Chris Hillyer started mountain biking when the cool kids were riding Bridgestones with thumb shifters (SIS turned off). He has enjoyed watching the evolution of the sport and is focused on staying fit enough to keep up with his kids Logan and Lake. Chris is a innovator and gear designer in the Outdoor Industry and occasionally crosses over into bike equipment as well. Although he spends a fair amount of time traveling (and riding) in other parts of the world, the trails around his home in Santa Barbara, CA are still his favorites.
Trek harnessed all its design, manufacturing and suspension expertise to design a bike for kids, using the 26-inch platform and designing geometry and suspension valving specifically for kids from 4’4″ to 5′ tall.