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 Mountain Bike Specialists Dream Team

These are the employees at  Mountain Bike Specialists, you may meet them during your visit to our store. Watch them closely; they are among the most highly skilled professionals in the bicycle industry.

They are responsible for buying the high quality products we sell, repairing your bike and knowing the answers to your technical questions.

Darian Harvey

  • What is your favorite bike to ride?
    Specialized Euduro Expert 29
  • Favorite trail in Durango?
    Engine Creek Trail
  • What year did you begin working at MBS?
    2002
  • Favorite place to ride outside Durango?
    Crested Butte Trail
  • Where is your home town?
    Ukiah, California
  • What brought you to Durango
    Fort Lewis College
  • What is your most memorable experience on a bike?
    Racing at the World Championships in Fort Williams, Scotland in 2007
  • Education / Accreditation:
    2004 Fort Lewis College, Multi-Year Specialized bicycle component university.

John Glover

One of the perks of having worked at MBS since 1980 is I ride all the bikes!  So choosing a favorite is tough….right?  With our inventory of trails growing every year I’ve also had to adopt new favorites many times.  Right now my current favorite is my “lunch time World Cup” which is Meadow to Stacy’s to Mike’s to Cuchillo!  Also having been spoiled by the amazing trails in our area I only hike when I leave Durango!  With a long view on cycling my favorite experience is the sum of my riding….it has been alot!  I am also very fond of, and am an alumni of Fort Lewis College.  I graduated in 1980, got married, and began my career getting people out on and in love with bikes!

Heath Garvey

  • What is your favorite bike to ride?
    My full suspension mountain bike.
  • Favorite trail in Durango?
    Ski Ridge
  • What year did you begin working at MBS?
    1998
  • Favorite place to ride outside Durango?
    Hartman’s Rock in Gunnison CO
  • Where is your home town?
    Hebron, CT (Where I went to High School)
  • What brought you to Durango
    The Mountains!
  • What is your most memorable experience on a bike?
    I represented the US at the 2006 Master’s Worlds Cross Country for Canada
  • Education / Accreditation
    Specialized Bicycle Component University 2005, 2015
    Recreation Managment Major at Western State Colorado University
    Serotta Fit School 2006

Mike Phillips

  • What is your favorite bike to ride?
    VDI2 Roubaix make the 10 mile commute quick and comfortable
  • Favorite trail in Durango?
    Hermosa Creek
  • What year did you begin working at MBS?
    2004
  • Favorite place to ride outside Durango?
    Durango is my favorite place to ride.
  • Where is your home town?
    Burbank, CA
  • What brought you to Durango
    Christine and I moved here to get out of the rat race and raise a family. Mountain biking was the biggest draw for me.
  • What is your most memorable experience on a bike?
    Riding Bikes with son, Ian
    Beating the train int he Iron Horse Bicycle Classice
    Riding in the Courage Classic
  • Education / Accreditation:
    BA in Economics from CA State Northridge
    Specialized Component University
    Body Geometry and Advanced Eagle Scout
    Iron Horse Training Instructor

Jim Pennington

  • What is your favorite bike to ride?
    My Specialized Stumpjumper
  • Favorite trail in Durango?
    Hi Point
  • What year did you begin working at MBS?
    2015
  • Favorite place to ride outside Durango?
    Moab, UT and Cortez
  • Where is your home town?
    West Palm Beach, FL
  • What brought you to Durango
    MBS and my passion for mountain biking.
  • What is your most memorable experience on a bike?
    Getting lost and ending up near Telluride the climb back to Black Hawk Pass then Purgatory
  • Education / Accreditation:
    Mechanical Drafting Design Associates
    BMI Certificate
    Suzuki / Kawasaki Service Training
    Technical Certificate

Logan Johnston

  • What is your favorite bike to ride?
    Niner WRO
  • Favorite trail in Durango?
    All of them.
  • What year did you begin working at MBS?
    2015
  • Favorite place to ride outside Durango?
    Sun Valley, ID
  • Where is your home town?
    Hailey, ID
  • What brought you to Durango
    Fort Lewis College, Mountain Biking & Skiing
  • What is your most memorable experience on a bike?
    Riding bikes with my dad long ago.
  • Education / Accreditation:
    In time.

