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Round Up: 13 Bike Industry Jobs Available Right Now

Mar 13, 2023
by Ed Spratt  



We thought we'd round up some of the more awesome-looking job opportunities in the bike industry that we've seen lately. The ones where you're most likely to be able to jump out for a ride at lunch or get to geek over bike-related things all day.

Don't see anything that you're interested in? Many of these companies have multiple jobs posted on their websites, so we'd recommend doing a deep dive into the career section on each company's website. Still nothing? Lots of companies will have a jobs@ email address for you to send your resume to and they'll reach out if something comes up that is suited to your skillset. Happy hunting!





Marin
Independent Sales Representative

bigquotesThe Independent Sales Representative (Rep) is directly responsible for the revenue generation in his/her territory. It is the primary responsibility of the Representative to grow the market of the Marin Bikes Brand. In a manner consistent with the goals of the company and to ensure Marin is being represented in a positive and professional image in the given territory. Marin

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Wolf Tooth
Marketing Manager

bigquotesWolf Tooth is in search of a bike nerd to join the marketing team. This is a person who has experience in marketing strategy, content creation, and digital campaign management. The ideal candidate is a generalist who has a background working at a small business, is independent, and is eager to take initiative and learn new skills. This person needs to be curious, creative, collaborative, detail-oriented, and never satisfied with the phrase “good enough.” Wolf Tooth

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Giant
Account Executive

bigquotesGiant is currently seeking an Account Executive for the No. Kentucky/Ohio Regions who will grow business revenue and profit within their market through effective relationships, confirming our brands are well represented as the primary partner. Giant

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Commencal USA
Mechanic

bigquotesWe are looking for a candidate who is passionate about mountain bikes, has experience working directly with modern-day high-end mountain bikes, and enjoys making customers feel welcome as they visit our showroom. The position is primarily based at our Golden, Colorado location but there are many opportunities for our mechanics to join in on local and national demo events and races. Commencal USA

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Yeti Cycles
AR Staff Accountant

bigquotesWe are looking for a smart, humble, and hard-working individual to maintain the Accounts Receivable for Yeti Cycles. The position will work directly with the Controller and Accounting Supervisor to oversee Yeti’s financial needs. The ideal candidate will have a general accounting background and strong understanding of the outdoor industry. The ability to understand the larger financial picture and handle confidential information is critical to this position. We are looking for someone who cares about the details and performs critical thinking to ensure we are collecting from customers while still delivering product to our dealer and distributors. Yeti Cycles

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SRAM
CAD Technician

bigquotesWe are looking for a CAD Technician to join the team in San Luis Obispo, CA to support the development of front drivetrain products for a bicycle. In this role, you will assist in the creation, review, and timely release of engineering documentation that is error-free. SRAM

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Industry Nine
Senior Engineer

bigquotesIndustry Nine (Asheville, NC) is seeking an experienced engineer who can conceive and create new designs for bicycle components. Superior strength to weight ratios and beautiful designs are paramount. Solidworks proficiency is required with the ability to draw complex shapes. We will be highly favoring anyone with machining experience. Optimally, this person would be able to draw 3D in CAD, use CAM packages to program CNC machines, and assist our machinists in making the final product. The ability to be self-sufficient on a CNC would be a highly desired ability with higher pay. Industry Nine

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BMC USA
Inside Sales Support and Customer Service

bigquotesWe are looking to add two new members to the Inside Sales and Customer Service Team at our office in Scotts Valley, CA. We’re looking for passionate and motivated individuals to help to better service our rider needs across the BMC, SCOR, and Adicta Lab brands. BMC USA

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PIERER New Mobility North America
Marketing Communications Specialist

bigquotesWorking with our family of bicycle brands, (FELT Bicycles, Husqvarna E-Bicycles and GASGAS Bicycles), our Marketing Communications Specialist will be the amplifier for messaging on our collection of bicycle and e-bicycle brands through media, advertising, and PR as well as other aspects of marketing such as social media and trade marketing. PIERER New Mobility North America

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Pivot Cycles
Demo Technician

bigquotesPivot Cycles is seeking a highly organized, detail-oriented mechanic with a passion for cycling to join our team. The Demo Technician supports and maintains the demo bike fleet in cooperation with the sales and marketing teams. Candidates will need to have exemplary people skills to work with the public with travel required 1-2 weekends per month during spring, summer and fall.

