Ivan Reza

Ivan Reza
Sales

Bio

Ivan is a passionate road cyclist who found his way to Salt Lake City from Minnesota in pursuit of scenic canyons and abundant road riding opportunities. With a deep love for exploring on two wheels, he embraces the diverse landscapes surrounding Salt Lake. Outside of his adventurous endeavors, Ivan cherishes moments spent with his furry companion. At Contender, Ivan brings his expertise to the warranty and probuild department.

Alison Littlefield

Alison Littlefield
Owner

Bio
Alison gradually fell into her role at Contender Bicycles. Shortly after starting to race on the road, she met Ryan on the way out to the local criterium series. After they married, Alison continued to race bicycles and establish her career as an engineer. Experiencing some success racing, Alison decided to put her career on hold and race bicycles full-time. However, a severe spinal injury resulted in multiple surgeries which derailed her plans in cycling. In between surgeries and during recovery, Alison started to work at the shop. Over the years, her role has steadily grown to where she is now an integral part of Contender Bicycles. With her recovery behind her, she still loves to ride and feels lucky to still be on the bike. Like Ryan, she enjoys spending as much time as possible with their twin girls, Dylan and Hannah, and their corgi Tia.
Ryan Littlefield

Ryan Littlefield
Owner

Bio

Ryan, co-owner of Contender Bicycles alongside Alison since 1999, has been an integral part of the shop for over three decades. Starting at Contender in 1988 during high school, Ryan witnessed and contributed to the shop's transformation into one of the largest and most respected bike shops in the country. While both Alison and Ryan boast a competitive racing background, they have embraced e-bikes not only as sellers but as enthusiasts. The Littlefields, parents to twin daughters and a rescue Corgi named Tia, have made cycling more accessible through their dedication to Contender and their love for e-bikes.

Sam Segal

Sam Segal
Ecommerce

Bio

Sam, drawn to the mountains and expansive landscapes, made the move to Utah three years ago. As a vital member of the e-commerce team at Contender, he plays a key role in quality control. Hailing from Portsmouth, NH, Sam brings a touch of coastal flair to the team, and in a quirky twist, he once had a pet lobster. Adding a personal touch to his commute, Sam enjoys riding his old Cannondale to work every day, embracing the scenic journey.

Joseph Bonacci

Joseph Bonacci
Sales

Bio

Encounter Joseph during weekend afternoons at Contender Bicycles, and you'll meet a standout among our youngest and most knowledgeable employees. A Utah native and avid mountain biker, JoBo possesses a keen understanding of bikes, readily offering opinions on the builds and components of any bike in the shop. 

Nick Gaitan

Nick Gaitan
Ecommerce| ProBuild

Bio
Jim Aurbach

Jim Auerbach
Mechanic

Bio

Originating from Germany, Jim has called Utah home for most of his life. With a diverse past that includes racing skis, cars, and bikes, he now enjoys a well-deserved retirement, dedicating his time to his true passion—working on bikes. As a valuable mechanic for Contender, Jim brings a wealth of expertise to ensure every ride is in top-notch condition, adding a seasoned touch to the cycling community.

Isaac Boyden

Isaac Boyden
Sales

Bio

Isaac, a Salt Lake native, brings serious passion to Contender. Whether he's chatting bikes during sales or writing blog posts or scripts for our YouTube, Isaac seamlessly blends his know-how into everything he does. Beyond the shop, you'll catch him soaking up the outdoors with backcountry skiing, climbing, and camping. When the trails call, Isaac's tearing it up on Park City's more shady trails, showcasing the true spirit of an all-around outdoor adventurer.

Peter Barrett

Peter Barrett
Sales | ProBuild

Bio

Peter, a living bicycle reference book, possesses unparalleled knowledge of bikes and the art of crafting dream rides. Leading Contender's sales floor, he ensures customers receive exceptional treatment and respect. Residing in Utah for over two decades, with roots in Virginia and Seattle, Peter's intimate familiarity with the state's roads and trails makes him an invaluable guide in building the bike of your dreams. Peter adds a touch of well-traveled expertise to the team, having set foot on every continent except Antarctica.

Graham Greenlee

Graham Greenlee
Head Mechanic

Bio

Graham hails from Salt Lake City and has been a key player at Contender since 2005, rocking the role of head mechanic. He's not just a wrench wizard; Graham's the go-to guy, a vital part of the team. When he's not tuning bikes, you'll find him cruising on both road and gravel. Off the bike, he's a proud family man with a loving wife and two awesome kids. Come fall, Graham shifts gears and dives into the world of cyclocross racing.

Adan Estrada

Adan Estrada
Mechanic

Bio

Born and raised in Salt Lake City, Adan is an essential mechanic at Contender, bringing local expertise to the bike shop. As a vital member of the team, Adan ensures that bikes are in top-notch condition for fellow enthusiasts. Beyond his mechanical prowess, he enjoys playing video games and delving into the intricacies of cars and computers. 

Matt DeVoll

Matt DeVoll
Sales | ProBuild

Bio

A beacon of positivity, Matt is the rock star manager of Contender's Park City Store. Embracing fat biking in the winter, he eagerly explores the Round Valley trails whenever possible. With a background as a former school administrator, Matt seamlessly navigates the world of bikes, assisting customers in finding their perfect match at the shop. Hailing from Fairfax, VA, he adds a touch of East Coast charm to the Contender team.

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.
Colby Mclain

Colby Mclain

Bio

Originally from Provo, UT, Colby made his way to Salt Lake City to pursue studies at the University of Utah. Playing a crucial role in operations at Contender, he focuses on managing inventory and facilitating the transfer of shop goods between locations. Beyond his work, Colby brings a unique adventurous spirit, as he once lived in a shipping container in a rural village in Uganda for two months, showcasing his resilience and cultural exploration.