Bryan Redding And His Transition Sentinel
The Bug. Did you catch it? I did. It didn’t take long with available adventure. High stakes risks. Technical trail challenges to accomplish with friends. As addictive as crack and twice as expensive was a T shirt I saw in Whistler in 2006. DH laps are like intravenous adrenaline. Free of charge. That’s when my life as a Mountain biker took the plunge. Destination resort mountain biking was a thing. High level MTB coaching was a thing. People need this. I knew this, but to finally experience it first hand was the catalyst that pushed me ‘in deep’. Growing up in Colorado, I was introduced to what we called a Mountain Bike in 1989. What a journey we’ve both been on.
I had already been wrenching, but now I wanted to pursue this soon to be future of Destination Resort Mountain biking in Colorado. Why weren’t we doing this? In 2007 I decided to try racing in the Mountain States Cup DH series. Boom, another addiction! I needed a bike park. Winter Park Resort was going to launch a new bike park. Coaching at Trestle was rewarding for many years, but not even close to coaching my kids. My son Eli was hooked at age 3.5 like I was at age 37. Chairlifts and bike trails are dreamy.
This could be a novel, so much could be said. But this is about MTBwithkids and my bike check. Since 2016, I mtb with my son, or my family more than anyone else. What a reward. I’d rather ride with my kids or other kids. They fuel my happiness and stoke my shred vibes. Ask any coach about coaching kids.
My 2019 Transition Sentinel carbon XL is dad’s first new bike since 2013. You’re welcome kids. It’s an amazing bike. I built it frame up with the factory shock. Parts spec: Chris King headset and BB, SR Suntour Auron 44mm offset 29 fork, Nobl TR38 on DT350 boost wheels, Rotor Kapic Cranks w/ 32TQring, Pedaling Innovations Catalyst pedals, XTR 12 speed, XT brakes 203F 180R, Maxxis DHF 2.5WT EXO plus Front, Max 2.4 WT Dissector EXO Rear, Mynesweepers insert Rear, SDG Tellis 170mm dropper, Spank Oozy 280saddle, ANVL bar and stem, odi grips. Highlights I’m really stoked about are the Catalyst Pedals, Rotor Qring, SDG Tellis dropper, and the Oozy 280 saddle is most comfortable I’ve ever used.