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Old 11-06-06, 07:19 AM
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Old 11-06-06, 07:36 AM
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Create a good resume and get it sent out to as many companies as possible as soon as possible. Most companies actually require them in by the end of October. You can also check out Sponsor House. A lot of companies use them.

Now, with all that said the best sponsorship most mere mortals can get is one with your local bike shop. Go talk to them and tell them what you have to offer them. What races / competitions you will be doing, past results, what you will be doing for the cycling community. You don't have to be a phenom to get sponsorship like this. What's great about sponsorship through your lbs is that you can get nice discounts on several brands.

Here is an example of a resume, this is mine for 2006. Mine for 2007 should be posted later this week.

Also, I'm sure that dminor will reply to this one. He is the authority on the whole sponsorship topic.
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Start by learning how to spell, as no company will be impressed with a resume filled with misspelled words.,,,,BD
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Then have someone else proof read your resume for you. Otherwise use spell check.
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Everything Lowcel said. A well-written resume is a must. Remember, potential sponsors know nothing about you yet; so you really need to be able to put your 'best foot forward' in print. Concentrate on companies that you are really into and/or may already have a regional presence. In other words, I see you're from Edinburgh - I assume that's THE Edinburgh - look first to companies that are based or have a marketing presence in Europe/the British Isles (Funn, Woodman, Roox, Orange, etc.)

Find/buy a back issue of Nov. 2005 Mountain Bike Action magazine. There's an article in there by an amateur downhiller who has gotten a few sponsorships and tells how he did it.

Also, what Lowcel said about spelling/grammar, etc. Get some help if you need it.
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Originally Posted by dminor
Find/buy a back issue of Nov. 2005 Mountain Bike Action magazine. There's an article in there by an amateur downhiller who has gotten a few sponsorships and tells how he did it.
Shoot, I screwed up recently and threw that issue away during one of my cleaning sprees. I decided to just throw away all of my magazines, didn't even look to see what it was.

[begin brown nosing] I regret throwing that one away though since a bike forums celebrity wrote a fantastic article. [/end brown nosing]
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I'll Give it a shot.Thanx
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you should probably be riding a bike with something other than a zoom fork to be taken seriously
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Originally Posted by dminor
Everything Lowcel said. A well-written resume is a must. Remember, potential sponsors know nothing about you yet; so you really need to be able to put your 'best foot forward' in print.
Or just hire some pursuacive writer
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Start by learning how to spell, as no company will be impressed with a resume filled with misspelled words.,,,,BD
crap, i hate spelling. im never ganna get a sponser
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I thought there was already a thread in progress of yours about forks. But anyway, I would suggest the Fox F100x or the F80x. Mine work flawlessly.
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1) Make Videos, send them to Brands
2) Apply To a Company
3) Join a Local Team
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Originally Posted by Bikedued
Start by learning how to spell, as no company will be impressed with a resume filled with misspelled words.,,,,BD
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[begin brown nosing] I regret throwing that one away though since a bike forums celebrity wrote a fantastic article. [/end brown nosing]
Who, who, who?
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Oh, thought everyone was aware of that one. The one, the only.......the myth, the legend....... the downhill racing machine......the man that atually picked up sponsors while reding a wally world special.........dminor!!!!!!!!!!
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Oh, thought everyone was aware of that one. The one, the only.......the myth, the legend....... the downhill racing machine......the man that atually picked up sponsors while reding a wally world special.........dminor!!!!!!!!!!
Sweet. What's the article about?

I don't buy any mountain bike magazines. I should, though, as it will help me pass the time when I ride my mountain bike to the local Starbucks. I can't drink the lattes right away as I find they're too hot and burn my lips. This will help pass the time.

Edit: Rereading dMinor's post above now makes sense.
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