by Dave Anderson
January 9, 2014
Hot off the press news as Hannah leaves Orange, joins Yeti…
Colorado based Yeti Cycles and Silverfish UK are pleased to announce Scottish shredder Hannah Barnes as a 2014 team rider.
Hannah has continued to progress and grow as a rider over the seasons as she spends her summers chasing trails around Europe and her winters at home practicing as a nurse, skiing the Nevis range and riding her MTB. 2013 saw Hannah competing in everything from the big mountain Mega Avalanche and Trans Savoie competitions right through to rounds of the Enduro World Series and UK based competitions and events.
“We’re very happy to have Hannah riding with us this season and for her to choose to pilot a Yeti” said Silverfish UK Marketing Manager Pete Drew. “Her professional attitude, love of the outdoors and passion for mountain biking seems endless and is just what Yeti Cycles and Silverfish UK love to see in a rider”.
Also joining Yeti Cycles as a sponsors for the 2014 season are Race Face performance components & clothing, e*thirteen wheels, SDG saddles, SockGuy socks and EVOC luggage. Hannah will be riding the carbon fibre, 26” wheeled, Switch Link suspension SB66C this season and is already pleased with its performance commenting “I’ve been out on my new SB66C already, and it is the lightest most fun bike I have ever ridden”. With a dream list of component suppliers Hannah is already excited for the season ahead “I’m really looking forward to representing all my new sponsors, and excited for a year full of racing, travelling and general good times!”
A full 2014 diary of events around Europe will see the rider from Fort William racking up just as many miles on her van as on her new Yeti.
Hannah is currently preparing to head to New Zealand where she will be travelling and training ready for the 2014 season.
All photos – John Parkin / Orpheus Productions