Look at this beauty!
When I became part of the Fearless Femme family earlier this year, Parlee found out I was competing in the Silk Road Mountain Race. Knowing what task lay ahead, they sent the best arsenal they could provide:
This Chebacco frame I’m holding here will see many a mile of groad — here in the US and abroad when we head to Kyrgyzstan in August.
(You can find all the specs and details HERE)
I’m super excited to build it up and get it rolling.
But I wanted to take a moment to explain partnerships in women’s cycling, because they are GOLD. Or orange, in this case. :)
Everyone knows female pro cyclists aren’t racing their bikes to get rich. Where funds might be lackluster, our partnerships with brands shine. Support from our product sponsors is everything…and here’s why:
This isn’t just any free swag. Pro cycling product sponsors know their equipment will be taken to the absolute limit of its capability. It will withstand thousands of miles, crashes, hard corners, curb hops, skids, descents, harsh weather and mountaintop summits. The product HAS to perform, because the athletes have to perform. Bottom line: these partnerships are critical to our success.
I train really hard so I can test my physical limits when I race…and my equipment is a huge part of that process.
The Chebacco and I are going to have some rough terrain and mountain climbs to conquer this year. Can’t wait to ride it and give you guys a solid gear report!
Photos by Rett Peek