Steve LaBrake: el Presidente
Steve, like every other kid, rode a bike, then went through the typical life, got a car, married Kim, had 2 girls, Aryn & Kodi, worked, etc. In 1994, he bought his first mountain bike & life took a turn. Family, working, & mountain bikes became his life. Mountain Bike racing when he could, and trail riding as much as possible.
In 1999, life took another turn, tired of working in the corporate retail world, 55 hour work weeks for some corporation, and seeing a friend die of cancer at a young age, Steve decided that life had to change. “Hmm, what if I opened a bike shop, I could be around bikes all the time, talk about bikes all the time, life could be good.” So that’s the story of how and why Steve opened Saucon Valley Bikes.
Since getting that first mountain bike in 94 Steve has logged over 25,000 miles on his various bikes.
When Steve turned 50, Steve did a month long bike tour of the Southwest. Road riding to different destinations, & mountain biking in between.
Year Born: 1962
Hair Color: Blonde/Red/Gray
Eye Color: Blue
Type of riding: Mountain XC, Road, Gravel
Favorite Place I’ve Ridden: Various places, but Prescott Arizona was a special ride for various reasons
Why? I had been road riding for a week straight & it felt so good to get on some dirt!
Favorite Beverage: Conscious Coffees, New England Style IPA’s and water, lots of water
Favorite Customer: K Carriker
Why? In her 60s, has ridden across the US, & the Continental Divide Trail. She’s my hero!
Pet Peeve: Level Saddles, Disc Brake Cables being cut to the proper length
Tunes: Talking Heads, Elvis Costello, Reggae, Blues, Gangastagrass, Rubblebucket, any new music with a different sound
Perfect Pizza: Bacon/Tomato/Sausage. Gotta love the sausage
Best Physical Feature: the Fuzzy Belly
Trail Advocacy: Board member of the Saucon Rail Trail Oversight Commission since 2011
Pivot Trail 429
Wheels: DT Swiss
HBar: Pivot Carbon
Stem: FSA SLK
Saddle: WTB Rocket V
Cranks: Sram X.0 1x
Brakes: Shimano XT
Shifters: Sram X.0 Eagle
Ft Der: N/A
Rr Der: Sram X.0 Eagle 12speed
Rr shock: Fox CTD
Ft Shock: Fox
Pedals: Shimano XT Trail
Giant Revolt Advanced 0