RACE DEBUT WITH BOYD Biking WILL BE ON GRAVEL
24 August, 2020 – Greenville, SC – Mountain Bike legend Tinker Juarez has joined forces with quality wheel builder, Boyd Cycling. Juarez, who has designed a career out of bike racing for a lot more than forty many years will make his debut racing with on Boyd wheels at Utah’s Salty Lizard & Silly Pony in October – a two-day gravel adventure with up to 330 miles on the featuring.
“Tinker was a single of these racers that transcended mountain bike racing even all the roadies followed him,” explained Boyd Johnson, whose racing roots are on the road. “I’ve been a lover of his for a long time. Having developed our enterprise and innovated our wheels to a stage exactly where we have an athlete with Tinker’s pedigree who trusts their general performance is a massive sense of accomplishment for us.”
With a pro racing vocation extending again to his 1978 BMX times, Juarez is even now heading potent 42 many years later on, ordinarily logging 400 miles a week with 20,000 ft of climbing. “I still enjoy it and am seriously grateful that I can do it,” Juarez explained. “Event promotors – a lot of I have recognized for years – want to see me do very well. That pressure and of class, respect for my sponsors, motivates me to stay in good shape. In turn, I expect the most effective from my bicycle and its parts.”
To that end Juarez will be driving the not long ago released ultra-mild Trailblazer carbon wheelset. The wheels, constructed foremost as a light-weight carbon XC wheelset, are able of pulling off double responsibility as a 700c or 650b gravel wheel and are likely to be set up as 700c gravel wheels when Juarez makes his October debut with Boyd Cycling. “I am enthusiastic to be coaching and racing on Boyd’s wheels as I have identified about the model for a whilst now. This feels like a definitely excellent in good shape. They are a little loved ones-operate firm invested in innovating and genuinely interested in my practical experience and my responses.”
Boyd Johnson echoed comparable sentiment. “Tinker’s responses will be invaluable. Any person that has at any time worked with him understands he has a significant normal for quality solution that must perform underneath pressure. This is 50% of how and why he is been in a position to do what he is accomplished for so long. You will find a good deal of manufacturer loyalty there far too, which the two Nicole and I admire and regard. The other 50% is, as he has mentioned, the strain he puts on himself to remain suit.”
Even now a whole-time racer, much of Juarez’ prepared tumble schedule has been cancelled because of to Covid-19, together with races in Australia, Portugal and Spain. Juarez nevertheless is relentless in his travel and coaching. “As soon as it can be in your blood and it is taken you this much, for this extensive, it truly is hard to quit.”
“I am searching forward to a lot more time on the gravel bike and the Salty Lizard,” Juarez claimed. “Gravel is a huge concentrate for Boyd and for me and this celebration provides an completely new race site. Racing hardly ever gets aged when you trip in new spots.”
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Boyd Cycling wheels are accessible in the U.S. by means of Unbiased Bicycle Supplier channels and are assembled in Greenville, SC. For far more data about Boyd Biking visit the website at www.boydcycling.com.