Big news here, we've been wondering what 2007 World Champion Sabrina Jonnier would do for 2008, it looks like she will still be riding an Iron Horse but this time with the Maxxis Team, here's the official word.

Maxxis Gravity Team on Iron Horse in 2008

Iron Horse Bicycle Company announces today that they will be the official frame supplier of the Maxxis Tires Gravity Team for the 2008 race season. Maxxis team riders will use the dw-link equipped Iron Horse Sunday for downhill events and MkIII model frames for mountain cross races.

The Iron Horse Sunday is one of the most sought-after mountain bikes in the world. With a pedigree that includes victories in World Championship, World Cup Series Overall, World Cup, National Championship, and US Open competitions, the Sunday has become the bike-of-choice for the sport's best athletes and discerning riders.

The 2008 Maxxis Team gravity roster is stacked with talent. Joining Maxxis for the 2008 campaign is defending back-to-back World Champion and 2007 World Cup Series Champion Sabrina Jonnier. Luke Strobel, the top American on the World Cup circuit, and 2006 Junior World Champion Cameron Cole both continue with the program for 2008. Team Maxxis will compete the UCI World Cup circuit, the NMBS series events, and other selected top-tier events throughout the world.

Maxxis and Iron Horse have a long history of working together. Maxxis has been a tire sponsor of Iron Horse teams and riders and Iron Horse has used Maxxis tires as original equipment specification for the past 10 years.

Maxxis Tires Bicycle Manager Christopher Warrick comments:

"We're excited to have Iron Horse supporting the gravity side of the team this year. It's obvious their bikes are fast, as they've delivered back-to-back world championships for both men and women. A great bike, like the Iron Horse Sunday, will make a great rider even better." Christopher went on to say, "I can't wait to get the season started. We've put together a great team of riders and sponsors and feel as though the quality of the team's equipment will work to our advantage."

Iron Horse Marketing Manager Todd Seplavy commented:

"We are very pleased to be partnering with Team Maxxis for the upcoming season as their official frame sponsor. Iron Horse and Maxxis have had a strong relationship for the past decade. This is an extension of our partnership and an opportunity to expand the Iron Horse brand out to even more people and more events."

Sean Heimdal of the World Championship Monster Energy/Iron Horse team added:

"Maxxis has a great reputation for putting together excellent race programs and supporting the best riders in the sport. We are looking forward to working with the Maxxis team in our shared goal of winning races and championships."

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