Thanksgiving Roll Call: Day 3 “Equipment”

In my summary of things I am thankful for, I was contemplating what the theme of my next post would be.  I thought about everything I love.  Food.  Coffee.  Kittens.  Post-It Notes.  The list goes on and on.  Then it hit me.  I get to ride an amazing bicycle for a living.

I will never take my equipment for granted.  If it weren’t for some generous sponsors, well, I guess I would be walking.  I have some pretty sweet bicycle swag that I get to use and call my own.

I am thankful for my equipment. Thank you to each of Team Exergy TWENTY12’s sponsors that make this possible! I love to ride my bike, and I love trusting my equipment!

Here is the equipment “roll call”.

Bicycle: Felt F-1. Sweet. Sassy. Freaking fast.

Wheels: Zipp Speed Weaponry. Hot. Very hot. My favorite? The 808 Firecrest Carbon Tubular.  They are weapons all right.  And I am not afraid to use them.  I train on the Zipp 101 Clinchers. Amazing.

Components: SRAM Is there anything else besides SRAM? Double-click. RTC Shifters. Frogs. My name is Alison Starnes, and I chose SRAM. Photo by Jim Fryer, BrakeThrough Media

Powermeter: SRM. Enough said. SRAM compact SRM for road bike, and regular crankset for TT Bike. SRM is the gold standard in powermeters.   I am a data junkie, and I love, love, love my SRM. We are best friends.

Food: Clif. I like food.  I need food.  My Favorite? Peanut Butter Crunch Mojo Bars.

Clothing/Shoes: Pearl Izumi. Where they make you a custom speedsuit. The very best. I wear the OCTANE SL II RD shoes.

Pedals: Speedplay.  Their name says it all.  Speed.

Glasses: Oakley. I am so thankful to be working with Steve Blick and Oakely.  A great product.  Good looks.  Excellent mission.

Oakleys. Photo by

Helmet: Catlike. I like cats, and I love my helmet.

A yellow Catlike Helmet to match a yellow jersey!? Absolutely.

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