World Champion Matthias Dandois joins HARO Bikes
Vista, Ca. 14 December 2012. Haro Bicycles announces the addition of Matthias Dandois as the newest member of Team Haro for 2013. Matthias hails from Paris, France and is no stranger on the freestyle scene. Few riders travel more than Matthias does, and also for 2013 Matthias has big plans. The 2012 World Champion in pro flatland doesn’t stick to riding flatland alone. Matthias considers himself a rider and rides whatever is in front of him. His frame of choice is the HARO SD V2, a frame designed by Dennis Enarson.
“Having Matthias Dandois on HARO Bikes is great news for HARO’s brand awereness in Europe. The well liked and approachable Frenchie is on the case non stop. From joining tours to doing demos, to entering contests to doing TV shows, Matthias does it all,” says HARO’s European Marketing manager Bart de Jong. “Matthias will come to a town near you in 2013.”
Colin MacKay (HARO US TM) added: “I first saw Matthias in France battling his flatland skills against some break-dancers, I was amazed at his way of riding, no kicking and scuffing the tires like I used to see. He had a modern style and amazing flow. I got to know him over the last few years and I have often thought about him riding for Haro.
Now in 2012, Matthias has expanded his riding skills from just riding Flatland to also riding Street. He still regularly wins flat contests and travels the world riding BMX and having the time of his life. I’m really excited to have him on the team and look forward to seeing Matthias riding a Haro bike.”
In the short time that Matthias has been on board he has traveled to Japan for an event, has done a show for a major TV station in France and is preparing to go to Moscow for the Russian BMX Awards show. This is what Matthias Dandois has to say about his new ride: “Nobody has an idea how stoked I am to ride for Haro! First of all Haro is a legendary brand that gave so much for freestyle! Also, my riding has been changing a lot this past year: I try to ride a little bit of everything now so I needed a frame that actually fit my riding. The Haro SD V2 (Dennis Enarson signature frame) is perfect for me, I can ride Flat, Street, Park, whatever with it. I already had a couple of sessions on it and it feels amazing! And how cool is it to ride your friend’s frame! Last but not least, the team is stacked with amazing riders that are all friends of mine. You can’t go wrong roadtrippin’ with your homies! I’m excited to say the least!”
Everyone at HARO would like to officially welcome Matthias to the HARO Bikes team.
Stay tuned for updates.
Photo by: Vincent Perraud