Welcome to Fanatik!
From our humble beginnings in a car garage, Fanatik is now an award-winning brick-and-mortar bike shop, with a world-renowned online presence. We are dedicated to providing the best products and service for you and your bike. Our staff is happy to help with everything from product suggestions to tips on some of the best local rides. We have a massive selection of bicycle components and accessories including packs, helmets, and lights. Our full-service repair shop can handle any and all repairs, tune-ups, or custom requests for any kind of bike.
While we specialize in mountain biking, our service and products extend far beyond that. We encourage you to stop in our shop, or strike up a chat with us online. We are here and eager to work with you - whether that be fixing a flat or building your next dream bike.
Custom Is Our Specialty
We believe everyone should be able to ride the bike of their dreams and we love helping customers piece together their dream bike. Our online Custom Bike Builder makes it easier than ever to piece your new bike together, step-by-step. We offer frames from Evil, Ibis, GT, Knolly, Forbidden, Transition, and Chromag, as well as components from the best manufacturers.
Looking for some inspiration? Be sure to check out our custom build galleries.
Have you ever wondered what really goes in to building a custom mountain bike? The videos below provide an inside look at how our mechanics put these bikes together.
Huge Demo Fleet
We're proud to offer a wide variety of high-end demo mountain bikes. We've got full carbon bikes from Evil, Ibis, GT, Forbidden, Knolly, Santa Cruz, and Norco, decked out with the same parts we all ride on our bikes. Whether you're just in town looking to go for a rip, or you're looking to try before you buy, we've got you covered. To sweeten the deal, we'll refund up to three demo bike fees if you purchase a bike of similar value from us.
We Love Our Community
Fanatik is committed to supporting biking, trail preservation, and safe biking within our community. We love biking and feel we can make the most difference by focusing our donations toward organizations that support these causes.
Meet Our Crew
Fanatik could not exist without our team of incredibly dedicated and passionate staff. Each and every one of us loves cycling in some form or another. It's not just another job for the folks at the shop, it's a way for us to share what we love about the sport and provide the best service possible.
Mark & Kathy Salisbury
Store Founders / Owners
Wife and husband team Kathy and Mark Salisbury started Fanatik Bike Co. in 2004 with a vision to provide Bellingham cycling enthusiasts with expert service and the best products in the industry. Mark and Kathy both grew up riding bikes, but it wasn't until the early 2000's that the enthusiasm of their own children rekindled their love of cycling. Ultimately this is what led them to opening the store. Mark and Kathy both reside in Bellingham and spend lots of time with their two kids and grandchildren.
Every bike shop needs a bearded wizard mechanic, and that’s precisely what Steve is. Hailing from Helena Montana where he owned a bike shop specializing in building custom mountain bikes, In early 2017, Steve decided to make the move to Bellingham with his wife (sorry gals he's taken) and children. While Montana was beautiful, it was time for a change in climate and trails. Steve brings his "do it right or don't do it at all" attitude to Fanatik as operations manager, and this motto rings true throughout everything we do, from building customers’ dream bikes, to fixing a flat. Steve answers to several nicknames including Scoen, Phteven and Papa Steve. When he’s not wrenching on bikes, Steve enjoys spinning underground hip hop on his turntables, playing out in the woods, and hanging with his family.
Brick and Mortar Sales Manager
Though Zac has not won the lottery, he still can be considered a lucky man. He moved to Bellingham in the early nineties to attend WWU, where he was fortunate to get accepted. His luck continued when he got a job at a local shop that sold bicycles, snowboards, and other outdoor goodies. That job has parlayed into a career that has let Zac help people get outside and find happiness. In addition to his love for mountain biking, Zac is an avid cycle commuter, snowboarder, and enjoys playing disc golf. He is quick to point out that his family makes him feel the most lucky!
Erik is an outdoor enthusiast - from surfing, to kayaking, to backcountry winter adventures, to mountain biking, he loves it all. While he doesn't mind an XC pedal ride here and there, Erik much prefers the chairlift, preferably at Whistler or Sun Peaks. Erik fills a very important position at Fanatik - we call him the Inventory Master. There are few people out there with a knack for inventory control and Erik is definitely one of them. Shared with his general passion and knowledge in the outdoor industry he is truly a key player here at the shop. On his days off, he enjoys being outside and raising his children.
