He Won my MTB - The second winner revealed. Here's who I sent my personal bike to! If you need some context, watch the contest materialize from the beginning: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rvCmsurC-50&list=PL5S7V5NhM8JRwpsjF0YrLvNgy3kT_LWgZ
Here's the bike: https://www.diamondback.com/release-3
If you’re just popping in, we recently had a video contest where you guys competed to win a new bike. One winner would get a brand new Diamondback Release 3, and another very special winner would get my personal bike with all the parts on it. Last time we got to witness Alex actually discovering that he was a winner. He also got to shred on his new bike. We’ll check in with Alex this summer and see how he’s doing, but today we’re going to see who won my bike.
I packed it up as best I could and dropped it off at the Fedex store. Off it went on a diagonal flight path to the opposite corner of the country.
You guys chose Ike. Counting up the comments and upvotes took a long time, and there was a system to it, but it was clear from the start that he would get my bike. On a personal note, I felt best giving my Release 3 to Ike. I knew he would appreciate it, and I knew he would take great care of it for years to come.
Ike’s new bike, or my old bike was a little different from what he was used to working on. The dropper post, the BoxOne shifting, and the highly tunable suspension are all things that Ike has probably figured out by now
It’s clear that Ike is deserving, and that we found a great home for my bike. Alex was also a clear winner that a lot of you guys were able to relate to, but picking the winners of this contest involved a lot of hair splitting. The top videos were all really good, and I found myself wishing that everyone could just get bikes. Of course that wasn’t possible, it was nice to see you guys get out there and make videos. Some of you will keep making videos far into the future.
All that aside, there were three other finalists, and it would be a shame for them to leave this contest empty handed.
I reached out to Chris and promised to take a ride with him and his friends at a future date. I really like what he’s doing with those group mountain bike rides.
As for Dan, he ended up upgrading his bike to a newer more aggressive hardtail. I can’t wait to see what he does on that, but in June I’m sending him and a friend to a downhill park outside of Salt Lake City, with lift tickets and a downhill rental bike for the day. After watching those fire road hucks, we really need to see what he’s capable of on a longer travel bike.
As for Drew and his idea to surprise a local rider, Diamondback and I put our heads together to try and keep his story going. Next time, I’ll show you guys what we came up with.
For now, congratulations to Ike, Alex, Chris, Dan, Drew, and all the other contestants. Thanks for riding with me today, and I’ll see you next time.
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