About

We believe bikes are instruments of freedom and adventure. They offer the opportunity to liberate us from our workaday drudgery and literally transport us to a higher plane of existence. Whether it’s your daily commute, your lifelong dream vacation, or somewhere in between, a bike can take you there swiftly, silently and pleasantly. And that’s where we come in. If you already have a bike, we are here to keep it in top working order, lest your adventure become neither swift nor pleasant. Need a bike, or have one that’s not appropriate to your needs? Let us help you find one. We are happy to offer advice, whether it’s where to find the best singletrack, proper bikepacking setup, or help with a project, stop on by.

 

Nathan Roll

Expertise: Fount of obscure bike knowledge

Certification: UBI certified mechanic/DT Swiss Certified Wheel Builder

An honest to god Oregon native, Nathan grew up riding bikes on the rural roads of Lane County before ruining his street cred by moving to California for 15 years. A stint in San Diego gave him a dislike of driving, and further time in the San Francisco Bay Area reminded him how fun and practical bikes are. Opening a bike shop seemed like a good idea at the time.

Brad Parker

Expertise: Adventure bikes and dad jokes

Certification: UBI Certified Mechanic

Brad came to Portland after Utah wasn’t big enough to hold him. He abandoned a low paid and stressful career in the restaurant world in favor of a low paid and less stressful career in the bike industry and hasn’t looked back. We started paying him in 2009. A sojourn on the Oregon Outback rekindled his love of camping and all things outdoors. In his spare time he likes to wrangle cats and get dirty, whether on the trail or in his back yard.

Archie Wann

Expertise: Slays trails and beers

Certification: Doesn't believe in certifications

Archie left his home state of Georgia because it didn’t have enough conservative Christians. After stints in Las Vegas Nevada, and Oakland California, he thinks he may have found a place with the correct mix of tasty beer, prime singletrack, and sweet Jesus to suit him. In addition to bikes, he enjoys beard maintenance and rock music.

Cameron Duff

Expertise: Track racing and male modeling

Certification: Only an OBRA license

When not at work, Cam can be found tearing up the banks at the Alpenrose Velodrome or setting the track on fire at Portland International Raceway. He enjoys beverages, snack foods, and the Portland Timbers. Cam is that rarest of precious jewels, a Portland native. He is also the only bike mechanic in Portland (possibly the world) whose legs received a 5 star Yelp review.

Spence Fisher

Expertise: Hunting for trail beers.

Certification: Just an OLCC card.

Our newest member, Spence is an enthusiastic learner who seeks to find out everything he can about how bikes work. When not at work, Spence likes to get out in the Oregon back country and explore, both by bike and by foot.