Vee Tire Co to support Aaron Gwin, Intense Factory Racing, Commencal Vee & more in 2022

Vee Tire Co has announced its extensive support of UCI World Cup Downhill Teams for 2022, to include four teams, two of which they are the headline sponsor of. Some big names in the world of downhill mountain biking are featured here, including Aaron Gwin, Phil Atwill, Joe Breedon, Dakotah Norton and Alex Marin. Teams that will don Vee rubber this season include Intense Factory Racing, Commencal Vee, Propain Positive Supported by Vee, and the IJ Racing-Chigürio Extremo Team.

From Vee Tire Co:

Vee Tire Co. has a long tradition of supporting downhill racers and teams. This dedication to racing comes from the very top as Vee Tire Co’s owner, Bike Sukanjanapong, has passionately followed downhill racing and made some great friends with riders along the way.

Vee Tire Co. continues to support riders even through the pandemic, and now as we enter 2022 and celebrate our tenth anniversary, we have stepped up our racing program support further still.

For the 2022 World Cup Downhill season, Vee Tire Co. is proud to announce support for 4 factory teams and thrilled to become the title sponsor of 2.

The 2022 Vee Tire Co. downhill factory race teams include;

Intense Factory Racing

intense prototype downhill bike high pivot covered

Editor’s Note: Team photos reveal an Intense Prototype Downhill Bike that, thanks to the exposed idler and chainstay pivot, quite clearly runs a high-pivot suspension platform – expect to see this one in a Birthday Suit at the season opener in Lourdes next month.

Vee Tire Co. has a long history with Intense. Initially as the manufacturer of Intense Tire System products and today as a sponsor for the race team. Bike and the entire Vee Tire Co. family can’t wait for the season to begin, and we look forward to some exciting developments along the way!

vee tire co sign aaron gwin intense factory racing world cup dh 2022

The Intense Factory Racing team includes downhill superstar Arron Gwin, UK racer Joe Breedon, U.S hotshot Dakotah Norton and Seth Sherlock.

Commencal Vee

commencal vee 2022 world cup dh team riders

This team of young and talented riders spent the 2021 season on Vee Tire Co. rubber and we’re excited to partner up with them again as title sponsor.

2022 commencal vee tire co world cup dh team

The Commencal Vee team includes 6th Redbull Hardline rider, Matteo Iniguez, 4th place junior overall racer Siel Van Der Velden, Raphael Iniguez and newcomers Jérôme Caroli and Tom Cosse.

Propain Positive Supported By Vee

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Phil Atwill at the 2022 Freeride Fiesta

Propain Positive Supported By Vee is a new team set up by long time Vee rider Phil Atwill. Phil and the Vee Tire family go back a long way, and we’re stoked to help support his new program in 2022.

Phil will be joined by fellow teammates Athanasios Panagitsas and Sokratis Aris Zotos.

IJ Racing-Chigürio Extremo Team


Another new downhill squad filled with familiar Vee Tire faces. The IJ Racing-Chigürio Extremo Team is a new program formed by Alex Marin, who has raced on Vee Tire treads for the past few seasons. Rafael Gutierrez Villegas, another fellow Vee athlete, joins Alex along with Sebastian Holguin Villa and Cristian Suarez.

alex marin signed by vee tire co 2022 world cup dh team

Alex Marin heads up the IJ Racing-Chigürio Extremo team

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