Date Posted: January 13th, 2016
Authored by: Macky Franklin, Sponsored Athlete
Happy New Year! Now that it's 2016, I have some exciting news that I can finally share. Syd (my teammate, girlfriend and adventure buddy) and I will be racing for Jamis Bikes this year! We're super excited to be riding the new Jamis Defcon 1 enduro bike and are looking forward to working with Jamis as they continue to move into the enduro market.
We're getting excited for the season to start with our first race, the Andes-Pacifico 5-day Enduro, in Santiago, Chile in mid-February. After that, we'll spend another six weeks in South America training and racing the first two rounds of the Enduro World Series before heading back to the US in time for the Sea Otter Classic. We'll be in the US for the main part of the season racing the Enduro Cup and Big Mountain Enduro series and are planning to hit some of the East Coast enduros in September and October. We'll be traveling with our bikes and our dirt bikes in our 1998 Ford E-250 Cargo Van, Great White the Adventure Van, and are looking forward to exploring more of the awesome mountain bike and moto trails around the US!
The other sponsor news: I will be riding X-Fusion suspension and Syd will be riding SRAM components, Ritchey bars and stems and Rockshox suspension. The rest of our sponsors will stay the same, we'll continue to represent Vittoria Tires, Santa Fe Brewing Company, Osprey Packs, Xpedo, POC, Taos Mountain Energy Bars, SLIME and Genuine Innovations.