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Team Yeti adds Riffle and Houseman

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Cycling News
Published:
January 06, 2005, 0:00 GMT,
Updated:
April 20, 2009, 23:42 BST
Edition:
First Edition Cycling News for January 6, 2005

Team Yeti has added two gravity racers, Duncan Riffle and Rich Houseman, to its team for the 2005...

Team Yeti has added two gravity racers, Duncan Riffle and Rich Houseman, to its team for the 2005 season. Riffle, who recently turned 18 and is the current USA National Champion in downhill, will be surrounded by some of the best professional racers on the circuit. Rich Houseman, who excels in mountain-cross and downhill, is coming off one of his best seasons ever and will add depth to the Yeti roster.

Returning are mountain-cross specialist Jill Kintner, Aussie downhill and mountain-cross speedster Jared Graves and Colorado's favourite gravity racer Ross "the crusher" Milan. Gone are longtime Yeti cross-country racer Paul Rowney, who retired last year and young hammer Trent Lowe, who will move to a bigger team for '05 and split his time between road and mountain bike racing.

The team's riders will be racing a new downhill bike called the 303 DH this year. The 303 uses Linear Rail Technology (LRT) to create a bike that has over 9" of travel, but is still very efficient when pedaling.

Team Yeti will focus on NORBA National Championship races and select UCI World Cup events in North America and Europe.

Team roster

Jill Kintner (USA)
Rich Houseman (USA)
Jared Graves (Aus)
Ross Milan (USA)
Duncan Riffle (USA)

Sponsors

Yeti (frames)
Fox Racing Shox
Maxxis (tyres)
DT Swiss (wheels)
Hayes (disc brakes)
Race Face (components)
SRAM
e.thirteen
ODI
Chris King

Team website: www.yeticycles.com

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