Cyclocross World Championships, 2013
In Louisville, KY at the Cyclocross World Championships, 2013, many of these top athletes were riding products that were designed and engineered right here at Synthesis! Did you know, the “World’s Fastest Shifting Chainrings” — produced and sold by WickWerks — are designed, and tested right here in Colorado Springs?
Fun facts: Katie Compton, one of the worlds most elite women riders, raced on WickWerks chainrings for most of her career — a career resulting in many USA national championships and that dominated women’s cyclocross the world over. Her husband, Mark, was also very instrumental in helping Synthesis refine the chainrings to become the best shifting rings made.
Of important note, many riders that eventually made it to the podium at the Kentucky World Cyclocross Championships were riding these chainrings, so it’s a pretty cool compliment to know that we were — if only barely — helpful in getting them there.
The weather was nasty, especially the muddy course for the Masters races, but in the midst of the difficulties, I heard so many compliments about how well the chainrings work! Awesome to hear.
Also, of particular note were the performances of Katie Compton, Kaitlin Antonneau, and Sue Butler — WickWerks sponsored riders who use and abuse the chainrings every day. Congratulations to everyone that competed.