2018/19 Enduro Team

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Steel is Real MTB & Dialled Bikes Team Up to Create New Enduro Race Team

Steel mountain bike frame connoisseurs, Steel is Real MTB, today announced their collaboration with mountain bike brand, Dialled Bikes, to create the Steel is Real -x- Dialled Bikes Enduro Team in a 2 season deal to cover the 2018 and 2019 UK Enduro seasons. 

Ben Mills (Founder of Steel is Real MTB):

2018 is lined up to be an exciting year for us as we move further forward in becoming much more than just a Facebook community.   

We’ve been looking into ways to expand our reach into the ever growing Enduro race scene and part of this approach was to launch a steel focused race team under our banner, we just needed a partner that shared our passion, ethos and growth plans. In stepped a brand that needs no introduction in our ferrous fraternity.... Dialled Bikes.   

It became evident very early into conversations with Mike that Dialled were the perfect partner to collaborate with both now and into 2019 race seasons.   We’ve agreed a two year deal with Dialled which will completely benefit two grass roots riders that share our passion and ultimately want to ‘have fun and ride steel’.  

We have already started talking with several potential co-sponsors that will complement the team and hope to be able to confirm the full package very soon. If you would like to get involved as a brand please get in touch for an informal chat about how we can work together.  

The search for two riders will begin very soon under the banner of “Dialled into Steel”.  Keep an eye open in the group for all the details.

Mike Wong (Founder & Owner of Dialled Bikes):

 I’d become a member of the Steel Is Real MTB Facebook group some time ago and really liked what Ben & Co were doing to promote steel mountain bike frames. After Ben and I got chatting online, it soon became apparent our respective brands had a lot in common so we hatched a plan to do something together, and the idea of an Enduro race team was born. 

 Many of Steel is Real’s members will recall Dialled Bikes being one of the original rider-owned UK steel frame micro-brands who helped push the geometry and perception of steel frames in the direction which many of today’s steel frames have arrived at.  And for those members who aren’t yet familiar with the Dialled Bikes brand, working with Steel is Real over the next 2 years will give them the opportunity to get to know about the brand and see our products at races and demo days. 

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The Bikes


2 x Dialled Alpine Hardcore Hardtails

The Riders

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Matt Lakin

Rides the green Alpine. His smooth and flowing style took him to so many podiums he won Southern Enduro's fastest Hardtail Rider of the year 

The Riders

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Michael Smith

Rides the red Alpine. Always smiling on the bike and likes to get air (ex-dirt jumper). If he's not on the podium he wasn't racing