Juni 18, 2012
Compton back on SRAM!
CX Superstar is happy to be “home again”
The one-woman cyclocross wrecking crew and eight-time US National Champion, Katie Compton, is back on SRAM componentry for 2012-2013. After one year away, America’s most successful cyclocrosser insisted she race with the componentry that helped her to her most successful ‘cross season ever, 2010-2011, when she won five consecutive World Cup races.
“I missed my SRAM RED,” Compton said. “My first ride back on RED and everything just clicked into place, I felt like I was home again. I had my most fun ride in a year, it was 34 degrees and raining, and I rode for three hours and loved it."
“Katie is the consummate professional and defines success, we are excited to have her back, it seems that the foothold that we established in Cross early on continues. Next year is going to be exciting with the new Trek Cyclocross racing team, obviously Katie back on our equipment, and all the great rivalries that always exist in the sport of cyclocross,” said Alex Wassmann, SRAM Sponsorship Manager.
Compton will race for the all-new TREK Cyclocross Race Team, who will reserve their full roster and sponsorship announcement for August 1. Trek’s Michael Mayer said, “We’re excited to have Katie back on Trek as well as partner with SRAM. We will have a strong racing program for the upcoming season starting with Katie.”
Katie will ride the all-new SRAM RED-2012 groupset, just introduced in February, features countless improvements including enhanced ergonomics, refined shift and brake lever paddle shapes, and even lighter weight. Her brake of choice is the Avid Shorty Ultimate.
To find out more about SRAM RED - 2012 go here.