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  1. In achieving the accolades he has thus far, Luke has had a great network backing him from family, friends, coaches and sponsors. Time has come for Luke to make a move in his career but not without first thanking those who assisted to shape him into the athlete he is today. A huge thank you needs to be given to Silverback Bikes, South Industries Custom Carbon Rims and Leatt Protectives for all the support and fantastic product they supplied in order to assist Luke to getting to where he is today in his career. OneMovement Sports Management are pleased to announce a new partnership for Luke Moir with Trek Bikes and Bontrager. Luke has signed a two year deal which will see him attacking the climbs and bombing the downhills at XCO events, track dependant on either the Supercaliber or Top Fuel as well as chasing the clock at Enduro races on the Slash. The 17 year old who is going into Matric at SACS next year can often be seen laying down watts as he blasts up the climbs in Tokai during intervals before stylishly and effortlessly descending the downhill lines on his 100mm XCO bike. I’m excited for this next step in my career and to be riding Trek Bikes, with their support I believe I will be able to elevate my game to the next level through the under 23 category. With the limited time I have spent on the Supercaliber I really love the climbing ability carrying all the stiffness of a hardtail, really looking forward to getting racing on it. Luke Moir We are excited to have Luke riding Trek Bikes and apart of the team as his professionalism and manner in which he conducts himself is what we looking for in an athlete, he also carries a great skillset and knows how to have fun on the bike which is Trek’s motto: Ride Bikes, Have Fun, Feel Good. We are looking forward to what the future has install for this partnership. Kevin Van Den Broek, Trek Bikes Marketing Manager Along side Trek Bikes and Bontrager, Luke continues his partnership with Red Bull and Thule. There is still so much uncertainty with regards to the pandemic and racing in the future but one thing remains constant - Luke’s focus and dedication to reach the pinnacle of the sport.
  2. The Superspeed takes advantage of carbon's flexibility to absorb riding forces to improve comfort and grip while maintaining the stiff pedalling characteristics of a hardtail. The most obvious example on the frame is where the seat stays bypass the seat post to join directly to the top tube. Silverback calls this Monoburst technology and they say it sends bump forces into the top tube instead of up the seat post to the rider. The design further enables the seat post to flex better which also improves comfort and traction for the rider. The Superspeed is a single chainring specific frame which has helped Silverback to design the bike with short 422 mm chainstays. The frame is fitted with a minimalist chain guide (that can be adjusted for different chainring sizes) to make extra sure that no race losing mishaps occur. Silverback also made provision for an internally routed dropper seat post, which you can see Luke has decided to take advantage of. Luke has selected some top of the range racing parts from SRAM's catalogue with a full XX1 drivetrain and a RockShox SID World Cup fork with Charger damper. The brake set is the carbon levered Level Ultimate which neatly integrates with the shifter and dropper levers. The cockpit features a 740 mm carbon Truvativ Descendant flat bar with silicone grips. The stem is a lightweight Zipp Service Course SL, a brand more commonly seen on the road. The Fizik Tundra saddle with carbon rails is bolted to a Specialized Command XCP dropper seat post providing 35 mm of travel. Luke uses Maxxis Aspen 2.25 tyres wrapped around a custom South Industries XC29 rims laced to American Classic boost hubs.The complete build weighs in at 9.2 kilograms. Full specifications FrameSB Proprietary Advanced Dynamics Carbon 29” Hardtail, Tapered 1-1/8”-1.5” Headtube, Pressfit BB Shell, MonoBurst , 148 x 12mm Boost Thru Axle Integrated Dropouts System, Replaceable Alloy hanger, Internal Cable Management System, 1 x only FrameForkRockShox SID World CupRimsSouth Industries 29XCHubsAmerican ClassicTyresMaxxis Aspen 2.25”HandlebarTruvativ DescendantStemZipp Service Course SLHeadsetFSABrakesSRAM Level UltimateBrake rotorSRAM Centerline 160mmShifterSRAM XX1Rear derailleurSRAM XX1CassetteSRAM XX1Crank armsSRAM XX1ChainringSRAM XX1ChainSRAM XX1Bottom BracketSRAMSeatpostSpecialized Command XCPSaddleFizik TundraGripsSiliconeWeight9.2 kg
  3. According to his father Mark, Luke had a second row start and managed to stay in the top three for the first two laps. It was a tricky race to negotiate as the U17 Boys of 80-strong and the U17 and U16 Girls categories of 50-strong were on the course at the same time. Up-and-coming mountain bike racer, Luke Moir, has added an international cross-country title to his repertoire this year when he won the fourth round of the Italian International Series, which was held in Nals, Bolzano on 9 April, against a massive field of 96 boys! Photo: supplied Riding tactically, Luke attacked strongly on the last steep climb of the third lap, to which the other boys could not respond and he held onto this gap to take the win. The weekend prior, Moir and his good friend Daniel Van der Walt took part in the first round of the British Cross Country Series in Pembrey, Wales, competing in the hotly contested U17 Boys (Youth) category. Expecting wet and muddy conditions, the weather dished out very unusual sunny conditions for the race. Starting on the third row was always going to present challenges in the highly competitive group, and with the very short start straight ahead of the singletrack, both young men found themselves in 10th and 12th positions with numerous bottlenecks on the first lap. Unbeknownst to Moir, three riders had broken away from the group. He fought hard and managed to catch the third place rider with one lap remaining. Fighting tooth-and-nail, Moir secured third place in the fierce race, with Van der Walt finishing in fifth place. The 14-year-old Capetonian returned from his recent excursion to Europe to claim his second win of the National Cross-country Series at Wolwespruit Bike Park at the weekend, having won the first round in the Western Cape as well. Van der Walt finished a very close third and has also gained experience abroad, racing with Luke. Moir is a Grade 8 pupil at SACS, in the southern suburbs of the Western Cape, where mountain biking has become an official school sport. He has only been racing for five years and according to Mark, who is himself a cross-country racer, has a lot of fun on his bike. Young Moir also raced in the first round of the Swiss Cup last year where he stood atop the podium as an U14 rider. “Luke just loves being on his bike,” said Mark. “He doesn’t follow a particular training programme and his focus is on quality and not quantity. He only averages about six hours a week of training, but he has a very competitive spirit.” Luke will be competing in the third round of the 2017 SA National MTB Series XCO at Happy Valley Conservancy in Bloemfontein on 6 May.
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