Mongoose Bicycles announced this week that Andrew Neethling has joined the Mongoose MTB team. The South African 4X, downhiller and dirt jumper was a six-time member of the South African National Team and had a solid 2005 including a first at the Sand Point, Idaho NORBA, seventh place at the Angle Fire World Cup and fourth overall in the NORBA downhill series.
In 2006, Neethling will focus on the full World Cup and NORBA circuits. His main focus is DH, but Andrew can't wait to put his EC 4X bike to the test in 4X and Slalom. He will also compete in select Jump comps/jams and freeride events.
"I am very excited to be a part of the Mongoose company and team," said Neethling. "It has always been a dream to be part of a major team and player in the industry. It is great knowing that coming into the new season that I have a great bunch of people backing me and supporting me with my goals."