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Jared Graves Returns to Dylan Dean Designs!

Jan 23, 2009
by Tyler Maine  
Dylan Dean Designs (D3) is proud to announce the addition of mountain bike star athlete Jared Graves to the mountain bike factory team!

Jared returns to the D3 team after a short absence, and will don D3 custom paintwork throughout the 2009 & 2010 seasons.“I’ve known the D3 crew for many years, having previously been a D3 team member. They have always been a smiling face at the races… they’re just the sort of people you want in your corner,” exclaimed an excited Graves! “I was always super pumped on all the lids they provided me in the past, so it made perfect sense to get pumped on them once again!”

Jared is respected as one of the world’s foremost gravity racers. Even after taking a majority of the 2008 season off, in order to concentrate on his Olympic dream, Jared still dominated every mountain bike race he entered. Now that he’s back to racing mountain bikes full time, expect sheer dominance from Jared in 4x as well as being a top contender in downhill. It’s going to be an exciting season!


“I’m excited to have Jared back on the team,” said D3 owner Dylan Dean. “The first full face helmet I ever painted was for Jared Graves. Although I’ve worked with Jared throughout the years at various brands, it’ll be great to continue our original relationship & pump out some great designs for him!”

For additional information on Jared Graves, visit his personal website at www.jaredgraves.net.
Photo courtesy: Damian Breach

About the company
Through our roster of high profile athletes, Dylan Dean Designs is recognized as one of the most exciting & influential custom paint shops in the sports world. D3 sponsors world-renowned athletes including Jared Graves, Bryn Atkinson, Andrew Neethling, Sam Willoughby, Mick Hannah, Aaron Gwin & many more! For additional information, visit D3’s website at www.DylanDeanDesigns.com


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 thanks guys. it's actually jared's own desgin. he's literally got a few hundred designs mocked up. this one's a simple design, but we had to bust it out to get it to him for this weekend's race. He'll have some new paint sprayed for the WC's soon.

it looks heaps better in person too.. turqoise is a candy version i mixed up.. has a bit of a subtle rope effect (for those of you who remember the old hansen's energy helmets i painted up years ago) & the white is a white flake. the thing is bright!

anyway thanks agin for the kind words (for those of you who said kind words! haha)
  • 10 6
 Troy Lee rules !!!!!!!!!!!! nothing can beat them
  • 4 1
 hahaha good thing that is a 661 evolution helmet
  • 3 0
 looks sick!! seen some of there helmets... there always sweet!
  • 1 0
 Mr jared graves, olympic hopefull. Way to step up and go to other componies that need a boost and get noticed.
  • 1 0
 I like that racing look so much !
  • 2 0
 i want one of those
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 Yeti turqoise green with a twist innit...

He must be PUMPED! : )
  • 2 1
 that is a sweet helmet!
  • 1 2
 I think that peak is to short ... doesn't fit to the helmet, it isn't well-prportioned
  • 0 0
 what kind of paint do you use for helements
  • 1 0
 automotive paints (PPG, House of Kolor, etc)
  • 1 0
 you go grubby
  • 1 0
 Shit that's hot
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 ya thanks man
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 Sweet, Is it 661 helmet?
  • 1 0
 yes, it's a 661 evolution helmet with a old Stingray visor

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