Maxxis!

New to my team this year, I’ll be racing exclusively on Maxxis Tires!  Racing from deserts of Las Vegas to the forests of England has taught me (the hard way) that the right tire selection can make the difference between being in the race and on the ground.  So, I’m really looking forward to traveling with an arsenal of tires to choose from in order to maximize my chances of staying upright in all conditions.

In addition to manufacturing Automotive and ATV tires, Maxxis offers a huge selection of bicycle tires for us to choose from.  (Twenty six at last I counted!) Needless to say, there is a Maxxis mountain bike tire suitable for any condition, any wheel size, any riding style!  -Including fat bikes!

Take a quick look at their Bike Technology Page to learn about sidewall & puncture protection, Tubeless Ready Systems, and tire construction.

This year I plan to try some new tread patterns, but below are a few of the staples I will race on for the majority of my MTB and XTERRA racing.  These models and more can be found at George’s Cycles/G-Fit Studio in Boise.

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PACE

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“A high-volume, low-profile tread design offers minimal rolling resistance and consistent traction across the profile of the tire.Continuous side knobs keep you planted where traction is critical, and the single compound balances traction and tread wear.”

Ikon

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IKON

“The Ikon is for true racers looking for a true lightweight race tire. With 3C Triple Compound Technology, high-volume casing and a fast rolling tread design, the Ikon provides exemplary performance in all riding conditions. As its name suggests, the Ikon represents all that is true in racing.”

Beaver

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Beaver

“Specially designed for racing in adverse conditions, the Beaver features a tread design ideal for wet and muddy conditions.”

Ardent Race

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Ardent Race

“The Ardent Race tire from Maxxis is ideally suited for technical XC race courses and endurance-length events. With its medium-height tread, the Ardent Race bridges the gap between the XC-oriented Ikon and the trail-oriented Ardent. The center knobs are ramped to reduce rolling resistance, and the side knobs are angled and stepped to provide great biting traction in corners. Choose the Ardent Race for your next demanding XC race or epic trail ride.”

ROLF PRIMA!

New for 2016, I’m proud to be joining the Rolf Prima Wheel Systems family! Rolf Prima has been hand building wheel sets in Eugene Oregon since 1997.  Rolf will be my title sponsor and has included me in their newly created Elite MTB/CX team for 2016! It’s no secret that the bike is the key to achievement in off-road triathlon.  So for that reason (and because I just LOVE bike racing) I’ll be racing mountain bike and cyclocross much more in 2016 than ever before.  In addition to developing my bike leg(s) for triathlon, it will allow me to showcase new mountain bike products on the national mountain bike circuit as well as in the triathlon space.

Most triathletes know Rolf Prima for their amazing road wheel sets including the Aeres and Vigor families of wheels and discs.  But, building on their signature paired-spoke and differential flange hub technologies, Rolf has launched exciting new mountain bike wheel sets!  Take a look and link to Rolf’s website below!

I’ll be racing on the no-compromises carbon fiber Alsea XC racing wheel set:

Alsea (I believe it’s pronounced Al-see, like the waterfall)

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For my off-road training and exploration, I plan to use the Ralos alloy wheel set:

Ralos: 

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I will also be training (and occasionally racing) on the time-tested Vigor alloy road wheel set.  It’s stiff, light and most importantly wind cheating.  The paired spoke design and intermediate profile cut through cross winds like butta.  This was my first set of wheels when I started in triathlon back in 2003.  I have a lot of fond memories flying through Buck’s County on the Vigor, so I’m excited to be on them again.

Vigor:

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