Gabe Lavendel

Written by Contender Staff, on April 09, 2021

There’s a reason we made Gabe one of our service writers. As one of the first faces you’ll encounter at Contender, Gabe is Mr. Positive and can help diagnose whatever issues your bike might have. Quick with a wrench as well as his smile. Gabe is an expert cyclocross racer and knows his way around a mountain bike competition, too. The California native has spent time on both coasts and is happy to call Salt Lake City home now.

Favorite Ride: Any and all roads in Tuscany

Dream Bike: Moots Vamoots RSL. This bike has a timeless design with a contemporary twist. Modern geometry and the ability to run decent sized tires makes it a "forever bike" for me.

Fun Fact: I previously played the Harmonica for a number of years, thinking about taking it back up again.