When I had heard Jared was making the switch from Seshin over to the Superstar I was curious what it was all about. So, I shot Jared over a little Q&A about his recent changes in sponsors. Check it out and leave a some comments for Jared.
Edmonton Alberta, Canada
Superstar Bike Company and Meloncholy Clothing
You recently made the switch from Seshin to Superstar. What had brought on the change?
Well, things were great on Seshin and I owe Ted so much for letting me design my own bars. The new laws forced Ted to not release any products in 2009 and gave me his consent to take other sponsorship offers. I have always been down with the image and products of Superstar. I sent Julien at Superstar an email letting him know my situation and he offered me a spot on the team. Stoked for the future now.
What exactly happened with Seshin? I heard they weren’t making frames for 2009? Are you and Ted still on good terms?
Yes, Ted and I talk at least a few times a week. Still pretty tight. The new testing laws made the future of Seshin a little uncertain. I Hope he gets the company up and running again in 2010. Good luck Ted!
With being on Suprstar will you be able to travel more and spend more time riding?
I hope so. Julien is planning team trips which I am super stoked on. I only have 2 semesters left in university until I earn my degree. Once that is done I will be doing nothing but riding for a long while.
Will you be hitting any contests at all this year?
I sure hope not. Haha. Well, If it was really needed of me to hit a certain contest I would be down but contests are not really my thing. I would much rather go get some photos or footage.
Even though you having edit coming out for Superstar, have you been working on any more web videos or video parts for anything?
Actually yes, It was a few days of filming in a distant indoor park. In the winter here, it is far and few between. Spring and summer is way better and expect more edits once the snow melts. This one will be on the superstar site pretty soon.
Will you have any signature parts with Superstar? Anything you can tell us about just yet?
Nothing yet. Julien said he wants lots of rider input so be ready for some dialed stuff!
Did you happen to get any other offers for sponsors prior to picking up Superstar? It seems like you get plenty of peoples attention.
I had a few, I was working on a deal with Simple but Julien at Superstar made the chance to ride for Superstar my best option. Both are super good companies it’s just Superstar gave me the chance for some even better opportunities.
Where do you see yourself by the end of 2009?
Almost done at uni, having good times with my friends and girlfriend, and having fun riding my bike.
Any other big news you can tell us about involving you?
Not really, I guess I could say that I bought a new car a while back and I have been spending a lot of time putting work in. It’s a MK3 GTI VR6, slammed, low miles. So fun.
Anything else you want to say in general?
Yeah, thanks for the interview and thanks to Superstar and Sidewall Distrobution
Check out Superstar
s site for a little more on Jared.