Shimano Supports "Legends of the Road" Team at 2017 RAAM


The team will compete in a competition of a lifetime; racing more than 3,000 miles across the United States from Oceanside, California to Annapolis, Maryland over the course of 6 to 8 days starting on June 17th.


Several months ago Bailey came to Shimano to discuss the possibilities of putting together a new and improved hand cycle. With the advent of many new exciting Shimano technologies and options Shimano was able to piece together the ultimate mix of components to make truly the badest hand cycle every produced.


In conjunction with the passionate crew at Dan Gurney’s All American Racers shop the custom handmade 3 wheeler that Doug and David are riding in today came to life. The hand cycle includes a mix of DURA-ACE Road parts and XTR Mountain bike Di2 parts that enable a giant gear range and a smooth running system.


Adding Di2 and a XTR clutch derailleur with a wide range rear cassette really opened the doors for such a project to happen. Due to the time limitations to get this project going not every idea was able to come to light, but with more time even more trick features can be added to make the Ultimate hand cycle.



The race got underway earlier last week for the solo riders while all the team started on Saturday June 17th. You can follow along their journey with live tracking. Check out the route and if you have the opportunity go out a cheer them on as they pass through. The Legends of the Road team number is 421 and can be tracked here. See all teams in progress here.


Dave Bailey and Doug Henry keeping up the speed in their custom built "little Formula 1 cars" 

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