According to statement from MirraCo, Dave Mirra is "BMX freestyles most accomplished athlete as well as its most recognized personality."
Jim Ford has "a significant ownership position" in MirraCo. His notice period with Haro ended on December 31st.
Mirra had been with Haro for ten years.
I had originally intended to finish my career with Haro, but considering how far apart we were in negotiating a new deal, I figured I could do better on my own, said Dave Mirra.
Dave is an incredible athlete, but Ive also learned he is quite a salesman. He was relentless in his efforts to get me involved in his new venture once I left Haro, despite the concerns I had with starting from scratch with a new company."
Im looking forward to some aggressive but friendly competition with our friends at Haro," said Ford.
'It will certainly be challenging given Haros dominance in the category, but the times I enjoyed the most during my career at Haro were when we were the underdog fighting to grow the business. This will be a lot of fun and Im looking forward to it."
MirraCo bikes will not be available until summer 2006.
The company is headquartered in Carlsbad, Southern California, and is in the process of hiring a product manager, art director, and other staff.
http://www.mirrabikeco.com is online but is just a holding page, confirming the company's foundation.