2021 – 2023
For the latest iteration of the team, Unior forged a new alliance with another Slovenian manufacturer. Sinter is manufacturer of high-end brake pads for cycling & other industries and has joined the team as a title co-sponsor. The program will focus on downhill, BMX Freestlye and Slopestyle, with international rider line-up: Leona Pierrini (France), Ben Zwar (Australia/Sweden), Stan Nisbet (UK/Scotland) and Slovenians Jure Žabjek, Jaka Remec in Boris Režabek. The concept remains the same – offer athletes the best possible support, be the best ambassador to all our sponsors, continue to work hard and have fun while
Our merger with Canadian bicycle producer Devinci Cycles lead to the creation of one of the strongest mountain bike teams on the circuit. Riders from New Zealand, France, United States of America, Ireland, Canada and Slovenia achieved tons of memorable results, such as podium finishes for Dakotah Norton at World Cups in Lošinj and Lousa, Keegan Wrights’ wins on Crankworx and Damien Oton’s victory on Megavalanche.
Unior’s first factory racing program was established in 2010, with a clear vision that still stands today – spread the word about Unior Bike Tools product and be a strong and competitive professional mountain bike team. In 8 years of racing under the UTT name we have achieved some amazing results and employed athletes from different countries and even continents. From Tanja Žakelj, who won the overall UCI XCO World Cup in 2013, to Reece Wilson, who got his first elite Top-30 in World Cup in our jersey and became a World Champion in 2020 under the Trek Factory Racing flag.