We love this conversation with Zack Foley, chief mechanic for L39ION of Los Angeles. Zack is a veteran team wrench with 17 years of experience, but you can hear the enthusiasm in his voice for being on the road with L39ION. Zack explains what it takes to be a team mechanic, from prepping the bikes to being part of the broader team culture. He also details the changing nature of road cycling tech, including disc brakes and tubeless tires. Zack also tells us why wrapping bar tape just the right way is so important—especially with white bar tape! He calls L39ION a team full of imagination and creativity, and Zack’s outlook on cycling reflects that.