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Race Day: Developed with Aaron Gwin - The New TRP DH7 Drivetrain

Get a look at the development process with TRP, Aaron Gwin, and John Hall, resulting in the all-new DH7 drivetrain.

Race Day: Developed with Aaron Gwin - The New TRP DH7 Drivetrain


This is the start of a new chapter for TRP. The new TRP DH7 components are the culmination of a four-year drivetrain development project. This is TRP's shift, #TRPSHIFTINGFOCUS

The TRP R&D teams in Taiwan and the US spent three of these years working very closely with World Cup downhill overall winner Aaron Gwin and his mechanic John Hall. Their passion for racing defined new features which were continuously tested at the highest level, racing two full seasons of World Cup downhill races.

Aaron and John embraced every opportunity to bring in their experience, views and ideas to TRP. Here are some of their own words about TRP's new DH7 components.


“It is a pretty complicated project to make a derailleur – there are a lot of patents and all kinds of things you have to work around, so you’ve got to be really innovative to find your own way to do things and also to make it better. The thing I enjoyed most working with the TRP crew, is their trust in John and I, and vice versa.” - Aaron Gwin


“The end result of improvement, whether it is a product, whether it is results, or just elevating the game in all areas – that’s what really drives me. Take a chance on it, it is pretty cool how the product grows on you and it becomes yours – you’ll be blown away.” - John Hall

Aaron and his mechanic John Hall are constantly pushing and challenging the TRP Team – this is why TRP works with them.

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We take the “R” in TRP serious. Our partnership with professional athletes and teams bring us important experiences from the real world - at the highest level. The following teams, athletes and their mechanics have been instrumental and intimately involved in the TRP DH7 product development process.

Intense Factory Racing | Headlined by Aaron Gwin, Intense Factory Racing has a roster bolstered by Neko Mullaly and Jack Moir. The Intense riders and mechanics, led by John Hall, have been an integral part of developing the TRP drivetrain.


Scott DH Factory | A new team on the circuit for 2019, the Scott DH Factory program brings a veteran TRP rider, Brendan Fairclough, together with Florent Payet, Marie Cabirou and Dean Lucas to ride TRP brakes and drivetrain.


Commencal / 100% | This team is in its second season on TRP brakes and the first on drivetrain. Thomas Estaque, Hugo Frixtalon, Antonie Rogge, Bruce Klein and their mechanics Jampi and Benjamin have been instrumental in testing throughout the development stages.


YT Mob | Martin Whitely and his YT Mob have been long time partners with TRP. Their new program led by Angel Suarez is focused on bringing new talent to the sport and onto TRP products.


Now, TRP DH7 is ready for gravity riders everywhere; whether the focus is on competitive downhill racing or you are looking for a killer time with your riding buddies at your favorite bike park. 

See more at TRP's website.

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