Race on Sunday, build on Monday

by Mike Smith October 29, 2016

Between our support of This Team Saves Lives and our own No. 22 Factory CX Team, there are an even greater number of No. 22 frames between the tape on race day this cyclocross season.

One of the best parts of our Factory CX Team is that two of the riders turning fast laps on Sundays are back in our factory turning out beautiful titanium bikes on Mondays. Sam Dries races in the UCI Elite category, and is a talented welder and a crucial member of our weld shop.

Sam Dries.

Scott Hock is our Director of Operations, and plays a key role in our frame design and bike development when he's not picking mud from his teeth on the race course.

Scott Hock. Photo credit Jason Stilson.

Both Scott and Sam have their hands on every frame that we build, and the punishment they put their frames through shines through in the effort they will put into yours.




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