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Everything You Need to Win a Crit Race According to Three Pros


October 22, 2018 Buying Guides By Photo by Jeff Zielinski/Red Bull Content Pool

This year’s Red Bull Last Stand criterium bike race took place last week. In the great state of Texas, more than 200 riders raced around the Alamo for the third year in a row. The race is known for being a classic crit race, where men ride 50 laps and women ride 30, all while hitting speeds upward of 30 miles per hour. The race has a unique twist — the rider in last place each lap is dropped, until just one remains, winning $5,000.

We caught up racers Austin Horse, Jake Magee and James DuBois to hear what gear and apparel they used for the race. DuBois finished fifth in the Men’s Fixed Gear Division and is a San Antonio native. Magee is an Australian who calls Colorado home, riding for the Aventon Factory team. This year he won the Double Down award — given to the rider who competed in both Fixed and Geared divisions — and had the most combined laps completed.

Austin Horse

Macho King by All City $2,699

Extra Fine Merino Tech Wool Sock by Quoc ~$30

Radar EV by Oakley $188

Jersey and Bibs (similar) by Seach and State $185+

Blade+MIPS by Lazer $200+

Gran Tourer Shoes by Quoc ~$289

Jake Magee

Mataro 2018 Complete Bike by Aventon $590

Speed Suit by Giro $400+

Dual Race SPD Pedal by Shimano $69

Sport Hydration Drink Mix by Scratch Labs $20

Pro Stealth Saddle by Shimano $117

James DuBois

Tracklord by Throne $570

Bullet Helmet by Lazer $130

KEO 2 Max Pedal by Look $102

RC7 SPD SL Road Shoes by Shimano $119

Vision Five Socks by Swiftwick $20+

Comp Streem Saddle by Ritchey Logic $50

Alliant by Tifosi $80

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