Big news in the world of Shoestring Racing..
not sure i can even call the blog shoestring racing after this..
In my search for supportive companies to help my progression in the world of racing i put in an application to ride for the XC Racer.com team way back in November.
I got in!!!
I think helped to a degree by my ramblings on this blog as i will be expected to come up with inspiring race reports from some of my outing this year.
The team is backed by the XCRacer.com website who have put together a great deal using Gary Fisher Bikes this year.. full details are on the site www.xcracer.com along with a great forum full of like minded racers.
The team is officially title XcRacer.com 29ers and as you can guess from the name we are the first and only UK race team to be exclusively using 29ers this year.
No bad thing when you take a look at the teams weapon of choice.. Gary Fisher Super Fly, expect to see alot of these about.. or at least as Gary Fisher can make as demand at the moment is so high its out stripped supply.. not surprising when you consider that this is the lightest frame bar none that Fisher has ever made and the lucky guys in the States that have recieved their bikes have already with some sensible part swaps brought weight of the bike down to 20lbs!!!!! Big wheel bonuses without any weight penalties.
I'm so excited about getting this bike.... i just know that its going to be one of those bikes you jump on board and it makes you feel super fast.. i feel quicker just looking at the pic:) no way the machine could be blamed for anything this year.
At the moment the bike has not been delivered but as soon as i have my grubby little mitts on it be rest assured it will be tested as soon as humanly possible...
A big thanks to Xc Racer and Gary Fisher, let the racing begin.