August 28, 2008
Stella goes DH racing !!
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