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Schwinn Announces 2005 Team

Feb 15, 2005

Schwinn Bicycles is proud to announce its 2005 MTB and BMX teams. For 110 years, Schwinn, one of America�s most recognizable brands, has provided top quality bicycles built for speed. The lore and legend of Schwinn is unmatched. Great bicycles call for great riders, and the 2004 Schwinn team is a powder keg.

�We�ve assembled a great Schwinn team for 2005,� said Travis Chipres, Schwinn�s sports marketing director. �With support from our partners, dealers and fans everywhere, we�re looking forward to another great year.�

�The famous Sting frame is back and TJ�s bike has been updated as well,� said Chuck McFarland, Schwinn product manager, BMX. �We�ve got the product and the people to make this a great year for Schwinn.�

Show stopper, role model and Vegas player � TJ Lavin (dirt) does it all. More comfortable in the air than most of us are on the ground, TJ will bring big style and big air on his Schwinn signature model to comps around the world this year.

Look for tough guy Tom Stober (vert) to drop in with no fear and push the limits of man and machine. Now in his sophomore year on the Schwinn team, Tom trains and lives at the world famous Woodward Camp in Pennsylvania and teaches young BMX riders in his free time. Tom�s one to watch in �05.

One of 2004�s big success stories was Nate Berkheimer (race/dirt). Nate led the Schwinn BMX race team and placed 4th at the UCI World�s and is sure to be hot in 2005. Look for Nate, his Schwinn Sting and the checkered flag to be a recurring theme this year. Nate also competes in dirt jumping and placed 9th at his first King of Dirt contest in 2004.

Cesar Flores (dirt/street) makes his pro debut in 2005. Cesar cut his teeth riding on the Schwinn Stunt Show team, and if he continues to throw down like we know he can, it�s going to be an exciting inaugural season for Mr. Flores.

Schwinn�s history of mountain bike world champions lives on with Judd DeVall (DH/4X), who has brought Schwinn back into the limelight of mountain bike racing and beyond. Judd is committed to winning as well as educating riders about competitive cycling, bike safety and wilderness preservation to keep trials open to riders.

Schwinn also boasts a traveling stunt show team that performs weekly at nationwide locations. Riders perform on a half-pipe, a quarter-pipe, a box jump and demonstrate flatland riding during the show to amaze both new and old BMX fans. From sold-out NBA halftime shows to local bike shop promotions, the Schwinn stunt show team does it all with style.

Founded in 1895, Schwinn is an American icon and has built some of the best-known and best-loved bicycles of all time. A world leader in technology and fabrication, Schwinn has been an indispensable player in revolutionizing bicycling around the world. With a continued dedication to quality, forever synonymous with the Schwinn name, America�s most famous bicycle brand looks forward to providing another century of innovation, freedom and performance to people of all ages.

The Schwinn team sponsors include Sun Ringle, SRAM, Ogio, Fly and Bioracer.