The KHS Factory Team has teamed up with iXS Sports Division for the 2011 season. iXS will be supporting the team with helmets, protectors , team clothing, and casual clothing. The KHS Factory team includes; Logan Binggeli, Blake Carney, Kevin Aiello, Chris Heath, Dale Holmes, and Quinton Spaulding. KHS is powered by iXS, Kenda,Â Marzocchi, Velo, ODI, Shimano, KMC, Gamut USA, and Cane Creek.
Quinton Spaulding, KHS Factory Team Manager â€“ â€œKHS is excited to be on board with iXS for the 2011 season!! iXSâ€™s professionalism and strong support will add confidence to the team, and will elevate our teams hunger without a doubt. The KHS Factory Team plans to turn a lot of people onto the iXS Brand in 2011. We would like to strengthen our new found relationship with our new Swiss friends into the distant future. I would also like to give a huge thanks to Lance and Marco with iXS for all their assistance, attention to detail, and making us feel a part of the iXS family of sponsored athletes. The KHS Crew cannot wait to get out into the public eye looking sharper and more focused then ever before!â€
Lance Tueller, iXSÂ Sports Division US Sales Manager â€“ â€œiXS is excited with addition of the KHS Factory Team to our expanding pool of World class riders. Protection, shoes, clothing,Â helmets and more are going to keep the team safe and looking great! Though we have been rooted in European and World Cup racing for a while; the addition of the most professional run and executed US based teams is an important relationship that we hope to expand. iXS is stoked to take some podiumâ€™s in 2011 with the KHS Factory Team!â€
KHS will be taking delivery of their new gear this month and are looking forward to a successful 2011 season.
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KHS Bicycles Inc. was founded in 1974 as an American-based company distributing the KHSbrand ofÂ bicycles. Its mission is to design, manufacture and distribute moderately priced and high quality bicycles and accessories. Since that time KHS has grown into a brand respected for quality, value, and integrity with distribution in more than 30 countries around the world.
KHSÂ Bicycles Inc. manufactures full lines of mountain, road and touring bicycles as well as comfort tandems and cruisers. In addition, KHS Bicycles Inc. markets BMX, freestyle and dirt jumping bicycles to the juvenile and youth markets under the brand name Free Agent. KHS also markets its own brand of parts and accessories under the Power Tools label.
The companyâ€™s management team has more than 200 years of combined bicycle manufacturing experience. Over the past 25 years KHS has received and earned many accolades, awards, titles, andÂ championships. Among these many accomplishments are: the first Taiwan-made bicycle to use Reynolds tubing (1979), Sears Partner in Progress Award (1986), Mountain Biking Magazineâ€™s coveted â€œBike of the Year Awardâ€ (1994), awarded the U.S. patent for the Delta Linear Downtube design, (1998), the worldâ€™s first â€œsofttailâ€ comfort bicycles, and Taiwanâ€™s prestigious Excellent Product award for its softtail bicycles (2000).
Today the company is growing and expanding internationally under the same business philosophy the company began with many years ago. KHS believes in respect and dedication to what it refers to as the â€œIron Triangleâ€, represented by the manufacturer, its customers and its suppliers. By fostering strong relationships and understanding of the needs of these three entities, KHS has built one of the strongest, most respected bicycle companies in the world.
iXS Sports Division (Intercycle) is part of the Hostettler Group, a family-owned business, which was founded almost 100 years ago and is now organized in eight independent trading companies. Hostettler Group is now one of the major economic motors in central Switzerland.
What started as a repair shop for bicycles has grown into a diversified group. Hostettler was appointed general importer for Yamaha motorcycles for Switzerland in 1968, followed by Hostettler autotchnik ag in 1972, and Intercycle in 1979.
The family still rides and presents The iXS Dirtmasters, which is Europeâ€™s biggest freeride festival. The festival is located in the Winterberg Bikepark in northern Germany. Dirtmasters has several events like the Bowl Best Trick, iXS Downhill and Rookies Cup, Slopestyle, Enduro, and the worlds biggest 4X Race. Over 2,000 riders from 21 different nations joint last yearâ€™s festival and around 50,000 spectators visited over 160 exhibitorâ€™s Booths. The iXS Dirtmasters festival combines great sports events with music festival feeling. Last year nearly 10,000 people partied each night with the Vans music tour and freestyle MX.
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