Archive for December, 2009

GEAR JUNKIE REVIEWS SELECT ERGON GRIPS

Posted in REVIEWS on December 31, 2009 by ergonusa

Click image to read full review.

NUTRITION

Posted in TOPEAK-ERGON on December 30, 2009 by ergonusa

Topeak-Ergon rider, Namrita O’Dea, shares some knowledge on sports nutrition on Powerbar.com.  Click the image to read the blog entry.

FEMALE RIDER OF THE YEAR

Posted in TOPEAK-ERGON on December 28, 2009 by ergonusa

Singletrack.com has named Topeak-Ergon rider, Irina Kalentieva, as the 2009 Female Rider of the Year.  Click the image below to see why.

TOPEAK-ERGON IN MOUNTAIN FLYER MAGAZINE

Posted in RACING, TOPEAK-ERGON on December 28, 2009 by ergonusa

Check out the latest issue of Mountain Flyer Magazine. Along with some fantastic writing and photography, there is also a spread featuring Topeak-Ergon rider, Jeff Kerkove, racing the 125 mile long Vapor Trail in Salida, CO.

Click the image to make it HUGE!

SOMETHING TO HOLD ON TO

Posted in ERGON PRODUCT on December 23, 2009 by ergonusa

Another great Ergon grip review.  Love the first reader comment!  Click the image to read the blog.

ANNOUNCEMENT OF 2010 SUPPORTED TEAMS AND RIDERS

Posted in RACING on December 23, 2009 by ergonusa

Ergon USA is excited….OK…..SUPER excited to announce the 2010 list of supported teams and riders in the USA and Canada.  These representatives are the backbone to spreading the Ergon word around North America.  Beyond the race track, these riders and teams have a lot of outreach off the bike including representation on blogs, facebook, twitter, as well as clinics.  Keep an eye out for these riders and teams at events in the USA and Canada!  Just look for the Team Green grips and podium appearances!

Without further adieu, here is your list of riders and teams for 2010!


2009 Solo 24 Hour National Champion, Josh Tostado, is back for more in 2010!  Once again he will be the driving force behind Team Bach Builders out of Boulder, CO.  This team also has the 2009 Solo 24 Hour Female Champion, Eszter Horanyi.


Team EXPO based out of Wisconsin sets the standards for junior development….along with have a good time and enjoying everything that the mountain bike has to offer.  You can’t miss these guys!


Harlan Price was a member of the 2009 USA Marathon World’s Team.  Will he go back in 2010?  Look for Harlan at marathon events across the USA….and World!

INDIVIDUAL RIDERS
Hans Rey (CA)
Erik Auger (Ontario)
Ernesto Marenchin (OH)
Evan Plews (OR)
Allison Mann (SoCal)
Adam Lisonbee (UT)
Carey Lowery (TN)
Peter Glassford (Ontario)
Danielle Musto (MI)
Angel Garbarino (NorCal)
Kent Peterson (WA)
Brandon Harpster (NE)
Nicholas Walker (BC, CAN)
Mike Howard (IL)
Sally Marchand Collins (IL)
Jon Schottler (MO)
Travis Williams (VA)
Denelle Grant (VA)
Rick Nelson (ME)
Emily Brock (SC)
Harlan Price (PA)
Greg Martin (ID)
Steve Schwarz (MD)
Mike Gore (WA)
Andrew Carney (CO)
Scott Cole (WI)
Rebecca Sauber (MN)
Timari Pruis (CA)
Kia Anderson (MN)

TEAMS
Team Topeak-Ergon USA (CO, GA)
Team Niner-Ergon (CO, AZ, SoCal)
Team 2-Epic (UT)
Team PAValleys.com (PA)
Team EVOMO (SoCal)
Team MTBracenews.com (UT)
NORCO Factory Team (BC, Canada)
Team Bach Builders (CO)
Team MtbBikeRiders.com (SoCal)
Café:ine Racing (GA)
Team Yeti Beti (CO)
Team Troupe Racing (SoCal)
Team EXPO (WI)
Team Kenda MTB (Nationwide)
Team Big Wheel Racing (CO, UT)
Backyard Bike Club Cycling Team
Team KUHL (UT)
NUUN-Feed The Machine (SoCal)
Team Sorella Cycling (GA)
Team Little Ades (IL)
Team GFK Racing (VA)
Team Faster Mustache (GA)
Team Fast Forward Racing (PA)
Team Xtreme Outfitters Mtb Race Team (NorCal)
Team Ripon College MTB Team (WI)
Team EWR / ACG-eyes.com (PA)


The all female Sorella Cycling Team out of Georgia represents Ergon in the Southeastern USA.


The KENDA MTB Team will be representing Ergon again in 2010. This elite level mtb team is stacked with rider talent…including USA U23 National XC Champion, Colin Cares


Team Topeak-Ergon is a shared partnership between sponsors in the USA and Germany. Consisting of 6 members, this 1 of Ergon’s in-house teams.


Another in-house team, Team Niner-Ergon is brought to you buy the folks at Niner BIkes and Ergon USA. Consisting of currently 5 riders, look for them to hit podiums around the World….as well as testing some of the latest Ergon product.

REPORT: KLINIK IN MICHIGAN

Posted in EVENTS, NEWS, RACING, UNCATEGORIZED on December 23, 2009 by ergonusa

Our first off-season Mountain Bike Klinik in Michigan was a hit. Despite the cold weather, traffic, and it being a few days before Christmas, we had a great turnout!  The Rochester Bike Shop mountain bike team came with lots of questions about strength training, intervals, nutrition and hydration.

Eddie covered the basics on structuring a training plan, how to ride more efficiently, and why Ergon grips are the bomb.

Namrita covered off-season nutrition tips, nutrition for building muscle while strength training, how to make it through the holidays without gaining body fat AND while still having fun, and of course, winter hydration.

Thanks to RBS for being great hosts! Our next stop is Velo City Cycles in Holland, MI on Saturday Dec. 26 at 3pm.

Eddie O’Dea– Cycling Coach and Topeak-Ergon USA Rider

Namrita O’Dea– Registered Dietitian/Sports Nutritionist and Topeak-Ergon USA Rider

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