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Jim O’Brien - CSM Mechanic 

Jim O'Brien is a UCI/USAC licensed /Professional Team Race Mechanic. He has 26 years experience in Professional bicycle race support at the highest levels.  He is world famous in cycling circles among the Pro's and is capable of personally providing all necessary technical support for a full squad of team riders during single or multi-day events. He also is a wizard with bikes and a well known educator of junior mechanics. Jim is also instrumental with inventory control and budgeting of team infrastructure. He has served as team liaison with component sponsors to provide constructive feedback on improvements to their products. Jim also represents sponsor's products in the most favorable context when dealing with media by providing testimonials and hands on demonstrations. His list of team affiliations and accomplishements is extensive and includes:

  • A2 Wind Tunnel, Biomechanical consultant; 2011-present
  • Bissell Pro Cycling. (UCI Div. III) 2007-2013; all North American UCI/NRC races.
  • HealthNet-Maxxis. (UCI Div. III) 2006 Tour of Georgia, Philly Week,
  • Bank of America Crit, USPRO Greenville. 
  • HealthNet-Maxxis. (UCI Div. III)  2005 Tour of Georgia. 
  • WEBCOR BUILDERS. (UCI Div. III) 2003-2005; all North American UCI/NRC races
  • Prime Alliance. (UCI Div. III) 2002 Clarendon Cup and Philly week series.
  • Defeet/Lemond. (UCI Div. III) Head mechanic for 2001 Tour of Quintana Roo; 7 day Mexican stage race. 2000 Masters World Championships.
  • Team Shaklee. (UCI Div. III) Head mechanic 1990-2000.  Tour Dupont 1995. Worked every major US race during time period.  Also women’s team mechanic 1989-1992.
  • New Zealand road/track, 1996 Olympic Games
  • Chevrolet/LA Sheriffs. (UCI Div. II) 3 Tour Duponts, 1 Tour of West Virginia, 2 Thrift Drug, 2 First Union/Atlanta.
  • US National Team.  2 Tour Duponts, elite training camps, etc.

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