The KHS-Maxxis pb JAKROO team headed to the Bay Area this past weekend to race the San Rafael Twilight Criterium. Our sponsor iRT Wheels was one of the main sponsors for the event and we wanted to capitalize on the chance to meet up with our sponsors from iRT and JAKROO Custom Clothing while also having the chance to compete in a great bike race. The trip north proved to be well worth the effort, both on and off the bike with Fabrizio Von Nacher finishing 2nd and teammate David Santos 5th in a race that the team did the lions share of animating from the gun.
Fabrizio Von Nacher reports on his podium finish at San Rafael Twilight Criterium:
“It was my first San Rafael twilight, I have been just hearing how awesome the crowds and the event show was. Me and my teammates got to downtown San Rafael and like other rider have been telling us, it was a huge party in the streets. The plan was for my teammates Sergio Escutia, Steven Davis and Brian McCulloch to cover all the moves the first 20 minutes of the 90 minute race. These three guys did a great job. Dave Santos and I didn’t worry about the race in the first 20 minutes, but after those 20 minutes it was Dave and my turn to be aggressive and sooner than later, I saw an opportunity and I told Dave to go on the attack with me.
We both made it in the break of 6 and started rolling it. After awhile, some guys didn’t want to work anymore so I decide to split the break and attack and bring with me two guy’s. We were off the front for a while and with 20 minutes to go, I decided to go solo. I went solo for a few laps and eventually the two guys that were in the break with me started to work together and brought me back. With 4 laps to go, the group was 5 sec behind us so I decide to attack the break but I didn’t get away. Connor from Airgas countered my attack and opened a little gap and the group cought me and the other guy. I wasn’t going to give up after all the effort I did before, so I fought to stay in a good position and win the field sprint and get second after a super hard race.
I want to thank all the sponsors, the people that cheer us up and specially Paul and Joy for make in all this possible!!
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Photo Credit: Danny Munson
For the 4th year in a row, we headed to Boise, ID to race the NCC Boise Twilight Criterium on our way to Cascade Cycling Classic. This is a great event with an exciting atmosphere where our team has had great success each time we have competed in it. Sprinter and our top finisher on the day, Fabrizio Von Nacher, recounts his experience in the race:
Photo Credit: Danny Munson
“Boise twilight is always a fun race to do. I love the town and the people are great. I knew it was going to be an interesting race because there were a lot of good teams. I got a call-up so that made my start much more easier. Once the race started I stayed top ten most of the race, because that was the plan. Meanwhile my teammates Dave, Steven and Sergio were being aggressive and always on the moves, so I was not worried. When it came down to the last 10 laps that’s where my job stared. The plan changed when UHC went to the front with 30 min to go, it was a surprise because they normally wait for the last 15 min, but there was a break up the road and it was strong. So my job started earlier than planned. It was a constant fight for position for 30 minutes but I didn’t get over excited and I was patient. In the last two laps, it was super fast and I managed to get in a good position and sprint and be 7th.
I want to thank all my teammates, team sponsors, Paul and Joy for making all this possible!”
Photo Credit: Danny Munson
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Dealer of Hangzhou sponsorsed a DH racer in 2014. Madwheel Yang Rui racing on a KHS DH 150 won the third prize in New Racer group. Hopefully this is just the beginning of a racer with aspirations of moving on up.
Author Brian McCulloch Photo Credit: Danny Munson
At 53 miles, the Sherman Pass Road Race that starts just outside of Pearsonville near Ridgecrest, CA. This is by far not the longest race that I have competed in this season. However, with 8,700 vertical feet of climbing that begins with a 16 mile climb, this is without a doubt, one of the most difficult races I will compete in this season.
As the promoter of the event, Steve Barnes does not mince words and aptly calls his company, Anti-Gravity Cycling… it’s an appropriate name, and I can tell you that for 3.5hrs of my Saturday I was fighting with gravity to make the vertical ascent of Sherman Pass as quickly as possible! Read more
My father qualified in for Leadville 100 at a qualifier race in Austin this April. He called me and told me the news and said, “your going, right?” I hadn’t planned on racing the 100 mile mountain bike race this year as I’ve done it the past two years. But seeing how my father will be there, I made arrangements and signed up for the qualifier event in Tahoe, CA. Read more
KHS Factory Racing is having a MTB camp for anyone interested. ALL SKILL LEVELS ARE WELCOME. Only (21) spots to fill. Coaches include; Logan Binggeli, Kevin Aiello and Quinton Spaulding.
The camp includes an all inclusive;
•Two days of Top Level Professional MTB Coaching
•Goodie Bags (KHS Sponsors)
•Access to our Race Pits
•Freestyle Ramp with Airbag Landing (Logan Binggeli backflip techniques)
Come and join us for a great time, and learn how to go faster from training to diet. It is MTB Science & How to Win.”