Cannondale and new partner Team Sho-Air have announced the launch of a new mountain biking team to compete in the North American World Cup series. The new unit, which will be based out of California, is now called Sho-Air/Cannondale and will be taking part in the 2013 cross-country and endurance race seasons.
The squad will consists of professionals riders Max Plaxton, Pua Mata, Alex Grant, Jeremiah Bishop, Tinker Juarez, and Manny Prado as team support. Grant, Bishop, and Juarez have a long standing relationship with Cannondale have raced as part of the company’s Factory Racing Team. They’ll be joined by motorsport legends Eric Bostrom and Josh Hayes. Five-time amateur National Champion and Tyson Kady will serve as the new Director of Team Operations.
The Sho-Air/Cannondale mountain bike team will race on the sweet looking Scalpel and F29 bikes, both of which fall into the now insanely popular 29’er category. Check out the video below to catch the squad in action and get a glimpse of the machines they’ll be competing on.