Demo Drivers are selected out of the Demo Technicians to go on the road full time when a position is available. Demo Technicians must be willing to transition to a Demo Driver role and travel full time (11 of 12 months), in 1-2 years.
Pivot Cycles

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Orange Bikes
Warranty / Support Manager

bigquotesWe are looking for a Warranty Manager to come on board and help keep Orange Bikes at the forefront of the industry. This is a pivotal role and will see you involved in many aspects of Orange Bikes customer services requirements.

The candidate needs to have a great customer service and a good technical / mechanical understanding of all kinds of bikes.
Orange Bikes

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Muc-Off
Internal Sales Representative

bigquotesThe successful applicant will be responsible for providing sales support to our dealer network.

This is not a role for the faint hearted, Muc-Off moves at a rapid pace and you will need to have the ability to think on your feet, re-prioritise quickly and problem solve. Meticulous organisation will be crucial.
Muc-Off

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Scott
Additive Manufacturing Engineer

bigquotesThe Engineer will have opportunities to touch all parts of the sport equipment creation process and have access to the latest technologies and innovations. This is an opportunity to be part of a great success story as SCOTT Sports S.A. builds a new AM line for product development and manufacturing. Scott

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191 Comments
  • 173 0
 Maybe the Scott engineer can add some ports to the side of the head tube.
  • 131 1
 That’s obviously the subtractive manufacturing engineer’s job.
  • 16 3
 To be honest after my last near death experience I started looking for a job , typing “crap jobs” into CV library literally brought up one result lol ,

so I elected to cut my losses and bare my hairy arse on onlyfans instead ,

You really would be surprised what there’s a market for out there
  • 5 0
 I would also suggest to add more levers and controls to the bars.
  • 3 1
 @jcc0042: I’ve read many many comments on pinkbike…

This may be the best one I’ve ever seen.

Cheers to you mate.
  • 1 0
 Been there and seen too much. f*ck the angry with jobs .. thumbs up for the good fight with jobs. #f*ckthebikeindustry
  • 1 0
 @Compositepro: Bike Porn. Literally.
  • 97 0
 SRAM's looking for experienced CAD engineer's that want to work for amazon warehouse wages? lol
50k in slo you better be living with mom n dad or in your car.
  • 7 0
 Only $50k? I didn’t see the salary listed.
  • 24 0
 @generictrailrider: yep, 50k and you have to move to San Luis Obispo with rent that rivals San Francisco.
  • 3 10
flag nickfranko (Mar 13, 2023 at 8:40) (Below Threshold)
 @generictrailrider: $50-65k, depending on experience.
  • 15 0
 Yeah, what a joke. A studio apartment's average rent is around $1.8k a month in SBO (with average rent in general being $2,500), so potentially half of your post-tax wages would be going just to rent a tiny apartment.
  • 6 0
 @nickfranko: dang. I’m dating myself here but I paid $425/month in SLO in 2002 for half of a 2/1 apartment.
  • 23 0
 But you get to work on 'front drivetrain' products. Front derailleur joke goes here.
  • 4 0
 @generictrailrider: even 3-4 years ago you could pay that, things blew up really quickly.
  • 38 5
 Imma preface my comment by clarifying that I am fully a proponent of folks being paid living wages for the places they are working in, and I don’t think 50k is that for SLO. But I’m looking at that listing, and I see that minimum quals are an associates degree or two years of applicable experience. I’m not saying that that justifies paying someone peanuts, but I guess I’m just struck by, like, I didn’t even know you could be considered an engineer with a two year degree. I mean, that’s an “engineer,” not an Engineer, right?
  • 13 2
 @lowkeyokeydokey: Hey no one is saying you can’t have a second or third job. /s
  • 16 0
 "Error free" and 50k salary don't go together. 50k is entry level, needs a few month of training, and you still have to triple check the drawings.
  • 27 0
 @11six: The guys that change tires and do oil changes at the auto repair shop I work at make more than that.
  • 3 0
 @BrambleLee: There's sorta different divisions of engineers and different subdivisions to those division. Sounds like they're looking for a sorta junior industrial design/mechanical engineer who is still an engineer...just not the bridge building kind
  • 9 8
 either that or they hire people from Asia/India to do the same thing at fraction of the salary. Don't blame cost of living on the company. Blame it on prop 13 /land horders in California. 50k is good if rent is affordable.
  • 17 0
 I follow SRAM’s job openings fairly regularly. They are consistently, horribly low paying.
  • 13 0
 @BrambleLee: meanwhile, Chipotle pays $41.3k per year.
  • 2 0
 @TheR: they need money for shareholders
  • 4 0
 @zoobab2: That’s fine, but I won’t be working for them. And I’m sure that’s fine with them.

