Eric Thompson wins Metal Cross

Eric Thompson wins Metal Cross

Appleman rider Eric Thompson dominated Metal Cross race weekend!  Metal Cross is a two day cross race event in Clearwater, MN.  Eric rode his Appleman to victory on a damp course Saturday to win by over 1 minute!   A beautiful, sunny day on Sunday resulted in another win despite a mid-race flat tire.

Eric asked for a stiff frame and has reported that it’s the stiffest frame he’s ever ridden.  The stiffness has allowed for more confident cornering and more control in bumpy conditions.  He added that the disc brakes are heavier than cantilevers, but offer more braking power.  He can’t wait to try the disc in full-on muddy cross conditions!

Eric Thompson on podium with his Appleman

Eric on top of the Metal Cross podium with his Appleman!

 

Eric runs stairs

 

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Eric washes grime off of his ApplemanAfter a wet day 1, you gotta’ keep that bike clean!

 

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Appleman custom head tube badgeEric is a graphic designer and designed his own head tube badge!

 

 

Matt Appleman is the owner and framebuilder of Appleman Bicycles!