Scott Sports is expanding in bicycle accessories with the acquisition of Syncros, a high-end brand of mountain bike components from Vancouver's North Shore. The Swiss company said that the acquisition would enable it to become a sizeable player in the market for bicycle parts, and that its infrastructure would enable Syncros to widen its range. Established in 1986 by Peter Hamilton and Pippin Osborne, Syncros was owned since 2003 by Tom Ritchey. For the last years Syncros has specialized in parts for all mountain, downhill and freeride bicycles, but Scott has already set up a dedicated design and development team to enlarge the range with parts for cross country and road bicycles. The objective is to come up with fully integrated products. Syncros parts will only be sold through Scott's retail partners. Scott's range already includes bicycles, apparel, footwear and helmets.