Name: Maxx Chance
Role at WTB: OEM Sales Coordinator
Home Shop and City: Alter Cycles in Bozeman, MT
Why do you work for WTB?
I appreciate being able to work for WTB because I enjoy being apart of our amazing team. It's also great being able to play a small role in getting people stoked on shredding bikes and pushing the envelope for new technology in the industry.
Notable passions, feats of accomplishment, interests, goals, phobias and unusual experiences:
Let's start with phobias, I am afraid of cows, I don't know why, but they are very big and seem like if they wanted to they could mess me up. Notable Passions would include trying to perfect my chocolate chip cookie recipe, camping, and running up mountains. On the bike, I have been fortunate to be able to travel all around the world to race my bike. But, I am excited to mix it up more next year in the gravel scene and hopefully do the 3 peaks race in the UK. The big goal is defending my single speed world championship and getting another tattoo in Durango (sorry mom).
Favorite WTB products:
This is a hard question, but I am really loving the new protected gravel tires, especially the SG2 Senderos. The added protection probably gives me too much confidence on the descent now, but It's really fun!
My favorite ride is getting out in the Colorado high country when the leaves are changing colors. Hard to beat!
How’d you get into riding? What keeps you pedaling?
I grew up riding bikes around boulder with my family. We used to cruise around on a tandem with a double tag along and a burley, 5 people on one long bike! It was sight for sure. I got hooked on riding and racing with Boulder Junior Cycling at a pretty young age and the rest of history. These days I enjoy getting to do sweet adventure rides exploring the mountains, but also to make racing hurt a bit less.
Tubeless or bust. But why?
Why waste your time changing flats when you can be shredding instead
Preferred wheel size? Why?
650b for drop bars because I can't get over how fun they make drop bar bikes on the trail. 29" for the MTB because SPEED!
3 most important things to bring with you on a ride?
1. Repair kit! Walking or getting stranded sucks. 2. A good attitude for getting lost and having an adventure... 3. Friends or a really good playlist.
Craziest thing you’ve seen or witnessed on a ride?
I've seen some stuff over the years, it's hard to pick just one thing.
Most important lesson to teach the groms?
Keep it fun and the rest will work out.