November 10/05 1:59 am - Team Haro Loses Hannah Adds Zink
Posted by Editoress on 11/10/05
Haro Bicycles Releases Mick Hannah
Haro Bicycles announces that they have released Australian downhiller Mick Hannah from their professional mountain bike team.
"Mick has done a great job representing Haro during the past three years he's ridden for us," said Jill Hamilton, Haro's Mountain Bike Brand Manager. "We simply chose not to match an excellent offer Mick has received from another team. All of us here at Haro certainly wish Mick all the best with his future plans".
"I have had some great years at Haro and all the staff and team have been a hugely supportive of my plans for the future," said Hannah. "I want to pass a huge thanks on to Jill Hamilton, Jim Ford, Mike Varley and Rusty for all their help and wish Haro all the best for the 2006 season".
Haro will concentrate their efforts on finding a replacement to fill the slot Hannah leaves on the gravity side of the team.
Team Haro Adds Cameron Zink
Haro Bicycles officially announces that they have signed freeride phenom Cameron Zink to ride Haro frames for the upcoming 2006 and 2007 seasons.
Zink, who is considered by many to be one of the gravity scene's most talented and versatile riders, will participate in a full schedule of freeride events, select World Cup and NMBS (NORBA) downhill/mountain cross races, and video projects. His first race event aboard a Haro frame will be the Sea Otter Classic in Monterey, CA April 6-9, 2006.
"Haro has always been at the pinnacle of cycling, and I feel we have met at a perfect point in my riding career where we can benefit a lot from each other," said Zink. "I am ecstatic about this new relationship and the direction the company is going".
"With freeride getting a tremendous amount of exposure and mountain bike racing being a big part of our marketing program, we couldn't be happier to have partnered up with such a talented rider who has the skills to pull "double duty" for Haro," said Jill Hamilton, Haro's Mountain Bike Brand Manager. "From an R & D standpoint, the feedback we'll get from Cameron will do wonders to help shape and improve our current product offering".
The 19-year-old Nevada resident's career highlights include numerous podium appearances in both freeride/slopestyle and downhill race events since turning pro in 2003. Zink has also appeared in videos such as Highways, New World Disorder 5, and Disorder 6: Unchained.