With a successful 2005 race year under his belt Lopes looks to Hayes Brakes and Sun Ringle hubs to help him conquer 2006 and 2007. Yep Brian Lopes has signed on for another two seasons with what is already a winning combination for him and his sponsor.
This is what Lopes had to say…
"Hayes is a company that I have worked with in the past while riding for Volvo/ Cannondale and it is great to be back with them. Brakes are definitely one thing on my bike that I am very picky about and Hayes has many different choices to suit my exact needs depending on if I am racing 4x, DH, or just riding XC. I've never rode a 7" rotor or had the option to use one and this size is something that will be a great addition to my arsenal. Besides having great products and a staff that is on top of their game, there enthusiasm to get me aboard the product and the support they have at the races made my decision easy."
"Sun has been a sponsor of mine for the past 4 years and now with the addition of Ringle hubs, my wheel sets are complete. Ringle has always been known for producing high end hubs and this is exactly what I want to run on my bikes. High end quality products! Life will be much easier for my mechanic this year having complete custom wheel sets delivered and ready to race."
Brian Lopes, current World Champion 4X
This is what Hayes Bicycle Group had to say…
"The Hayes Bicycle Group is excited to have Brian on board riding both Hayes Disc Brake and SunRingle' for the next two seasons. Not only will Brian be a great athlete representing and riding our products, but we are looking forward to him helping with product development as well"
Scott Boyd , Hayes Bicycle Group