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Dirt and Trail July 2018 issue 2

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Manuel Lettenbichler:

Manuel Lettenbichler: “I gave it everything I had, I wanted to win so badly but just lost out towards the end. I had a really great ride up until Green Hell. Billy and myself were pushing the pace a lot and we had built up a gap on the others. I wasn’t my best in Carl’s Dinner and was still in contention. Unfortunately, things went wrong in Green Hell and Graham came past us. But this is my debut podium at the Erzbergrodeo Red Bull Hare Scramble, so it is something to celebrate. Third in Extreme XL Lagares and now third here is a very strong start to WESS too.” 2018 ERZBERG RODEO TOP TEN RESULTS 1. Graham Jarvis (Husqvarna) 2:05:59 2. Jonny Walker (KTM) +00:41 3. Manuel Lettenbichler (KTM) +03:03 4. Wade Young (Sherco) +15:45 5. Billy Bolt (Husqvarna) +24:04 6. Travis Teasdale (Beta) +32:50 7. Paul Bolton (KTM) +33:41 8. Taddy Blazusiak (KTM) +35:52 9. Pol Tarres (Husqvarna) +48:41 10. Mario Roman (Sherco) +52:58

Galfer Brakes Stopping motorcycles since 1952 We stumbled across some interesting news about Galfer brakes. This lot makes brake discs, calipers, brake lines, pads and shoes. And did you know that they invented the dirtbike wave disc? GALFER is a leading manufacturer of friction materials and components for braking systems for the motorcycling, and bicycle sectors. They sell individual pads and discs – or you can get sorted with a complete kit, discs, pads, the works. A complete brake solution for road, adventure and dirt bikes. Wave discs, standard discs floating discs and braided brake lines – it’s a simple, one stop solution. They are OEM on loads of high end bikes and they are in the KTM powerparts catalogue - the Super Duke that we rode in RideFast last month was fitted with them. TM, Sherco, Benelli, Beta, Bultaco and loads of other use this supplier on all sorts of their models – and they manufacture aftermarket kits for all of the major brands… They have a massive R&D department and collaboration with competition teams keeps them developing and providing world titles in areas including the MotoGP World Championship, SBK, Motocross, Supercross, Enduro, Trial, Supermotard, etc. They have quite an interesting history and timeline – have a read… 1952 - Maffio Milesi establishes INDUSTRIAS GALFER S.A. - SEAT provider for drum brake linings and clutch discs - First supplies for PEGASO: brake linings for heavy vehicles - First drum brake linings for motorcycles (Sanglas) - Manufacture of COBALT highperformance brake linings 1970 - First development of aramid fibers blends to replace asbestos - The second generation of Milesis takes over management of INDUSTRIAS GALFER, S.A. 1980 - Manufacture of de HP6/2 (Brake lining without asbestos) - First brake pads for motorcycles (Mototrans Ducati) - The use of asbestos for manufacturing brake components is reduced by 80% - First catalogue of disk brake pads for motorcycle with 45 products and 2 composites (Gold and Silver) 1990 - The use of asbestos is totally discontinued (100%) for manufacturing brake components - GALFER USA established in California (USA) - Development and manufacturing of the first disk brake pads for bicycles - Development and manufacturing of castiron brake discs - CMM Motocomponentes, S.L. established to distribute motorcycle products in Spain - Development and manufacturing of stainless steel brake discs - Creation and registering the patent for Disc Wave® in Europe and USA - Development of sintered metal compounds for disk brake pads - Start of sintered metal brake pads manufacturing - Opening of the new INDUSTRIAS GALFER, S.A plant in Granollers (Spain) 2010 - Creation of the production system for the 2nd generation of sintered metal brake pads - Implementation of the ISO/TS 16649 quality system It’s quite a company with a great European pedigree. In the offroad market they supply brakes to the factory Beta team, Sherco Enduro team, Honda Montesa trials, TM – enduro and MX world championships, Honda 114 MX team, Marchetti racing team (World MX). And you should check all the road race teams… Locally the brand is imported by Trickbitz Dealer enquiries are welcome. 1960 - Manufacture of HP high-performance brake linings - Supplier of disk brake pads for the SEAT 124 - Manufacture of HP6 high-performance brake linings 2000 - GALFER Auto, S.L. established for the distribution of car products in Spain - Creation and registering the patent for peripheral disc - New GALFER USA headquarters in Oxnard (California) DIRT & TRAIL MAGAZINE JUNE 2016 43

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