But I can’t figure out who in the world would for the money they’re paying.
  • 3 0
 Nobody does bicycle engineering ( or other kinds for that matter ) for the money they do it for the LURVE
  • 6 0
 @lowkeyokeydokey: It's for a "CAD Technician", for more documentation work it sounds like, so maybe making 2D pictures from already developed 3D models. It sounds to me like an entry level job, and honestly sounds great if you're out of school and have that level of technical ability, and want to learn the industry on a product that's very well established, so there's lots of information available to learn from. It doesn't sound like an Engineering role, for which a degree is typically required tho, but it could be a good job to have while getting a degree.
  • 8 1
 @11six: error free and sram don’t go together let alone the 50k fun fee
  • 6 3
 SRAM knows that there will always be kids graduating and looking for a job in the bike industry. Those kids likely have help from their parents allowing them to take below-market wages which depresses all wages in the bike industry.
  • 5 5
 @TheR: Bike industry: “SuRe cOMpEnSatIoN is 50% oF iNDuStrY sTANdaRd bUT yOu GeT hALf oFF BikE pARrtS wITh yOuR pRo DeAL”
  • 1 0
 @generictrailrider: In 2013, I paid $425 to have a room for myself in a house I shared with 6 other people and the slugs and mushrooms that grew in our hallway. But it was close to Cal Poly, so that was neat.
  • 13 2
 @BrambleLee: Everyone loves to pretend to be an engineer these days. it's even common practice these days to see sales reps with literally only a creative marketing diploma, with a title like "Sales engineer" aka. "SE". It's pretty demeaning to folks who completed a 4 year university engineering degree. It's like a physio therapist calling themselves a doctor.
  • 1 0
 @Riddler7: haha. I was last in SLO in 2002 and paid $425 for my own room in a 2/1 apartment close to campus.
  • 2 9
flag mi-bike (Mar 13, 2023 at 14:48) (Below Threshold)
 @bikebanjo: I considered myself an engineer for a few years. Good learning experience as I am now board room ready. Looking at a few COO and CEO jobs as I type this.
  • 7 2
 @bikebanjo: You’re off on your analogy. A PT requires a doctorate degree. They are called Dr. The truth behind the engineering situation is there are associate degrees in different aspects of engineering. These are programs that usually result in field engineering jobs. So they check to make sure everything meets the designer’s specifications and provide feedback.
  • 5 3
 @dualsuspensiondave: Ehh semantics. Getting a doctorate to be a DPT is much easier and takes a lot less time than other doctoral degrees. It’s like being a dentist or orthodontist more than it’s like being an md or phd in a field. Most MDs probably don’t give a shit but I have some physician friends that absolutely do not believe in calling physical therapists, optometrists, dentists, chiropractors, etc Drs because it confuses the layman into thinking they are a physician when they are not. Kind of like calling electrically powered mopeds ebikes.
  • 1 0
 @bikebanjo: to be fair a lot of sales engineers have those degrees and there are engineering disciplines that do not fit squarely into the rigidly defined bachelor programs.
  • 5 0
 @generictrailrider: you don’t have to date yourself now with tinder available
  • 1 0
 @lowkeyokeydokey: Last time I checked, SLO has the worst cost of living:median wage ratio in the country. But also one of the lowest crime rates, no urban sprawl, no pollution, people are friendly, a mediterranean weather, and there are trails within 3 miles in every direction of downtown, so...
  • 3 1
 @pgomez: Nobody is saying SLO is bad. SLO is gorgeous and the riding there is great for all walks of bikes. The surrounding area is wonderful too and you're dead center between LA and SF so there's plenty to explore. I just can't justify the rent/cost of living and couldn't risk a mortgage with fire season bein what it is.
  • 1 1
 @pgomez: no pollution? I loved my time in SLO but it’s home to a terrible inversion layer.
  • 1 0
 @lowkeyokeydokey: 100% agree - cost to living ratio sucks. The only way to even start imagining you can buy a house is to work remote for the tech industry. In economics, we call it a luxury tax- gotta pay to play in place like this.
  • 1 0
 @generictrailrider: sure dude, just argue with someone who's been living here since 2006 and regularly checks the AQI since 2018. Can't say anything in these threads without someone piping up and wanting to be more right than you...
  • 1 0
 @pgomez: nah, son. Just wasn’t sure about your “no pollution” claim.
  • 4 0
 I saw that job posting pop up awhile back, and almost applied for it. However, I make ~40 percent more as a Drafter I in a lower COL area (outside of Portland, Oregon).

