Chris Leven, Owner
What's your favorite color?
What's your favorite food?
Tacos or burritos
What's your favorite drink?
What got you into cycling?
My older brother introduced me to cycling back in the late 1990s. While he was attending college he started riding mountain bikes. No matter how old you are you always want to emulate your older brother! So, I borrowed his bike, and started riding with my friends.
When did you start riding?
What year did you begin working in the cycling industry?
What made you choose to work in the industry?
Originally it was a fun way to pass the time when I was on break from school. In 2003, after taking a short hiatus from working in a bike shop, I discovered the desire to make bikes my life.
What bikes do you currently own?
'17 Trek Domane SLR Sram Red eTap Project 1
'17 Trek Stache 7
'16 Trek Crockett Disc Sram Rival 1
If you could have any bike regardless of cost what would you choose?
Vanilla Bicycles Cyclocross disc
What's your favorite local race or event?
As a sponsor it's the Huntsville Sprint Triathlon. As a racer it's the Bamacross Tannehill race.
Who is your favorite pro cyclist?
Sven Nys or Fabian Cancellara.
What would your dream cycling trip look like?
I've got three! First would be to spend Kerstperiode in Belgium, which is essentially cyclocross holy week. Second would be to watch the Ronde van Vlaanderen (Tour of Flanders), and participate in the sportif version. Third would be to ride and watch part of the Giro d'Italia.
What's your fondest cycling memory?
At a Bamacross race a few years back I conquered some big demons, and cranked out my best result at that point. I was able to prove to myself that I could be competitive.