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In 1958, engineer and skier Ed Scott from Sun Valley, Idaho invented a ski pole made of aluminium, which compared favorably to those made of bamboo or steel. On the basis of this success, the company started to produce many kinds of sports goods. In 2008, Scott is going to set new standards with its newest ace in the hole: The Gamber. See René Wildhaber riding the Gambler on the trails of Livigno in his part in VIRTUOUS.
What is there to see in Alta Rezia? First and foremost the magnificence of nature, as well as the numerous fascinating traces of history: the rock carvings dating back to the Bronze Age, the medieval churches and buildings, the remarkable modern civil engineering works, such as the alpine roads (Stelvio, Bernina, Albula, Maloja, Gavia....), the Rhaetian railways and the impressive dams, and then the evidence of mountain life with its typical huts made of wood and stone. A holiday also means finding the time to explore this incomparable world! Mountain Bikers will find an endless number of single trails and of course a great deal of pleasure at the Bikepark Mottolino in Livigno where René Wildhaber's entire part was shot.
DT Swiss AG was formed through a management buyout from "Vereinigte Drahtwerke AG" by Marco Zingg, Maurizio D'Alberto and Frank Böckmann. The company is still owned by these three. In 1995 DT Swiss integrated and introduced the famous Hügi hub into the bicycle market. In 2007 DT Swiss started its own carbon production. DT Swiss is one of the main sponsors of the Santa Cruz Syndicate that consists of big names like Greg Minaar, Steve Peat and Nathan Rennie. David Kretz, Sacha Robert and René Wildhaber rode DT Swiss wheels while shooting for VIRTUOUS.
Santa Cruz Bikes, the manufacturer of the legendary V-10 and supplier of the even more legendary Santa Cruz Syndicate. In Switzerland Santa Cruz Bikes are distributed by Trailworks, a rider-owned company in the Swiss Alps. While bike distribution is one part of their business, they also created (and still are) some of the best known trails in Switzerland and built trails for big events such as the annually held Red Bull Trailfox in Laax, Switzerland. Vinzenz Guntern (with the V-10) and Adrian Fischer (with the VP-Free and the Jackal) were hitting the trails with Santa Cruz Bikes while shooting for VIRTUOUS.
Dandee was founded in 2001 and is a completely rider-owned clothing company based in eastern Switzerland. They offer a broad range of stylish streetwaer goods for both men and women. They support a broad range of sports, such as Motocross, Drag Racing, BMX and of course Mountain Biking. David Kretz was wearing Dandee clothing while shooting for VIRTUOUS.