Nick Hardin

Sponsors: Team Marin/SR Suntour, WTB,  Shimano, Chris King, Dakine, Smith, Hood River Organic, Dumonde Tech, Skratch Labs, 

How long you have been with WTB: First Season!!

Age: 36

Discipline: Enduro

Hometown: Hood River, Oregon

Favorite place to ride: Shredona!

Fun fact: I own a small local business called KickStand Coffee & Kitchen attached to Dirty Fingers bikes in Hood River

How WTB contributes to your success? I am just starting with WTB and the amount of support I have already received has been amazing. The product is top notch and Mark Weir has contributed to my mental game when it comes to racing. He has a pretty unique approach! WTB gives me the ultimate confidence in my equipment, which is a big part of racing! 

How you got started out competing? Been racing BMX with my Dad since I was 3 years old up until the age of 14. NBL, ABA, racing all over the country, winning titles as a little ripper! That transformed into Mountain bikes as I grew older and then Super D and Enduro's came to life. I never forgot how to ride a bike!

First experience with a bike: Racing a big wheel down the start gate of our local BMX track! I was hooked!

Who do you look up to? Marco Osbourne, Mark Weir, Jared Graves

Other activities(off the bike): kayaking, snowboarding, travel, cooking for others, community, philanthropy 

Beverage of Choice: Americano

Place you have always wanted to ride: The Azores