Rider Profile: David Flaten
Meet one of our new Pro riders, David Flaten.
Eau Claire, Wisconsin
Number of Years Racing: 7
Number of Years Racing Pro: One full year
Race Bike Setup:
Giant Anthem 27.5 team with Sram XX1
Riding Strength: Punchy Climbs
Favorite Race Course: Chippewa Valley Red Flint Firecracker
Favorite Place to Ride: Harrisonburg, VA
What is your “Ride Life”?
Feeling so smoked after a ride that you fall off the bike and
take a 10 minute nap in the grass 5 feet from your door.
What do you want to be if you grow up?
Mountain Bike racer of course!
Any advice for young riders?
Not sure if I’m old enough to give advice. The best advice I ever got was from my friend Jack. “You get out of the sport exactly what you put into it.” Train like you race.
Best part about racing mountain bikes?
Settling into that rhythm where legs and bike work in synchrony.
Favorite Food: Buffalo wings
Drink of Choice: Osmo
Most Played Song: Harder Than You Think by Public Enemy
Tight Jeans or Baggy: Loose fit
Boxers or Briefs: Briefs
What’s your perfect date? Wouldn’t know…
What was your first car?
1999 Oldsmobile Alero