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We always hire the best skilled and friendliest folks we can find!
Eric Brunk, Bike Assembler- If you have ever purchased a bike from us, it was probably assembled by Erik; he has been our bike assembler since 2000. His attention to detail is part of what makes our service second to none. His favorite pastimes include collecting frogs and building wind sculptures.
Kyle McKendree, Service Manager- Kyle has worked as a suspension tech for off road trucks and is a proficient welder and tinkerer. He is one of our best trouble shooters in the repair department. His favorite pastimes include making steaks and babies.
Jared Wesley, Mechanic/Sales/eBay associate- Jared has worked as a team mechanic for team RideClean. He is currently enrolled at Northern Arizona University seeking a degree in Recreation Management. His favorite pastimes include break dancing and playing drums in a 6/8 time signature.
Westley Grove, Grommit- Westley is genetically predisposed to mountain bike racing proficiency, being the offspring of an “OG” Flagstaff mountain biker. His dexterity with a broom is second to none. His favorite pastimes include spelling badly on Facebook and wiping out on group rides.
Nathan “6-8 Nate” Cain, Sales- Nate is a local Flagstaff legend and cyclist extraordinaire. One of the friendliest people we have met, his passion for cycling in all its forms is unequaled. His favorite pastimes include shredding sick gnar and mixing beats.  
Robert Hamilton, Inventory Manager- Robert is a bike industry veteran who helped us open our Sedona location. In addition to his attention to detail in managing our extensive database of product, he is a skilled bike mechanic. His favorite pastimes include skiing and cardboard hunting.  
Ken Lane, Owner- Ken is the owner and founder of Absolute Bikes. He is a master bike mechanic, has built his own steel frames and currently is working on his accounts payable skills. His favorite pastimes include farming and playing hookey.  
MC, (“Mouse Controlla”), Shop Cat- MC has “worked” for us for the past couple of years. Originally employed to keep the shop rodent free, she mostly greets customers and begs for treats now. Her favorite pastimes include lap sitting and wildlife watching.  
Brendon Potts, Mechanic- As a result of a failed atomic reactor experiment he was conducting in his garage, Brendon exists in a parallel universe thus enabling him to complete repairs in 1/2 the time of most bike mechanics. His favorite pastimes include making delicious banana splits and photography.  
Andy Lane, Mechanic- Andy “Crazy Train McLane” is dedicated to making sure every bike serviced or assembled at Absolute Bikes is functioning at its best. He is one of the fastest downhill racers in Northern Arizona, in part because he has one of the best functioning bikes in the region. His favorite pastimes include ripping face-melting guitar solos and plotting his defection to Whistler, BC.  
John Nichols, Sales- John has recently transitioned from being one of our best “shop grommits” ever to being part of our sales team. He is incredibly resourceful and intelligent, which is why he is the only one who can load labels into the pricing gun. His favorite pastimes include rubbing shoulders with some of the most powerful people in the region and driving a tractor.  
Chris Antonovics, Retail Manager, BG Fit Specialist- Chris is is a fair-weather bike racer and has worked as a service manager, sales manager and BG Fitter before coming to work for us. He has assisted post-doctoral bio-mechanics researchers in bike fit studies. His favorite pastimes include fire-eating and impersonating Dean Moriarty.  
Vince “Noodles” Rideau, Director Of Special Operations- Cycling has been an intrinsic part of Vince’s entire life starting at the wee age of 11 when he got his first mountain bike, (back in 1987!). “Noodle’s” good nature and follow through are a perfect combination when assisting the most fastidious bike owners. His favorite pastimes include devouring shrimp boats and hucking to flat, for the most part.  
BJ Moyer, Mechanic- BJ is amongst the most polite and helpful people you’ll ever meet. His expertise in BMX helps to flesh-out Absolute Bikes’ position as a full service shop. He is equally well versed in most other aspects of bike repair as he has spent most of his life working in bicycle shops. His favorite pastimes include doomsday prepping and enjoying bacon.
Anita Switzer, Sales- Anita has an extensive background in engineering and patent laws. Her experience in bike racing and friendly disposition make her a stellar part of our staff. Her favorite pastimes include teaching her grandson how to ride bikes and shredding the gnar.  
Taylor Thomas, Sales- Taylor is a USA Cycling certified coach and a Trek Fit School trained bike fitter. He is extremely enthusiastic in his desire to help folks find the right equipment and a good place to ride. If he wasn’t so gosh-darned pleasant, we’d write something witty and snarky about him here. His favorite pastimes include skiing and beer.  
Joe Pavlik, Sales- Joe is an avid road rider and commuter. He has successfully completed the Death Ride in California, which is no small feat especially considering he is relatively new to cycling. His favorite pastimes include playing X-Box and facing and fronting merchandise.  
Tanner Leslie- Grommit- Tanner is an up and coming dirt jumper. He just placed 5th in the Teva Mountain Games Bike Best Trick competition and won $600! His favorite pastimes include re-purposing pallets and hucks to flat.  
Nate Dressel- Sales- Nate is a avid triathlete, personal trainer and International Man of Mystery. He had a cameo on the “Deadliest Catch” TV show when he passed a crab boat while competing in an open water swim competition. His expertise in fitness and nutrition are invaluable when advising our most competitive customers. His pastimes include riding the tiger and turning left.  
Steve McClain- Manager, Sedona- Steve has a long history in the bicycle business including a stint as a consultant to Breaking Away, (no, really!) He is infinitely patient and understanding which makes him exceptionally easy to work with for all of our customers. His favorite pastimes include swimming at the quarry and installing more shelves.  
Jake Plapp- Mechanic, Sedona- Jake was born and raised in Sedona, making him one of the “chosen ones”. He was hired as a shop grommit after pestering our store manager daily and worked his way up to mechanic. He is committed to making every customer at home with his or her bike. His favorite pastimes include stickers collecting and creating new vortexes in the Coconino National Forest.  
Jeff James “JJ” Johnson- Sales, Sedona- “Cornville” Jeff couldn’t decide whether he liked road or mountain bikes better, so he bought a cyclocross bike also and he still can’t decide. His concern for the trails in Sedona and those who love them is second to none. His favorite pastimes include being confusing and writing haiku.  
Shea Chavez, Sales- Shea is active in XC bike racing and wins most of the time, thereby earning her AZ State Champ and Arizona High School Cycling League Varsity Champ in 2013! She enjoys riding with her mom and dad who are also avid mountain bikers. Her favorite pastimes are petting her guinea pig and posting cat videos to Facebook.