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Da Crüe

Darren Broome
Co-Owner/ Mechanic/ Bike Fit Expert

I started my career in the bike industry after getting out of the Army in 1995 while on the island of Oahu. I had become an avid triathlete while stationed at Schofield Barracks and continued racing for the next ten years.

As a result I was able to work in some of the best multi-sport oriented stores on the islands, and held positions ranging from sales person to mechanic to general manager.

During this time period I also attended both United Bicycle Institute and Barnett’s Bicycle Institute, earning both Tech 1 and Tech 2 certifications. I was lucky enough to begin volunteering my services to the Iron Man World Championships for bike tech support, and soon became director of bike tech operations.

This allowed me to meet many interesting people as well as travel to New Zealand and Australia where I supported tri camps with mechanical service. When I came to the valley in 2005, I quickly realized this was a place where I wanted to lay down some roots and, after working my way up in the local shop scene, joined forces with my fellow employee Nic Degross and embarked on a fantastic bike business adventure.

Nic Degross
Co-Owner/ Head Mechanic

I got my first taste of bikes on a local mtn bike race scene back in WI in the late 90's.  Then, while enjoying a four year vacation in the navy, I took my passion of riding all over the globe.

Choosing not to continue my military career, in Aug 2001, I found myself (with much luck) landing in the best place on earth- the Roaring Fork Valley and finished out the year as a ski tech in a local ski shop.

Spring 2002 I went all in and becoming an apprentice wrench under the two most experienced mechanics in the valley at the time, which fueled my ethusiasm for the bike industry, and gave me the knowledge and motivation to move up thru the ranks of management and on to ownership. I've been in the industry for nearly ten years now, and my love for all things bikes has futher grown.

Ride fast take chances!

Darin Binion
Mechanic

A valley resident for over 20 years, Darin (also known to his friends as NiRad) is a true steward to cycling in our town.  Not only is he an experienced mechanic with two decades in our industry, but he is also an accomplished endurance racer with multiple 18 and 24 hour race podiums as well as finishing the Leadville 100 mtb race various years on his trusted singlespeed.  Darin also likes to have as much fun off the bike as he does on it with his mantra of "Single malt, singletrack, and singlespeed" that helps him lead his "party o' vascular" lifestyle.

Oliver Sweet
Mechanic/Assembler

Oliver is new to the cycling bike world but has taken to it like a happy Lab to a human leg.  Ollie will have your bike spit shined and polished so good that you won't even recognize it.  With a family background that hails from Great Britain, Ollie likes all things sarcastic and we never quite know when he is joking or serious.  Most of the time it is joking.

Button The Cat
Customer Service from beyond

Although Button is no longer with us in body, she is still very much with us in spirit.  If anyone has a customer service issue, all we have to do is yell Button three times and the issue is magically solved.

Kyle Rosecki
Mechanic

Kyle grew up on the east coast skateboarding dry swimming pools, listening to punk rock, and working about every odd job imaginable.  He then started trail running and quickly took to the pain and suffering that is required to run up and down mountains.  When he and his girlfriend Kaitlyn moved to the Roaring Fork Valley, they bought mountain bikes and fell in love with riding our incredible singletrack.  His passion for riding grew into a thirst for knowledge of how to maintain their personal bikes which led him into our shop, and every shop is looking for the type of work ethic that Kyle possesses, so we quickly threw an apron on him and put him to work.