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The Inside Line Podcast - Brandon Sloan, Specialized Director of Bike 6

A passion for developing product that reflects the riding he enjoys has made a significant impact on our sport.

The Inside Line Podcast - Brandon Sloan, Specialized Director of Bike

 

Brandon Sloan is a long-time Specialized employee who has worked his way up through the ranks, landing as the Director in charge of all things bike. While he avoids disclosing an official title and says he's never had a "real job," Brandon is responsible for the development of some influential products over the years under the Specialized banner. The Big Hit with 24-inch rear wheel, the Demo DH models, the Enduro, including the Enduro 29 which arguably kicked off the long-travel 29er craze and plenty more are a result of his influence. We discuss a fondness for Dr. Pepper, working with Sam Hill and Aaron Gwin on the Demo's development, Specialized's product testing procedures, direct-to-consumer sales and what the future may look like for mountain biking.

I had a great time learning about this legend of modern mountain biking and I hope you do to. -spomer

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