Vital MTB Crew

Shawn Spomer

Location: Ventucky

First Bike: AMF Hawk 2 BMX bike with 2-speed shifting

Years in MTB: 24+

Current Favorite Bike: Santa Cruz 5010c

Current Favorite Riding Spot: Lost Lake trails in Whistler

Bucketlist Ride Destination: Rotorua looks like a blast

Pick a Fave - Kovarik, Sam or Rennie: Kovarik

Interests outside of MTB: My family, skating and surfing

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Johan Hjord

Location: The Internet

First Bike: A banana seat cruiser with ape hangers and a 2-speed gearbox, shifter on the top tube

Years in MTB: 14+

Current Favorite Bike: YT Capra

Current Favorite Riding Spot: Home Trails

Bucketlist Ride Destination: New Zealand

Pick a Fave - Kovarik, Sam or Rennie: SAM HILL MOTHERFUCKER

Interests outside of MTB: There are such things?

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Brad Howell

Location: Reno, Nevada

First Bike: Huffy Warp Factor-3 with white grips that gave me mean calluses

Years in MTB: 27+

Current Favorite Bike: Santa Cruz Bronson V3

Current Favorite Riding Spot: The Lost Sierras

Bucketlist Ride Destination: One of those multi-day supported rides in the Alps

Pick a Fave - Kovarik, Sam or Rennie: Palmer

Interests outside of MTB: Skiing, moto, getting swole, general outdoor stuff

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