Cyclist wins race using bike purchased from Saluda shop

Published 8:00 am Tuesday, November 6, 2018

Troy Tucker, of Hendersonville, rode his new Giant bike, purchased at Saluda Outfitters, to win first in his category at the Oct. 21 NCCX 2018 Cyclo-Cross Series Race in Davidson, North Carolina.

Tucker took first in the Cat 1, 50-plus category.

Hendersonville’s Troy Tucker poses with his new Giant bike outside Saluda Outfitters, where he purchased it. The cyclist recently used the bike to win first-place in his category at the NCCX 2018 Cyclo-Cross Series Race in Davidson, North Carolina. (Submitted photo)

Tucker, a commercial pilot, has been biking since 1995, and has won eight state championship races in road and cyclo-cross mountain biking, and placed fourth in 2001 in a masters world championship mountain biking race in Canada.

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Riding his new Giant TCX Advanced Pro bike with disc brakes was a first for Tucker.

“The bike is light but stiff. The course was through the woods, over tree roots and up and down, and the bike handled well on the tougher terrain. I felt nimble. The acceleration on the bike is awesome,” he said. “The other nice thing [is] the headset is really stiff, so there is no brake chatter.”

– Submitted by Angela Nicholas