Norcross, Georgia – November 3 –Brent McMahon announced his return to off-road triathlon by taking a podium finish at the Xterra World Championships on October 26 in Maui, Hawaii. McMahon, who had spent time concentrating on the Olympic trials and winning the Canadian Triathlon title, parked his Blue Triad road multisport bike and tackled the tough mountain bike course on a Blue Carbon XC hard tail. Meanwhile, Seth Wealing was riding a 2009 Blue Ryno full-suspension mountain bike to an eleventh place finish.
“I’m stoked I did this well after so much time off from Xterra,” said McMahon. “It’s great to be back, I really enjoy these races. Maui is known as one of the toughest off-road courses in the Xterra series,” continued McMahon. “The Blue Carbon XC took it in stride. Considering my absence from off-road cycling, I was very pleased with my performance on the bike.”
Ruben Ruzafa, 24, of Spain and Julie Dibens, 33, from England won the men’s and women’s World Championship titles respectively. Ruzafa, the current Spanish mountain bike champion finished 34 seconds ahead of Austrian Olympic mountain biker Michael Weiss. McMahon won the running segment by more than three minutes.
“This was a tremendous finish for both Brent and Seth,” said Chance Regina of Blue Competition Cycles. “It was also a great outing for our new Ryno mountain bike. We spent nearly two years perfecting the design of our first full suspension machine and it’s clear our efforts have paid off. Now, we offer advanced, all-carbon models in both hard tail and full-suspension designs.”
Blue’s new Ryno is part of the company’s recently introduced 2009 lineup that also includes the Triad multisport/time trial bike, a new all-carbon cyclocross machine and the RD1, a full-carbon road bike with quality components priced under $2,000. Blue Competition Cycles garnered a great deal of attention recently when they announced that every buyer of a complete Triad bicycle will receive a certificate for one hour of time in the A2 Wind Tunnel in Charlotte, North Carolina.
About Blue Competition Cycles
Blue Competition Cycles is a bicycle design and manufacturing firm headquartered in Norcross, Georgia. Founded by a group of world class cyclists in 2005, the company has since enjoyed significant annual growth. Leading cyclists and multisport athletes and have ridden Blue Bicycles to victory in a variety of events including time trials, road races, elite triathlons and cyclocross. Blue Competition Cycles has become well known for its expertise in crafting high-end, lightweight bicycle frames and components using aerospace quality carbon fiber. For more information, visit www.rideblue.com.
source: Chance Regina