SQlab trainee Max Holz rides to 3rd place in the overall standings of the KMC National MTB XC cup 2016.
Max has been doing his apprenticeship with SQlab for a few weeks now and has been heavily involved in the development of the Innerbarends. Max and his team mates have continually been testing the newest versions of the Innerbarends throughout the evolution of the new design. Sanding, filing, modelling – every aspect of the profile is optimised in detail. At a power data acquisition study on the track Max was also one of the test riders. On the track Max could already ride the same lap times with the Innerbarends while using 14 Watt less power. From this point onwards the small bar ends have been on Max’s handlebars for every race.
“On the race track at Titisee-Neustadt it was important to be able to ride the long climb as quickly as possible while not completely exhausting oneself. The Innerbarends allowed me to vary my position from time to time reducing the overall level of exhaustion. Also, I am sure the more aerodynamic riding position helped a lot as the climb was long with a consistent but not too steep gradient. On the technical descends I did not find the Innerbarends obtrusive in any way. Even though one may need to get used to the new look, I will certainly be using the Innerbarends from now on in all my future races.” Max tells us with a smile on his face.
A new experience that has paid off!