.The deal marks the first in a line of sponsorships expected to be announced in the coming weeks.
As part of the deal, the tyre manufacturer will support the 23-year-olds from Milton Keynes as they take on the freestyle, downhill and enduro mountain bike scene next year. Having already achieved an eventful 2017 – with Jono Jones claiming his third consecutive victory at British Universities and Colleges Sport Downhill Mountail Biking Championships, and Matt Jones placing first at the Colorado Freestyle Festival, the pair has solidified a firm position in the international mountain biking scene.
Commenting on the deal, Red Bull rider Matt Jones said: “The level of performance associated with Maxxis tyres is something we have always admired and respected, so we’re thrilled to be working with the brand. We’ve both ridden on Maxxis since we were very young, because we’ve always found Maxxis tyres to be great quality, reliable and ideal for achieving the performance we hope for. In the past, I have had bad experiences with other tyre brands; experiences that have taken me off the podium, but I never have to worry with Maxxis. It is very reassuring to be with a tyre brand we trust and believe in so much.”
Maxxis’ managing director Derek McMartin added: “We’re very excited to be working alongside the Jones brothers. Each have forged tremendous feats in their respective categories, and have positioned themselves as ones to watch for the season to come. 2018 will see the brothers working closely together again, after years of competing in separate catagories, so it is fantastic that we are able to be working alongside them, at the forefront of their new journey. We trust that they will be aiming for far more achievements over the year to come.”
Maxxis will be celebrating the new partnership with the release of an exclusive video, delving into the lives of the brothers, with insight into Matt and Jono’s journey.