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 Jul 21, 2019 article by Nick Salazar, images by Jeremiah Mitchell

TJ Tollakson's Custom Rig » Many people will notice the carbon arm cradles that TJ has been riding since as early as 2011. These wrap his arms in a ton of surface area, and provide elbow support for his high-hands position. His idea is a one-off just for him, but we are working on something similar to provide to the masses. The other really interesting thing to notice on his bike is that he is using a hydraulic disc brake on his rear wheel, but a mechanical rim brake (our own Omega X) up front. According to TJ, it's for 'aero oprimization.' His words, via instagram.

Race day photos from 70.3 Steelhead. Enjoy the gallery!



Winner (MPRO) - Andrew Starycowicz 

Starky absolutely dominated Steelhead 70.3, establishing an early lead on the bike and holding it all day long. Starky has been riding our Omega brakes for many years, and this was his first outing on our Styx skewers! Go Starky!

  • Winner (MPRO) - Andrew Starycowicz
  • Winner (MPRO) - Andrew Starycowicz
  • Front End goodness
  • Starky's Styx Skewers. Having a hard time seeing them? That's the point!
  • Winner (MPRO) - Andrew Starycowicz
  • Winner (MPRO) - Andrew Starycowicz
  • Winner (MPRO) - Andrew Starycowicz
  • Winner (MPRO) - Andrew Starycowicz
  • Winner (MPRO) - Andrew Starycowicz
  • Winner (MPRO) - Andrew Starycowicz
  • Winner (MPRO) - Andrew Starycowicz

Winner (FPRO) - Jackie Hering 

Unfortunately, Jackie proved a little too hard to shoot on the bike, and we ended up with just one out of focus shot of her BMC TM01. All I can say is that I would NOT want to travel with that bike. The internals really tricky to work with.

  • Winner (FPRO) - Jackie Hering
  • Winner (FPRO) - Jackie Hering
  • Winner (FPRO) - Jackie Hering
  • Winner (FPRO) - Jackie Hering

TJ Tollakson's Custom Rig 

Many people will notice the carbon arm cradles that TJ has been riding since as early as 2011. These wrap his arms in a ton of surface area, and provide elbow support for his high-hands position. His idea is a one-off just for him, but we are working on something similar to provide to the masses. The other really interesting thing to notice on his bike is that he is using a hydraulic disc brake on his rear wheel, but a mechanical rim brake (our own Omega X) up front. According to TJ, it's for 'aero oprimization.' His words, via instagram.

  • TJ Tollakson's Custom Rig
  • TJ Tollakson's Custom Rig
  • TJ Tollakson's Custom Rig
  • TJ Tollakson's Custom Rig
  • TJ Tollakson's Custom Rig
  • TJ Tollakson's Custom Rig
  • TJ Tollakson's Custom Rig
  • TJ Tollakson's Custom Rig

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