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The @rodeolabsprogravelteam has been busy out there bike wrasslin non stop this year and today their efforts paid off again at @focofondo with a 2 man break and win via @greggydaniel and @cavsgravlife in the men’s race. In the women’s race @jscygan took second as well. It was great to see @chessracer in our native Colorado and @ljoneswilkins changed things up from privateer life to guest race on the squad as well. PS @goldenboygould maintains the win for best hair on the team, and a belated congrats go out to him for his MTB nats win two weeks back. 🥇
The @sportful summer white kids look 🔥 🔥🔥 it must be said as well!
The team as always wants to thank its sponsors who help make this all possible:
There is no such thing as sliced bread around here. Each build ends up being a very functional combination of parts that we’ve decided we love. If we don’t love them we don’t offer them. No brand reps swing by our office. We’re in nobody’s pocket. We’re free to suggest the most Darwinian builds we can think of and we mix in the ingredients you think are important during the build conversation along the way. This Flaanimal 5.0 build features the time proven Apex 1 road / cx / gravel shifters and brakes and marries them to the GX MTB rear derailleur and 10-50 cassette. This magic is made possible by the free thinkers at @ratiotechnology who took the initiative to develop a kit that made all these parts compatible. The crankset is from @praxisworks and has been a staple of our builds for more than five years: It’s carbon, direct mount, very durable, lightweight, and drama free. Nothing about this drivetrain came pre packaged from an OEM but it all works very very well together for a huge range of riding from road to gravel to MTB. Good stuff! @eastoncycling wheels and cockpit round out much of the rest of the build. 2.2” Ikon tires mean this bike is going to end up on the party end of the riding spectrum. Just add dirt!
Black and white. Sleeved / Naked 12k carbon. 13 speeds. 650b x 2.4” clearance. Custom butted and heat treated Japanese steel. 30mm slider range on proprietary flat mount sliders. Massively capable at having fun. It’s the whole package, and each bike is exactly built to its owner’s spec and purpose. Happy New Bike Day Andrew!
@jnzaro Is officially the person who waited longest for her 2021 Flaanimal 5.0, having ordered it approximately 227 days ago. Today was finally her New Bike Day. Thank you Jen!
The fact that anyone is willing to wait that long for our bike boggles our minds. And yet, here we are. The only possible conclusion: We simply gave the most gracious, patient, awesome, supportive customers on the planet. And for that we owe each of you a massive thanks. Y’all are awesome!
We take your support seriously around here, and are committed to making sure New Bike Day is worth the wait. We’re also learning a lot this year and we’ve been doing a lot behind the scenes to try to make sure our lead times are never this long again. In the mean time there’s a whole lot of New Bike Day that is going to keep happening over the next couple of months and we are excited!
Jen’s bike is the first 49cm that we’ve delivered. It’s running on GRX, 650b wheels, and Gravel King 1.9 slicks.
Our bikes as hard as we can. Never lose touch with the fact that true inspiration for everything we do comes from time spent in the saddle.
If we stay where things are familiar we will quickly grow stale. To stay challenged we always seek out the new. New paces to ride, new goals to attempt, and new people to collaborate with.
When we return home from our adventures we take our experiences and turn them into things that we can share. Stories, photos, videos, and inspired products are the fruit of our labor.
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