Tyler Hamilton Interview - Part 2
Dave Osborne talks with US Champion Tyler Hamilton of Team Rock Racing about his difficult years of suspension, his year with Team Tinkoff, the move to Rock Racing, the current state of US cycling – and he tells us about the qualities of a new bike brand he likes.
lot of different bikes but, again, fortunately I have been on some of the best ones. Recently, I have a friend who just started a bike company. It is called KirkLee and he’s just starting out. It is an incredible bike.
TH: KirkLee. It’s based out of Las Vegas. One of their owners, former owners is John McGuire. He has been doing carbon fiber for a long time and decided in the last year to go out on his own. He will be there at the Las Vegas bike show and I think people should give that bike a whirl. I have been very impressed riding it.
TH: Another I have ridden, Parlee you know it, right?
TH: I actually was 2nd in the Giro on a Parlee in 2002. I actually was having a few issues just with my position on my Look bike and Look was lenient and they allowed me to ride a Parlee which was custom built for me. It was a beautiful bike. The owner, Bob Parlee, is a great person. I feel like KirkLee right now is the next Parlee.
DO: Thank you very much for taking the time to talk to us. We wish you great success in the Tour of Britain and beyond.
TH: Thanks and you’re welcome.