STAY TRUE!

MARCEL HACZEK

Born: 6 March 1989
Hometown: Bielsko-Biala; Poland
Current location: Gliwice / Bielsko-Biala, Poland
Years riding: 9
Sponsors: NS Bikes, Mozartt, Novik Gloves, Sharkie Was Here!, Staronphoto.com
2014 Rides: NS Bikes Soda FR, NS Bikes Eccentric
Hobbies: Mountain bike, freeskiing, skimboarding, 3D Design.

My name is Marcel, I'm 24 years old and I have been riding since 2005. I'm an university student with plenty of spare time for riding. I used to compete in downhill events on my NS Surge hardtail bike and lately switched to Soda. I spend most of my riding on finding new spots and epic places to ride. There is nothing better then finding new lines with big drops which no one have ridden before. I also have a dirt bike built mostly on NS Bike parts which helps me work on my technique but I get the most fun and experience from my Soda proto bike.

This season I also spent a lot of time on the NS Eccentric bike competing in the Enduro events and taking on fe wepic trips about which you will read soon.

For me bike riding is also a way of life with epic trips and parties with my friends.

Next season along with my friend and a great photographer - Piotr Staron (Staronphoto.com) I'm planning on visiting a lot of great spots and events and bring you a lot of amazing shots.

RIDER GALLERY
BIKECHECKS

    2013 NS Bikes Soda freeride bike:

    Frame: NS Bikes Soda FR 2013 M
    Rear shock: RockShox Monarch Plus R
    Fork: Marzocchi 55 CR 2013 170 mm
    Handlebar: NS Evidence 762 mm
    Stem: NS Bikes Quark Pro
    Grips: NS Bikes Sam Pilgrim Legend
    Brakes: Hope M4 Evo
    Shifter: Sram X.7
    Rear derailleur: Sram X.9 Type 2 10 spd
    Chainguide: Mozartt WoG
    Cranks: OctaneOne D1 Integrated
    Chain: KMC X10
    Cassette: Shimano Tiagra
    Pedals: NS Bikes Aerial Pro
    Front rim: NS Bikes Trailmaster II
    Rear rim: NS Bikes Trailmaster II
    Front Hub: NS Bikes Rotary 20
    Rear Hub: NS Bikes Rotary Cassette
    Tires: Maxxis Wetscream
    Saddle: OctaneOne Rocker
    Weight: 15,8 kg / 34 lb

WEBSITE / MEDIA:

Official profile on Pinkbike

Official fanpage on Facebook

Official profile on Instagram

Official Team profile on Facebook

Official Team Pinkbike profile

Staronphoto.com

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS:

Although I have not been competing a lot in 2011 it was the best season ever. Loads of trips, amazing spots and places which I will definatelly revisit in 2012. Too bad the winters in Poland are rather severe with low temperatures and short days but soon it will all over. In the past seasons I used to compete in various downhill events on my NS Surge hardtail bike and it was not that bad afterall. Few times I managed to beat the guys on fullies which gave me a lot of fun and satisfaction. Ride!

 

2010
2nd Mark Dunat Memorial Skrzyczne – Szczyrk
4th Downstairs Ustron

 

2009
9th Polish Cup/Diverse Downhill Contest Chelm – Myslenice
2nd Mark Dunat Memorial Skrzyczne – Szczyrk
4th Polish Cup/Diverse Downhill Contest Zar – Miedzybrodzie Bialskie
8th Polish Cup/Wierchomla Cup – Wierchomla
8th Downstairs Ustron
17th Polish Cup/Diverse Downhill Contest Stozek – Wisla
3rd Polish Cup/Wierchomla Cup – Wierchomla

 

2008
5th Polish Cup/Diverse Downhill Contest Zar - Miedzybrodzie Bialskie
6th Polish Cup/Diverse Downhill Contest Sto┼╝ek - Wisla
4th Polish Cup/Diverse Downhill Contest Kasina Wielka

 

2007
13th Diverse Downhill Contest Zar - Miedzybrodzie Bialskie