Kai, a native of Kaiserslautern, Germany, started tinkering with bikes as a toddler. He has been working as a professional mechanic since 2013. Kai loves riding in the rain and building up "gonzo bikes from the orphans". Of his approximately six-and-a-half bikes, Kai's favorite ride is his Cannondale. A discarded carbon crank set inspired him to build the road bike around it.
Eric hails from San Mateo, Calif. and has been working professionally as a mechanic since 2010. His passion for cycling and mechanics started in grade school, and he's been rescuing and rehabbing discarded bikes ever since. He has an estimated 13 bikes, but Eric's current favorite is his road bike. A second-hand team racing bike, it's made of scandium, a rare earth metal from former Soviet mines.
Hailing from Santa Rosa, Calif., Pat has worked as a mechanic since 2013. In his mid-twenties, he picked up cycling as a way to commute to a job in Sonoma County, where "road biking is unmatched". Needless to say, he fell in love with the sport and the speed of cycling. Of his current four bikes, Pat's favorite is a carbon fiber Trek Madone 9.2. "I'm a roadie, and I'm not ashamed," he explains.