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Safariland/Kona Team Members excel at XTERRA World Championships Now on Air

March 19, 2013

ONTARIO, California – Safariland® announced today that Team Safariland members Dave and Jodi Ruby, multi triathlon-champions, competed on their Kona® 29er bikes at the 2012 XTERRA World Championships which will be televised on several stations throughout the US from March through June. Dave Ruby was on the podium as the first American male to victory and placed fifth place overall in the male 50-54 division while Jodi also stood on the podium placing fifth overall in the female 50-54 division.

“As part of the product testing and R&D team for the Safariland Patrol Bike brand, I am constantly testing the bikes to the limit; the XTERRA World Championships is the ultimate test, said Dave Ruby. Having the Safariland/Kona 29er team bike as my choice of ride at the XTERRA World Championship was a great decision, especially when I was standing on the podium as the only American among the Europeans.”


With so much experience riding on rugged terrain, Dave and Jodi actively test products for the Safariland/Kona patrol bike line. “We’ve tested anything and everything in regards to the Safariland/Kona bike and products and it’s great to provide our input to promote a safe and comfortable ride for officers,” said Jodi.

The Safariland/Kona Patrol Bike features the Shimano® 30-speed drivetrain with SLX derailleur for quick and easy gear shifting. It is constructed of durable Kona Race Light 7005 aluminium. Roxshox™ high-performance forks, and hydraulic disc brakes for excellent stopping power.

For exact air dates for the XTERRA World Championships, please check http://www.xterraplanet.com/television/tv_schedule.cfm.


About Safariland Patrol Bikes

The Safariland Patrol Bikes line is the result of a professional collaboration among Safariland, law enforcement bike patrol officers and KONA®, one of the world’s finest mountain bike manufacturers. Safariland’s line of patrol bikes and accessories are designed specifically to meet the needs of patrol officers and public safety markets. Safariland Patrol Bikes is a part of The Safariland Group family of brands. For more information, visit www.safarilandpatrolbikes.com.


About The Safariland Group

The Safariland Group is a premier global provider of trusted, innovative, high-quality law enforcement and security products for the public safety, military and outdoor/personal protection markets. Offering many of the world’s most recognizable names in these markets, principal brands include Safariland®, ABA®, Second Chance®, Bianchi® and Break Free®. Forensics brands include Identicator® and NIK®. The Safariland Group’s mission, Together, We Save Lives™, is inherent in the life-saving products it delivers. The Safariland Group has its headquarters in Jacksonville, FL. For more information about The Safariland Group and its brands, please visit www.safariland.com.


The Safariland Group is a trade name of Safariland, LLC.



For further information, please contact:

Chastine Gabiola

Communications Specialist

The Safariland Group

Tel 1+909-923-7300 x31302

chastine.gabiola@safariland.com

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