Check out the latest write up in the Mountain Bike action mag regarding Chain lubrication!
The Milka – Superior Team has just signed Squirt Lube as their exclusive chain Lube for the team – which includes our male national champ Chris Jongewaard!
MEDIA RELEASE – Squirt Sponsors Chris Jongewaard
That’s right folks Chris Jongewaard just got even faster now he is running Squirt dry chain lube. Late last year Chris signed with the Milka-Superior mountain bike team or Milka-Trek as it was known then. Now Milka-Superior has recently signed Squirt on as their dedicated chain lube. “I am incredibly grateful for the opportunity to pick up where I left off in 2009,” said Jongewaard, “and I am aiming to secure a spot in the London 2012 Olympic Games. I am super excited and motivated about rejoining Brentjens’ team and can’t wait to be back in Europe racing with such a professionally run team achieving great things.”
Squirt is a South African product imported by Over the Edge Sports in Melrose South Australia, better known for its fine single track and strong mountain bike culture. “We hope that with us based here in SA and Chris just down the road in Adelaide we can get some real synergies happening and ensure that Chris has all the support he needs for 2012 which is going to be a big year! Richard Bruce founder and Partner of Over the Edge Melrose said.
Rich recently competed in the Cape to Cape event in WA. With his new Liteville Bike – “rides like a dream were his words!” and Wicked campervan ( picture below ) he set off to the beautiful Cape Leeuwin for the start of the Cape to Cape race.
After he set up the Squirt tent which was made available for the riders to lube their chains before and after the event – he was on his bike – the course took him through vineyards / singletrack / disused fire trails and plenty of hills and sand! He rode with the best like Andy Blair, Jason English and Chris Jongewaard, taking in the magic scenery WA has to offer.
Cape to Cape is a 4 day event starts at Cape Leeuwin to Margaret River averaging 40-50 km a day. It is WA’s biggest mountain biking event with a capped number of 750 competitors. Rich will be tempting his parent to come along to next years event held 18-21 OCT 2012 – as his Dad loves to ride and his Mum loves the wine!
Squirt sponsored Rohin Adams on his recent bike challenge – “The Mongolia Bike Challenge” it had the harshest conditions that Rohin, elite rider from Melbourne has ever ridden through.
Over the 9 days and 1200kms the track changed from sandy desert tracks through the Gobi desert, mud flats across the wet plains, grassy tracks through the remote valleys and wet, rocky roads with up to 50 rivers crossings in some days. In fact over the 9 days it is estimated that the course had in excess of 200 river crossing.
Rohin Adams chose squirt lubricant to conquer this event and was never let down. The dry lubricant formula that Squirt offers didn’t hold any sand through the deserts and didn’t get washed off in the river crossings. Of course over a 145kms stage the chain was sure to get some rough treatment but the beauty of the Squirt formula is easy cleaning and re-application at the end of each stage making the bike ready for the next day of extreme racing. At the event Squirt was a popular choice and riders who had other lubricants soon came asking if they could use some of Rohins. Squirt was indeed keeping the Mongolia Bike Challenge lubricated.
This picture is to show you what the typical terrain and conditions were like, with Squirt proven to be the perfect lubricant! – thanks Katy Caratozzolo for the image.
Just arrived are the new Ergon gloves – they look CLASSY and feel super COMFY made to intergrate with the Ergon grips your ride will not only be ergonomically better your will be looking good to! You can buy them from Over the Edge ( on line shop/gloves ) otherwise they will be hitting the retail stores next week.