After two wins at the USGP Derby City Cup, Behind THE Barriers needed to hit the road quickly. Their destination: the headquarters of Easton and Giro, two of the great sponsors of both Behind THE Barriers and Jeremy Powers‘ Rapha-Focus professional cyclocross team. Episode 12 takes a break from the racing action and catches up with Jeremy in Scotts Valley, California, where Easton and Giro call home. The first stop on Jeremy’s visit is the headquarters of Easton. Jeremy gets a tour of the facility where the great people of Easton design, engineer and test the wheels, bars and stems that Jeremy uses in his races. Jeremy also proves why professional cyclocross racing was the right career choice when he tries his hand at some wheel building.
After checking out some of the testing procedures that ensure your Easton components are some of the sturdiest out there, it’s off to the Giro wing of the office, where he meets up with some of the great folks who make the shoes, helmets and gloves that Jeremy uses. Behind THE Barriers takes you behind the scenes to take a closer look at some of the products that make Jeremy and his team tick, and the great people that make Behind THE Barriers possible.