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Mongoose Adds Brayden Barrett-Hay and Paul Genovese to Mountain Team


Mongoose Bikes today announced the addition of pro athletes Brayden Barrett-Hay and Paul Genovese to its mountain bike team. Barrett-Hay and Genovese will join riders Chris Akrigg, Greg Watts, and DJ Brandt to complete the 2016 Mongoose Mountain Team. Together, these athletes will continue to progress the sport of mountain biking.

“I am very excited for 2016! The support of Mongoose has magnified my passion for riding,” said Barrett-Hay.  “Mongoose has made me feel like the same kid I was when I started riding. Being part of the Mongoose team has grown my hunger for the sport, and now I have massive goals for 2016.”

23 year-old Barrett-Hay is well-known for the heavily skate park-influenced riding style he brings to freeride mountain biking (FMB). In 2011, Barrett-Hay kicked off his FMB career at Highland Park’s Claymore Challenge where he took 12th place during his first major slopestyle event. In 2013, Barrett-Hay’s season ended abruptly after a crash he took dropping into the Red Bull Joyride course at Crankworx – Whistler. After six months off the bike, Barrett-Hay returned to the sport and began pushing himself to once again progress his riding.

“When Brayden rides, he has an energy other riders feed off,” said Steve Wilcox, Mongoose Sports Marketing Manager. “We’re honored to have him bring that energy as well as his talent to the Mongoose Mountain Team.”

Over the last five years, Genovese has steadily climbed the ranks of the Freeride Mountain Bike (FMB) Series. In 2015, he ranked ninth overall in the FMB Diamond Series. Genovese has also delivered amazing edits throughout the last few seasons. With the support of Mongoose, Paul Genovese will continue to push himself as well as the boundaries of the sport.

“I’m excited to be a part of the Mongoose family in 2016,” said Genovese. “I’m excited to get the support I need to compete at the highest level of slopestyle biking, as well as create fresh video content.

“Adding Paul to the team was an easy decision,” said Leigh Ramsdell, Mongoose Team Manager. “He is the complete package, putting out incredible edits mixed with different riding styles – trail, slope, and dirt jump riding. He is also a pro when it comes to contests. I can’t wait to work with him and see what he brings to the brand.”

Barrett-Hay and Genovese’s teammates look forward to welcoming them to the team, as well. “When I heard that Paul was going to be my teammate, I was ecstatic,” said Mongoose athlete Greg Watts. “I pegged him as one of the next big contenders in the contest scene, and he hasn't let me down. He has a lot of talent, and I can't wait to see what he does next year. Adding younger riders to our roster brings a well-rounded vibe to the brand.”

“I'm hyped to have Brayden as a part of the team,” added teammate DJ Brandt. “We've traveled and competed together for a while, and we feed of each other really well when we’re riding. We also have good times off the bike; he is a solid addition to the team. Let the good times roll!”

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.

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