New deal brings bike range back to the UK; Chumba becomes official frame for Team Duncan Riffle Racing/

Progressive teams up with Chumba Racing

The entire Chumba product range is returning to UK retail following a distribution agreement with Progressive Bikes.

The deal will see Chumba classics like XCL, EVO and F5 join new models like latest offering VF2 – a stiff lightweight trail bike with 5” of travel. Thel VF2 will also be joined by the HX2 – a 29’er specific hard tail frame – and AM hard tail HX1, both able to run single speed via eccentric bottom brackets.

Progressive is offering a special 20 per cent off SRP introductory rate to celebrate the brands return, with XCL, VF2 and F5 eligible for the limited offer. For more details head over to the Progressive site –

The news follows Chumba’s appointment as official frame supplier for Team Duncan Riffle Racing/ for the 2009 season.

The team, including Duncan Riffle, Brad Benedict and Andy Becker, will ride the new F5 Chumba bikes for at World Cup and North American racing campaign this year.

Riffle enthused: "I have achieved a lot on board a Chumba in my early racing carrier, many Jr. National titles, a top five at the World Championships in 2003 as a Jr., a Semi-Pro National overall title and my first US National Championships title in elite.

“They were a big part of my early carrier and I look forward to working with them again on this new venture of mine in developing some of the best race bikes in the world to become even better.

"We have been testing the new F5 downhill bike for the past week and are nothing but impressed at what it is capable of, and look forward to pushing these bikes to the limit on the World Cup circuit and promoting the Chumba brand and quality bikes to the forefront of the Mountain Bike world."

Chumba Racing CEO Alan Kang added: "Duncan Riffle’s selection of CHUMBA Racing as the official frame sponsor for the Riffle Racing World Cup trade team is not only thrilling to the entire company, but is further evidence of the reputation CHUMBA frames have for durability, high performance, and a staggering fifteen-year history of producing world championships."

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