In recent weeks, the Aventon Factory Team has been lighting things up on the fixed gear crit racing scene in the US. With a lull between the Redhook events, the team has found great success recently in races like the Fyxation crit series during the Tour of America’s Dairyland in Wisconsin, as well as the Bone Machine Criterium in Portland, Oregon.
The team arrived to the Fyxation series for the Shorewood Classic, and with 25 minutes to spare after coming from the airport and building their bikes, Olivier Leroy and Quinten Kirby went 1st and 3rd in the mens’s race! Not a bad start, for sure.
At the following Bayview Classic, Dave Santos took the win, with Olivier 3rd, Quinten 7th, and Isaac Howe in 10th. Elenore Saraiva, riding solo for Aventon snagged a sweet win in the women’s race to prove the team’s overall depth.
In the Downer’s Classic, Quinten grabbed 2nd, while Olivier was 3rd, and Santos was 6th. Elenore again rode a very strong solo race and grabbed another impressive win … with jet-lagged legs!
All in all, the team showed exactly how they earned the Men’s and Women’s overall series Team titles in the 2017 Redhook series. Depth and consistency are keys to the team’s ongoing successes.
Once all the festivities in Wisconsin were done, the team sent a handful of riders to the Bone Machine Crit in Portland, Oregon. Again, the team rode strong throughout the event, with Esther Walker (Doctor Esther Walker) taking a massive solo win with the help of her teammate Kym Nonstop, who also took 4th. In the men’s races, Chris Tolley grabbed a hard fought 2nd, with Dave Santos in 6th. The weekend of racing was fun and aggressive, with activities that began Friday and wrapped up with the main event on Sunday, July 8th. The Bone Machine Criterium was another fun adventure for the team.
For all the races, the team relied on their carbon AON TLR 58 Track wheelsets. With the tubeless setup, the team riders are able to run lower pressures that help them stay firmly in contact with the pavement in all the tight cornering and high speeds of fixed gear crits. The lower pressures, and use of wider tires also helps prevent race-ending flats. And the deep section rims are super aero, yet still very stable in all wind conditions … plus they allow for a stiffer build with the high-flange track hubs, for ultra efficient power transfer. The proof is in the results!