XC MTB AND GRAVEL
Two-time Marathon MTB National Champ, Winner of MidSouth Gravel, Fastest Known Time record-setter across multiple continents, wearer of the illustrious RedBull helmet; whatever Payson and his Mustache are up to, we’re down to come along for the ride. He’s trusted Voler for the past six years to get him through whatever challenges he’s set his mind to, and we’re proud to support whatever adventure this Texan-turned-Coloradan brings us all on next from the Life Time Grand Prix, to the Tasmanian Sea and everywhere in between.
XC MTB AND GRAVEL
Meteoric - the only word that does Paige’s bicycle journey justice. She just started riding in 2020, and it’s hard to pick out what impresses us most. Is it that just three years after she started riding, she won Big Sugar Gravel, the Finale of the Life Time Grand Prix? Or is it because she did her first Everesting day, climbing over 29,000 vertical feet on a 100-dollar bike? Maybe it’s that she managed to do all this while working as an ER physician’s assistant? While we can’t decide what wow’s us the most, we’re 100 percent thrilled to support Paige during her first season as an all-in, full-time gravel pro in 2023.
More than just a ginormous pair of thighs, John Borstleman is perhaps the jolliest bundle of Quadzilla that we’ve ever met. Hailing from the cornfields of central Nebraska, John cut his teeth on the gravel roads of the midwest, and has since moved his van to California, racing and training full time. Those rolling farm roads have been good to John, who has twice won the real Gravel World Championships in Lincoln while also winning stages at Central American road races. It’s been a pleasure to have John pull us along for his ride, and we’re psyched for another year in his slipstream at the LifeTime Grand Prix and beyond.
ALL THE VIBES
All the vibes, all the time - TJ Eisenhart and Andrew Dahlheim have inspired us ever since their professional road racing days when they rode with all the heart and then interviewed with all the love. Now “retired” in Utah (TJ) and South Carolina (Andrew), they still bring the same enthusiasm to cycling while also creating some magnificent art on a variety of canvases. The IC universe has expanded for this year with the addition of up-and-coming full senders Truman Glasgow and Sydney Nielson. We’ll be helping the crew express their positivity and creativity, bringing the figments of their shared imagination to the fabrics of the Imaginary Collective Collection and beyond.
STAGE AND CRIT RACING
VOLER FACTORY RACING
Blue-collar racing at its finest, the boys of Voler Factory racing work hard and ride even harder. When they’ve punched out from the bike shops, farm fields, construction sites, or modeling gigs here at Voler, they’re off to the burliest Central American Stage Races and fastest crits in the continental US, giving it all for the love of the game. They’re an integral part of our R&D process, a cornerstone of our riding community, and the embodiment of what we stand for here at Voler. Work Hard. Ride Hard. Enjoy. Repeat.
A former collegiate triathlete at Purdue University, Nathan’s now a full-time bike guy. That is when he is not performing his self-proclaimed nerd duties as a research and development engineer. He loves going fast on two or four wheels, and when he’s not riding and preparing for his selection to the 2023 Life Time Grand Prix, he loves working on cars. Like his brother Marc, he’s highly breakfast motivated, specifically the kind you add milk to and eat out of a bowl.
Marc hails from the midwest, where he learned to love crushing long miles of gravel and endless bowls of cereal. He honed his skills as an engineer in the automotive industry before moving to Utah to pursue his passion for bikes and engineering with even greater drive. He loves big dumb rides, like the 192-mile Lotoja race from Logan, Utah, to Jackson, Wyoming - an event where he’s landed on the podium three straight editions. He remains fueled by cereal which is apparently genetic because, between the two Spratt Brothers, they can clean out a pantry in a shockingly short amount of time.
What was once our local SLO Super Grom has grown into a full-on bicycle wizard, constantly blowing our minds with his speed between the EWS tape, his boost over dirt jumps and road gaps, and the steeze and ease with which he does it all. We’ve been happy to lend him couches to crash on at events over the years, and now that he’s started his own pro Enduro race program, we’re proud to keep him in the family, helping him rep his vision and program with US made custom gear, right from his backyard.
