Ambassadors

Ride dirty and smile! One of our mottos. And … our Ambassadors help bring that smile. Dirty Freehub would not be what it is without their efforts!


AndrewM (aka: MacGyver)

Training
AndrewM standing by his gravel bike.

Andrew loves his bikes and where they take him. He enjoys riding and racing gravel and mountains, bike packing, bike touring as well as backpacking, skiing and playing guitar. Originally drawn to Bend several years years ago by the areas mountain biking trails, he’s discovered the unending amount of great gravel riding in this area to be his favorite. You’ll most likely spot him riding with his significantly tougher wife, “Flower Power” April.

Andrew is our MacGyver guy. He can repair it all in the field and he is our “go to guy” for all things tubeless. He does a “killer” seminars on tubeless tire technologies and in field repairs.

What He Rides
Norco Carbon Search XR with 1×11 gearing, Redshift Shockstop stem, 40mm Maxis Rambler Tubeless tires (naturally) on Praxis carbon rims. 

What He Navigates With
Wahoo Bolt

His Favorite Route
Over the Rainbow


BenG

Route Development

BenG is our bikepacking expert. He has documented several great multi-day bikepacking routes including the Steens Mountain Tour loop in Central Oregon and the Tour of the Giants in northern California and southwest Oregon.

BenG started riding as a child in The Netherlands. He started touring with his brother as a young teen to visit the grandmas … riding all day … little did he know that was his first century.  Ben has made Central Oregon home for both work and play since 2000, dabbling in summer and winter sports that offer adventure. His favorite ride is the “The Oregon Outback”.

What He Rides
A Niner RLT9 Steel, with a super compact crank making for 32*48 up front and a 11*32 cassette. The stock wheel set is Stan’s Grails rims with Swalbe 40 mm tubeless tires at ~ 40 psi. He has a second Nox carbon wheelset for road rides, running Continental Gator Skins.


DennisK

Route Development

DennisK is a one of our Central Oregon Route Ambassadors. He also has extensive knowledge of Northern California and Arizona.

Some of the routes he has authored include Horse to Horse and Trade Wars.

DennisK gave up the “usual” road riding concept due to so many distracted drivers, but somehow is still riding roads. Dirt, that is! He likes rides that have some technical parts and surface changes. And he is one of the most fit 70+ year olds that you will find on a bike. He and Gravel Girl are great riding companions.

What He Rides
An all black Salsa Warbird (version 4) with Shimano Ultegra Di2, an Easton 46/30 crankset with 11/34 cassette, Maxxis Ravager tires (40mm, 22/24 psi) on HED Ardennes Plus wheels. His previous Warbird has been converted into his road bike.

What He Navigates With
Lezyne Mega XL

His Favorite Route
Post 35

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