Mountain Bike Legend Tinker Juarez Joins Boyd Biking
RACE DEBUT WITH BOYD CYCLING WILL BE ON GRAVEL
24 August, 2020 – Greenville, SC – Mountain Bike legend Tinker Juarez has joined forces with premium wheel builder, Boyd Biking. Juarez, who has made a profession out of motorcycle racing for greater than forty years will make his debut racing with on Boyd wheels at Utah’s Salty Lizard & Silly Pony in October – a two-day gravel journey with as much as 330 miles on the providing.
“Tinker was a type of racers that transcended mountain bike racing; even all of the roadies adopted him,” mentioned Boyd Johnson, whose racing roots are on the highway. “I have been a fan of his for many years. Having grown our firm and innovated our wheels to a degree the place we now have an athlete with Tinker’s pedigree who trusts their efficiency is a large sense of accomplishment for us.”
With a professional racing profession extending again to his 1978 BMX days, Juarez remains to be going sturdy 42 years later, usually logging 400 miles every week with 20,000 ft of climbing. “I nonetheless get pleasure from it and am actually grateful that I can do it,” Juarez mentioned. “Occasion promotors – many I’ve identified for years – need to see me do properly. That stress and naturally, respect for my sponsors, motivates me to remain match. In flip, I anticipate the most effective from my bike and its parts.”
To that finish Juarez can be using the not too long ago launched ultra-light Trailblazer carbon wheelset. The wheels, constructed foremost as a light-weight carbon XC wheelset, are able to pulling off double obligation as a 700c or 650b gravel wheel and are more likely to be arrange as 700c gravel wheels when Juarez makes his October debut with Boyd Biking. “I am excited to be coaching and racing on Boyd’s wheels as I’ve identified in regards to the model for some time now. This appears like a extremely good match. They’re a small family-run firm invested in innovating and genuinely fascinated with my expertise and my suggestions.”
Boyd Johnson echoed comparable sentiment. “Tinker’s suggestions can be invaluable. Anybody that has ever labored with him is aware of he has a excessive commonplace for high quality product that should carry out below stress. That is 50% of how and why he is been in a position to do what he is completed for therefore lengthy. There’s a whole lot of model loyalty there too, which each Nicole and I love and respect. The opposite 50% is, as he has mentioned, the stress he places on himself to remain match.”
Nonetheless a full-time racer, a lot of Juarez’ deliberate fall schedule has been cancelled resulting from Covid-19, together with races in Australia, Portugal and Spain. Juarez although is relentless in his drive and coaching. “As soon as it is in your blood and it is taken you this far, for this lengthy, it is arduous to stop.”
“I am trying ahead to extra time on the gravel bike and the Salty Lizard,” Juarez mentioned. “Gravel is an enormous focus for Boyd and for me and this occasion offers a completely new race location. Racing by no means will get outdated once you experience in new locations.”
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Boyd Biking wheels can be found within the U.S. via Unbiased Bicycle Vendor channels and are assembled in Greenville, SC. For extra details about Boyd Biking go to the web site at www.boydcycling.com.