Co-Owner, Lead Mechanic, Service Manager, Sales, Buyer and Janitor.
Brent Has been mountain biking since way back in 1984 and BMX riding well before that. In 1989 Brent found himself working in the bike shops he loved so much. Many years, races and miles later and Brent is still doing what he loves. Brent digs long tough rides and is a finisher of some pretty brutal events such as the Leadville 100, Barnburner 104 and the legendary Vapor Trail 125 (once on a rigid singlespeed!) Brent is an extremely knowledgeable bike mechanic having spent many years turning wrenches in some high-profile shops in Los Angeles, Salida Colorado, Southwest Utah and Bentonville Arkansas. Brent and his family are excited to share their love of riding with you all.
Some Q. and A. with Brent
Q. How many bicycles do you have?
A. 4, A custom built Marin San Quentin 3 set up singlespeed with a nice mix of parts from White Industries and Paul Components. A Knolly Fugitive 138 Full suspension 29er, a 2000 Kona Lava Dome singlespeed and an 84 Ross Mt Hood set up singlespeed which sees a lot of C&O Canal Miles. I plan on building a Banshee Phantom short travel full suspension frame up sometime this year.
Q. What is your favorite local trail.
A. That's a tough one, I ride Little Bennett the most as it's so close to the shop and very pretty.
Q. Favorite trail outside of the area?
A. That's like naming a favorite band, I'll give you ten.
1. Phil's World (Rib Cage)- Cortez, Colorado
2. Pauley Creek-Downieville, California
3. Starvation Creek-Poncha Springs, Colorado
4. Dr Park-Crested Butte, Colorado
5. El Prieto-Pasadena, California
6. Monarch Crest Trail Classic Route with the Silver Creek/Rainbow finish- Poncha Springs, Colorado
7. Lookout Mountain- Stokesville, Virginia
8. Canyon Creek- Sargeants, Colorado
9. Atomic Dog-Bellingham, Washington
10. Hooligan- Salida, Colorado
Q. What are some of your favorite bands?
A. I've always been fond of The Jesus and Mary Chain, The Velvet Underground, The Housemartins, Fields of the Nephelim and Carter the Unstoppable Sex Machine.
Q. What's the longest ride you've done?
A. The Vapor Trail 125 Mountain Bike Race (125 miles with 17,000 feet of gain) took me 21 hours. It's gnarly, starts at 10 PM!
Brent's Marin Surly Karate Monkey Singlespeed
Frame- Surly Karate Monkey- Organic Eggplant-Large
Fork- MRP Raven 130mm 46 offset
Headset- White Industries
Stem- Paul Boxcar 100mm
Bar- Thomson Titanium 31.8 flat. 12 degre sweep 730mm
Grips- Wolf Tooth
Brake levers- Paul Compact Love Levers
Brakes- Avid BB7 mechanical disc with SRAM Centerline 180 rotors with SRAM titanium rotor bolts. Jag wire low compression housing.
Bottom bracket-White Industries
Crank White Industries M30 170mm with White Industries 32 tooth ring
Seatpost- Thomson Masterpiece 30.9 330mm
Saddle-Giant Romero SL (this is a fantastic saddle)
Rims- Velocity Blunt 35 27.5 28 hole
Hubs- Paul 28 hole boost 110 front 148 rear threaded singlespeed.
Freewheel- White Industries Eno 18t
Spokes/ Nipples- Wheelsmith 2.0/1.8/2.0 . Don't remember the lengths- 268 or something close. Wheelsmith aluminum nipples 2 cross front and rear cause it's still strong but lighter than 3 cross.
Seat clamp- Wolf Tooth 35.0 with ti hardware. (update, switched back to steel hardware due to slipping in the seat tube)
Pedals- Giant off-road clipless (SPD style cleat)
Tires- Front- Maxxis Rekon 27.5x2.6 exo Max Terra
Rear- Rekon 27.5x2.6 exo Maxx terra
I run about 23 psi front and rear.
Valve stems- Industry Nine
Chain- SRAM PC 970
After spending many years on 29 inch wheels I am loving the 27.5's. Especially on the singlespeed. I'm 6 feet tall.