Team TIBCO/To the Top have announced they will be running Reynolds wheels for the 2011 season. The Team will have access to the of the full line of Reynolds wheels, selecting the most appropriate for each race.
For much of the past decade, Reynolds wheels have had a reputation for being among the best race wheels in the world, said Team TIBCO Founder and Director Linda Jackson. Their performance and durability are exceptional, and theyve helped deliver numerous victories in important races internationally.
The Team will be use the full line of Reynolds wheels, including the Sixty Six, Forty Six and Thirty Twos for climbing stages. For races against the clock, the Team will equip their Specialized Shivs with the 92.2 front wheel and the Element rear disc.
Were excited to be partnering with Team TIBCO for 2011, said Dana Carson, International Sales Manager for Reynolds. The womens cycling arena has been growing every year, and when we started looking for a partner to help us reach out to that marketplace, both in the U.S. and internationally, Team TIBCO was a natural fit. The Teams international makeup and focus on developing women riders with an eye toward the 2012 and 2016 Olympics was a strong influence on our decision.
The Team has been consistently among the top in North America the past few years, and last year they showed that they will be a force to be reckoned with in Europe as well, Carson added. Were looking forward to seeing the Team riding to many victories on Reynolds wheels in 2011.
The team has also signed Maxxis as the tire sponsor for 2011. The Team will take full advantage of Maxxis line of race tires, including the Radiale, Cormet and Columbiere. For training, Team TIBCO will rely on the Re-Fuse and Detonator tires.
Maxxis has earned a reputation as one of the highest performing tire lines in the world, Jackson said. Having Maxxis tires will give our riders that much more confidence when it comes to handling technical or tough conditions. Theyre a great addition to our team.