Niners and downhill aren’t our thing or beat, but I was impressed with Acros Sport and anybody that takes on Shimano and SRAM. Also German precision.
Also see the headsets and bottom brackets.
When we were in Berlin last year, I noticed they had stainless steel garbage cans machined with the same precision. It’s their thing. I even added those to a presentation I do about design.
I asked other media there how Acros worked? They all said, “great.” The market for their equipment is a mountain biker who wants better than XTR.