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Jodi Gee

An avid runner, Jodi Gee never loved cycling; she suffered through the cycling stages of triathlons, but “hated” it. But after a car accident required hip surgery, a nurse suggested she give cyclocross a try as part of the recovery process. From there, Jodi was hooked.

Though she is enduring a continual battle with thyroid cancer, she rides on.

CYCLING THROUGH THE CHALLENGES

“By the time I was diagnosed with cancer, I’d been struggling for years to find the cause of my major migraines, my fading energy and my neck pain. I was at my wits end, but I pushed on through work and play.

“As if that wasn’t enough, within 2 weeks of the diagnosis, I was also hit by a non-insured driver. The accident injured my hip, leaving me unable to run anything more than a mile. Sitting for longer than 5 minutes was so painful, I had to change my life immensely. Driving was worse than sitting. I kept trying to run and the pain was horrendous.

“After surgery for my hip, my nurse told me about cyclocross, and that brought back so much joy! Cycling has brought me through some pretty hard times including 3 major surgeries, and a continuing battle with thyroid cancer. My recovery is going so well that I’ll be able to run again soon. But the bike will always be my favorite, now!”

A NEW FREEDOM

“One of the things I love about cycling is the wind in my hair and on my face, even the rain. I love the freedom riding provides — especially with the stress of life. It takes me away from everything and I think sometimes it’s the only thing that makes my brain shut up. I love the exhaustion after a race and the challenges that cycling provides, as well as the pride in facing those challenges.

“My favorite type of riding is “suburban cyclocross.” What’s at the end of that dead end or behind those trees? I have to keep looking! I can’t stop myself. I remember Thanksgiving a couple of years ago, I rode some trails in my neck of the woods and realized that riding could be so much different and so much better than it ever was back when I did triathlons.”

A SWEETER RIDE WITH SUGAR

And through all of this, Jodi’s Sugar wheels are there for her. 

“My Sugar wheels are the best upgrade ever. So sweet they add some sugar to my life. I used to spend a ton on flats and tires. But since I went tubeless, my budget is way cheaper.”

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All alloy rims are on sale!!

We are brimming in rims at Sugar and now is your chance to save on a new alloy wheel build! 

Up to 40% off select in-stock alloy rims!

10% off any rim special orders! 

Lots of options in 650b, 700c and various widths and hole counts. Rims from Stans, Rene Herse, WTB, Astral, Velocity, Knight and more. If we don’t have it in stock, we can order it up and still offer you a 10% discount to build a dream wheelset. 

Kimberlee Stafford

Kimberlee Stafford

“I love my Sugar wheels. The day I got them, I got a PR on Rocky Butte, and have been consistently faster ever since. What a difference an awesome set of wheels makes!”

Sorella Forte

Sorella Forte

Team Sorella Forte is on a mission to encourage women to lead healthy, productive lives through recreational and competitive cycling

Amy Polo

Amy Polo

“I love to explore the less-travelled routes. I have my little gravel obsessions. I will spend an entire season devoted to exploring one area: Gifford Pinchot, Central Oregon, or my latest fascination: the Fifteenmile Creek area around Dufur.”

Sepie Moinipanah

Sepie Moinipanah

“The thing I love about cycling is the ability to experience your surroundings from a different perspective. You can cover more ground than on foot and slow enough to appreciate the nature around you.”

Shimran George

Shimran George

“There’s something spiritual about riding a bike and being able to think critically about how you can tackle challenges. Emotions are magnified tenfold. It’s a great time for reflection — and as humans I feel like being able to reflect and gain clarity are essential. Why not do it while pedaling for hours?”