“Anka Martin, Sarah Leishman & Kelli Emmett” | January 7, 2018

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Nathan, Tani, and Auk are still on location for the Santa Cruz holiday party and are joined by the riders of the Juliana-SRAM Pro Team of Anka Martin, Sarah Leishan, and Kelli Emmett, They cover many topics, including life after retirement, women in the industry and more.

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ABOUT ANKA MARTIN

HEIGHT: 5’3″
DATE OF BIRTH: JANUARY 28, 1977

Bike Size: Small

Bike Setup Highlights: 

I don’t have any crazy bike set ups really, I do like a specific tune on my rear shock, and two tokens in my Rockshox Lyrik fork, but for the most part I just throw some lube on the chain, and get out there on the trails.

From the Blog:

“This is my absolute favourite thing in the world to do (exploring new cool places with my bike), so I thought that starting an adventure trip just for women and teaming up with some of the best guiding outfitters around the globe could bring about a change. These trips could act as a platform for adventurous women to take the plunge and to go on a riding trip of their own—and then someday we’ll see groups of women out shredding with the token male tagging along. :-)”

Excerpt, Soul Trails

ABOUT SARAH LEISHMAN

HEIGHT: 5’3″
DATE OF BIRTH: APRIL 7

Bike Size: Small

Bike Setup Highlights: 

Reverb set right up against my grip so I can reach. Levers close to the bars for my freakishly small hands. SRAM Quarq power meter 32 ring when I train—I take it off to race. Prototype Juliana saddle.

From the Blog:

“As far as the 2017 riding season; it’s already full of change. I plan to shift my focus away from the intensity of racing and battling on the Enduro World Series, and instead focus on bringing energy back into local events, media projects that are meaningful to me, and living my days like Chuck does.”

Excerpt, The Year of Chuck

ABOUT KELLI EMMETT

HEIGHT: 5’5″
DATE OF BIRTH: APRIL 7, 1977

Bike Size: Medium

Bike Setup Highlights:

I’m riding a new Reverb from Rockshox that I love! It has 6 inches of travel, which gives me plenty of room to get back on steep descents. Braking power helps my confidence a ton, so I take the extra weight and use 200 mm rotors in the front and rear. My Pike fork is set up soft at 45 psi with 2 tokens.

From the Blog:

“Don’t be intimidated. Take advantage of riding with the local pros in your community. Every time I hit the trails with female companions who are better riders than me, my riding progresses. I’m inspired to hit jumps and ride technical sections that I never thought were possible. Watching other women shred gives me the confidence that I can do the same.”

Excerpt, 10 Things I Wish I’d Known

More:

When it comes to racing and training, it’s fair to say Kelli knows a thing or two, and thankfully she’s not afraid to share it! Her blog pieces on strength and interval training are favorites around the office and around the internet. In fact, Kelli pushes a little too hard sometimes and found herself nursing a triple-fractured collarbone after a training ride last September!

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