Up Close With The Pro’s: Diamondback and Optum Pro Cycling

Optum Pro Cycling Training Camp, Feb. 2014

If you haven’t heard yet, one of America’s top pro teams has recently made the switch to Diamondback bikes for this upcoming season. The Optum Pro Cycling Presented by Kelly Benefit Strategies men’s and women’s team will be riding Diamondback’s amazing, and much lauded, Podium series bikes during the 2014 season. You’ll be able to spot these bikes everywhere from the Tour of California to the U.S. Pro Challenge.

Diamondback visited the Optum men's and women's team training camps in California

Diamondback visited the Optum men’s and women’s team training camps in California

To get a more in-depth look at what’s going on with the team, Diamondback took a trip to their training camp in Oxnard California.

Check out some photos here.

U.S. Women's National Champion Jade Wilcoxson was riding well at training camp

U.S. Women’s National Champion Jade Wilcoxson was riding well at training camp

While there, they caught up with U.S. Women’s National Champion Jade Wilcoxson and got to ask her a few questions.

Click here to read the article.

The team mechanics have their work cut out for them to prepare all of the team bikes for the season

The team mechanics have their work cut out for them preparing the team bikes for the season

They also took an opportunity to visit with the team mechanics and get the scoop on the new Diamondback bikes.

Click here to see what they had to say.

Meatball doesn't like being called Meatball. Can you think of a better nickname?

Can you think of a new nickname for this guy? Also, those socks are amazing.

And, of course, they got up close and personal with the delightful Mike “Meatball” Friedman. Apparently, he doesn’t like the nickname “Meatball” though.

So it’s time for a contest: Suggest a new nickname for Mike, and we’ll select the best one to receive a $50 gift card – just post your suggestion in a comment below by the end of the day on Friday 3/7/14.

To read the interview with Mike, click here.

The Diamondback Podium Optum Team Bike is now available from Performance Bicycle

And, of course, you can check out the whole line of Diamondback road bikes, including the new Optum Pro Team edition Diamondback Podium, at Performancebike.com.

19 Responses to Up Close With The Pro’s: Diamondback and Optum Pro Cycling

  1. Richard Semsem says:

    Hamish Campbell William Wallace’s childhood friend from Braveheart

  2. Tony says:

    “French” Friedman

  3. Mark Potts says:

    Captain Caveman :D :D

  4. Adam says:

    Mike “The Monster” Friedman. He’s hardcore! https://twitter.com/mik…/status/430795799669506050/photo/1

  5. Adam says:

    Oops, that link didn’t show up completely! Mike “The Monster” Friedman. He’s hardcore! https://twitter.com/mikefriedman2/status/430795799669506050/photo/1

  6. Lev H says:

    How about Mike “Zach Galifianakis” Friedman?

  7. Thornton Kung says:

    Mike “ster / stir” Friedman

  8. David W. says:

    Mike “SuperBall” Friedman

  9. weston Dunn says:

    Zeus

  10. Troy Braxton says:

    Bear?

  11. Allyson Ortiz says:

    Almighty Cycle

  12. Allyson Ortiz says:

    Mighty Mike

  13. curtis says:

    Mike “Bush Man” Friedman

  14. marie carbonaro says:

    Mike the annihilator

  15. kirisyko says:

    Reblogged this on Sykose Extreme Sports News.

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  17. Mike “The BeardMan” Friedman

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