Monday, June 02, 2008


It continues, this time more of a release from Corey:

On Friday I was dropped from the Primo team. I'm still not really sure exactly what happened, but I do know there're a lot of misconceptions about the situation, most of them coming from the press release put out by Primo.

First off, I'd like to say that United is not starting a parts company or really even expanding their line of parts other than maybe a couple of small items. In any case, I never had any plans of leaving Primo to ride United parts. I was completely happy there. I told Nate that several times, and I only had Ian call him to try and convince him as well. Ian wasn't dealing with Primo for me, he was just trying to back up what I had already told them.

Second, I don't know what bike checks or sponsor lists Primo is referring to. I'm pretty sure I list Primo as a sponsor every chance I get. I have occasionally run competitor's parts, but that was over a year and a half ago and only for about a week or so, and even then there was no bike check. And as far as stickers go, I always have Primo stickers on my bike. I'm sorry if Primo feels differently.

I didn't want to write this but I felt I had to clear things up on my part for the people who don't know me. Seeing Primo's press release really upset me because they could have come to me first about those issues. I don't want this to become a back and forth ordeal so this is my final word on the subject. What's done is done. I've had an amazing five years on Primo, and I appreciate everything they've done for me. I'm just really bummed on this whole situation. Not only did they kick me off the team suddenly and without a good explanation, but they publicly made me and United out to be the bad guys. I just wanted to clear a few things up and present my side of the story.

-- Corey Martinez

Sad to see it's going on like this, but these things happen I guess.

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