Edewecht, Germany (March 28, 2008)-Felt Bicycles is pleased to announce that mountain bike rider Darren Pokoj (AUS) is the newest member of the 2008 Felt Team. The 21-year-old Australian caught a lot of attention during various worldwide contests over the last two years.
A young pro, Darren displayed his enormous potential numerous times last season including a huge presence at the Nissan Qashqai Challenge in Madrid, Spain, while at the same time demonstrating his very personal style. Many say that nobody can do nosedive 360’s – aka: “down under threes” – like he can. Darren began in BMX 12 years ago and later he got into mountain bikes. He became a successful DH and 4X rider, winning various national and international 4X and DH competitions in 2004 and 2005. In 2006 he also focused on freeride and slopestyle competitions. Along the way he won the slopestyle at the Red Bull Trailfox, becoming the “Vienna Air King,” and later placed 5th at the Adidas Slopestyle and 6th at the Red Bull District Ride in Italy – even with a broken ankle!
Darren is not only talented but he has shown he is one of the most versatile riders. Whether he’s riding downhill, dirt, slopestyle, street, park or just freeriding, Darren has a flair and style few can match.
Felt produces a wide range of fat tire bikes for each of these different disciplines and given the company commitment to athletes and performance, it is a perfect fit for both Darren and Felt. Darren joining other new 2008 Felt mountain bike team members Joscha Forstreuter (GER) and Cam Zink (USA).
Right now, Darren is enjoying the down-under summer on the Gold Coast of Australia and beginning in April he will spend most of his time in Europe targeting all the major international contests.
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source: Doug Martin