James Ianni

  • What is your favorite bike to ride?
    Cervelo S3 DIZ but the new S-works Crux is on my list.
  • Favorite trail in Durango?
    Overend Mountain Park Up Ned’s Hill and down Star Wars
  • What year did you begin working at MBS?
    2016
  • Favorite place to ride outside Durango?
    Lookout Mountain in Golden, Colorado
  • Where is your home town?
    Rockford, IL
  • What brought you to Durango
    FLC Cycling Team, The beautiful roads and trails and Purgatory
  • What is your most memorable experience on a bike?
    Riding up Deer Creek Canyon with a former UCI World Champion
  • Education / Accreditation:
    Rocky Mountain School of Expeditionary Learning 2016
    Fort Lewis College
    USAC Coaching Certification Course – Currently Studying

Chris Taylor

  • What is your favorite bike to ride?
    Anything for really tall people.
  • Favorite trail in Durango?
    Hogs Back
  • What year did you begin working at MBS?
    2017
  • Favorite place to ride outside Durango?
    Whistler is on my bucket list, but I know I will enjoy it.
  • Where is your home town?
    Orange County, CA
  • What brought you to Durango
    Fort Lewis College and Riding Bikes
  • What is your most memorable experience on a bike?
    Winning a 12 hour solo race series in CA.
  • Education / Accreditation:
    Studying at Fort Lewis College

Travis Turner

  • What is your favorite bike to ride?
    2004 Specialized Enduro Expert, my first full suspension
  • Favorite trail in Durango?
    In town-Test Tracks
    Anything in the high country
  • What year did you begin working at MBS?
    2017
  • Favorite place to ride outside Durango?
    Austin, TX
  • Where is your home town?
    Canton, Connecticut
  • What brought you to Durango
    Living life in a great Colorado mountain town!
  • What is your most memorable experience on a bike?
    Riding the Maunawili trail in Oahu, Hawaii
  • Education / Accreditation:
    Environmental Science/Geology Miami University

Ed Zink

  • What is your favorite bike to ride?
    The next one I am on.
  • Favorite trail in Durango?
    The last trail I did.
  • What year did you begin working at MBS?
    1968
  • Favorite place to ride outside Durango?
    The Desert
  • Where is your home town?
    Durango, Colorado
  • What brought you to Durango
    I was born here.
  • What is your most memorable experience on a bike?
    Finishing the Iron Horse Bicycle Classic
  • Education / Accreditation:
    Bachelors of Business – Fort Lewis College
    School of Hard Knocks since 1968
    US Cycling Level 1 Coaching Certificate
    Former board of directors: USA Cycling, NORBA

Patti Zink

  • What is your favorite bike to ride?
    Roubaix
  • Favorite trail in Durango?
    Valley Loop up to Shalmoa
  • What year did you begin working at MBS?
    1994
  • Favorite place to ride outside Durango?
    Moab
  • Where is your home town?
    Columbus, OH
  • What brought you to Durango
    Sunshine
  • What is your most memorable experience on a bike?
    Finishing the Iron Horse Bicycle Classic
  • Education / Accreditation:
    Bachelors of Consumer Economics – The Ohio State University
    Specialized Bicycle Components University – products and Body Geometry
    US Cycling Level 1 Coaching Certificate

Charlie Domas

Back Teaching at Park Elementary, Look for him occasionally during hte school year.

  • What is your favorite bike to ride?
    My Specialized Camber
  • Favorite trail in Durango?
    You really cannot go wrong, I am a fan of Horse Gulch
  • What year did you begin working at MBS?
    2016
  • Favorite place to ride outside Durango?
    The Bahamas, it’s nice and flat.
  • Where is your home town?
    Suwanee, GA
  • What brought you to Durango
    Fort Lewis College, Skiing, Mountain Biking and the rad Colorado lifestyle.
  • What is your most memorable experience on a bike?
    My first time mountain biking in Durango, I realized i’d been doing it wrong by road racing for 10 years.
  • Education / Accreditation:
    FLC Geology Major

Bob Copeland

On Family Leave – Welcome Eli to his family joining big brother Zeke.

  • What is your favorite bike to ride?
    Stumpjumper FSR 29
    If I have time with my wife, commotion Java tandem.
  • Favorite trail in Durango?
    Twin Buttes
  • What year did you begin working at MBS?
    2016
  • Favorite place to ride outside Durango?
    Tiger Mountain, Issaquah, WA
  • Where is your home town?
    Olathe, KS
  • What brought you to Durango
    My wife told me to find her a job.
  • What is your most memorable experience on a bike?
    Bicycle Tour around the Olympic peninsula
  • Education / Accreditation:
    Bachelors of Art, Business Administration – Ottawa University
    Specialized Bicycle Components University – Bachelors and Master’s program
    STU
    Former COMBA Board member and education committee chair