No way I could justify that.
  • 3 0
 @BrambleLee: ya great question - Im a certified drafter (1.5 year cert program) I actually applied and interviewed for this position (last november) and got a message after this article was posted that theyre not actually hiring the position currently....my guess is industry labor cuts slashed the eng. dept as well. NBD for me - this was more of a passion job....you know going into it that the pay is not reflective of your normal payscale.

Engineering involves alot more positions than 8 year degree guys who model new components. There are many jobs within an eng. dept...for example revision control, drawing creation, R&D support...just to name a few. In my career I have quickly advanced into a title that I think proceeds my education - this is because my on the job exp. makes me more servicable than most fresh out of college eng. degrees. This is why the industry has started bringing in varying education levels to aid eng. and production departments. A piece of paper is just that man - especially in this field. Big deal if you can do alot of math. We need people who understand workflows, inventory systems, CAD systems....these are not things you get your hands on in those types of degrees.
  • 89 1
 What’s better than not having industry deals? Not needing them! Left the bike industry 3 years ago, work half as much, and make almost twice the salary. I pay full pop these days and don’t even miss a minute. These jobs are a joke. Riding bikes > working in bikes.
  • 14 0
 So true. An industry deal doesn't matter if you end up being priced out regardless. It's also nice to be able to choose 100% on preference as opposed to what's available with a discount.
  • 10 0
 As someone who also left the industry ~4 years ago, this is spot on.
  • 7 0
 10 year industry veteran and yes, this 100%. I have a bike and car twice as nice as my old coworker's and time to actually ride. It's sad but you enter the industry bright-eyed and bushy-tailed and then it just slowly kills your soul. Plus bikes and labor are expensive so not much room to increase margin. I used to hate getting nickeled and dimed by people treating me like a used car salesmen. More than once I had to ask people, "Do any of us look rich to you?"
  • 2 0
 Are you hiring?
  • 9 0
 @adventuresbycole: Went into Nursing, everyone’s hiring Nurses right now! Make upwards of $70+ and hour, work only 3 -12hr shifts a week.
  • 1 0
 @matthoff: To do it over again, I would go to nursing school, no question. Bonus: travel nursing in [insert any bike-friendly destination here]
  • 2 0
 @sngltrkmnd:been a while! Hope you’re well homey!
  • 1 0
 @matthoff: Fair point. If I could handle blood I would be a fire fighter haha.
  • 1 0
 @matthoff: What up, Matt!
  • 66 0
 Commencal, get real. 38k to 43k on the front range is barely above minimum wage and you want these qualifications?

- Minimum of 2 years' experience in the bike industry as a mechanic
- Highly organized and an extreme attention to detail
- Knowledge in modern day mountain bikes technologies
- Knowledge in E-bike diagnoses and repairs preferred
- Customer driven and a team player
- Ski / Snowboard assembly and tuning experience is a plus
- Ability to stand on your feet all day and move packages up to 60lbs
- Willingness to work on Saturdays and help on events taking place in CO and out of state

Denver's min wage is $17.29 - $35963 a year full time. Basically they want experienced mechanics to work for the same wage anyone could get at McDonalds. Insanity.
  • 6 0
 But by the time you buy the commencal at pro deal vs the yeti as an AR accountant, your salary is about the same! Maybe get both jobs and walk back and forth as duties require.
  • 5 0
 @sspiff: Get both, and set up your tent (since you'll obviously be homeless on that pay) behind their offices, ideally halfway between both. Lap Apex/Longhorn on the Yeti until it cracks and then have the commencal while it's getting warrantied. Win-win.
  • 1 9
flag onawalk (Mar 13, 2023 at 14:05) (Below Threshold)
 These qualifications are what we used to expect from bike assembly techs when I worked as a bike mechanic.
Nothing in that list is outrageous, its pretty basic, entry level stuff.
Our lead mechanic had 30 years experience, next guy had 20 years.
Most of us had 5 years in with tonnes of specialty experience/training (suspension, wheel building, etc)
  • 5 11
flag DCF FL (Mar 13, 2023 at 14:26) (Below Threshold)
 I mean, how much should people who fix bicycles actually make? if it was a six figure salary, then all of us would quit are jobs and become a bike mechanic. We're not talking rocket science here.
  • 6 0
 40k a year in Golden and they'll be pulling nothing but basement trolls. Their post should realistically read "has measurable pulse rate, capable of Crushing Candy, allegedly ambulatory"

