How did you end up on Clayborn bikes? James Palmer: At the end of 2017 I was looking for a new brand to build a relationship with as I had no sponsor at the time. Tory had been riding for Ssquared/Answer for a few years and spoke good things about John Sawyer and crew. And I knew John owned the Clayborn brand as well but had no Pro representing them, so I contacted John about the possibility of coming on board and thankfully we were able to work out a deal!
When did you get picked up by RIFT? Romain Mahieu: It was in December 2017. I knew they were looking for a « Pro ». My 2017 was good with a few UCI BMX SX World Cup mains but I just felt like I needed something new for me to get better, new team, new atmosphere, new challenge being the top guy of the team. So I texted Rich, told him what