Kona freeride team ready to log air time in 2008

Bringing a hungry and focused attitude to the freeride bike world, the Kona CLUMP Freeride Team is set and ready to roll into the big hits and challenging courses for the 2008 season. Returning many talented athletes to this years competition stage, the riders have been logging countless hours of training, have rested and rehabilitated their injuries and are fueled to get back in the saddle to not only enjoy what they love to do, but also win.

The Kona CLUMP Freeride Team has a big schedule in store for the upcoming season, commencing in February with the John “Uncle Crusty” Cowan inspired SoCal Super Tour that has grown to incorporate both southern and northern California. To prepare for 2008, riders have participated in numerous early season training sessions and local competitions while visiting Kona dealers and team sponsors.

The team is slated to participate in many of the marquee freeride competitions which include Kokanee Crankworx in Whistler, British Columbia, the Nissan Qashqai Series in and throughout Europe and Crankworx Colorado. The team’s top two performers, Paul Basagoitia and Andreu Lacondeguy, both have their goals set on improving on their 2007 performances while dishing out some new aerobatics along the way.