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Matt Page wins 24 Hours of Exposure becoming British and European Champion

Posted in EVENTS, RACING with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on May 20, 2011 by worksrider

Matt, a friend of Ergon for many years, and a firm believer in our products won 24 Hours of Exposure becoming British and European Champion solo rider.  It was an extremely hard race, and very close at times (I know, I was there and stayed up all night to watch).  Matt switched from Ergon GX1 to GS1 (the marathon grip) the week prior to the race.  He told me “normally I would never change something so close to the race, but I trust Ergon.  It is one of the few companies which I trust.”

After the race, very emotional he thanked us for our work and all the support.  My response was that we did very little by comparison!  His opinion of the GS “It is the best that you guys have ever done.  I didn’t think there would be such a difference to the GX1, or that a grip could be so much better than what I had considered was the yardstick”.

The video here is great.

Ergon is very proud of Matt’s achievements.  As am I.

Worksrider

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ERGON CABARET TO BE PRESENTED AT INTERBIKE

Posted in EVENTS, TOPEAK-ERGON with tags , , , on September 16, 2010 by ergonusa

Heading to Interbike?  If so, consider yourself invited to the Ergon Cabaret on Thursday, September 23 from 4-6 PM at the Ergon booth (#4361).   Spend a few hours at the end of the day hanging out with the people that make Ergon what it is.  Also, take the opportunity to chat with Ergon athletes Dave Wiens, Irina Kalentieva, and other members of Topeak-Ergon USA.  FREE poster signings will also be available from Dave and Irina.

Make sure to swing by the Ergon booth early in the week and request a ‘VIP Ticket’ for use during the Ergon Cabaret.  This will allow you to take part in the limited amount of adult beverages being served while supplies last.  Lets just say, the early birds get the worm  😉

Look forward to seeing you all there!

PRO BIKE: DAVE WIENS

Posted in RACING, TOPEAK-ERGON, WIENS WORLD with tags , , , , , , on August 19, 2010 by ergonusa

Click the image for a full recap of the bike used by Dave Wiens at the 2010 Leadville 100.

TOPEAK-ERGON STORMS THE LEADVILLE 100

Posted in EVENTS, RACING, TOPEAK-ERGON, WIENS WORLD with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on August 15, 2010 by ergonusa

Team Topeak-Ergon riders, Dave Wiens and Yuki Saito both set personal best finishes at the 2010 Leadville 100.  Dave took 4th (6 hrs 33 min) place behind the record finishing time set by Levi Leipheimer (6 hr 16 min)….and Yuki Saito had his best Leadville 100 finish ever with 11th overall.


Yuki adds another ‘buckle’ to his collection after an 11th place overall finish.  Photo credit to Leslie Handy

Cyclingnews.com pictures.

Official AP release here.

Full report and images to come!

RECAP: MTB KLINIK AT REI ATLANTA

Posted in ERGON PRODUCT, EVENTS, LIFESTYLE with tags , , , , , , on August 14, 2010 by ergonusa

Eddie and Namrita O’Dea spent the afternoon at REI Atlanta familiarizing new riders of all ages with the basics of mountain biking.  They covered a range of topics from choosing the right bike to proper nutrition and hydration to building fitness and skills quickly and enjoyably.  So, in a nutshell…what do they like and recommend?

Bike choice:
Eddie: Full suspension cross-country bike
Namrita: For an intro bike if you are on a budget: Hardtail with front suspension.  If money isn’t an issue: Full suspension cross-country bike.

Best bike upgrade:
Eddie: Ergon GX2 grips (with barends)
Namrita: Ergon GP1 grips (no barends)

Favorite bike accessory:
Eddie: Topeak Mini 20 Pro multitool
Namrita: Topeak Race Rocket mini pump

Favorite nutrition product:
Eddie: nuun and FRS
Namrita: PowerBar Endurance (Lemon Lime)

Best piece of advice for building fitness:
Eddie: Ride hard, rest hard
Namrita: Don’t forget about rest days and the importance of enough sleep and good nutrition

Best piece of advice for improving skills:
Eddie: Look ahead, not down
Namrita: Stay positive and relaxed.  Momentum is your friend.

I never ride without:
Eddie: Saddle bag with spare tube, tire levers, multi-tool, and Rescue Box
Namrita: Saddle bag with all the above, plus I always carry a cell phone

Mountain Mayhem

Posted in NEWS with tags , , , on June 21, 2010 by worksrider

It could be argued this is the largest and most important event in the UK. We were there. I was there, as was Trevor. He rode… I played.

The event is the biggest mass participation 24 hour race. 2500 riders ride in different categories over a course that was more XC than marathon (not that much fireroad) with about 1000 feet of climbing per lap.

Competing was our man in the UK, Trevor Allen for the solo title…. It was a roller coaster ride, and his report will appear here soon…..

UK National 24 Hour Champion Rides Ergon

Posted in NEWS, RACING with tags , , , , , , , , , , on May 26, 2010 by worksrider

In an event that resembled a cross country race in terms of the tactics used, this last weekend saw Matt Page, riding for Wiggle, take the UK National 24hr Champion’s title at the inorgral event in the Scottish borders.

As 24 hour racing gains momentum, there are a number of events that stand out. Mountain Mayhem, 24 hours of Adrenaline, SITS, and a few others. What all of these events have in common however, is that although solo riders are there and taking it seriously, they share the course with pairs teams, teams of 4 and teams of five. Many of these people are there for the festival experience of racing, not necessarily to contend places.

24hrs of Exposure is an event set to change this. For solo riders only, to prove that they had what it takes to wear the National Champion’s jersey for a year.

While Team Topeak Ergon and Ergon 24 were sadly missing from the event owning to scheduling clashes and injury, Ergon was still represented. Matt Page sported a set of Ergon GX1 on both of his team bikes (in Limited Edition White, and Team Edition Green). Matt, who has the choice to ride any products that online retailer Wiggle stocks said of Ergon “I won’t use any other grips, these are the bees knees” when he switched to them last year.

Everyone at Ergon would like to extend heartfelt congratulations to Matt for his win, and to the other winners on the day too, and all those who took part.

More details can be found here.