Our pals at Oskar Blues Brewery and REEB Cycles took a trip East to compete in the Pisgah Stage Race. Riding his REEB 29er with Gates Carbon Drive, Chad Melis and his ride partner took first in the relay category, which involved the two riding alternate stages during the five-day event. Congrats gents.
Check out the video of Chad talking about the roots and rocks on the course, and the Carbon Drive on his bike.
Says Chad: “The belt was money.”
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And check out the rutted, rocky and wet-leave-covered, root-crossed action in this video, which looks downright scary to this dusty and bone-dry Western rider. Carbon Drive has a big following in the singlespeed community in Colorado, where Gates is based. REEB’s foray East will hopefully create a beachhead for belt drive racers on the right coast–especially with the opening of the new Oskar Blues Brewery location in Brevard, North Carolina, tucked in the singletrack Mecca of Pisgah National Forest.
Watch more video of 2012 Pisgah Mountain Bike Stage Race on cyclingdirt.org