FROM THE WORKSHOP TO THE FINISH LINE.
Give us some background – where are you from, and what did you do before joining Silverback as a mechanic?
I am Geordie Roberson, originally from Bloemfontein, South Africa. I currently live in Stellenbosch. Before I started working for Silverback Bikes, I worked at a bicycle shop in Stellenbosch for about 4 years.
When did you start enjoying the technical aspects of bicycles and where does your passion for the craft come from?
Well, I have been working for bicycle shops for about 5 to 6 years now and I have always love to work on my own bicycle from a very young age. I guess my passion arises from riding and the love I have for being out and about on my bike.
Can you do a full spectrum service? From the basic to suspension, wheel rebuilds and truing?
Yes sure, I can do a full service on a bike, although wheel building is probably the most difficult part of servicing a bike so I am still trying to master that, truing a wheel I can definitely do.
Same three essentials every rider should carry with them for riding emergencies.
The three essentials I would recommend are a spare tube, a co2 canister with the nozzle and a plug kit with a tire lever.
What opportunities do you see working for Silverback?
There are so many opportunities when I think of Silverback. I am really amped to travel and to help the team become one of the best in the near future.
Do you ride, and what kind of riding do you do?
Yes, I love riding, I really enjoy the more extreme side of mountain biking such as dirt jumping and enduro/DH riding.