That Proflex/Djernis deal always struck me as one of the most misguided sponsorship arrangements ever. He'd won pretty much everything on a Ritchey without the aid of any suspension at all, so aside from the novelty spin they could put in the marketing, there wasn't really anywhere for Proflex to go with it. If he'd continued to win, the best you could say was that the bike wasn't doing him any harm, which isn't the strongest sales message going. If he didn't (and when you're at the top there's only one likely career trajectory
) then everyone would be blaming the bike.
Anyway. Nice bike