ULTRA ENDURANCE AND GRAVEL
Luke Hall, a gravel cyclist from southeast Kansas, grew up riding and running the gravel roads that shaped his love for cycling. After making his mark in the road scene, Luke returned to his roots and discovered a passion for gravel racing. Thriving in ultra-endurance cycling, Luke's rides are measured in days. In the 2020 Kansas Cannonball 550-mile gravel race, he shattered the Fastest Known Time in under two and a half days. Currently residing in Boulder, CO, Luke relentlessly pushes his limits. This year he is taking on racing and training full-time. His dedication paid off with a stunning 2nd place finish at the legendary Unbound XL.
XTERRA, TRACK, GRAVEL
A product of Utah brought to our backyard through his studies at CalPoly SLO, Anders is one well-rounded beast of a human. He’s both the US and Pan American Champion for XTERRA off-road triathlon in the 20-24 age group. And as a powerhouse on the pedals, he also took part in Track World Championships representing the USA in team pursuit. But his dream career outside of cycling is sports medicine–a dream that he’s currently realizing as a project manager for a cardiovascular health study at Stanford Medical School.
XC MTB MARATHON AND GRAVEL
Engineering program manager by work day, national team marathon MTB racer by weekend, Kelly Catale’s professional career spans two very different worlds, earning her the nickname of “Bicycle Batwoman.” Aside from chasing her own goals (she raced Marathon Mountain Bike Worlds in 2021), The Massachusetts native has recognized the bicycle as a tool for empowerment–she’s committed to bringing other women into the sport through her cycling clinics and coaching while also recognizing the therapeutic benefits of cycling for men and women fighting the good mental health fight.
ROAD AND GRAVEL
A collegiate running career brought Anna to Cal Poly SLO, where she found her true calling of hammering the pedals with the biggest smile. Since her first ride just over a year ago, Anna has risen to the top of both the local and national cycling scenes. She placed second in collegiate road nationals while also winning the overall Tour de Tucson. From road to gravel to trails and CX, Anna’s newfound enthusiasm for all things two wheels seems utterly inexhaustible.
The Legion of Lobsters that Paul Sadoff has cultivated over the course of 45 years of frame building is quite remarkable. What began as a one-man frame building operation in a shed in the Santa Cruz Mountains has grown into a worldwide cyclocross racing circus, still supplying one frame at a time, by a one-man frame building operation. We’ve been there for the Rock Lobster CX team since the beginning and are going on 15 years of making jerseys for the crew, keeping cyclocross crusty from Santa Cruz to China, to Belgium, and Beyond.
Nikki is the League Director for the Nevada North Interscholastic Cycling League, a Project League of NICA. She is also the Program Coordinator for Reno Devo, a USAC-certified coach with Source Endurance, and a Professional gravel and mountain bike racer with Sierra Bike Supply. She has finished top 10 at USAC MTB National Championships and BWR Cedar City and placed 4th last year at the Rock Cobbler.
She was the first Master’s CX World Champion crowned when the global cyclocross community descended on Louisville a decade ago, and Rebecca Gross hasn’t slowed down since. When she’s not crushing CX laps in Belgium or MTB stage races in the Rockies, you’ll find Rebecca back home on the Front Range leading camps and clinics for junior girls where her years of competitive and coaching knowledge are inspiring the next generation of chargers. We’re psyched to be going on six years of supporting Rebecca and her adventures.
CX, GRAVEL, MTB
The more ridiculous the conditions, the more fun she has! Jen Malik is a professional CX racer who also loves MTB and gravel riding. She is the 2018 Collegiate Cyclocross National Champion and loves to travel to Belgium every winter for a jam-packed session of cyclocross racing during the Kerstperiode. When she isn't riding or racing, Jen is a Data Scientist at Battelle Memorial Institute while simultaneously running the Ohio NICA League and striving to inspire more women and girls to discover cycling. Let's not forget the chickens! Jen is an animal lover and currently owns 19 chickens, 2 dogs, 2 cats, one tortoise, and a snake.
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