Josh Hatchell – Lead Technician/Spoke Cycles, NCI am the lead technician at Spoke Cycles in Wake Forest, NC and the race mechanic for my race team Berger Hardware Bikes, based out of Raleigh, NC. I like the portability and compact nature of your tool kits. Can’t wait to give them a go outside the shop this season!
Speaking from experience….
Bicycle racing reality is that a couple handfuls of people all convene on one location. They bring most of the cycling gear they own, and end up at a house or hotel that is not designed to hold 10-15 bicycles and 10 people. This is where the A-Frame comes storming in like the A-Team (80’s TV reference for you youngsters) to save the day. The A-Frame is not just about looking pro when you get to the race, but also keeping the bikes safe and ready before the race. We have hauled our A-Frame into host garages, hotel rooms, living rooms, and much more. The last thing we need to do is drive 12 hours to a bike race and have a bike knocked over 15 minutes before the race. We don’t want to lean our bikes on some wind-blown awning and walk away. The A-Frame gives us one less thing to worry about on race-day and the leadup to the event.
Gray Goat Mobile / Bullseye Total Media Women’s CyclingGene E. – Mechanic