The relationship between professional cyclocross racer Jeremy Powers and mechanic Tom Hopper is a unique one. Powers is the current U.S. cyclocross national champion and the sole rider on Team Rapha-Focus. Hopper is his full-time mechanic responsible for maintaining every aspect of their U.S. and European bike fleet. (He’s also done some product testing for RoadBikeReview.com, and used to work for the Garmin-Sharp WorldTour team). Check out this video for an insider’s look at the relationship between pro rider and mechanic and the bikes and components they depend on.