With thousands of blinging bikes to choose from on the Interbike show floor last week, thieves opted for two mountain bikes — Adam Craig’s Rabobank-Giant Anthem X Advanced SL and Todd Wells’ 2011 S-Works Epic 29er.
Craig’s rig was taken from where it was displayed at the Fox Racing Shox booth during Interbike, according to Bicycle Retailer and Industry News. Wells’ Epic was stolen from the Specialized booth.
The bikes were removed from their displays sometime after the Expo closed for the evening on Thursday, September 23. The bikes were discovered missing the next morning when staff arrived at the booths at 7 a.m. A report has been filed with the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department.
“No word on the bike,” Craig said in an email. “I reckon it’s history.”
In addition to the distinctive Rabobank-Giant orange/blue color and graphics, the Advanced SL Composite Maestro suspension bicycle has Craig’s name embossed on the top tube. A new prototype Fox Float Ti prototype fork is installed on the bike, as is a Fox DOSS Dropper seatpost. The size medium bike also sports a new prototype Shimano XTR group that has serial numbers hand-
etched onto the components, according to BRAIN.
Craig is heading to the Netherlands Friday to compete in several late-season races. He had to scramble to get a race bike together.
“Just patronized my local bike shop to get a BB for my old training Anthem X, which is now built,” he said. “Fortunately it has a Terralogic 2011 fork on it too.”
Wells’ bike, on which he won the 2010 cross-country and short-track national championships, is also decked out with customized components. The S-Works Epic 29er is not yet available to the public, nor is the XTR group on Craig’s bike.
Anyone with information on the missing bikes should contact the Las Vegas Police Department at 702-828-3111. Callers can also contact an anonymous “Crime Stoppers” tip line at 702-385-5555.