Tobin Ortenblad racing on his 2022 Blur in Englewood

Tobin Ortenblad

Tobin Ortenblad racing on his 2022 Blur in Englewood

Tobin Ortenblad

Santa Cruz XC Rider - Tobin Ortenblad

Tobin Ortenblad

Location

Santa Cruz, California

Bike
Nickname

McTubbin

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A fan favorite for his hard-charging style and intense work ethic, Santa Cruz htSQD rider Tobin Ortenblad’s life on two wheels began with building jumps and racing BMX as a kid. The Santa Cruz, Calif. native’s eventual move to cyclocross wasn’t unexpected as both his father and sister were already immersed in the rich NorCal CX scene. A few years into it and “McTubbin,” as he’s affectionately known, won the 2016 under-23 national cyclocross championship while splitting his time between racing on road and dirt. More recently he’s expanded his horizons to include cross country mountain bike racing.

Competing under the htSQD banner—a partnership between Rapha and Santa Cruz with support from SRAM and RockShox—Tobin’s varied competition calendar mixes traditional XCO events with cyclocross, gravel, marathon events, and even a road race or two. When he’s not traveling the country to get to races, Tobin can be seen drafting behind his dad's scooter while training on his hometown backroads.

In 2021, Tobin set the FKT (Fastest Known Time) for the reverse loop of Utah’s famed White Rim Trail.

White Rim FKT

Tobin Ortenblad's XL Playlist for chasing the Fastest Known Time on the White Rim Trail

Tobin O. Racing xc in Montana
2022 Blur CC 29 XX1 AXS RSV - Sockeye Sal

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A team of individuals. Supported by Santa Cruz, Rapha, SRAM and RockShox

Santa Cruz htSQD

A team of individuals. Supported by Santa Cruz, Rapha, SRAM and RockShox

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