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velofix Silicon Valley

Bike repair and service for Silicon Valley.

Year round riding. Great climbs. Beautiful scenery. Just a few ways to describe the bike riding that we have in Silicon Valley. No matter what or how you ride, there is not a better place on the planet and we want to be your partner to keep your rolling.

velofix Silicon Valley Owner, Shane Stent, broke his leg playing volleyball in college and got on a bike to rehab the injury. As his father let him borrow his, Shane vowed to never do any of that “strange stuff” that cyclists do. Shave legs. Wear tight clothes. That vow was broken fast as racing in the form of road races and adventure races became the obsession. Finally, the vow is completely broken with the launch of velofix – Silicon Valley. Bringing a marketing background from time spent at Nike to a strong business and customer service background from his experience in residential real estate, Shane is excited to get up and running and provide a special level of service and a customer experience for cyclists not seen on the San Francisco Peninsula.

If you have any questions please reach out to your local mechanic at 650-331-3284

Mechanics

Richard Jarrin

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Richard Jarrin

Enthusiastically joining the Silicon Valley VeloFix team, Rich is as passionate about bikes as he is about endurance sports. Having served in the military, he has had the opportunity to both spectate and race across the globe. While he is an accomplished runner, his passion is in biking. Racing on the amateur level in southern California in both stage races and criteriums, he was soon lured away by the call of Multi-Sport. Whether it is a super sprint race or 140.6 miles, he has raced at every distance.

Maturing as a racer, Rich began servicing his own equipment rather than losing precious training time because his bike was in the shop for a week or two. Recognizing his abilities, team members began to come to him for advice as well as service recommendations. Whether it was how to link a power meter to a head unit, repairing a broken shifter the night before a race, or making a round peg fit in a square hole, Rich always found a solution. Realizing his technical aptitude, Rich formalized his training by graduating from BBI’s (Barnett Bicycle Institute) intensive service curriculum before returning to work as a full-time service technician.

Now with almost ten years of industry knowledge and know how, he is excited to bring his technical expertise to the Silicon Valley in order to get the most performance from your equipment. Whether it’s how to compete for those town sign sprints during your group rides, or maximizing aerodynamics for your next triathlon, he can be counted on to get your equipment dialed in. Additionally, as a certified bike fitter, he will ensure that your equipment complements your body mechanics to help get you to that next level of performance.

 

Certifications

  • Bosch ebike Certification
  • BBI Certification
  • Shimano TEC (Shimano Technical Education Certification) – 100% Completion of Current Curriculum
  • F.I.S.T. Certification
  • BikeFit with Paul Swift
  • STU (SRAM Technical University) – 100% Completion of Current Curriculum
  • PBMA

Ryan Bontrager

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Ryan Bontrager

After racing on the road at several Continental Classics, Ryan worked at Trail Head Cyclery, an all MTB shop in the Bay Area and then The Bicycle Outfitter in Los Altos. From there, Ryan got picked up by professional race teams on the Pro Tour as well as time spent as SRAM neutral support.  Some of his teams included Webcor, Tibco,  Colavita, Cervelo Test Team,  Fly V Australia, Jamis/Sutter Homes, Bissell and the US National Team. Also filled in with UHC, BMC, Shimano Neutral to name a few. In short, Ryan has been on the biggest stages and now brings his skills to velofix. He sees velofix as the future and is committed to bringing the same level of detail required of him on the Pro Tour to your bikes and the bikes of your family.

Certifications

  • USAC CAT 1 and UCI licensed Mechanic
  • Attended the Bill Woodall Race Mechanic Clinic at the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs
  • Shimano Tech
  • Campagnolo
  • DT Swiss Certifications 
  • UBI Mechanic and Wheel Building Certifications 
  • Bosch Certified

Dave Prion, Advisor

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Dave Prion, Advisor

Since November 1975, Dave has always been drawn to bikes. In 1976 he rode his bike across the country to California and never looked back staying out west after his epic journey. Working for industry greats like Tom Ritchie, WheelSmith and Lee’s Cyclery in Fort Collins and athletes like Eric Heiden, Joanne Ernst and Thomas Frischnecht to name a few, Dave’s skillset is impressive and draws on years of experience. Dave one time built 1,536 wheels in 30 working days. He was drawn to velofix because “it’s the way of the future and velofix’s dedication to innovation and marketing will keep it ahead of the pack.” When asked what his greatest cycling achievement is he said “teaching bike safety to third graders.” Dave often heads up Bike Rodeos in Palo Alto, Menlo Park and surrounding communities.


Sponsorships and Events

Weekly Waterdog Shred Sesh With Velofix!

Weekly Waterdog Shred Sesh With Velofix!

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Weekly Waterdog Shred Sesh With Velofix!

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Join us for a casual shred sesh of our local trails at Waterdog Park every Thursday. Meet up at the Ritchy/Velofix office at 5 pm with a 530 rollout. Bring your own applicable off-road ripper or demo a Ritchey Ultra or one of the velofix offerings. The ride will end at Alpha Acid Brewing Company for a round of beers and high-fives.
551 Taylor Way, San Carlos, CA 94070-6201, United States
Peloton Palo Alto Hits The Road with velofix

Peloton Palo Alto Hits The Road with velofix

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Peloton Palo Alto Hits The Road with velofix

Peloton is kicking off its 2019 spring/summer partnership with Velofix and some other local friends to bring our community of cyclists what we do best: an awesome cycling experience.

Join us for our first outdoor ride of the year on Saturday, March 2, 2019 in Palo Alto. The ride will be led by the experienced cyclists of Menlo Bike Club and will begin and end at the Peloton store at Stanford Shopping Center. Velofix will be onsite to provide its usual offering of stellar bike maintenance and support.

Light bites will be provided at the conclusion of the ride.

If anyone is wanting to ride in our showroom instead of going out on the road, let us know we will have those available as well. We only have 5 available, make sure to let us know so we can reserve a bike for you.

RSVP here, and we’ll see you Saturday, March 2, 2019!