Felt teams up with Mafia Racing
Irvine, CA (June 5, 2008) – Felt Bicycles is pleased to announce that Mafia Racing, a new CO-based professional mountain bike team, will be racing Felt in 2008. Felt is providing Mafia with some of its finest frames, including models like the Virtue, which features Felt’s award-winning Equilink™ full-suspension technology.
After a strong start to the 2008 season, with top-10 results in several regional and National events including the Mountain States Cup Series and the Whiskey Off-Road, Mafia Racing is eager to take on some of the summer’s biggest events aboard a host of different Felt bicycles.
Unlike most professional/amateur mountain bike teams, Mafia Racing supports both endurance and gravity specialists, offering a unique opportunity for Felt to provide bikes for events ranging from short track cross-country to mountain-cross and Super-D. “We are stoked to be one of the first mountain bike teams to receive this level of support from Felt,” explains team President David Janowiec, “And we look forward to taking Mafia Racing to the next level this year. As one of the most progressive national level teams, Felt’s support will help us get exactly where we want to be.”
With Mafia Racing, Felt adds another chapter to its overall commitment to the sport. Felt’s US Marketing Director, Doug Martin says, “Mafia is an exciting new race program and between their roster, versatility and committed professionalism, we see them a perfect fit with the Felt family. We are proud to have them as new fat tire ambassadors.”
Mafia debuted on their new Felt’s last week in Angel Fire where they took 3rd and 1st in the Men’s and Women’s Super-D, respectively.
About Felt Bicycles
Felt Bicycles is a designer, manufacturer and distributor of its own proprietary branded premium quality bicycles, framesets, components and accessories. The company US office is located in Irvine, CA and its European office is in Edewecht, Germany. Felt Bicycles is an internationally recognized brand whose bicycles and products are currently sold in over 30 countries, worldwide. Athletes on Felt products have won numerous National and International events including World Championships, Olympic Medals, ESPN X-Games and other major national and international competitions. For more information on Felt Bicycles call (949) 452-9050 in the US or (49) 4405-928015 in Europe, or visit Felt online at www.feltbicycles.com or www.feltbmx.com
About Mafia Racing, LLC
After only one year of racing, Mafia Racing is heading into its sophomore season. With a 16-person pro roster, including both men and women, Mafia Racing competes in major US events including the Mountain State Cup events in the Rocky Mountain region, select National Mountain Bike Series races, and the USGP National Cyclocross series. Other Mafia Racing sponsors include Pabst Blue Ribbon, Jett MTB, Illegal Petes, GoFast, GU, Crank Brothers, First Act Guitars, Rooly Optical, aka3d.net, Easton, Giro, Maxxis, Nuun, Silver Back Music, Mix 1, Best Energies and First Endurance. For more information on Mafia Racing log on to www.mafiaracing.com
source: Doug Martin