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The Inside Line Podcast - Erik Saunders, Brand Manager, VP Components 7

If you love all facets of mountain bike racing, Erik Saunders will be an inspiration to you.

The Inside Line Podcast - Erik Saunders, Brand Manager, VP Components

Erik Saunders has a long history in the world of bike racing. Coming up as a competitive road, criterium and track racer with a National Championship under his belt, he's channeled his love of racing, bikes and competition into a position of keeping mountain bike racing alive and well. He's Brand Manager at VP Components, but he's a big reason for the rise of the California Enduro Series, which will host its first Enduro World Series event at Northstar in 2019. From grassroots, all the way to the top of the box, Erik is passionate about all levels of racing and is not afraid to take chances or make a decision. This philosophy has benefited our great sport in ways we may not realize both locally and internationally. Oh, he's a handy DIYer too, making fenders out of plastic grocery bags among other cool projects. Enjoy the episode!


Erik's hand-made fender from ironed-together plastic grocery bags.
Hand-made gear stash from one of those free bags you get at a race.
Erik says this is the best use for toe clips straps. Erik is prepared, to say the least.

You can get in touch with Erik via his Vital MTB profile here

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