I had a great time this year racing and training at the LA Velodrome in Carson, CA and had the opportunity to meet new cyclists as well as race with Cleave. Traveling with a bike on the airlines is getting harder and more expensive each year plus the risk of damage and loss. So I decided to rent a locker at the velodrome and put an additional track bike there so I could fly down and race.
I decided on a Felt TK2.
Classic garage door pic, 58 cm frame size.
The carbon endurance bars that come stock are very cool.
Here is the marketing pitch from the bar manufacturer...
SPHINX is a dedicated endurance racing bar. World points racing champion Cameron Meyer helped our team engineer this design. Its unique forward ‘bend’ supports the rider in the ‘sphinx’ wide-aero position pioneered by the great Spanish track champion Joan Llaneras. This innovative bar combines a new UCI-compliant aerofoil top section with lower handholds from the established and popular ERGOSUM. The ‘wingtips’ of the aerofoil meet the upper part of the round-section drops, which are slightly tilted up. This allows riders to hook their wrists inside the bend, palms facing outwards. The vertical section of the ‘bend’ flattens into a narrow aerofoil section, and then joins the bottoms which provide a conventional round-section handhold for the sprint. SPHINX provides optimized positions for points and Madison races that alternate between level high speed and all-out sprinting.