Specialized-logoThe Blueprint for Athletes Leadville Race Series has been a proud partner of Specialized Bicycle Components since 2012. In addition to bringing their pro teams out to race, the Specialized crew travels to the Leadville Trail 100 MTB and all of our qualifying events across the country. Specialized demo bikes, mechanical support and advice help all of the riders in our family cross the finish line year after year.

Chris Malouf missed his goal of breaking nine hours at the 2012 Leadville Trail 100 MTB. He’s ready to change that in 2016 with the help of Specialized and his new Epic 29er. Check out our video series on Chris for the lowdown on his gear, training strategy, Specialized support and what drew him to take on this epic challenge in Leadville again.

Video 1: Meet Chris
Chris discusses his 2012 LT100 MTB experience and how he’ll make this year’s race different.

Video 2: Josh and Chris talk LT100 MTB training
Leadville Race Series Race Director Josh Colley and Chris discuss training for the LT100 and the challenges posed by the monster climbs on course.

Video 3: Chris Shares His Motivation to Cross the Finish Line
The LT100 MTB presents challenges that are not only physical but mental. Chris shares what motivates him to cross the finish line.

Video 4: LT100 MTB History
We’ve welcomed racers across the finish line since 1983 and can’t wait for Chris and the rest of our 2016 LT100 MTB riders to make history and join our family.