Welcome mountain bikers. Today on the Inside Line, we have long-time friend and ripper, Evan Turpen on the show. Evan comes from Aptos, California, and grew up with the Post Office crew, racing and digging and shredding. Now, he’s set his sights on creating his own mountain bike brand, Contra, with a steel, American-made full suspension frame launching sometime next spring. We go deep into what it took to develop this bike, and a lot of this interview covers specific details of the bike itself, so if you want to see what we’re talking about, look below.
The Inside Line is proudly presented by Maxxis Tires. Evan uses Maxxis tires on his personal bikes, currently running an Assegai front and Aggressor rear, both in Double Down casing. Hit up maxxis.com to see the full lineup.
JensonUSA.com supports the Inside Line and they’re celebrating their 26th year in business with an anniversary sale. Hit ‘em up, shop for bikes, parts and riding gear, and use coupon code “insideline” all one word at checkout to receive 10% off qualifying items.
Finally, Santa Cruz bicycles has pledged $1,000,000 over 3 years to trail projects and advocacy groups all over the world. hit up santacruzbicycles.com/paydirt to apply for a grant and to see which projects have already been approved!Thanks so much, Evan! Let’s do some bike nerding!