Joseph Bonacci

Joseph Bonacci
Sales

Bio

Visit Contender Bicycles on the weekends are afternoon hours and you might run into Joseph. Though he’s one of our youngest employees, he’s also one of our best. The kid knows his bikes and - if you’re not careful - he’s more than happy to give you an opinion on the build and components of any bike in the shop. An avid mountain biker, JoBo recently completed a fun dream build of a Pinarello gravel bike for some all-road adventures.

My current favorite bike has to be my 2020 Scott Spark RC 900 Pro. The full XTR build, with my added Reynolds Blacklabel Wheelset with the industry 9 Hydra hubs, Raceface Cinch Power meter and a Fox transfer Seatpost makes it one of the funnest race bikes I have ever ridden.

Now my dream bike is going to bore all of my coworkers because they have heard me talk about this bike more than I should have, but it has to be the 2021 Scott Spark RC Supersonic. I would put on Reynolds Blacklabel wheels with a Silver finished i9 Hydra hub, XTR brakes, Sram AXS groupset, Rockshox Reverb AXS Dropper post with a hidden blip lever (think Kate Courtney's Setup), Quarq Power meter Ceramic speed bottom bracket, pulley wheels and wheel upgrade.
Patrick Ball

Patrick Ball
Mechanic

Bio
Patrick calls Danville, California home, but has lived in Utah since 2019 - about the same time he started working for Contender Bicycles. Patrick is an avid mountain bike racer and one of the best mechanics we have working in our service department. His dream bike is also his current bike - the SCOTT Spark RC 900. 

 

Favorite Ride:literally any ride

 

Fun Fact: I unfortunately live with Brooke Hillsgrove.

Jack Lundeen

Jack Lundeen
Shipping

Bio

Jack runs the operations show at Contender Bicycles. Whether he’s working the shipping department or coordinating the complicated process of making sure every Contender Pro Build gets the right mix of parts and components, Jack makes things happen. A dedicated bike commuter, Jack lives in the Sugar House area but calls Sandy his hometown. He rides a customized Bianchi hybrid bike as a flat-bar gravel rig that can go just about anywhere. He’s been with us for a couple of years now and will be found on trails with Nicky or Gabe whenever possible.

Hometown: Sandy, UT

Favorite Bike: Santa Cruz Chameleon

Fun Fact: Has been a car-free year round bike commuter for over ten years.

Nick Gaitan

Nick Gaitan
Ecommerce| ProBuild

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Jim Aurbach

Jim Aurbach
Mechanic

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Isaac Boyden

Isaac Boyden
Sales

Bio

You’ll be hard pressed to find someone as enthusiastic about bikes as Isaac. A student at East High, Isaac races for the Leopards and spends a couple of afternoon shifts per week working in sales and helping with pro builds where he displays way more bike knowledge than any teenager should possess. When he can, Isaac loves to let it rip on Armstrong Trail in Park City.

Hometown: Salt Lake City

Favorite Bike: Scor ST 4060 gx

Fun Fact: While mainly a biker, you can also catch him backcountry skiing, climbing, and camping.

Peter Barrett

Peter Barrett
Sales | ProBuild

Bio

Peter is a walking bicycle reference book. The man knows bikes and how to build a frame into a dream ride like few other people. As a leader on our sales floor, Peter is careful to make sure our customers are treated well and with respect. Having lived in Utah for more than 20 years after stops in Virginia and Seattle, Peter knows the roads and trails of the Beehive State well and that helps him help you when you’re ready to build the bike you’ve always wanted.

Hometown: Hampton Virginia 

Current Favorite Bike: OPEN WIDE in turquoise

Fun Fact:  Been on every continent except Antarctica. 
Graham Greenlee

Graham Greenlee
Head Mechanic

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Alvin Holbrook

Alvin Holbrook
Marketing Manager

Bio

Meet Contender Bicycles’ living, breathing bicycle spec manual. Alvin recently wrapped up his bachelor's degree at the University of Utah and has been part of the Contender crew since shortly after he arrived to start school. Alvin does a little bit of everything from marketing, social media, pro builds and simply being the go-to guy for random bike questions. 

Hometown: Sacramento, CA

Favorite ride: the Contender Two Hours of Power or Alpine Loop

Current favorite bike: Orbea Katu e-bike

Dream bike: OPEN WIDE. Not many bikes allow you to ride the road to your singletrack and feel engaging doing so, but the WIDE does it better than just about anything. How do I know this? Because I own one!

Fun fact: People might say otherwise, but I'm not actually all that fun. That, and I am a crazed NBA fan who plays the drums sometimes.
Adan Estrada

Adan Estrada
Mechanic

Bio

Born and raised here, Adan is our local mechanic here at Contender.

Hometown: SLC

Favorite Bike: Santa Cruz Tall Boy

Fun Fact: Likes to play video games and learn about cars and computers. 

Matt DeVoll

Matt DeVoll
Sales | ProBuild

Bio

Mr. Positive, Matt is a rock star managing our Park City Store. An avid fat biker in the winter, Matt will hit the Round Valley trails any chance he gets. A former school administrator, Matt knows his way around a bike and can help you find exactly what you’re looking for when you visit the shop.

Hometown: Fairfax, VA

Favorite Bike: Moots Routt 45

Fun Fact: Can be found on his fat bike whenever snow is present.
Tia

Tia

Bio
Meet the true boss of the shop. Tia runs the show and is here to give you smiles and sniffs. She makes every day a good day.
Mat Hwang

Mat Hwang
Sales

Bio

Mats role here at Contender fluctuates day to day but for the most part he's on the sales floor. He strives to help customers get into a bike that suits their needs and gets them out and exploring all that Salt Lake has to offer. He came to Salt Lake for the incredible skiing, riding and outdoor adventures but justified staying by attending the University of Utah.

Hometown: Boise, ID 

Favorite Bike: Santa Cruz Blur CC 
Fun Fact: Currently in the process of high-pointing all fifty states.
  
Colby Mclain

Colby Mclain

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Colby came to SLC to study at the U. He works in operations, primarily with inventory and transferring of shop goodies between locations.

Hometown: Provo, UT

Favorite Bike: Moots Routt 45

Fun Fact: Lived in a shipping container in a rural village in Uganda for two months by himself. 

Jim Noble

Jim Noble

Bio

Jim moved to PC for the skiing and stayed for the summers. His family then followed him out and it became home. At the shop he works as an assistant in operations. 

Hometown: Hermosa Beach, CA

Favorite Bike: Santa Cruz 5010

Fun Fact: Involved with the voting committee for the Skateboard Hall of Fame.

Leif Kruse

Leif Kruse

Bio

Leif came to SLC when his wife started her residency at the University of Utah hospital. Here at the shop he is apart of our service writing team.

Hometown: St. Augustine, FL

Favorite Bike: Any of the new Scor bikes.

Fun Fact: Is an artist outside of work and lived on a sailboat for many years growing up.

Ed DeVincentis

Ed DeVincentis

Bio

Moved here in 2004 to open up the medicare health insurance market for Humana. He did this for 20+ years and retired in 2020. Now he is apart of our service writing team.

Hometown: Glen Head, NY

Favorite Bike: Ritchey Outback

Fun Fact: 2 kids, 2 dogs, and 11 bicycles.

Cody Wignall

Cody Wignall

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