Joe, like many of us, moved to Bellingham for the riding. He’s been riding bikes as long as he can remember, and he loves pretty much any trail that points down. He started racing downhill in 2009, and eventually ended up in Durango, CO attending Fort Lewis College riding for their cycling team. Joe enjoys working with our passionate crew here at Fanatik, and frequently builds many of our custom dream bikes that ship out all over the country. When he’s not around bikes, he’s likely spending time with his lady and their pack of dogs.
Weekend Service Manager / Mechanic
Joey is a sucker for punishment. All day epic rides with long puke-your-guts-out climbs are his bag. He doesn’t seek out the gnarliest rock gardens or the toughest descents, but he doesn’t mind the occasional “oh sh*t!” moment. Joey fits right in to the Fanatik culture, where all of us are die-hard bikers through-and-through. When he’s not on the bike, Joey is still out in the woods, likely running or training for a local 50K. Like we said, the more punishment, the better! Joey has been obsessed with bikes since the mid-90’s, when he was typically reading bike mags instead of school books. He’s been through a number of retail and kitchen jobs, but at the end of the day, he simply prefers wrenching on bikes.
Customer Service / Online Sales
Rich joined the Fanatik team in June of 2018 as the Online Customer Service and Sales Specialist. He’s always excited to help customers find the perfect ride! He grew up in Utah and graduated from the University of Utah with a B.S. in Communications. Rich grew up with a love of the outdoors and was raised in the mountains with skis on his feet. Shortly after college Rich started working at a local bike shop and discovered a love for all things bike. Feeling the tug of the PNW and year round biking, Bellingham was the perfect fit because he could chase the snow at Mt. Baker and the legendary loam of the PNW. Rich's passions in life are biking, skiing, and rock n roll. He prefers to live his life by the eternal words of Motörhead “Fast and loose”.
Digital Content Creator
Doug was born and raised in Washington state, then took off for the mountain biking mecca of Bend, Oregon to pursue freelance film-making. He landed some great gigs shooting for Kirt Voreis, Niner Bikes, Loam Wolf, Cam McCaul, and more. Doug's skill behind the lens as well as in the editing studio made him a great fit when he decided to move back to WA state for the media job here at Fanatik. He's a total ripper on a bike, and the videos he produces speak for themselves. While freelancing had it's benefits, Doug loves the Fanatik environment, being surrounded by passionate team members, and of course, BIKES! When he's not at work, Doug is usually out in the woods playing with cameras and bikes, hanging out with his wife and dog, and listening to music.
Marketing / Sales
Dan Perl is a Maryland native whose journey west started after high school. With no real idea of what to study but a strong desire to be in real mountains, he left East Coast in 2008 to attend Colorado State University. Curious by nature, he fell into a degree in Sports Medicine, but a continued exuberance for mountain biking kept him on the move and eventually landed him here in Bellingham. Having spent his entire working life in bike shops, he is a natural fit here at Fanatik. A handiness with the written word, a keen eye for detail, and a lifetime of interest in computers has landed him in the marketing and advertising position here at Fanatik Bike Co., a position he is thrilled to be able to fill.
Front-End Website Development
Javier started at Fanatik in early 2014, bringing with him a wealth of knowledge and inspriration. His interests in web development, photography, and bikes made him a perfect fit here at Fanatik. For Javi, there's nothing quite like embarking on a clear fall morning ride with 10 miles of singletrack ahead. We'd have to agree. When he's not riding bikes and taking photos in the woods, Javi enjoys spending time with his family.
Order Fulfillment Manager
Justin came to us all the way from New Hampshire, and loves working at Fanatik with like-minded folks sharing his love for bikes. He also enjoys hiking, skiing, photography, traveling, fishing and generally, just being outdoors. When he's at work, Justin is crushing it fulfilling online orders and making sure customers are receiving their goods on time. Justin's ideal ride? A crisp fall day, riding through the colorful trees of the Kingdom Trails in Burke, Vermont.
Ryan grew up in northern Wisconsin where he went to school for Automotive Technology. He also has a background in both sales and service in the powersports industry. Ryan found mountain biking a little later in life, and that love for riding drew him west. He loves everything technical, whether we're talking steep trails, or bike geometry and suspension designs. When he's not at work he can be found riding mountain bikes and dirt bikes, working on cars, and hanging out with his wife and dog. They both shred the trails too!
The Dream Job
We believe this is a special and unique place to work. We are completely immersed in the culture day-in and day-out, and this is exactly what sets Fanatik apart from the masses. We are bike riders, we are passionate, and we are knowledgable. Working at Fanatik, you will be surrounded by people that love cycling in all forms. To learn more about landing your dream job at Fanatik, please visit our career opportunities web page.