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Greg *Double or Nothing* Watts has hopped off Haro and backflip double tailwhipped on to Mongoose. Likewise, Mike Montgomery is making the switch from Specialized. Check out Greg's bike below and what they wrote about their moves on Instagram.

"The goose is loose! So excited to be partnering up with Mongoose Bikes for the next couple years. They have a solid new line of bikes out soon and it promises to be a great year! Thanks to all my other sponsors for sticking by me to keep this American dream alive." - Greg Watts

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"Super excited to release that I'll be on Mongoose Bikes! The new line of bikes will be released soon. They have come along way from 1974 and I'm proud to be a part of their legacy. And thank you to all the other brands that support my addiction/shenanigans!" - Mike Montgomery

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Press Release

Madison, Wis. – Feb. 6, 2014 – Mongoose, a brand of Dorel Industries (TSX: DII.B, DII.A), is proud to announce that Mike Montgomery and Greg Watts have joined the expanding Mongoose mountain bike team. Montgomery and Watts, slopestyle and dirt jumpers, will play essential roles in product development, while continuing to advance the sport. Watts and Montgomery will join, Chris Akrigg, to form the 2014 Mongoose Mountain Team.

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In 2013, Montgomery dominated taking top honors at the Ranchstyle Slopestyle as well as Best Trick at the Crankworx Teva Best Trick Showdown. He placed second at the GoPro Mountain Games Slopestyle. He also grabbed gold at the 2011 Teva Mountain Games Slopestyle competition. Montgomery continues to rapidly progress in slopestyle, with his technical bag of tricks and fearless attitude.

“It’s an honor to sign with Mongoose, a brand that has played a major role in shaping our sport,” said Montgomery. “Mongoose cares about their athletes and provides us with the support we need to achieve our goals.”

Hailing from San Diego, California, Montgomery began racing BMX at 5 years-old. After competing in a handful of top-level BMX events, including Dew Tour, Montgomery decided to make the switch to mountain biking after watching a video of a hardtail biker. Since that day, Montgomery has been a regular on the mountain bike podium and has left his mark on the sport by inventing tricks such as the California Roll and the Backflip Bar-Hop to late Tailwhip.

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Watts also excels in mountain bike slopestyle, both in competition and in films. In 2013, he was crowned the champion at Mammoth Kamikaze Bike Games Speed and Style. He also took top honors at AT’s Showdown in 2010 and 2011, Ranchstyle in 2011, Goatstyle in 2010 and Crankworx Slopestyle in 2009.

“It is an awesome opportunity to partner with a brand with so much history,” commented Watts.  “I’m stoked to have a role in the creative process and help design bikes for the next generation of Mongoose riders.”

Raised in Santa Cruz, California, Watts has been on a bike since the age of 3. After testing the waters in BMX racing, he decided to dabble in mountain and entered his first race at 14. By his senior year of high school, Watts had reached pro status in his mountain bike career. The up-and-comer made history after landing the first Double Backflip on a mountain bike, and continues to add to his arsenal of tricks showing he isn’t afraid to push the limits of his mountain riding.

“We were immediately drawn to Mike and Greg for their high-level of professionalism and incredible skills on a bike,” said Dave Duecker, Mongoose Global Brand Director.

For more information on Mongoose and the bikes the pros ride, visit www.mongoose.com.  Keep up on the latest from the brand and its team riders at Facebook.com/MongooseBikes, @Mongoose on Twitter, and @mongoosebikes on Instagram.

ABOUT MONGOOSE

For almost 40 years, Mongoose has been in the dirt, on the trails and off the ramps. Mongoose is synonymous with bikes that perform on the smoothest single track to the biggest drops and riders looking for trails that never end and keep the party going.  For more information, visit www.mongoose.com.

Mongoose is part of Dorel Industries (TSX: DII.B, DII.A), a world class bicycle and juvenile products company. Dorel creates style and excitement in equal measure to safety, quality and value. Dorel’s powerfully branded products include Safety 1st, Quinny, Maxi-Cosi, Bébé Confort and Tiny Love, complemented by regional brands such as Cosco and Infanti in Juvenile, as well as Cannondale, Schwinn, Mongoose, GT, Caloi, IronHorse and SUGOI in Recreational/Leisure. Dorel has annual sales of US$2.6 billion and employs 6,300 people in facilities located in twenty-four countries worldwide.

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