Charge Bikes sign US rider on strength of a YouTube clip
Charge Bikes’ head honcho Nick Larsen has signed 17 year old Philadelphian Tom LaMarche after seeing his impressive riding skills here.
Tom has been riding fixed for about a year, and he’ll be riding the Charge Plug [read the sneak preview here] in fixed mode and keeping everyone up to date with his riding progress in the team section of the Charge site.
Nick Larsen said: “I am really exited to get Tom on to the team, and he’d have made it on to the team wherever he came from. His skills on a fixed bike are crazy and if you have ever ridden one you would know!”
On taking on their first overseas rider, Nick said: “It is a bit of an unknown…but the fact that I first saw him on YouTube a few months back (along with nearly 20 thousand other people) shows he is doing a pretty good job of promoting himself.”