Meet Nick, he is The Premium Wheel Co's first ambassador. Nicks' job is pretty simple...ride his bike, love the wheels, make other riders ENVEious of his carbon hoops!
You can find Nick riding Mt Buller in Summer, he works on the mountain, he actually works there in Winter too! Nick rode our V1 carbon wheels and loved them, so he is super stoked to get on board our new improved, wider V2 wheels.
I asked Nick a few questions.... see below for his answers, feel free to follow his journey through instagram using the hashtag #thepremiumwheelco and on the news page (here!)
1. Welcome to the team Nick, tell us about your current bike?
I'm currently on a Norco Range C7.2; SRAM X1, Rock Shox Pike 160mm, with a couple volume spacers up front, matched to Rock Shox Monarch Plus, both with a playful custom tune. Formula T1's grabbing 180mm discs, and Burgtec Crampon Flats or Crank Brothers Mallet Race, depending on the mission and Race Face finishing kit.
It all rolls on a custom build from Premium Wheel Co. 35mm carbon hoops, hanging off Hope Pro 4 hubs, and soon to be Vittoria Graphene rubber!!
I find combination of carbon frame and 'smaller' wheels makes it a really versatile bike.
It sounds cliche, but it climbs surprisingly well for a bigger bike and then you can drop into a few linking corners, slap berms and and case landings and it just shrugs it off. Most stable bike I've ever been on. Hands down.
2. where do you ride most often and why?
I spend most of my time on the bike at Mt Buller bike park, I'm super lucky to call them my home trails. I also work on the hill, which means regular after work Delatite River Trails laps.
3. favorite place to ride?
My favourite place to ride is Canberra. It's where I first 'got into' mountain biking. Mt Majura was a 10min ride from home, but Sparrow Hill was where it all came together for me.
The mountain bike scene in Canberra was blowing up at the time, and it always brings back good memories. It's nice to go back and ride those same trails, and remember the trails that have disappeared.
4. dream riding location?
Canada. The home of the North Shore. How many pioneering MTB movies were filmed there??! Also Whistler. And now Maydena. I know that's 3, deal with it.
5. describe yourself as a rider and as a person in 3 words each!
Not great with basic instructions.
Inspired by Surf.
Gotta give mad love to Pedal Power Garage, for mechanical and philosophical support and to Premium Wheel Co, for keeping me rolling through a tough summer of bike abuse and misuse.