Tani - Owner, President, Bike Fit Tech
  • Areas of expertise:  I enjoy the challenge of translating my vision of a great bike shop to the day in and day out result. I also enjoy working on bikes, and servicing the needs of bike riders. As one of our bike fit technicians, I am extremely proud of the fit services that we provide.
  • Favorite bike(s) to ride: Blackmarket Mob, Woodman Trials bike, Kona Paddy Wagon, Santa Cruz 5010 Carbon, Giant Trance Adv 27.5, Kona Supreme Operator
  • Favorite place(s) to ride: Harding to Joplin, Laguna Beach, or anywhere with a lift.
  • Favorite kind of riding: Long trail rides, downhilling with friends, commuting, joy riding with the kids, trials, pump tracks.
  • What I do when I'm not riding: Fathering my kids and romancing my wife, skateboarding, surfing, fishing, goofing off, working too much.
Brian - Manager, Buyer, Bike Fit Tech
  • Areas of expertise:  I'm the purchasing guy here at the shop.....but I'm also the person to go to for all things bikepacking and touring.
  • Favorite bike(s) to ride: BMC Trailfox is my go-to trail bike. Willits Monster for dirt roads and commuting.
  • Favorite place(s) to ride: Local trails in the Santa Anas and San Bernardinos.
  • Favorite kind of riding: I love a good, all day trail ride in the mountains.
  • What I do when I'm not riding: Trail run, walk the dogs, drink coffee, read books, go places and sleep outside.
Geoff - Manager, Service Writer
  • Areas of expertise:  Listening to issues and getting them resolved, partnering the right bike with the right rider, selling and fixing bikes, making awesome kale chips….
  • Favorite bike(s) to ride: Santa Cruz 5010, Santa Cruz Tallboy
  • Favorite place(s) to ride: Santiago Oaks, Santa Ana Mountains, Laguna.
  • Favorite kind of riding: Long rides with friends and no time constraints, Snow Summit, and shop rides.
  • What I do when I'm not riding: Yoga, making didgeridoos, drinking coffee, gardening, hiking with my dog, fishing, woodworking, camping.
Ian, service tech
Ian - Manager, Service Tech
  • Areas of expertise: Bike Technician and Service Writer
  • Favorite bike(s) to ride: 2014 Giant Trance 27.5 Custom Build with a Manitou Mattoc and Chris King Wheels. And my 2014 Salsa Fargo for my everyday commuting and attempts at distance riding
  • Favorite place(s) to ride: The Oaks, Aliso, La Costa down in Encinitas
  • Favorite kind of riding: Enduro
  • What I do when I'm not riding: Petting DARTH VADER (my dog), camping, hanging with my lovely wife.
staff member at The Path Bike Shop
Kim - Manager, Sales
  • Areas of expertise: Knowing the way of the shop.
  • Favorite bike(s) to ride: Giant Liv Avail Advanced 2, Santa Cruz Nomad, Kona Big Kahuna
  • Favorite place(s) to ride: UTAH!
  • Favorite kind of riding: Enduro.
  • What I do when I'm not riding: Spending time with family and eating.
Staff at The Path Bike Shop
Megan - Manager, Demo & Event Coordinator, Sales
  • Areas of expertise: Cashier, sales, knowledge of the city of Tustin, falling.
  • Favorite bike(s) to ride: My new Kona Taro, of course! I always have fun on a Giant Trance.
  • Favorite place(s) to ride: Big Bear, The Luge
  • Favorite kind of riding: I love the chunky rocky trails, AND nice and flow-y
  • What I do when I'm not riding: Kickboxing, reading, crafting, playing with my dog, and playing music.
Staff at The Path Bike Shop
Brandon M - Service Tech
  • Areas of expertise:  Building and working on bikes
  • Favorite bike(s) to ride: Giant Trance, Yeti Arc C, Giant TCR
  • Favorite place(s) to ride: Whiting Ranch, Aliso Woods, Santa Ana Mountains
  • Favorite kind of riding: XC and trail riding
  • What I do when I'm not riding: I go to school, work, and I love going to the beach
Brandon, staff at The Path Bike ShopBrandon O - Service Tech
  • Areas of expertise: Inspection, Problem Solving.
  • Favorite bike(s) to ride: I'm currently riding a Pivot Mach 429.
  • Favorite place(s) to ride: Bend, OR. Locally: Holy Jim Trail.
  • Favorite kind of riding: all-mountain, trail, enduro
  • What I do when I'm not riding: Hang out with my Wife, Son and 2 weenie dogs. Float in the floatation tank. Yap about training and health.
Cynthia - Administrative, Purchasing, Inventory Manager
  • Areas of expertise:  Sales and customer service.
  • Favorite bike(s) to ride: Santa Cruz Tallboy, Santa Cruz Heckler and Surly Karate Monkey.
  • Favorite place(s) to ride: The Santa Ana mountains.
  • Favorite kind of riding: Longer distance mountain biking.
  • What I do when I'm not riding: Walking my dogs.
Gerrin - Service Tech
  • Areas of expertise:  I am one of the full-time mechanics here at The Path. I fix the bike. I enjoy helping in any area that people need help with.
  • Favorite bike(s) to ride: I just finished a beach cruiser that I really enjoy riding everywhere. I also enjoy riding my BMX bike at the track or skatepark. I also enjoy riding my mountain bike on whatever trail I get on.
  • Favorite place(s) to ride: The beach cruiser at the beach. BMX at Orange Y BMX track and Etnies skatepark. My mountain bike at Laguna Canyon.
  • Favorite kind of riding: Riding bikes in general.
