American made frames, American made wheels, and racing American criteriums. It doesn’t get much better than that, and that’s why we’re proudly supporting Team CLIF Bar for 2019.
After a heroic 2018 season, featuring a win at the San Rafael Criterium and capturing the overall USA Crits Team Title, they’re joined by a new bike frame sponsor for this season with Vynl Bikes. These aluminum frames are their approach to a refined ride feeling and a no frills race bikes. Hand-welded in the United States, the geometry and simple features are a refreshing take on bikes utilized as tools for fun and function.
As a long time sponsor of Team CLIF Bar, we’re proud to know that this team will utilize our full SES wheel line, and primarily the SES 5.6 and SES 7.8 wheelsets. Topping off the bikes is our robust seatpost with our SES Aero Road Stem and Aero Road Bar.
“We’re pretty excited about this combination of partners for 2019. The team is a really fun group, and together with the bikes, it’s a great reminder of why we love bikes and bike racing. They’ll surely bring the good times with them wherever they go.” said Neil Shirley of ENVE.
The team will continue to follow the USA Crits series in hopes of defending their title, but most importantly, continue with the team ethos and goal of showing the fun and excitement behind bicycle racing and criteriums all around the United States.
Frame – Vynl Road Frame
Fork – ENVE 2.0 1-½” Tapered Road Fork
Wheels – ENVE 5.6 SES with ENVE Alloy Hubs
Stem – ENVE SES Aero Road Stem
Handlebar – ENVE SES Aero Road Bar
Seatpost – ENVE 2-Bolt Seatpost
Drivetrain – Shimano Di2 Ultegra
Powermeter – Stages
Bottom Bracket – Chris King T47
Headset – Chris King
Chain Catcher – K-Edge
Pedals – Speedplay
Tires – Maxxis