Easton recently announced their 2021 Overland gravel team, which includes several returning athletes and two new members. Check out their first team dispatch video below, followed by short bios on each member.
For a third year with Easton Overland, Amity (@amityvil) has also partnered with the Pinarello Gravel team and will be wearing a unique Easton/Pinarello livery as the race season picks up later this year. While defending the Queen of Unbound (formerly DK 200) will be a major season goal, multi-day events like Trans Rockies Gravel Royale and BCBR Gravel Explorer will be on the roster! Her Pinarello Grevil will be her main steed.
New to Overland for 2021, Adam (@adamkachman) joins the team from Portland – a true ambassador with connections to the Easton from racing for Team Rock Lobster CX, Mettle Cycling, Ride Sasquatch, and others. His writing, photography, and beautiful mug have been featured in Broken and Coastal and other publications; while his bike handling skills have also been a regular fixture in the PNW gravel and cyclocross scene. Adam will be repping the Orbea Terra.
Easton was excited to introduce Caitlin (@caitlincbernstein) as a new member in 2020, and that energy continues into 2021. Between her huge national presence in US Cyclocross, XC, and gravel, and her passion for waffles, she’s the perfect ambassador for Vermont maple syrup and sendy gravel. She continues to rep Devinci this year, with an endurance-focused 2x setup, and a 1x GRX dropper equipped spec for more aggressive Grinduro style events.
At the beginning of 2020, Caro (@caroline_dezie) was slated to start the year coming in hot off an 8th place ranking in US cyclocross. As she pivoted to FKTs and exploring her new home in South Lake Tahoe, the goals have adapted and Easton is excited to see her kickstart the gravel season with that same enthusiasm in 2021. Caroline will be racing the highly adaptable Cervelo Aspero, with her 2x GRX Di2 setup taking on the primary role of endurance gravel for events.
As Easton has before, Craig (@craigrichey) is their Swiss army knife, a competitive athlete who revels in the multiple formats of road and dirt cycling. Craig has a wealth of advice for those pursuing gravel events while balancing the full-time grind. His Devinci Hatchet builds will focus on the aggressive side of gravel, taking on 50mm tires and Easton’s more aggressive AX build kits to keep pace with his favorite Comox Valley singletrack on Vancouver Island.
Emily (@alpinemily) joins Easton Overland with a focus on slinging cameras, capturing bikepacking and adventure rides, and doing some extended gravel journalism. Her background in truly epic outdoor adventure photography will bring a new perspective to Overland and we’re excited to pair her keen eye with her gift for words. Emily is riding the Thesis OB1, which has been her do-it-all from Death Valley to the gravel near her San Francisco home.
Easton’s resident gravel veteran, Lieto (@mattlieto) has a breadth of on-the-ground event involvement, both in organizing and announcing, so make sure to tune in to his coverage of SBT GRVL! He’s also the team’s main expert on bone healing, and while they don’t revel in his recovery the past few months, they’re excited to have him share some tips from a professional cyclist on how to rebound from injury. Matt will be Easton’s second Cervelo athlete, with his Aspero rigs equipped to take on stage races like Oregon Trail and Rebecca’s Private Idaho.
Michael van den Ham
MVDH (@mvdhcx) is more than just Canada’s nicest National CX Champion. He’s also a coach and uses his platform to share Training Tips Tuesdays and his cyclocross and gravel insights through Cycle Smart. Like his CX bikes with Easton Giant Cyclocross, Michael will be riding the Giant Revolt Advance and occasionally the TCX for a mix of singletrack ripping at events like Trans Rockies Gravel Royale and Grinduro Canada.
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