September 17, 2012

Rider Bio - Dylan Johnson

Dylan is our team's youngest rider, but you wouldn't know it by his race results.  He's been at the top of the ultra-endurance singlespeed world for several years, and we convinced him in 2012 to get on a geared bike.  His phenomenal endurance, climbing ability and technical skills transferred well into more great results in 2012.

·        Age
o       17

·        Height/Weight
o        5’8”-125lbs

·        Place of Birth
o       Fairfax, Virginia

·        Residence
o             Mclean, Virginia

·        Job
o             High School student / Off and on at a local bike shop

·        Favorite Trail
o             Iceberg in Frederick Maryland

·        Favorite Race
o             Shenandoah Mountain 100

·        Best Race Result
o             1st Michaux Trail Cup 2012
o             1st Wisp Mountain XC 2012
o             1st Wednesdays @ Wakefield Series 2012 with teammate Jeff Dickey
o               2nd Iron Mountain 100k 2012
o             2nd Knobscorcher SERC 2012
o             2nd Shenandoah Mountain 100 single speed 2011
o             2nd Tuscarora MTB Enduro 2012
o             3rd Stoopid 50 2012

·        Helmet
o             Limar Carbon Ultralight –most people don’t think of saving weight with a helmet but using this helmet, you could be potentially be saving a third of a pound

·        Glasses
o             Optic Nerve Thujone 2.0

·        Shoes
o             Mavic Fury

·        Other items you ride with
o             Scott gloves, GU gel, Genuine Innovations Big Air and tire plugs, Squirt chain lube  


·        Frame/Size
o       Scott Scale 29er RC – Size Medium – this is a race frame. There is noticeable difference in stiffness and acceleration between other frames I have ridden and it is super light.

·        Fork
o       Fox F29

·        Headset
o       Ritchey Pro

·        Front Derailleur
o       Shimano XT

·        Rear Derailleur
o       Shimano XT

·        Shifters
o       Shimano XT

·        Brakes
o       Formula R1- very powerful at just 275 grams

·        Crankset and gearing
o       Shimano XT 40x28 gearing – the 40x28 gear combo is better for flat races but still provides enough range for the hills

·        Handlebar
o       Salsa Promoto Carbon- good width at 670mm and 125 grams

·        Grips
o       ESI Racers Edge- very comfortable, simple, and light

·        Stem
o       Odio

·        Pedals
o       Shimano XT

·        Saddle
o       Selle Italia flight – it’s not very comfortable but it is light

·        Hubs
o       Stan’s 330 Ti - smooth and when combined with the Race Gold rims it makes for a sub 1400 gram 29er wheel set

·        Chain
o       KMC X10SL- great shifting quality

·        Cassette and gearing
o       Shimano XT 12-36

·        Rims
o       Stan’s Race Gold 29er - the least expensive ultra light race wheels you can get

·        Tires
o       Continental Race King Protection - the Protection sidewalls are great for confidence on rocky courses

·        Extras
o       KCMC seatpost, Alligator front rotor, Crankskins frame protection - very helpful for carbon frames  

·        Total Bike Weight
o       20 lbs

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