Thieves ransack SRAM Neutral Race Support van, take bikes, tools

  • By Nick Legan
  • Published Dec. 6, 2011
  • Updated Nov. 5, 2013 at 5:32 PM EDT

On Monday, Jose Alcala arrived in Colorado Springs, Colorado, to drive to the next event on the SRAM Neutral Race Support calendar. But much to his dismay, the Sprinter van he was scheduled to drive had been emptied while it sat parked at the Holiday Inn Express on Commerce Drive in Colorado Springs.

Thieves took eight bikes that are used in SRAM’s 2X10 mountain bike demo program. In an act particularly despicable to this editor, the criminals also stole the toolbox of one of SRAM’s mechanics.

Please be on the lookout for the following bikes:

  • Ibis Mojo SL, small, white, X0 components
  • Ibis Mojo SL, large, carbon, X0 components
  • Intense Tracer 29, large, silver, X7 components
  • Intense Tracer 29, medium, green, X0 components
  • Niner EMD Hardtail, medium, silver, X0 components
  • Specialized Enduro, large, brown, X0 components
  • Specialized Stumpy 29 Hardtail, large, white/red, X0 components
  • Turner Flux , small, red, XX components

Also keep your eyes peeled for a Platt 8-inch toolbox with wing pallets and cork lined dividers in bottom. There are no stickers on the outside.

If you see any of these bikes or the toolbox, please contact the local authorities immediately. Follow any updates on Twitter @SRAMNRS.

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Nick Legan

Nick Legan

After graduating from Indiana University with honors and a degree in French and journalism, Nick Legan jumped straight into wrenching at Pro Peloton bike shop in Boulder for a few years. Then, he began a seven-year stint in the professional ranks, most recently serving for RadioShack at the Tour de France and the Amgen Tour of California. He also worked for Garmin-Slipstream, CSC, Toyota-United, Health Net and Ofoto. Legan served as the VeloNews tech editor 2010-2012 before sliding across the line into public relations.

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