Topeak Reviews and News


Five easy maintenance tips for the non-mechanic

Pro endurance racer Sonya Looney takes us inside her toolbox and gives us five easy tips to help keep our mountain bikes rolling smoothly.

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Topeak-Ergon USA Report: Ikeda Doubles Up in Japan

Nagano, Japan Yuki Ikeda, home in Japan until August 2, is preparing for the Marathon World Championships in Italy and the 2011 Leadville Trail 100. Taking advantage of a solid training block, Ikeda doubled up on the racing this past weekend in Nagano, Japan with a hill climb race and short format XC. Fujimi Dirt […]

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Topeak-Ergon Team News

The machines in 2011 The final curtain falls. The team bikes for 2011 are stripped. The design of the new team bike is final. The sponsors get the riders exclusive material. The team of world champion Alban Lakata, two-times world champion Irina Kalentieva and the triple german champion Wolfram Kurschat, is well prepared for next […]

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2011 Brings The Same Dream Team Roster and New Partners

2011 Brings The Same Dream Team Roster and New Partners The team is preparing to launch into the sixth season with three new partners. The Topeak-Ergon Racing Team goes with an unchanged rider lineup in the 2011 season and starts on Canyon bikes. The team can look back on three world championship titles, three silver […]

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Topeak-Ergon Racer Irina Kalentieva – Authentic, Intimate and behind the scenes

Race Day. This short film gives a unique behind the scenes peek at a professional mountain bikers routine as the race approaches. Not just any professional mountain biker, but the two times World Champion Irina Kalentieva, it is an emotionally charged documentary which catalogues the hours, minutes and seconds in the lead up to the […]

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Topeak-Ergon USA Report: Mellow Johnny's 6 Hour

Mellow Johnny’s 6 Hour Austin, Texas, USA Held on Lance Armstrong’s Juan Pelota Ranch outside of Dripping Springs, Texas, the event was the largest 6-hour turnout in Texas history. Cool morning temperatures greeted riders, but gave way to nearly perfect riding conditions under clear skies. Utilizing a LeMans style start (on foot) the men got […]

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Team Topeak-Ergon USA report: Claro Brasil Ride

Claro Brasil Ride November 14-19, 2010 Bahia, Brasil USA team riders, Sonya Looney and Jeff Kerkove, finalized their 2010 racing season by taking on the new 6-day mountain bike stage race known as the Claro Brasil Ride.  Held in the Bahia region of Brazil, the course offered the riders a mix of technical singletrack, jungle […]

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eTopeak-Ergon to attend Claro Brasil Ride Stage Race

eTopeak-Ergon to attend Claro Brasil Ride Stage Race Fort Collins, CO – November traditionally is the kick-off to the off-season for the members of Topeak-Ergon USA.  But, up until November 19th, it will still be race season for Sonya Looney and Jeff Kerkove.  Both riders were recently chosen compete in the 6 day mountain bike […]

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Topeak-Ergon USA report: Bailey HUNDO

Bailey, Colorado, USA The Bailey HUNDO is quickly becoming the premier 100-mile mountain bike race of Colorado. As a new event in 2010, the Bailey HUNDO helps promote mountain biking by supporting Trips For and the newly founded Colorado High School Cycling League. At 6 AM on June 19th, 200 racers toed the line for […]

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Race Report: 6 Hours of Warrior Creek – Team Topeak Ergon USA

April 3, 2010 North Carolina Topeak-Ergon USA members Eddie and Namrita O’Dea joined forces again to compete in the Warrior Creek 6 hour race in North Carolina. The duo was very happy with the quality of the trail and the race organization. Just under 400 racers participated in just the 2nd year of this event […]

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Snake Creek Gap Time Trial #3 Race Report from Team Topeak Ergon-USA

March 6, 2010 Georgia, USA The Snake Creek Gap Time Trial series in Dalton, GA is quickly turning into a Southern favorite for winter racing. The race attracts people from all over the east coast and mid-west US. March 6 was the third and final of the monthly time trails on the rugged 34 mile […]

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Topeak's Baby Seat II offers superior safety and ease of use

Oh baby, what a bicycle seat… DATELINE: NORTH ATTLEBORO, MASS.. When it comes to taking your child out for a ride on your bicycle, you always want to err on the side of caution. With many child bicycle seats, however, you can spend more time setting up and adjusting the seat—and then removing it—than time […]

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24 Hours in the Old Pueblo Race Report from Team Topeak-Ergon USA

February 13-14, 2010 Tucson, Arizona, USA Select members of Team Topeak-Ergon USA have begun their 2010 racing campaigns. Kicking off the season under the warm winter sun of Tucson, AZ, Dave Wiens, Jeff Kerkove, Yuki Saito, Sonya Looney, and guest rider Rebecca Tomaszewski of Team Niner-Ergon tested their early season fitness and equipment in the […]

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