August 28, 2008
Stella is Gabriel's baby, it's also the next project on the list once the Pink slope-style frames are in production.Gabriel has been testing and tweaking it for the last year or so.
Two weeks ago, we received the visit of mister Freddy Mignault, who spent the week with us, to tryout for a welder position at Dobermann. Not only is Fred a very talented welder, but he is also a rather quick DH racer.
While he was working on his DH bike to get ready for a race at our local mountain, we thought it was a nice opportunity to try Stella on a DH race and get some input from a well experienced DH racer.
During the practiced run, Freddy crashed and needed some stitches on his palm. He took the start and enjoyed the race, but this hand injury did not allow him to push hard the way he used to.
Feedback from Fred on the bike are that, beside some minor geo adjustments, the suspension works so much better then his current bike. We were very happy to hear that cause Fred's bike is one top notch DH machine.
We will keep you posted on the new Stella prototype, but don't expect to see a Stella DH/ free-ride frame in production in 2009.
But... we are happy to announce that if you stop by the shop in a month or two, you will meet Fred as he quit his job and he is now planning his move to come work at the Dobermann factory!
Frederic, we are VERY happy to have you on the team!!
Alain & Gabo
Facebook is a very interesting thing. Honestly at first I was not a big fan.
I'm still not a fan, but I have to admit that there is some very cool things about it, like finding old friends and keeping in touch with even more friends.
Its also a cool way to create groups and reach people with the same interest as you.
To our biggest surprised when we started to look trough Facebook, we have found many Dobermann bikes groups, which is super cool!
We have decided to make an official fan page here :
Dobermann Bikes face book fan page
That facebook page is a little bit like the blog, sometimes you will find more lifestyle pictures or prototype pictures on the facebook page.
August 24, 2008
Just found a nice picture of Clinton on is Dobermann "Pink" Slope-style proto at the Bearclaw Invitational in the Pink Bike news!
The results that i have so far from the comp :
1. Jamie Goldman- USA
2. Darren Berrecloth- CAN
3. Graham Agassiz- CAN
4. Cameron Zink- USA
5. Brandon Semenuk- CAN
From what i herd and looking at that pic Clint did great!
I will post more news once i get in touch with im.