Jeff Upshaw is a talented pro who is equally and well spoken and likable man on the World Pro Tour. Jeff is as smooth and strong as they come in the pro class and just missed out on making the super deep USA Olympic Squad but still made it down to Rio as an alternate. We checked in with Jeff who was racing the last UCI SX round in Sarasota this past October.
Name: Jeff Upshaw
Sponsors: Factory Kuwahara USA
Frame: Kuwahara Lachesis (custom)
Headset Truth products 1.5
Fork: Box x5
Stem: Box alpha stem 60mm
Bars: Box Rusty bar 8.5
Seat:Box seat and seat post combo
Seat post clamp: Truth products
Cranks and size: Box Vector cranks 180mm
Chain ring and size: 44.2 Rennen gear
Rims and width (if no width no worries): Box
Hubs: Stealth S3’s
Rear Cog brand and size: 16t stealth
Tires and sizes front and rear: Tioga power block 1.95 front tioga Power block 1.75
Plate: Box with a Potter plates insert
Anything else? My bike has been custom made for my riding preference. Paint done by Northwest Metal Fab
Jeff says “Im a fan of a solid drive train. Nothing has compared to the box vector cranks Rennen gear and stealth S3 hubs.” Note the custom screws into the Shimano cage for extra foot responsive-feedback of his feet connected to the bike.
The pro popular Stealth S3’s take on Jeff’s high powered torque out of the gate!
Jeff relies on the Box cockpit combo of bars and stem clamped on a Box x5 fork
Upshaw is using the new Tioga FASTR (no typo) tire on the front in the 1.85 size.
Jeff runs the Idol Hand Gloves by Nic Long