In another big move, the Hayes Bicycle Group has bought Answer Products (makers of Manitou suspension). Here's the little note that is floating around the industry to verify this report:
November 3, 2006
To our Customers and Friends,
Effective immediately, Answer Products
will now be a part of Hayes Bicycle Group (manufacturers of the Hayes Disc Brakes
, [L=http://www.sun-ringle.com/]Sun Ringle’ [/L]and Wheelsmith brands), a division of HB Performance Systems Inc.
Answer Products operations will continue as usual. For the time being, pending orders, production, contacts and everyday business will not change.