Making off road bikes is their one and only love, their heart and soul out there on the trail or the road less traveled. They are 100% committed to impeccable designs & exquisite ride quality. It’s a dedication they want to share with you on every ride.
In 2010 Engineer Edwin Van De Weghe came up with a challenging concept : to develop a fast, lightweight and agile ATB for the typical flatland off-road tracks.
The result was an unconventional frame geometry with the top speed of a 29r but with the agility and playfulness of a 26r. The first Ednine frame was officially launched in 2012. The first generation frame was already compatible to all kinds of wheelsets at that time (130/135mm), so it could be geared-up with lightweight racing wheels with off-road 29r tires, to make it accelerate even faster.
Today’s all frames are even compatible with thru-axle (135x12mm and 142x12mm). On top of this all the frames are compatible with both disc and V-brake systems so it can adapt to all harsh, dirty, muddy and sandy conditions. Not only the geometry but also the materials used to construct Ednine frames are rather unique. Ednine frames are fully constructed with high tensile Japanese carbon fibers (Mitsubishi TR50 and Nano carbon CNFs). These fibers allow to create a reliable lightweight construction with a perfect balance of torsional stiffness and comfort.
Africa really is their second home… even more now, because they have expanded their African network with 4 new destinations: Lomé in Togo, Cotonou in Benin, Accra in Ghana and Ouagadougou in Burkina Faso. This brings their total to 18 flight destinations in Africa.
Brussels Airlines sees it as their responsibility to operate in a sustainable manner. They are the African flight specialists; they come into contact with less fortunate people and communities in Africa. Therefore, they support the local African society.
One of these NGOs, (Non-Governmental Organisations) SOS Children’s Villages, informed them about the Togo Jungle Challenge, a wonderful initiative that Brussels Airlines want to support. Therefore they sponsor all participants with Brussels Airlines flying to Togo with free transportation of their mountain bikes.
Sportdrinks, Energy Bars, Recuperation and food supplements.
Garmin, the leading brand in the world of GPS and navigation devices. Each of the cars of our organisation team will be equipped with a Garmin GPSMAP 278C device. This unit was put forward by Garmin itself given its exceptional qualities in terms of robustness, accuracy and reliability. As a partner Garmin not only gives material, but also technical and logistical support. Before and during the challenge, the organisation can rely on the know-how and years of experience of Garmin’s specialists. Moreover, all participants will be invited by our Garmin specialist to a seminar on the use of the organisation-certified GPS devices. For more information: www.garmin.com
After more than 20 years of working in the tourism sector Willy Ramharter decided to take matters into his own hands and he opened his own travel agency in 1989 with great passion. He traveled around the world to learn as much as possible. In 1996 his daughter Kristl graduated from college. She had the same passion about travelling and started to work in her father’s travel agency. They got along very well and both benefit the agency with heart, soul and passion for travel.
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