Hayes Partners with Gamux Factory Racing

The Team Will Compete on Hayes, Manitou, Reynolds and ProTaper Products

Hayes Bicycle is proud to announce their partnership with the Gamux Factory Racing Team. Riding Hayes brakes, Manitou suspension, Reynolds wheels and ProTaper stem and handlebar components, the all-Swiss team will compete on the World Cup Downhill circuit as well as other prominent races. 

“We are very excited to be partnered with the Gamux Factory Racing Team,” said Hayes President Darren Campbell. “There are a lot of similarities between our brands, but the most prevalent is a mentality to challenge the design norms to seek a truly competitive performance advantage. I’m eager to see what the combination of our teams and products can do together on the World Cup Circuit!”


For 2022 and beyond, we have decided to do things our way. With our unique frame concept, an entirely Swiss rider line-up, and a fantastic group of partners and sponsors, we are looking forward to working on our long-term vision. We want to create the fastest bikes out there, and, in our eyes, this is only achievable if you push the limit in every aspect. The Downhill world cup represents the pinnacle of mountain biking and provides a highly competitive environment for us to test ourselves.

This video will be the first of many episodes dropping during the 2022 season. So make sure to follow us on our Social Media channels and visit us at the races! The series will take you along on our journey and show how we develop our bikes, work on equipment and grow as a tight-knit group of passionate bikers.

Lino Lehmann

Stats: Age: 19• Height: 192cm • Weight: 90kg•At only 19 years of age, Lino is already quite the character. Never a dull moment with this young lad! But don't be fooled by his chilled nature; he is one fierce competitor and puts everything on the line come Sunday race run. In his first year with Gamux Factory Racing, Lino will be pushing hard to establish himself as a consistent finalist at all Word Cups in 2022 and grow his name in the sport.

Instagram: @lino.lehmann

Loris Michellod

Stats: Age: 22• Height: 177cm • Weight: 73kg•With our chosen bike concept, we were heading into unknown territory. We had to rely on honest feedback and a rider that does not have premade opinions - something quite difficult to find since racers always want the fastest bike available. Loris does see the long-term goals and understands perfectly well that success is not created in an instance. He is a massive contributor to our bikes' development, a phenomenal racer, and an even better person. Welcome back Lolo! Let's go and prove that our work together can go a long way.

Instagram: @loris_michellod

Mike Huter

Stats: Age: 15• Height: 184cm • Weight: 75kg•His second year with the team is all about learning how to consistently deliver good race runs and best prepare for 2023 when joining the Worldcup circuit as a junior. Still only 15 years of age, Mike has the speed of top elite riders already. Given the opportunity, Mike can put down a smoker that will blow people's heads. No doubt that Mike's natural competitiveness can take him a long way, and we are stoked to see him develop as an athlete and person.

Instagram: @mike.huter

Romeo Cairoli

Stats: Age: 29• Height: 184cm • Weight: 78kg•Romeo has been working on the World Cup scene since 2017 and has lots of experience at the job. As our chief mechanic and all-around handyman, he will take care of the bikes of our athletes and make sure everything else runs smoothly. Romeo will also guide the team through testing and development, gathering feedback, and brainstorming with our athletes and partners on what to improve and adapt to improve our bikes.

Instagram: @romeocairoli

Dominic Tinner

Stats: Age: 28• Height: 176cm • Weight: Getting there As a former racer himself, Dominic perfectly understands the needs of our athletes. Dominic is perfectly fitted to be our team principal, helping the team with his organizational and social skills. Also, he is not new to this job, having been doing it for over five years now. He's looking forward to getting the job done while still having a good time with everyone.

Instagram: @d_tinner

A racebike is a delicate composition of many parts. Together with the Hayes Bicycle Group, we can tap into vast sways of experience to unlock all the potential from their fantastic range of products. Brands like Manitou, Hayes, Reynolds, and ProTaper make us excited to start the journey and unlock their racing heritage. We are super pleased to announce that the Gamux Factory Racing will be the official Hayes Bicycle Group Factory effort from 2022 onwards.

Success is not only a result of resources and will. It is a complex composition of passion, know-how, and a clear long-term vision. We at GAMUX Factory Racing understand that success will establish itself if we pursue our dreams uncompromisingly. So make sure you come along on our multi-year journey, developing and growing our team into a winning unit.

Follow Gamux Factory Racing on Social Media to stay up to date:

  • Instagram: @Gamuxracing
  • YouTube: @Gamux Factory Racing
  • Facebook: @Gamux Factory Racing
  • TikTok: @Gamuxracing
  • Web: Gamux Bikes

    All pictures and videos by Luka Geerts/