ENVE has signed a multi-year agreement with the Sho-Air/Cannondale North America Factory Race Team.
ENVE's Marketing Manager Jake Pantone said, " It is exciting for us to partner with companies like Sho-Air and Cannondale who are making big investments into North American mountain bike racing by building this world class team. The personalities and talent that comprise this team are head of their class just like the products they will be riding and I am confident that each member of this team will be an excellent spokesperson for the ENVE brand."
Operating out of Southern California.
Sho-Air/Cannondale will be Cannondale's North American arm of its global
mountain bike race team. The team will represent Cannondale's
factory mountain bike efforts in North America and will support the
Cannondale Factory Racing Team during their North American World Cup
The Sho-Air/Cannondale force will consist of professionals Max Plaxton,
Pua Mata, Alex Grant, Jeremiah Bishop, Tinker Juarez, and Manny Prado
as team support. Before joining Sho-Air /Cannondale, Grant, Bishop, and
Juarez were members of Cannondale Factory Racing. Also featured on the
team will be motorsports legends Eric Bostrom and Josh Hayes. The team
will be managed by five-time amateur National Champion and Director of
Team Operations, Tyson Kady.
Plaxton is a five-time National Champion, two-time Pan-American
Champion, and was awarded a Bronze Medal at the 2006 U-23 World
Championships. Juarez has represented the U.S. in two Olympics, is a
three-time U.S. Cross-Country National Champion, and is a four-time U.S.
24-Hour National Champion. Bishop has led the U.S. National Team on
seven occasions, including his gold medal winning performance in the
2003 Pan American Games and his eighth place finish at the 2006 World
Championships. Mata is the reigning USAC PRO XCT, PRO UET and Marathon
National Champion. Most recently, Mata placed first in the La Ruta de
Los Conquistadores race in Costa Rica, her first ever attempt. Grant
placed second on the men's side, his third second place finish in the
past four years.
Sho-Air/Cannondale will be riding the Cannondale Scalpel and F29 Models which feature ENVE 29XC wheelsets laced to DT Swiss 240 hubs.