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Mongoose signs De Champ to MTB team

Mongoose Bicycles announced that it has signed Jim DeChamp its 2006 MTB team. The versatile 25-year-old competes in MTB-Dirt, Street, Park contests and Mountain Cross.

A pro since 1999, DeChamp lives in Harwood, Maryland and is credited as the first person to land a front flip on a mountain bike. 2005 was a good year for DeChamp. "I took first at the Ashville, North Carolina jump comp, first at the best trick comp at the London bike show and second place at Winter Splinter's park comp," he said.

His goals for 2006 are simple: learn more tricks and have fun. Look for DeChamp ripping the competition on the Mongoose Thunderball, Black Diamond, and the EC-X and EC-D in 2006. He'll be competing in various pro dirt jump, park and freeride comps like Crankworx, Rye Airfield and Sea Otter.

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