Chad’s Off-Road Setups has Sherco Race Team handling toughest terrain  


The Motul Pirelli Sherco Team is in the midst of its fourth year of National off-road racing with backing from Chad’s Off-Road Setups. The Geelong-based suspension setup and tuning specialist has been with the Team since its inception and according to Team Manager Derek Grundy the partnership is a winning formula.

“Chad Talbot from Chad’s Off-Road Setups is brilliant,” explained Grundy. “He has so much experience from working on bikes and winning big races with some of the biggest names in dirt bikes. He’s also a passionate rider so he knows what riders need from a bike. As far as dialling in the suspension on our Sherco Team bikes, he’s always on the money.”

Chad’s Off-Road Setups has provided specific suspension setup requirements for everything from technical enduro-style conditions to the hard and fast conditions of the Finke and Hattah desert races.

“Chad has been very complimentary about the Sherco enduro range,” Grundy continued. “He enjoys working on them and seeing our riders do well. He loves racing and we love working with him. You can’t buy the passion Chad has for his work and that comes through in the job he does for our Team. We trust him and that is key to achieving good results with a suspension tuner. We know he has the knowledge, so we trust him to do the best job for us.”

Chad’s Off-Road Setups has worked closely with the Motul Pirelli Sherco Team which has provided excellent setup options for Sherco dealers and customers. Whether it’s just a basic setting or specific valving combination or even just the right weight spring to suit the individual rider, Chad’s Off-Road Setups can provide the service to dealers and customers. 

Photography: Kane O’Rourke