Congrats to Eric Porter and his wife Megan! Baby Milo was born on Monday morning weighing in at 7 lbs, 1 oz. Both mom and baby are healthy and doing just fine. Porter says, "He's so rad, little happy baby!". I think we see a future slopestyle star here...won't be long before this little guy is throwing down tailwhips at the local trails!
Our all-new Porter slopestyle-specific bikes are in stock now! Since these bikes will be built in VERY limited quantities, if you even remotely think you want one, you better have your shop order it for you now. Several bikes were presold before they even arrived, but there are still several available in our warehouses available to ship to your shop.
Haro pro slopestyle rider Eric Porter played a big role in the development of this bike. He directed several aspects of the creation of his signature bike from the overall frame geometry down to the "Smurfy Blue" frame paint.
Just about every part on this bike is the same exact part that Porter uses on his own personal bike he trains and competes on. Fox made a custom 36 Float RC2 fork just for Porter to use on his bike during the prototype testing phase that had the travel reduced to 100mm. We had Fox make up a batch of these forks for us to use on the production bikes to round out the final spec.
If you have ever dreamed about owning a pro-level bike, here's your chance. Don't let the opportunity ride away from you!
Paolo Tempestini from Italy took the time share some photos of his Mary SS bike he rode in the "6 Hours of Singlespeed" in Rome, Italy. His friends autographed his frame before the race. Paolo and his Mary SS looked so good, Mountain Bike World magazine of Italy used a image of the duo in their latest issue.
Paolo competed in two 6 Hours of Singlespeed events in Italy. In Cremona, he rode to a 6th place finish. In Rome, he rode to an impressive 2nd place finish aboard his Mary SS. "The Mary SS gave me the opportunity to savor the quality of steel and most importantly, made me discover the great benefits of the 29er," Paolo said. "The advantages in smoothness and riding quality allow you to take on your opponents meter after meter, curve after curve!"
We're pleased to finally announce that we have signed 2009 Whistler Crankworx slopestyle champion, Greg Watts. Boasting a bag of tricks few other riders can match, Greg has made numerous podium appearances at premier slopestyle and freeride events all over the world. He has also produced several video segments in high-profile films such as New World Disorder and Barred for Life.
“I am so stoked to be part of the Haro team for 2010!” says Watts. “They have sick bikes and a solid group of riders to travel with. I am looking forward to all the stuff we have planned for next year and having some fun riding my sweet new Haro!”
“We couldn’t be happier to have a rider of Greg’s caliber aboard a Haro”, says Jill Hamilton, Haro’s MTB Brand Manager. “We are committed to growing the sport of slopestyle and freestyle MTB through our depth of product offering in this category. Signing Greg Watts further cements our dedication to be the ‘go-to’ brand for bikes designed specifically for this progressive style of riding”.
Greg will compete in a full schedule of national and international events aboard a Haro Thread hardtail freestyle MTB frame and a Porter slopestyle-specific frame.
We'll post some pics of Greg aboard his Haro bikes just as soon as we can...the ink is barely dry on the contract as this point!