The fast downhill trio of Črn trn (Blackthorn) team from Ajdovščina - Monika Hrastnik, Miran Vauh and Vid Kovač - will be riding Giant Glory Advanced 0 bikes in 2016. This was announced today by Giant Slovenia and Freestyle stores.

The three will be taking part in Slovenia Cup races, iXS European Downhill Cup races and the World Cup races in Europe.

It's a move on the highest national level: Mona is the reigning National Champion in downhill and fourcross and finished 4th in 2015 at both European DH Championships and World 4X Championships; Miri is the three time National DH Champion and an overall iXS Euro DH Cup champ; Vid is a regular Slovenia Cup top ten finisher.

Mona will be entering some 4X races on a Liv branded bike, among these also the 4X World Championships race. Vid will be racing some SloEnduro events on a Giant Reign.

The bikes will be ready on time for UCI C1 race in Lošinj in April. Mona's and Miri's will be equipped with FUNN MTB components, they are both also supported by EtheN goggles. Both brands are distributed in Slovenia through B-23.