Race Across America and Spiegel Bikes Announce 2020 Partnership

January 31, 2020

The Official Bicycle for RAAM Races

The Official Bicycle for RAAM Races

Boulder, CO (January 31, 2020) – The Race Across America (RAAM), the 3090-mile coast-to-coast ultra-cycling bicycle race held annually since 1982, has entered a multi-year partnership with Spiegel Bikes Inc., a Delaware-based company that produces high-quality carbon-fiber frames and complete aero-dynamic road bikes that combine Italian design and German engineering.

RAAM’s Executive Director, Rick Boethling, commented, “We’re excited to align with Spiegel Bikes. Spiegel stands out as a company that understands our riders—they’re the only brand to have actively pursued ultra-cyclists and to have designed equipment with them in mind.”

Spiegel Bikes has a long history of supporting ultra-cycling and has chosen two RAAM veterans as their brand-ambassadors, Marko Baloh from Slovenia (age 50-59 winner of RAAM 2019), and Chris Hopkinson, a 4-time RAAM finisher from the United Kingdom.

Spiegel Bikes has two models that are particularly suited to ultra-cycling; the San Marino, and the Diablo, both are constructed with high-modulus unidirectional carbon fiber, using a blend of different strength carbon fibers to provide the perfect balance of stiffness and strength.

The San Marino is favored by ultra-cyclists for its smooth ride. It was designed for serious cyclists and enthusiasts, and allows the rider to enjoy superior comfort and snappy acceleration.

The Diablo is a time-trial bike that features an extra light carbon-fiber frame that is very aero-dynamic. It’s the ideal ultra-cycling choice for maximizing speed on the flats, whether crossing the desert, or the great plains of Kansas. Yet it also climbs and accelerates well, making it suitable for long distance rides, Grand Fondos, and lengthy climbs.

More About Spiegel Bikes
Spiegel is a Delaware based company. Combining Italian design and German engineering, Spiegel manufactures the highest quality frames and wheels delivering comfort, handling and speed to every level of cyclist.

For more information on Spiegel Bikes visit the website: https://spiegel-bikes.com/

More About RAAM

Race Across America, Inc. and Team Get Outdoors, LLC (dba Soul Events) are world leaders in the sport of ultra-bicycle racing.  The Race Across America (RAAM), a 3,000-mile coast-to-coast race across the USA, is the world’s premier ultra-cycling race – the World Championship of Ultra-Cycling.  The Race Across the West, a 900-mile race across the Western US, the RAAM Cycling Challenge Series of ultra road races, and the 6-12-24 Hour World Time Trial Championships are all part of the RAAM brand.  In addition, RAAM offers seminars on ultra bicycle racing and sanctions ultra-cycling races worldwide.

For more information on Race Across America visit the website: http://raceacrossamerica.org/