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Haro Bikes Signs Eric Porter, Re-Signs Cody Warren

December 22, 2005-Vista, CA-In the spirit of supporting some of the best professional cyclists in the world, Haro Bikes has once again assembled a star-studded team of mountain bike athletes for the 2006 season.

Freerider Eric Porter has joined Haro Bikes and will compete on Haro frames in all the major slopestyle and freeride events, along with many filming and photo trips. "I am really psyched to be riding for Haro for at least the next 2 years," said Porter. "They have always sponsored the best riders in the world: Voreis, Strait, Nyquist, Mirra, the list goes on, so it's a real honor to join that group of riders".

In addition to several podium appearances, Porter has appeared in videos and magazines worldwide. He's also credited with being the first rider to grind handrails on a mountain bike without pegs and the first rider to do flairs on a mountain bike. "We're thrilled to have Eric on board," said Jill Hamilton, Haro Mountain Bike Brand Manager. "After 3 great years with Iron Horse, Eric has switched to Haro to expand his opportunities and work on new projects".

2005 U.S. National Downhill Champion Cody Warren returns to Haro for the 2006 season and will be looking to defend his title on Haro downhill and mountain cross frames. "I'm very happy to have re-signed with Haro for the upcoming season," says Warren. "I'm really looking forward to another great year of racing and promoting Haro Bikes".

Warren had a breakout season last year, finishing 2nd overall in the NORBA mountain cross series standings and 5th overall in the NORBA downhill standings. He was also the top American finisher in downhill at the 2005 UCI World Championships. "Haro has supported Cody for the past three years; it's been really exciting to see him grow as an athlete," says Jill Hamilton, Haro Mountain Bike Brand Manager. "We're obviously really excited to have the opportunity to support Cody again this year".

Cody Warren and Eric Porter join Haro freerider/racer Cameron Zink to round out the Haro Bikes roster for 2006.


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