Haro Bicycles officially announced today that they have signed freeride phenom Cameron Zink to ride Haro frames for the upcoming 2006 and 2007 seasons.
Zink, who is considered by many to be one of the gravity scene's most talented and versatile riders, will participate in a full schedule of freeride events, select World Cup and NORBA downhill and mountain cross races as well as video projects. His first race event aboard a Haro frame will be the Sea Otter Classic in Monterey, CA April 6-9, 2006.
“Haro has always been at the pinnacle of cycling, and I feel we have met at a perfect point in my riding career where we can benefit a lot from each other,” said Zink. “I am ecstatic about this new relationship and the direction the company is going."
"With freeride getting a tremendous amount of exposure and mountain bike racing being a big part of our marketing program, we couldn't be happier to have partnered up with such a talented rider who has the skills to pull “double duty” for Haro," said Jill Hamilton, Haro's Mountain Bike Brand Manager. “From an R & D standpoint, the feedback we'll get from Cameron will do wonders to help shape and improve our current product offering”.
The 19-year-old Nevada resident's career highlights include numerous podium appearances in both freeride/slopestyle and downhill race events since turning pro in 2003. Zink has also appeared in videos such as Highways, New World Disorder 5, and Disorder 6: Unchained.