Our riders have been anxiously awaiting their team bikes and gear after putting in their sizes and specs last November. Each rider will be riding a frame type and size, saddle type and width, stem length and angle, handlebar width and bend, crank size and length, and wheel depth specifically chosen suited to their riding and physiology. Luckily with the final remaining parts arrival and the hard work of Mike's Bikes employees, the team bikes are currently being built up in the Mike's Bikes Warehouse just in time for the Team Camp and more importantly, the 2012 race season. See the pictures below for an inside peak on the build process:Check out some of these spy shots snapped of the teams custom builds.
Also pictured is how the complicated process of building some twenty custom, rider specific bikes from the frame up is managed. This is not a new feat for Mike's due to their offerings of several custom high end road builds from Specialized and Wilier. Pictured below is the staging area where all of the parts are gathered from TMBs various sponsors including Specialized, Zipp, SRAM, Bike Smart, and Look.
Each bike gets it's own custom Mike's Assembly Cart in which the parts are gathered and prepped for the build process. Note the ingenuity in the fork mount and wheel holders, very pro.
Team Mike's Bikes has the honor of having the same expert mechanics who build the custom bikes for Mike's wrenching on their race machines.
Christmas will come late for TMB riders this year as they gather in San Rafael this weekend to collect their 2012 gear. Stay tuned for photos and reports from the Team Camp in Sonoma County. Time to get stoked!