Kenda-Felt Roster

  • Sage Wilderman
  • Drew Edsall
  • Colin Cares
  • Amanda Carey
  • Andy Schultz

About

The Kenda-Felt team's five athletes—Colin Cares, Amanda CareyDrew Edsall, Andy Schultz and Sage Wilderman— compete in a variety of national and international cross-country and endurance events.

Cares, who lives in Colorado Springs, Colorado, is a former Under-23 U.S. National Champion. Carey, of Victor, Idaho, focuses on ultra-endurance racing and finished second at the prestigious Leadville 100 in Colorado in 2007 and 2009 and won over five rounds of the National Ultra Endurance series in 2011. The newest additions to the team are Drew Edsall and Sage Wilderman. Edsall, who is based out of Florida, had a successful 2011 season, with a 4th place finish in the Pisgah Mountain Bike Stage Race. His focus for 2012 will be XC racing. Wilderman, like Cares, is a former Under-23 U.S. National Champion. She is coming off a strong 2011 season, with many wins in the Mountain States Cups and a top-ten finish in the US National Champs.

The whole team will target the Pro XCT and NUE series, as well as other premier off-road events in North America. The team’s diverse roster reflects the broad range of endurance events that make up the current competitive cross-country landscape. From short-track to ultra-endurance races and festivals, Kenda-Felt has a presence.

“Our partnerships with Tour de France road teams as well as top-tier Olympic triathletes and others have helped put Felt bikes at the forefront of people’s minds in those disciplines,” says company namesake Jim Felt. “And for 2011 we've expanded our support in off-road racing, where we have some incredible new products coming to market.”
Among those products are the Nine Series bikes, Felt’s 29-inch wheel hardtails, which have gained a major following among endurance racers.

“Felt is on the cutting edge of carbon frame technology and I’m really looking forward to riding the Nine Team bike for most of my races next year,” says Schultz. “The research Felt has done to achieve the optimal geometry for a 29-inch bike, and the use of UHM carbon fiber in the frame, is sure to make it one of the fastest bikes on the race scene.”
In addition to the Nine Series bikes, Kenda-Felt riders compete on the race proven Edict Full Suspension series.

The Kenda-Felt team is owned and managed by Quick Release Racing, Inc., of Ann Arbor Michigan. Kenda USA manufactures a complete line of tire products covering every facet of the sport. Other team sponsors include Fox Racing Shox, who will supply the team with their F-Series Forks and RP23 Shocks; Shimano; Stans No-Tubes; Voler team kits; Finish Line lubrication products; and the Joan C. Banfield Foundation of Dexter, Michigan, which will host the team for a number of clinics targeting health and wellness in the school system.

Andy Schultz Amanda Carey
   
Colin Cares Drew Edsall
 
Sage Wilderman