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Pruitt & Obye sign with Jamis

Kathy Pruitt and Alan Obye signed with Jamis Bicycles for 2007 to race gravity and cross country events respectively. The re-signed Pruitt is the 2000 junior world downhill champion and two-time national champion. Obye is the 2004 US cross country national U23 champion, and he has been a member of the US mountain bike world team three times and the US cyclo-cross world team five times.

Pruitt will be concentrating on gravity events at the US National Mountain Bike Series (NMBS), the US Open of Mountain Biking, and North American World Cups, and on many travel and adventure trips. "I am happy to be returning to Jamis Bicycles in 2007, with something to prove," said Pruitt.

Obye will compete in pro cross country and short track events throughout North America. He brings plenty of experience to the Jamis program and brings the squad back into the cross-country arena. "I think I'm at a point where I'm maturing as a rider, and I'm ready to get on some National Series podiums. ... It should be a good year," said Obye.

Pruitt will race the Diablo in downhill events and the Komodo in four cross and slalom events. Obye will race the XCR Pro and Dakota Elite.

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