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Back 9.26.2012

Trebon talks with Zipp

Ryan Trebon is a familiar sight on the U.S. cyclocross circuit. Though this year he’s wearing a new kit, having joined the high-profile Cannondale p/b team. Trebon is off to a quick start with a win at July’s Raleigh Midsummer Night Cyclocross in Utah and a second place Sunday on Day Two of the Trek U.S. Gran Prix of Cyclocross p/b Greenware and WD-40 Bike in Wisconsin.

We recently caught up with Trebon for a chat and also checked out his Zipp, SRAM and Avid-equipped Cannondale SuperX frame:


Zipp: How do you feel about the new team and new season?

Ryan: The fitness feels really good. I’m extremely happy with the bikes and how everything is working.

Zipp: What are your impressions of racing and training on the Zipp 303 Firecrest?

Ryan: I don’t think there is anything better out there. One thing I noticed last year was using the Avid Shorty Ultimate, is the braking was really good. Using the avid disc brakes is even better. I’m stoked with everything.

Zipp: You use the Zipp Service Course SL bar with the Traditional Bend. You position your brake hoods pretty high on the bars. Talk a bit about the ergonomics of that setup.

Ryan: I like the traditional bend. I don’t ride a ton in the drops… It’s like a big flat area to ride. It’s a little shorter reach so I can have the cockpit closer to me so I can have a little more control over the bike and I’m not so stretched out. 

Zipp: What’s the chemistry like on the new team?

Ryan: I like everybody but Jamey pretty much…. Just kidding (Jamey Driscoll was standing nearby). I’ve known all of these guys for 10 years. It was an easy integration with Stu (Thorne) and everyone. I know Stu knows what it takes to go out there and be professional and win bike races. One of the main reasons I joined the team is the really close relationship with SRAM, Zipp and Avid.

Zipp: How do you think having the UCI World Cyclocross Championships in the United States – Feb. 2-3 in Louisville, Ky. – will change the dynamics of this season? Have you prepared differently? 

Ryan: We want to show up and be competitive at all the races. I’m planning on racing the whole season and being competitive all year.