Darren

Co-Owner/ Mechanic/ Bike Fit Expert


I started my career in the bike industry after getting out of the Army in 1995 while on the island of Oahu. I had become an avid triathlete while stationed at Schofield Barracks and continued racing for the next ten years.

As a result I was able to work in some of the best multi-sport oriented stores on the islands, and held positions ranging from sales person to mechanic to general manager.

During this time period I also attended both United Bicycle Institute and Barnett’s Bicycle Institute, earning both Tech 1 and Tech 2 certifications. I was lucky enough to begin volunteering my services to the Iron Man World Championships for bike tech support, and soon became director of bike tech operations.

This allowed me to meet many interesting people as well as travel to New Zealand and Australia where I supported tri camps with mechanical service. When I came to the valley in 2005, I quickly realized this was a place where I wanted to lay down some roots and, after working my way up in the local shop scene, joined forces with my fellow employee Nic Degross and embarked on a fantastic bike business adventure.

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