The SRAM team are more than partners – they bring rider assistance that’s invaluable and unequalled, plus a cast of ambassadors and techs that add volumes to the event. When it comes to Epic’s “Best in Class Partners” philosophy, SRAM sets the bar.
With us from the beginning. From the Blur, Tallboy and Bronson and now the 5010 and Hightower (plus a rad Nomad or two thrown in for good measure.) SCB has provided bikes and frames over the years that serve as neutral support rigs for riders in need. For most, it’s like being upgraded to an F1 open-wheeled thunderbolt chucking partyboy demon. We mean that in the awesomest way possible.
Wanna know what the Epic really is? For us on the production side it’s a prolonged sleep-deprivation contest. For the athletes? It’s a 7-day recovery contest punctuated by six 40-ish mile sections of high alpine singletrack awesomeness. The good folks at GU hustle their honeybuns over from an event on the other side of the Ten Mile Range (that has huffily requested that we keep their name out of our mouths), delivering an embarrassing cornucopia of goodies to help our athletes perform at their peak, and recovery so that can strap it on the next day. Chapeau, GU. You rock.
Ergon Bike. Designers and manufacturers of the world’s best grips and saddles. The Ergon crew has quite a few Epic loyalists, many of them participating in every edition since our first effort in 2009. If you’re looking for ways to improve the interface between rider and machine, look no further. Each element of Ergon’s designs and each component and material in their manufacturing process possesses a rich backstory – an undercurrent of uncompromising design and manufacturing excellence.
Know what riders LOOOOOOVE after a long stage? There’s nothing like an ice cold Coke, amiright? Not Pepsi, not RC Cola, not some generic or (the horror!) organic knock-off from Whole Foods, but the real deal. Coke. Is. It. So have a Coke and smile because in possibly the best hookup ever negotiated on behalf of our riders, we’re gonna have a cold one waiting for you at the end of each stage. Booyah.
There’s a category of items that we always think of under the heading “Things I wouldn’t ride my bike without.” At the top of that list are things like a helmet, water, bluetooth speaker, etc. Among that upper tier is reliable and dependable sealant. The folks from Orange Seal deliver just that. They win sealant shootouts time after time and just keep imroving the entire tubeless experience with subvarieties that include their original formula, an endurance variant and SubZero, their cold weather version. Their VersaValve stem is a thing of beauty and simplicity. Breck Epic laughs at your wheel setup. Having Orange Seal on board lets you laugh right back. Look for the Orange Seal crew in Epic’s Athlete Village.
Created by physical trainer and cyclist (and industry treasure) Steve Mathews, Chamois Butt’r is the Official Chamois Cream, Embrocation, Kit and Skin Wash partner of The Breck Epic. NOT protecting your groceries/peas-and-carrots/lady business area during a 6 day event is insanity. Lok for the CB folks on site, in goodie bags and on course. They’ll have product on hand including their women’s version (HER) and their incredible Skin Wash and Kit Wash. Better yet, visit their site to take a stroll through their range of offerings that deliver performance by providing comfort.
...and it goes without saying
Ride ’em. Live ’em. Love ’em. But mostly, leave ’em how you found ’em…or better.