Posted by Editoress on 12/1/21
Former Canadian cyclo-cross champion Mike Garrigan will join ceramic bearings manufacturer CeramicSpeed as their new Off-Road Specialist to help further build their presence on the dirt.
"I've always looked at CeramicSpeed as a premium product," explains, Mike Garrigan. "Coming from a racing background I know first-hand what elite-level racers and high-performance-minded individuals demand from their gear. When I visited the HQ in Denmark, saw the testing facilities and learned more about the products and the company, I was pleased to get my notion confirmed that CeramicSpeed is a hard-core, no-nonsense brand built around performance, quality, innovation, racing and integrity. So, it was a no-brainer for me to join them on their off-road journey".
Cutting his teeth working at bike shops as a teenager, Garrigan went on to spend 15 years combining an elite-level racing and coaching career, winning two national Cyclo-Cross championships and coaching at 15 off-road world championships (including XCO, DH, and Cross) along the way. The Canadian joins CeramicSpeed after recently working with the Norco Factory Race Team.
Since its inception in 2004, CeramicSpeed has made a strong case for being the premier producer of drivetrain performance upgrade products. Their friction-reducing ceramic bearings have helped save watts at the highest level of road cycling and triathlon for nearly two decades. Off-road riders like CX star Eli Iserbyt, along with U23 XCO and elite XCM World champion Mona Mitterwallner and elite XCM European/World champion Andreas Seewald, are among the riders who over the years have raced CeramicSpeed products off-road with significant success.
Garrigan will be based in Budapest, Hungary, where he has made his home for a number of years.
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