If bike companies want to pay these kinds of wages, they need to relocate to places where 40k/year is a livable income.
  • 3 0
 @DCF: One issue is that 2 years of experience in most other jobs would most likely have you making more than that. The other issue is that wage is will not let you afford almost any decent housing in the Denver metro, let alone Golden where the average rent for a studio is about $1500. Wages have not kept up with cost of living.
  • 3 0
 @generalistgrant: that's my point. If someone could make a living wage in Denver fixing bikes then of course they would quit their career and fix bikes for a living. People would line up for the job. That's a much better job than most people's jobs that can actually afford the cost of living on their own. bike companies aren't trying to be competitive in the job market, they're trying to hire some 20 year old who's okay with have 5 roommates. Those of us who want to make a good living have to have more demanding jobs
  • 1 7
flag onawalk (Mar 13, 2023 at 14:52) (Below Threshold)
 @generalistgrant: Quick math and research
several studio-1 bed places in Golden from $1200-1500/mo
base salary of $38-43000-$1500ish/mo
so after rent you've got $2000 left over for the month?

Im not entirely sure what more youd be looking for from what I would basically consider to be an entry level job, with potential opportunities. These arent necessarily job postings for a person with a family, but jeez, for a single person looking to be in a cool place, with a job that likely has great opportunities. this looks like a great time
  • 7 1
 @DCF: I see where your coming from, and yes that is definitely the target demographic and likely who fill the role.

I suppose I'm just fed up of the idea that someone who works full time, at a (decently) skilled position has to have several roommates and be single, hopefully no debt, own a car already, and be relatively frugal to afford to live. That's a wider topic of discussion however, feel free to ignore my idealistic views.
  • 3 1
 @onawalk: I definitely see where you're coming from, this is definitely aimed at young folks who would have roommates, who want to work on bikes and get paid, industry discount, etc near good MTB trails. If I were young and had no debt, already had a car, single, found good roommates I could make it work but it's not great. Hopefully Commencal provides decent health insurance because you'd be one medical emergency away from bankruptcy if you didn't have any decent savings.

I mean, worst case though, 38k, and spending 47% of your monthly income on rent alone (at $1500) is not a healthy financial situation.
  • 3 5
 @generalistgrant: jesus,
When I moved out I lived in a house with 3 roomates, there were great times, there were strange times, there were shitty times.
Did you all grow up with silver spoons, living in your parents house till they paid for uni, and a down payment on a house.

I'm constantly blown away by this preposterous ideas of this comment section.
  • 2 0
 @DCF: Not really. I’ve been a bike mechanic and there’s nothing glorious about it.
  • 4 1
 @onawalk: man, I grew up low income, and have worked hard labor jobs throughout my life all the way through college that I paid for myself to get where I am. My parents don't own homes. If you come from as similar situation, you should recognize that working yourself to death and still struggling is no way to live, yeah I survived and had some great times, but I also had to sell all my mountain bikes to pay for emergencies before too, not fun.
  • 2 4
 @generalistgrant: Good on ya for working hard and getting what you want.

Theres nothiong "working yourself to death" about a 40hr work week for $40k/yr. Especially when youve got access to what is likely your largest passion for much less than most. I recognize that prodeals on bikes dont pay bills, but a salary, and prodeals allows you to pay bils, and ride bikes. Working at McDonalds for the same money doesnt.
This position prolly opens a tonne of doors to work with race teams, and gain some extra experience and life enrichment.

I would have jumped at this opportunity as a 20yr old, and prolly had a great time.
Im still unsure what exactly is wrong with either the job, or the salary being offered
  • 2 1
 @DCF: Can confirm. I live in Golden and would seriously consider quitting my current job to be a bike mechanic at double their salary. That's still a significant pay cut, but I miss the simplicity of those shop days sometimes. 40 hours and done is worth a lot of money, IMO.
  • 2 1
 @onawalk: as a 20 year old were you actually qualified for this position though? They are still offering basically minimum wage, considering every little bit of criteria you dont meet would be a hit on salary negotiations.

