of the new team.
Canyon MTB Racing, a new project with Emily Batty as leader
We already knew that after 12 years with Trek, Emily Batty had joined Canyon for a new project and we have just found out all the details. The new XCO-focused racing team will be made up of Canadian riders Emily Batty (32) and Laurie Arsenault (23). The team is completed by Simon Willians, team manager, and Adam Morka, coach and husband of Emily.
Canyon MTB Racing team’s planned schedule includes an entire World Cup series, the XCO World Championships in Val di Sole, and the Olympic Games in Tokyo.
“I wanted partners that are aligned with our vision and our initiatives.”“Our program sets me up for my next chapter in the sport, and my performance will play a significant role in moving forward.” Emily Batty said.
Her teammate Laurie Arsenault is very optimistic before her first senior season: ”It's a dream to be on a team like this one, and it's a great opportunity for me to learn from the best and with the best. I remember watching Emily at the Olympics and getting her first national title, and she was someone I wanted to be like. I'm just so excited!"
Team Canyon MTB Racing will contest its first race at Bike the Rock on 24 April. Celebrating its 20th edition in 2021.
At the official launch of Canyon MTB Racing, we also got a glimpse of the team's new colorful team kit, which perfectly matches the multicolored look of their mountain bikes. Both Emily and Laurie will compete on Canyon's two XCO MTBs from the Canyon catalogue, the Canyon Lux CF SLX full suspension and the Exceed CFR hardtail.
Assembly of the Canyon Lux CF SLX and Exceed CFR from Canyon MTB Racing
- Cockpit CP008 (Emily: 70/-17°, Laurie: 90/-6°)
- Fox 32 Stepcast suspension fork (60-70 psi)
- Fox DPS Float shock (110 psi)
- Schwalbe tyres (Racing Ralph 2.25“ rear, Racing Ray 2.25” front / 18-23 psi depending on course)
- DT Swiss XRC 1200 wheels (25 or 30 mm wide, depending on course)
- Shimano XTR drivetrain (1x12 with 32-tooth or 36-tooth chainring, 10-51 cassette) / brakes / pedals
- Additional parts & gear: 4iiii, Wahoo, Ergon, Momum
The team has its own website mtbracing.com which will be updated as the season moves forward.