After departing the Kona Team, Fabien Barel has joined with the Subaru Mountain Bike Pro Team. The team recently signed Mondraker Bicycles for 2008-2009. The company makes frames for all mountain bike disciplines, but focuses on downhill and freeride.
Barel will be joined by riders Florent Payet and Damien Spagnolo. The trio will ride the Kaiser frame.