Ben Gonzalez

Supervisor, Retul Fit Specialist, Quetzaltenango, Guatemala

What is your favorite bike and favorite type of riding?  Tarmac, I like climbing and group rides.

What is your favorite thing to eat in Santa Monica?  Salmon burger.

What do you like to do in your off time?  Reading and spending time with family.

What is the best part of working in a bike shop?  Sales and fitting.

Bryn Crawford

Marketing Assistant, Certified Retul Fitter, Auburn, AL

What is favorite type of riding?  Climbing and finding new roads.
What is your favorite thing to eat in Santa Monica?  Santa Monica Brew Works IPA.  And breakfast burritos.
What is the best part of working in a bike shop?  Pranking my broworkers, riding cool new bikes, doing fittings!
What do like to do in your off time?  I like surfing, baking cakes, and walking in the mountains.
Racing history?  1999 Ironkids National Champion.  

Instagram: bryn_crawford

David McNeary

Service Lead, Klamath Falls, OR

What is your favorite bike and favorite type of riding?  My steel Allez from 2003, and I like long road rides.

What is your favorite thing to eat in Santa Monica?  Sandwiches from A Cut Above.

What is the best part of working in a bike shop?  Interacting with all different types of people, making customers happy, finding solutions to problems.

What do you do in your off time?  Explore LA and try new foods.

Strava: David McNeary

Instagram: david.mcneary

Matt Napoli

Inventory Manager, La Crecenta, CA

What is your favorite bike?  My flat-bar crux.

What is your favorite thing to eat in Santa Monica?  BLT from A Cut Above.

What is the best part of working in a bike shop?   Being able to ride new bikes and call it work.

Who is your favorite cyclist?  Ultra Romance.

If you weren't working here, what would you be doing? Working on a crab boat in Alaska.

Strava: Avocado Toast

Instagram: Matthew Napoli

Michal Kollbek

Store Manager, Krakow, Poland

What is your favorite bike and favorite type of riding?  SWORKS Enduro, and aggressive downhill and enduro riding.

What is your favorite thing to eat in Santa Monica?  Burritos.

What is the best part of working in a bike shop?  Meeting amazing people.

Who is your favorite rider?  Sam Hill

What do you like to do in your off time?  Tennis, motocross, SUP, travel, enjoy life.

Any racing highlights?  Four time Polish National Champion in downhill and 4x. Raced at the World Cup.

Strava:  Kollbi Enduro Bro 

Instagram: Michal Kollbek 

Paul Cline

Supervisor, Kauai, HI

What is your favorite bike and favorite type of riding?  Demo 9, Stumpjumper.  Like riding trail, all mountain, and road.

What is your favorite thing to eat in Santa Monica?  Bison burger from The Counter.

What is the best part of working in a bike shop?  Camaraderie, conversations about the tool I've loved since I was 3 years old.

Who is your favorite rider?  Aaron Gwin, DH style!!

What do you do in your off time?  Surf, play and produce music, edit video.  

Instagram: UnKnown Endeavors