DK200

QUEEN

Amity Rockwell - Easton Overland

2019 Dirty Kanza 200 Winner

DK200

QUEEN

Amity Rockwell - Easton Overland

2019 Dirty Kanza 200 Winner

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The Return to Emporia

When this year’s DK200 route was released, the planning team strongly suggested it might be the hardest one yet - something Easton Overland’s Amity Rockwell believed she would be prepared for. Last year’s disappointing 18th place, thanks to mechanical and flat issues, had her ready for redemption. “I have some unfinished business,” Rockwell told Zachary Schuster of CX Magazine Friday. “Every time I have a bad race, I try to chalk it up as fuel for the fire. I suffered a lot last year. I think it was like 13 and a half hours to plot next year’s revenge.” Even with a field full of former DK queens, every year is different. A new course made up of new roads as well as a spring full of rain ensured anything was possible in Saturday’s race. Riding her own race for most of the ride, hanging just outside of the top 10, Rockwell managed to pull herself back up the leaders thanks to a nearly flawless ride. At mile 182, Rockwell passed her final challenge, Alison Tetrick of Specialized, and dug in, widening the gap to a 12-minute advantage at 10 miles to go. Even then, she didn’t know whether she could keep the lead. Once past the final climb back into Emporia, Rockwell had time to savor her victory, riding through streets lined with gravel fans cheering for the new DK200 queen.
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The Return to Emporia

EASTON EQUIPPED ALLIED ABLE

Amity piloted a brand new ALLIED ABLE to her win at DK200 2019. A mix of EC90 SL components complimented the frame, and a set of EC70 AX prototype wheels gave her an additional advantage with a 24mm interior, better matching the profile of her 38mm Schwalbe G One Allround tires, meaning zero flats on the 200 mile course, something that most riders couldn't come close to saying. Check out the full build list at the ALLIED CYCLEWORKS write up below.
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EASTON EQUIPPED ALLIED ABLE

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