July 4th, 2013 Breckenridge, Colorado, USA Every July 4th, America celebrates its independence. On this very same day every year, thousands of mountain bikers from across the western USA descend on Breckenridge, Colorado for the Firecracker 50. A long-standing and very popular marathon race, the 50-mile Firecracker 50 sends riders up to 11,300 feet above [...]
INTERVIEW: CATCHING UP WITH DAVE WIENS
The folks over at www.livinghealthe.com just complete an interview with Topeak-Ergon athlete, Dave Wiens. It’s a great read that covers everything from training to nutrition to daily life. Click the image to access the full interview!
DEMATTEI INDUCTED INTO THE MTB HALL OF FAME
The Wiens household is now x 2 in the Mountain Bike Hall of Fame! Great to have Susan on board riding and support Ergon. Click the image below to read the article from her hometown paper in Marin.
STRATEGY SESSION: YOUR LEADVILLE PLAN OF ATTACK
by Dave Wiens You don’t show up in Leadville on a wing and a prayer. Well, some riders do, but for most, the LT100 is the culmination of careful planning and preparation — in fact, that process is part of what makes this race so compelling. Approaching the race with a plan doesn’t necessarily guarantee [...]
WIENS WORLD: TIRE PRESSURE AND THE LEADVILLE 100
If it’s not an age-old question, then it should be: Should you run tubes or tubeless? Like all other equipment decisions, the choice is entirely subjective — which makes it all the more baffling. Dave Wiens weighs in with his experience and talks us through the many different options. by Dave Wiens, via the Leadville [...]
CAMP OF CHAMPIONS
Life Time Fitness and the Leadville Race Series are proud to announce the 2012 Camp of Champions! The Camp of Champions will feature Six-time LT 100 Champion Dave Wiens, Two-time LT100 Champion Bryson Perry and the 2007 Ladies Champion Gretchen Reeves. Camp participants will ride, dine, and socialize with three of Leadville’s finest champions in [...]
DAVE WIENS CHECKS IN FROM USA MARATHON NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS
by Dave Wiens At some point this year, I noticed that the USA Cycling Marathon Nationals had finally pulled up stakes from piggybacking on the Firecracker 50 in Breckenridge and were going to be a stand-alone event in Bend, Oregon. It’s great to see Marathon Nats get out of its comfort zone and props to [...]
Grips are the most important Contact Point on your bicycle. This short clip with MTB-Legend Dave Wiens explains why. Upgrade to Ergon!
July 9, 2011 – Gunnison, CO – As you may have noticed over the course of the past eleven months, I am a prolific blogger and all of this social media – twitter and Facebook – well, I just cannot get enough. I’m constantly blogging, updating my status on Facebook and tweeting every little thing. [...]
PRO BIKE: DAVE WIENS
Click the image for a full recap of the bike used by Dave Wiens at the 2010 Leadville 100.