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From Bike Mag: Kona Factory rider Matthew Slaven is recovering in a Santa Cruz-area hospital after being shot last night in an apparent mugging while he was in town for a Bell sales meeting. Slaven is also sponsored by Bell, a company based in nearby Scotts Valley.

In a Twitter post this morning, Kona asked its followers to keep Slaven in their thoughts. The rider, 36, has become known over the past few years for his success racing on the North American and European enduro circuit. He lives in Portland, Oregon, with his wife and 2-year-old daughter. Read more