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Hayes Components Making Big Sponsorship Moves. Aaron Chase, Geoff Gulevich, Andi Wittman round out individual rider squad.

February 5, 2014, MEQUON, WISCONSIN, USA—Hayes Components has added several names to an already strong stable of riders for 2014.

“Over the past several seasons, as our new product has been put through the paces with positive reviews and feedback, more riders have taken notice,” said Scott Struve, Global Director of Marketing at Hayes Components. “Our selection of riders is obviously based on their performance and personality. However, we value their professional input and ability to articulate feedback first and foremost.”

Aaron Chase is making a homecoming having been a Manitou rider for a number of years early on. Aaron will be riding the full suite of Hayes components including Manitou, SUNringlé, Hayes Disc Brakes and Answer Products.

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“I’ve paid a lot of attention to what they’ve been doing and obviously know a lot of guys who are riding the current stuff from Hayes. As my riding style has evolved, I’m super excited to get on product like the Circus, Dorado, and the new Mattoc! It also goes without saying that SUNringlé, Hayes and Answer will take any abuse that I can dish out.”

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Gravity specialist, pro shaper/trailbuilder and host of the Nine Nights, Andi Wittmann will also join the Hayes team, riding Manitou and Answer. “I’m stoked to be riding Manitou suspension and Answer Products by Hayes Components! I’ve heard only great things about the performance and quality. Having tested it myself, I’m convinced,” Said Andi.

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Lastly, but certainly not least, Geoff Gulevich joins the Hayes family. “I had heard great things about the latest product from Hayes through my relationship with Rocky Mountain. I’ve already received my first shipment of parts and have hung them on my bikes. To say I’m impressed would be an understatement. It’s going to be a great season.” Geoff will be running Manitou, SUNringlé and Answer pedals.

Aaron, Andi and Geoff, join an already strong squad of gravity riders including Thomas Genon, Adam Hauke, Eric Porter, Hannes Klausner and the legendary Mike Kinrade.

“This crew represents the most prolific and creative talent in the sport. More importantly, they are some of the hardest working riders on the planet. They are all great ambassadors and will push our development team to make the best product for their craft,” said Struve.

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