DES MOINES, IA Dimond Bikes, operating as part of RÃ¼ster Sports, LLC isÂ pleased to announce a five year partnership with five-time Ironman ChampionÂ and ITU Long Distance World Champion, Jordan Rapp as well as four-timeÂ Wildflower Champion and two-time Ironman 70.3 Champion, Jesse Thomas.
RÃ¼ster Sports founder, and two-time Ironman champion, T.J. TollaksonÂ describes signing Thomas and Rapp as a marker of the brand’s growth amongÂ top tier riders and his vision for the Dimond bike. â€œJordan and Jesse areÂ the one-two punch that further legitimizes Dimond as the industry leader inÂ technological innovation and data driven performance. We are very excitedÂ with these two smart athletes who will add immense value to our companyÂ both on and off the bike.â€
Thomas holds a Masters of Engineering degree from Stanford University,Â writes a monthly column for Triathlete Magazine, and is the CEO &Â co-founder of Picky Bars, a nationally distributed performance and realÂ food bar company in its 5th year of business. Rapp holds an engineeringÂ degree from Princeton University, writes for LAVA magazine, and is the CTOÂ of Slowtwitch.com, a widely popular endurance news website.
Rapp talked about his new ride from a champion’s point of view, â€œIts uniqueÂ beam design coupled with intelligent tube shapes offers a demonstrableÂ aerodynamic advantage, which is becoming harder and harder to find. TheÂ modular nature of the bike makes it an ideal platform for continuousÂ development and improvement. I’m excited as both an athlete and engineer toÂ be working with the RÃ¼ster team and their US-based production facility.â€
Thomas shares a similar sentiment, “As a fellow business owner, I’veÂ followed TJ’s progression with RÃ¼ster Sports and Dimond over the pastÂ couple of years with intense interest. I was incredibly impressed with hisÂ team during a visit I took to the headquarters this winter. I put a lot ofÂ effort into vetting not only their current products, but their vision forÂ the future. Ultimately, it was an opportunity that I really wanted to be aÂ part of, both as an athlete and as an entrepreneur.”
Also signing with RÃ¼ster Sports are 2013-2014 Rev3 Pro Series champion EricÂ Limkemann, and pro triathlete Alyssa Godesky. They will be joining two-timeÂ Ironman Champion T.J. Tollakson, three-time Ironman Champion Maik Twelsiek,Â Ultraman World Champion Hillary Biscay, and 2012 Olympian Stuart Hayes onÂ the Dimond pro triathlon team.
About RÃ¼ster Sports/Dimond
RÃ¼ster Sports, LLC was founded in 2009 by professional triathlete and 2014Â Ironman North American Champion, T.J. Tollakson. The Dimond bike was
unveiled at Ironman Arizona in 2013. Twenty-one Dimond bicycles were riddenÂ in the 2014 Ironman World Championships in Kona, Hawaii, making it the 16th
most represented bicycle brand according to the Lava Magazine Bike Count.
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