The Road to Kanza: Up Close with Amanda’s Performance Machine

There’s a lot that goes into both bike fit and component selection when you spend as much time on a bike as Amanda “Panda” Nauman does each season, especially during the Dirty Kanza (13 hours) where she will seek to defend her title for the 3rd time. Here’s a closer look …

ROAD TO KANZA: MENSO DE JONG, FROM SINGLETRACK RACING TO GRAVEL

No stranger to grinding it out in the saddle for hours on end, Menso de Jong, a member of Team Clif Bar Mountain Biking and Cyclocross, talks about getting ready on his Road to Kanza. Watch the short video and read about a ride he once did with 14k of climbing. …

The Road to Kanza: The 200 Mile Criterium with Zack Allison

Zack Allison of Source Endurance Training and a member of Team Clif Bar Cycling has his sights set on winning the Dirty Kanza 200, a race he compares to a long criterium. We caught up with him during training to talk preparation and his motivation as he heads down the #roadtokanza. NINER: …

The Road to Kanza: Through the Eyes of Amanda Nauman, Two Time Champion

Coming out of college where she competed as a NCAA swimmer, Amanda “Panda” Nauman knew she needed something to keep active and keep her competitive edge. She was drawn to cycling. After having spent years in the pool, cycling was something different and, she realized she enjoyed it. She began …

The Road to Kanza: Into the Unknown with Kristin Taylor

“I just go out and try stuff. No pressure. Just learn.” That quote may sum up Kristin Taylor, a Niner team member, who has embraced gravel biking and significantly progressed her mountain biking skills since coming to work for Niner just over a year ago. Hailing from Emporia, Kansas, Kristin …