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 bikes and wheelsets. Our online custom mountain bike and custom wheel builder tools make it easier than ever to piece together your new bike or wheels, step-by-step.
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 playlist below provides an inside look at how our mechanics put these bikes together.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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”.
Customer Service Manager
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.
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.