About Todd / Ned

Todd Wells

Todd was born in Kingston, NY. He loved bikes from an early age and started racing BMX when he was just five years old. He raced until midway through high school before swapping his 20 inch wheels for the bigger 26 version and finding the mountain bike. That mountain bike then brought him to Fort Lewis College where he won a couple National Championships with the team before deciding to focus solely on racing with the Specialized Mountain Dew Team.

After a few years on the mountain bike circuit he decided it was time to go back to school and hung up his wheels for what he thought would be the end of his racing career. After earning a degree from the University of Arizona in Management Information Systems and working briefly for IBM he felt the itch to get back on the bike.

Within a year he was back to being a full time racer and has been doing it ever since.   It was the right decision based on the fact since that time he has represented the United States in three Olympic Games, won countless National titles across multiple disciplines and even racked up a few Leadville 100 titles.

Ned Overend

Ned has been competing in endurance sports for more than three decades.  Currently in his fifties he still enjoys racing a variety of cycling disciplines, from Mtn bike to road, cyclocross and yes even fat bikes.

A few titles he has collected along the way include,
First UCI Mtn Bike XC World Champion 1990
Six time National Mtn Bike XC Champion
Twice  Xterra Triathlon World Champion
National single speed Champ
National Winter triathlon Champ
National Fat Bike Champ
World masters Cyclocross Champ

Ned is a Mountain Bike, US Bicycling, and Xterra Hall of Fame inductee and has a long history of trail advocacy. His contributions to trail advocacy in his hometown of Durango, CO. has been recognized with the naming of Overend Mountain Park. He's a board member of Bicycle Colorado and an honorary board member of IMBA and NICA. He works at Specialized Bicycles in sports marketing and product development.