David Golay

Blister Bike reviewer, David Golay

Blister reviewer, David Golay Age: 28 | Vitals: 6’’0”, 165 lbs. | Years mountain biking: 18 | Current Residence: Seattle, WA I got my introduction into mountain biking in my hometown of Ithaca, NY and began by riding — and quickly racing — XC. By … Read more

Dylan Wood

Dylan Wood reviews the Santa Cruz Hightower LT For Blister

Dylan Wood racing the Santa Cruz Hightower LT, Crested Butte, CO. (photo by Jared Farley) Age: 22 | Vitals: 5’11”, 155 lbs. | Years mountain biking: 10 | Current Residence: Gunnison, CO I started mountain biking as a kid and soon built a lot of … Read more

Ben Sims

Ben Sims reviews the Maxxis Assegai for Blister.

Ben Sims Age: 37 | Vitals: 5’10”, 180 lbs | Years mountain biking: 11 | Current Residence: Monument, CO I grew up in West Georgia and came to Colorado in the summer of 2000. My college years in Colorado introduced me to the world of … Read more

Banks Kriz

Banks Kriz bike reviewer bio, Blister

Banks Kriz, Crested Butte, CO. Age: 24 | Vitals: 5’’7”, 145 lbs. | Years biking: 8 | Current Residence: Crested Butte, Colorado Background It all started back in Atlanta, Georgia, when I received my first bike: my sister’s pink, 16” Diamondback with a coaster brake. … Read more

Eric Freson

Eric Freson; Blister Bio

Age: 31 | Vitals: 5’’10” 165 lbs | Years biking: 26 | Current Residence: Gunnison Valley, Colorado Background I grew up in small-town Vermont, and was encouraged to get outside from a very young age. My first bike was a 20” BMX bike that our … Read more

Nathan Williard

Nathan Williard reviews the Ibis Ripley LS for Blister

Age: 23 | Vitals: 6’’0” 165 lbs | Years (seriously) biking: 7 | Current Residence: Santa Fe, New Mexico Background: I have always been drawn to (or rather, obsessed with) sports, mountains, and exploring. Whether it was hiking, skating, skiing, or backpacking with my dad, … Read more

Tasha Heilweil

Tasha Heilweil Blister Gear Review Bio

Age: 20 | Vitals: 5’2” 125 lbs. | Years skiing: 16 | Years biking: 7 | Current residence: Colorado Springs, CO & Salt Lake City, UT When I was 4 years old my parents started dragging me up to Alta. It took a while before I … Read more

Xan Marshland

Xan Marshland, Blister Reviewer Bio

Age: 24 | Vitals: 5’10”, 145 lbs. | Years Riding: 14 | Current Residence: Northern California | Instagram: @xanmarshland For as long as I can remember, I’ve never been too interested in team sports. It’s not that I’m against competition. Rather, I was just always … Read more

Phil Grove

Phil Grove, Blister Gear Review.

Age: 29er | Vitals: 6’1″, 185 lbs. | Years Riding: 10 | Current Residence: Whitefish, Montana Background: I grew up in the Pacific Northwest on Lake Sammamish, about 20 minutes east of Seattle, where I was lucky enough to be raised by parents who wanted … Read more

Tom Collier

Tom Collier, Blister Gear Review

Age: 24 | Vitals: 5’8,” 165 lbs. | Years Biking: 14 | Current Residence: Park City, UT Background When I was 10 years old, a good friend introduced me to mountain biking, and it quickly became my passion. Growing up in New Hampshire, the abundant … Read more

Kevin Bazar

Age: 36 | Vitals: 5’8”, 160 lbs. | Moustache: Cop/Slovenly Fireman Years riding: About 15 years XC/trail riding; 10 years DH; 7 years dirtjumping; raced bmx as a kid. Current Residence: Lake Tahoe, California Background: Born in Jacksonville, Florida, I developed an early appreciation for … Read more

Noah Bodman

Noah Bodman & David Golay review the Guerrilla Gravity Smash for Blister

Age: 31 | Vitals: 5’9″, 150 lbs. | Years Riding: 16 on mtn. bikes | Current Residence: Whitefish, Montana Background: Born and raised in suburban Massachusetts, the outdoors began as something to lust after, rather than as a way of life. While joining the teeming hoards on Mt. … Read more

Jason Hutchins

Age: 28 | Vitals: 6’0,” 160 lbs. | Years skiing: 17 | Current Residence: Sandy, UT Background: Raised in Canaan, Maine, I started skiing at a single chairlift, 600+ vertical foot gem named Eaton Mountain. In true east coast form, Eaton offered night skiing every day of … Read more

Eric Melson

Age: 28 | Vitals: 5’10″, 165 lbs. | Years Riding: 14 | Current Residence: McCall, Idaho / Missoula, Montana Background: I was hatched in the ultra-conservative sprawl of Colorado Springs, home to two military bases, more churches per-capita than anywhere in the state, and (arguably) Colorado’s best singletrack. … Read more

Marshal Olson

Marshal Olson: SKIS, BIKES, Blister Gear Review

Age: 32 | Vitals: 6’2” 208 lbs. | Years skiing: 31 | Current Residence: Cottonwood Heights, Utah Background: I grew up in Madison, Wisconsin, raised in a family culture that lived and breathed outdoor activities. My grandparents, parents, uncles, aunts and cousins all ski patrolled … Read more