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Bicycle Experts
CODY PATTE
Cody Patte
Customer Service
Where did you grow up?
Wyoming
When did you start riding your bike?
7:35 a.m.
Everyone likes going downhill fast, what’s your favorite descent?
In the Yaak down from the Pipe Creek Summit
What is your favorite new bike product?
Wide carbon clincher road wheels
What is your dream bike?
54cm Steel Chrome Montana Made Strong Frames with Shimano Dura Ace Di2 and ENVE Carbon Wheels
Where is your favorite place to ride?
Libby, MT
How long have you been in this profession?
Not long enough
How many bikes do you have?
6
When did you break your first bike?
2005, putting in massive watts I broke my crank arm and bottom bracket
What motivates you to ride?
Type 1 Diabetes
What was your first bike?
Black and Yellow Mongoose
What is your favorite food and beer?
Anything with peanut batter, Red Ales, IPA’s anything dark & Stout
What is the next big thing in cycling?
On board (Helmet, Sunglasses) telecommunication between the bike, and the cyclist and nearby drivers

JIM BARNES
Jim Barnes
Owner / Customer Service
Where did you grow up?
Omaha, Nebraska
When did you start riding your bike?
When I was 5, I was a late bloomer
Everyone likes going downhill fast, what’s your favorite descent?
Muskrat Creek – You earn your turns
What is your favorite new bike product?
Fat Bikes
What is your dream bike?
I am riding it, Pivot Mach 429 Trail
Where is your favorite place to ride?
South Hills of Helena
How long have you been in this profession?
42 years
How many bikes do you have?
That I personally use, 5
When did you break your first bike?
Never broke a bike, I like them too much
What motivates you to ride?
Fun & Fitness at the same time
What was your first bike?
Schwinn Typhoon 20” (no training wheels), black with black fenders
What is your favorite food and beer?
Bullman’s pizza, don’t drink but I have developed a taste for Kambucha tea
What is the next big thing in cycling?
As long as I have been in this business I have never been able to predict what great improvements would be next. My guess is Electric Assist commuting bikes, but maybe not in Helena for a while

AMANDA CONNET
Amanda Connett
Customer Service
Where did you grow up?
London, U.K.
When did you start riding your bike?
When I was 35 (Longtime ago)
Everyone likes going downhill fast, what’s your favorite descent?
No, they don’t – Uphill every time!
What is your dream bike?
Women’s specific Lust Advance with flat pedals – 5/10’ and Shoes
Where is your favorite place to ride?
Libby, MT
How long have you been in this profession?
3 months
How many bikes do you have?
1 and a half
When did you break your first bike?
April 2016 Ran over it with my car
What motivates you to ride?
Chocolate (eat more) food, Riding makes me happy
What was your first bike?
Costco Mountain Bike – Heavy duty – Love it!
What is your favorite food and beer?
Shephards pie – no beer unless after Rat Pod
What is the next big thing in cycling?
Not me!







COLTON CROFLS
Colton "Danger" Crofls
Customer Service
Where did you grow up?
Helena, MT
When did you start riding your bike?
I don’t remember exactly, about 4
Everyone likes going downhill fast, what’s your favorite descent?
“Show me the horse”
What is your favorite new bike product?
Chamois butter
What is your dream bike?
2016 Rocky Mountain Altitude Rally Enduro
Where is your favorite place to ride?
Helena, MT “BABY”
How long have you been in this profession?
241 days
How many bikes do you have?
Dos
When did you break your first bike?
Never have severely broken a bike
What motivates you to ride?
Being just a general bad
What was your first bike?
Something painted with “spider man” colors, then a Raleigh
What is your favorite food and beer?
Killer fish tacos in Kona, Hawaii and rootbeer
What is the next big thing in cycling?
Plus sized bikes Fo’ shizzle









BEN SMITH
Ben Smith
BMX Mechanic Expert
Where did you grow up?
Linoln, NE, Seattle, WA, Denver, Co, and Helena, MT for te last 13 years
When did you start riding your bike?
As early as possible
Everyone likes going downhill fast, what’s your favorite descent?
I would prefer a large quarter pipe or smooth bowl. The decent is not as relevant in BMX
What is your favorite new bike product?
I like the same products that have stood the test of time, so no new products have interested me BMX wise
What is your dream bike?
The bike is only a simple tool to help you create and experience. I don’t believe you need to dream about the bike, but the travels it will take you
Where is your favorite place to ride?
Any new skate parks, city streets, pools, canals, ditches, I enjoy exploring new areas of the country
How long have you been in this profession?
10 Years
How many bikes do you have?
1
When did you break your first bike?
I was too small to break bikes, until I seriously gained an interest in BMX, then things started to all fall apart
What motivates you to ride?
What would one do otherwise?
What was your first bike?
Black Huffy 20” BMX. I had the neighbor girl touch up the paint with black nail polish
What is your favorite food and beer?
I don’t want to play favorites…
What is the next big thing in cycling?
I hope its not another wheel size
TUCKER HURLEY
Tucker Hurley
Bicycle Mechanic Expert
Where did you grow up?
Umatilla, Oregon
When did you start riding your bike?
Started riding BMX when I was 4
Everyone likes going downhill fast, what’s your favorite descent?
Wakina Sky, no brakes, straight line
What is your dream bike?
Custom S&M Frame, with G-sport Rims laced to a Flossy Set of profile hubs
Where is your favorite place to ride?
Great Falls, MT
How long have you been in this profession?
About a Year
How many bikes do you have?
3
When did you break your first bike?
Snapped a BMX frame when I was 14
What motivates you to ride?
The feeling of stomping clean tricks
What was your first bike?
Yellow Redline Romp
What is your favorite food and beer?
Pizza with a nice cold IPA
What is the next big thing in cycling?
Don’t know













LEIF LITTRUP
Leif Littrup
Bicycle Mechanic Expert
Where did you grow up?
Florida
When did you start riding your bike?
Right after my friend came over and rode it all around
Everyone likes going downhill fast, what’s your favorite descent?
I can’t say; there are just too many
What is your favorite new bike product?
SRAM XX1 EAGLE - R.I.P. Front Derailleurs
What is your dream bike?
My dream is a USA Made Full Suspension Plus Bike with short chain stays
Where is your favorite place to ride?
In the air
How long have you been in this profession?
Many moons, my first job was in a bike shop
How many bikes do you have?
Only 4 or so right now
When did you break your first bike?
4th or 5th grade?. I saw my friends riding bikes with freewheels, so I took my coaster brake apart and almost got it back together
What motivates you to ride?
My couch isn’t that comfy
What was your first bike?
It was a “junker” with a banana seat
What is your favorite food and beer?
Mexican for both
What is the next big thing in cycling?
Virtual Strava base fantasy enduro