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We are proud to announce the new XC and Enduro focused, Team Santa Cruz-X Fusion. Under management by Colby Pastore, Will Curtis and Max Houtzager will focus on racing Pro/U23 at select Pro XCT and North American Enduro Tour Races while also getting generally rad on bikes!

"I couldn't be more stoked on the set-up we have for 2012. Like any team, Santa Cruz-X Fusion is race-driven, and I am no exception to that rule. What makes this team so awesome is that we are all brought together by more than competitiveness and results. My hope for this program is to combine that drive for racing with our general love for mountain biking and its lifestyle so that we may become better racers, riders, and ambassadors for the sport. With the support that we have from the cycling industry and friends, I know that we have the tools to reach this potential." –Will Curtis

All three of us young racers came from multiple seasons on the Whole Athlete-Specialized Junior/U23 Development Team, where we learned to race at the national and international world cup level. Products of racing in the Norcal Highschool League as well as enduro and downhill races such as Downieville, the Northstar series, Oregon Super D series, Ashland Mtn Challenge, and Crankworx Enduro, we know how to train endurance, but also get rad on descents.

Residing in Marin and Santa Cruz, we are a stone's throw from all our sponsors and amazing trails for testing, training, and having fun, an ideal set up for product development and preparation for some good results.

“It’s fantastic to be supporting such a driven group of young individuals with their racing efforts.” Says X-Fusion Marketing Manager, John Hauer. “Santa Cruz X-Fusion’s interest and ability to race in an array of endurance and gravity events shows their true passion for riding bikes and is refreshing to see and to be a part of.”

More photos and video to come through out the season so please check out for more including our racing thus far in New Zealand and California, and follow us on Twitter and Facebook.

In 2012 we are thankful for support by

Santa Cruz Bikes
X-Fusion Suspension
Easton Cycling
GU Energy
Formula Brakes
Violich Farms
Bike Monkey
Curtis Brand Design
Family Cycling Center
Athletic Greens
Upgraded Self
El Salchichero Handcrafted Charcuterie
Cowboys Fuzzy Duds

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