US downhiller Luke Strobel has opted to return to the Maxxis team after his successful 2007 World Cup campaign which saw three top 20 results in only his second season of international competition.
"The team has really stepped it up for next year," said Strobel. "That, and the fact we're on Iron Horse bikes, had a lot to do with me re-signing. I'm really looking forward to doing all the World Cups next year and lifting my world ranking into the top 10. That's my primary goal."
The 2008 Maxxis Team gravity roster will include defending back-to-back World Champion and 2007 World Cup Series Champion Sabrina Jonnier and 2006 Junior World Champion Cameron Cole. Team Maxxis will compete on the UCI World Cup circuit, the NMBS series events, and other selected top-tier events throughout the world. They will race the Iron Horse Sunday for downhill events and the MkIII for mountain cross races.