  • What I do when I'm not riding: I enjoy surfing, rock climbing, running, and hiking. Life is too short to sit around doing nothing.
Staff at The Path Bike Shop
Greg - Sales
  • Areas of expertise: Next level inventory transferring, Sprinter van parallel parking, sales, and cashiering.
  • Favorite bike(s) to ride: Lenz Sport MilkMoney, Kona Raijin, BMC SpeedFox.
  • Favorite place(s) to ride: EARTH.
  • Favorite kind of riding: Endurance, cross country, and light trail riding.
  • What I do when I'm not riding: Manipulating sound waves and cuddling with my cats.
Jeff - Receiver
  • Areas of expertise:  Going fast.
  • Favorite bike(s) to ride: Gentleman's cruiser.
  • Favorite place(s) to ride: Larwin Square in Tustin.
  • Favorite kind of riding: Gentleman's rides.
  • What I do when I'm not riding: I approach life at breakneck speeds. I try to always be riding, which does not leave much room for anything else but fruits and vegetables.
Jesse - Sales, Service Tech
  • Areas of expertise: I'm above all enthusiastic and skilled in technical problem solving, especially when I get to play the part of a forensic bicycle detective. I love to make a bike ride as well as I demand of my own bike! Likewise, I am a bike-fit specialist who knows firsthand that the key to having a fun ride is when you're comfortable and confident in your equipment! Other areas I excel are in our extensive inventory. If we have it I'll probably know where it is due to being a tech, a salesperson, and an expediter. Seek and you shall find!
  • Favorite bike(s) to ride: Kona Process 153, Kona Process 111, Santa Cruz Nomad, Custom Giant Trance (see my custom build on the blog!)
  • Favorite place(s) to ride: Don't ask me because I won't tell you!
  • Favorite kind of riding: Afternoon rides on loose, steep, and sketchy trails!
  • What I do when I'm not riding: I enjoy surfing, walking my dog, making gourmet meals and drinking liquids in amber bottles, and overthinking just about everything I want to do, am doing, and have or have-not done. To all the other neurotic cycling maniacs out there: cheers!
Matthew
Matthew - Service Tech
  • Areas of expertise: Customer Service and Bicycle Mechanic
  • Favorite bike(s) to ride: Santa Cruz Nomad, Kona Operator, and Black Market Edit 1
  • Favorite place(s) to ride: Santiago Oaks, Big Bear, Northstar, and Europe (Lanc Blanc, Beer Felden, and Bad Wildbad)
  • Favorite kind of riding: Downhill and Dirt Jumping
  • What I do when I'm not riding: Working at my favorite bike shop (The Path Bike Shop)
Paulina - Administrative Assistant, Sales
  • Areas of expertise: Coming up with good ideas.
  • Favorite bike(s) to ride: Kona Rove
  • Favorite place(s) to ride: The street.
  • Favorite kind of riding: Skidding away from cars who decide to turn without looking and try to hit me. Going as fast as I can down hills of every variety.
  • What I do when I'm not riding: Work at a bike shop and a brewery. Enjoy all kinds of artistic things that people other than me do well and wish that I was more talented at those kinds of things.
Raul - Service Writer, Service Tech Lead
  • Areas of expertise:  Being a mechanic is my specialty.
  • Favorite bike(s) to ride: My Intense SlopeStyle
  • Favorite place(s) to ride: Five Oaks and other trails in Aliso Woods, Oregon trails.
  • Favorite kind of riding: I like to do short climbs and long descents.
  • What I do when I'm not riding: Playing music - I have an assortment of instruments!
Sanjay - Sales, Stock
  • Areas of expertise: Receiving and restocking the shop at a rapid pace.
  • Favorite bike(s) to ride: 2007 KTM 950 Super Enduro and a 2009 Honda Ruckus (Future Around The World Scoot)
  • Favorite place(s) to ride: The road from San Pedro de Atecama, Chile to Uyuni, Bolivia. Very desolate, beautiful views, customs building at 5500m, water crossings.
  • Favorite kind of riding: Desert moto racing.
  • What I do when I'm not riding: Wakesurfing, backpacking, planning the next trip.
Steven - Sales, Service Tech
  • Areas of expertise: Shredding bikes and always being up to date with anything bike related.
  • Favorite bike(s) to ride: Short travel 29" trail bikes have a place in my heart. I love my Marin Rift Zone 29" Trail bike. People dont realize how capable these types bikes are.
  • Favorite place(s) to ride: Anywhere that gets my stoked on riding but if i have to choose, my two favorite are Ashland, Oregon and my backyard trail, The Luge.
  • Favorite kind of riding: Long, adventurous days on the trail bike hitting technical trails and climbing back up to hit some more.
  • What I do when I'm not riding: I'm either hanging out with family/friends, working on my car or drawing/designing things.
Carla - Website Development, Social Media, Marketing
  • Areas of expertise:  Creator of The Path Bike Shop website. I also manage and maintain the blog, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram, and Google+ pages.
  • Favorite bike(s) to ride: Transition TR250, Santa Cruz Blur TRC. Coming soon: custom build Kona Rove!
  • Favorite place(s) to ride: Whistler Bike Park, Bend, OR, and the Orange Y BMX track.
  • Favorite kind of riding: Trail riding, downhill, BMX track riding, long relaxing bike path rides, or cruising to get coffee. I'm also a supporter of bicycle commuting, and I try to ride my bike on as many trips as I can - to the market, gym, bank, library, etc.
  • What I do when I'm not riding: Working, probably. Things I do for fun include Pilates, hiking, going for a walk in the sunshine, reading good books, enjoying good food and good coffee.

 

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