Dr Steve Peat is moving on to pastures new in regard to his chain device. Here's the official word:

GRAND JUNCTION, CO November 25, 2008: There are not very many relationships in the mountain bike community as long lived and storied as MRP and Steve Peat. For the past decade, MRP has been the chain guide of choice for a legend in the sport of downhill mountain bike racing.

For a sponsor, riders don’t come any better than Steve. It’s not just about podium visits, which he certainly delivers, but also personality and professionalism. Steve is a class act, and one of the most influential riders that the sport will ever see. He will always be “the people’s champion”.

And so it is with mixed feelings that we see Steve move on to pursue other sponsorship for 2009. Though Steve has been a tremendous asset to MRP over the years, we realize that as a small company, we need to spread our sponsorship dollars to help as many riders as possible. According to Tim Fry, owner of MRP, “The best ways that we can help the sport are to continue innovating and developing the highest quality products and to help riders who are coming up through the ranks. We also want to support local bike parks that make it possible for people to ride.”

We wish Steve the best on his new deal. Good luck this year Steve, we’ll still be rootin’ for ya! Cheers!

MRP will support a number of talented riders and teams for 2009. Also, MRP wants to ensure a continued focus on the next generation of riders by expanding our Grassroots sponsorship programs. If we can help you achieve your goals, look for us at www.sponsorhouse.com.

For more information about MRP, please visit their website at www.mrpbike.com

Steve Peat parts company with MRP