Thursday, April 11th, 2013 | by ergonusa
First availability to N. America of the 2013 Ergon glove line will be at the Sea Otter Classic , the Whiskey Off-Road, and the Ergon USA web store! Stop by our booth to find your perfect fit! Upgrade to Ergon.
Tuesday, April 9th, 2013 | by ergonusa
Tires, along with grips and suspension, can greatly improve comfort, speed, and efficiency. Dave Wiens tells all in his latest Dispatches from Columbine article. Read the full article below, by clicking on the image.
Thursday, April 4th, 2013 | by ergonusa
Wednesday, April 3rd, 2013 | by ergonusa
Here is your chance to team up with members of Team Topeak-Ergon Racing, 55nine Performance, & The National Interscholastic Cycling Association (NICA) at the 12 hours of Tsali Mountain Bike Relay Race presented by Gone Riding! We are looking for 3 experienced high school racers to join a 4-person team on May 11, 2013 at the famous Tsali Trails in Bryson City, North Carolina.
The 3 chosen High School racers will join Namrita and Eddie O’Dea for a fun day of racing 10am to 10pm. As an added bonus, as part of our team, you’ll get nutrition products from Honey Stinger and an ergonomics package from Ergon Bike Ergonomics. Team Topeak-Ergon and 55nine Performance will also provide a pit support and lights for the night laps.
HOW TO APPLY
High school riders, please send a one-page essay to email@example.com and tell us:
1 How long you have been racing
2 Your top 3 race results
3 Your hometown and high school
4 How you got in to racing
5 Why you want to be on the Topeak-Ergon/NICA team at the 12 Hrs of Tsali
6 Anything else that is interesting about you and why you’d make a great team member for the 12 hours of Tsali
7 Contact info including your parent’s name, and contact information (email address and phone number)
The fine print
– Contest open to High School riders in the USA only.
– Winners notified and announced on April 30, 2013.
– Winners will be notified by email.
– Winners are responsible for travel to and from event.
– Parental consent must be given in writing and day-of event race waiver must be signed by parent or guardian.
– Winners likeness may be used in pre and post event images and videos by contest partners and sponsors.
Monday, March 25th, 2013 | by ergonusa
3 Days. 3 Rides. 2 Ergon athletes.
Filmed entirely with Epic Cameras by Team Topeak-Ergon rider, Jeff Kerkove….ride along with Jeff and Jon as they put Ergon product to the test over 3-days on 3 different trails in Moab, Utah.
Riders: Jeff Kerkove (Topeak-Ergon) and Jonathan Davis (Trek Colorado Race Team)
Monday, March 25th, 2013 | by ergonusa
Register for the Epic Rides Whiskey Off-Road between March 25 and March 30 and miss out on the $20 registration fee increase that goes into effect after March 31. As an added bonus, be eligible to win an Ergon Epic Rides Kit, a $200 package consisting of the SM3 Pro Saddle and GS1 Grips! Epic Rides will select at random 1 male and 1 female rider from the new registrations that come in March 25-30. Winners will be notified via email. REGISTER TODAY! http://www.epicrides.com/index.php?contentCat=6
Thursday, March 21st, 2013 | by ergonusa
March 15, 2013
25 riders with varying amounts of gear strapped to their bikes lined up in front of Greenway Cycles across the street from the Santos Trailhead near Ocala, FL to start the 2013 Huracan 300 on March 15th, a 300-mile non-stop solo self supported mountain bike event. Team Topeak-Ergon’s Eddie O’Dea was among them. All of the riders headed west in the predawn darkness and 34* temps, not quite what most people think of Florida. The course is made of up of single track, dirt access roads, swamp levies, and deep sandy tracks. Singletrack Samurai Productions is responsible for the course design and promotion of this event.
Eddie and fellow Georgia resident, Shey Lindner (C-Town Bikes) took an early lead through the first 35 miles of twisty single track. They rode together for another 20 miles before Eddie stopped for water and Shey carried on. It would take another 75 miles before Eddie caught and passed Shey in Clermont. Eddie’s lead would be short lived and the two would ride together for the rest of the race. Just after the river crossing about 200 miles in, the two where joined by another racer, Jason Murrell (Scott’s Bicycles)
“For a few hours after Shey caught up to me after Clermont and then when Jason showed up after the river crossing, I was still thinking about how & when I was going to open another gap, but as the night wore on and we were much colder than expected and very depleted we began helping each other. It just didn’t feel right to attack even if I could. To be honest I was happy to have others around to share in the navigation. I don’t think any of us had our heads on straight any more.”
The three would return to Greenway Cycles from east together after 285 miles with no one rider taking the lead. All three were given the same time of 23:09, which was 50 minutes better than the previous record.
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Wednesday, March 20th, 2013 | by ergonusa
March 20, 2013
Sonya Looney from the Topeak-Ergon Racing Team USA strikes again at the Yak Attack 2013 and wins the overall women ranking. Teammate Yuki Ikeda had to drop out of the race due to viral infection.
Once again Topeak-Ergon rider Sonya Looney (29) won the highest mountain bike race in world. The Yak Attack 2013 in Nepal is an eleven-day long stage race from 1st to 15th March and is one of the toughest races in the world. The Yak Attack is held on the great Himalaya Mountains.
33 riders are fighting their way through the eleven days with 400km and 1200m altitudes. The Yak Attack is one of the most extreme races. The race starts with subtropical climates and ends with temperature way under the freezing point.
The race starts on 1200m and the highest point of the race is on 5400m above sea level.
Photo by www.nepalsutra.com
Heat, dust, dirt, snow and ice do not seem to bother Sonya Looney. The power girl from Colorado, USA seems to be the perfect rider for a race like the Yak Attack. She finished the race with 26 hours and 42 minutes over all time. This means place nine in the over all rankings and first in the women’s class. Looney even beats her ranking from last year. She placed 14th in 2012. “My goal was to win the women ranking and finish under 30 hours overall time. I did both and so I am very happy”, the 29-year-old Sonya Looney mentioned.
Bad luck for Sonya’s 33-year-old teammate Yuki Ikeda. Yuki had to drop out of the race due to a viral infection. Ikeda was on place three in the overall ranking after stage four. We would like to wish Yuki all the best and a speedy recovery!
Photo by www.nepalsutra.com
More information and results under: www.yak-attack.co.uk
More information on Sonya’s Website: www.sonyalooney.com/