Also keep in mind at 20 a 40hr week is committing to not going to school full time or pursuing a trade, so you are basically all-in and hoping you can move up in that company. Hanging out with the bros all day is fun, but hanging out with the bros doesn't pay a mortgage.
  • 1 0
 @DCF: They’re called mechanics for a reason, it’s a trade. Considering leaving any one of a number of things loose/tight/dry/wet could kill someone, I’d say somewhere around what a carpenter makes? Why not?
  • 1 0
 @RonSauce: At 20, Id say I was qualified for the position. At 22, I started and ran a small bike shop of my own with what I had learned from being a bike mechanic. I got to work with some really cool people, learned a tonne about wrenching on bikes, worked with a couple of local race teams, which turned into working with a team that was doing some high level endurance races.
You can pivot and change anything you want, I later went on to gat a trade, worked my way up doing that, now own and run a company of my own, while contracting out my services to others. As well as mtb coaching for 3 local groups, and my own stuff.
The world is your oyster, just cause you start down one path, doesnt mean you cant jump over to another.

A 40 hr work week doesnt mean giving anything up, I worked loads when I was younger, bartending after working in/running the bike shop. You dont hope for opportunities, you work to create them, a small change in mindset, and a goal will help to change that. Sometimes it doesnt always work out, oh well, learn from it, move on, make better decisions from youre new found knowledge
I'm not saying its for everyone, but you cant tell me it cant be done.
  • 1 0
 @onawalk: back here in 2023 I have 50k entry level "unskilled" jobs that we can't keep filled because people don't think its enough money.
  • 1 1
 @RonSauce: I dont think its any different now, than it was when I was younger. There will always be people who arent interested in doing something for x amount of dollars, and I think we all think that way.

You couldnt get me to do data entry for $40k/yr, when I was 20, But i'll work in the bike shop for that money, cause I enjoy that work. I think its about finding the right person for the job, not always about how much they get paid.
A shitty job sometimes means paying more, whether its entry level or not. Most guys would pick running a Bobcat, over running a shovel for the same money, me, I cant stand running machinery, so I'd happily run the spoon. Different courses they say
  • 1 0
 @emptybe-er: is being a bike mechanic a trade in the US, is there a certification process and governing body?
  • 1 1
 @emptybe-er: they are mechanics. But salary is not on the same field as most mechanics. when you consider occupations like a car mechanic, diesel mechanic, Ag mechanic, airplane mechanic.... it's kind of like when a chiropractor tells people they're a doctor. Should every occupation make good money? Sure, but that's just not realistic in today's world. Plus i am selfish and I don't want my bikes to cost more. Which would happen if the people putting them together got paid a bunch more.
  • 1 0
 @DCF: low wages never trickle to the consumers, just look at how productive the average worker is compared to 10 years ago. Automation never trickles down to customers. The only way consumers ever see a price decrease is do to competition, and every industry has been following OPECs lead and operating like a crime ring.

Garbage pay just get you garbage effort and service.
  • 41 1
 "Seeking an experienced engineer (degree not necessary)"

Then you aren't seeking an engineer you are possibly seeking a product designer or a draftsperson but most likely just an underpaid CAD user.
  • 22 0
 Doesn’t make me feel real good about my 2 broken industry nine stems that weren’t crash related and were torqued to spec.
  • 13 0
 "As a self-proclaimed engineer....."
  • 2 1
 @dualsuspensiondave: cube frames designer does not have a degree: m.pinkbike.com/news/michael-prell-from-the-top-interview-2016.html
  • 14 0
 @lightone: And I would not purchase a Cube bicycle.
  • 2 0
 @dualsuspensiondave: How did you break a stem ? Like in two pieces broken? or just stripped threads er something else?
  • 7 0
 @dualsuspensiondave: I thought I was the only one. I had a faceplate crack, noticed when it started creaking on a climb. A few months later, the area top steerer tube clamp bolt surround cracked. Hardware aside, breaking both pieces of a two piece product had me... underwhelmed. I've also cracked a Hydra drive ring, and had a second Hydra drive ring start to spin in the hub shell. I9's warranty team has been great, but I did have to wait a long damn time for one of those stems, but I wish I didn't need them so often.

And yes, I have and use a torque wrench.
  • 3 0
 @dualsuspensiondave: after few years being a mechanic in cube dealer shop... me neither.
  • 2 2
 @dualsuspensiondave: Draggy hubs and fragile stems-and this is stuff that the fanbois need to change their chamois over. Pair with a 5Dev crank and Mythos stem for best (worst) results. Crappy aftermarket brakes coming soon to complete the retro '90s ensemble of expensive colorful anodized garbage.
  • 1 0
 @Crankhed: First was a broken faceplate. I just noticed a crack at the forward steerer interface, at the center where most of the material is. Both times no crash was involved. Found them upon inspection in between rides. Two separate I9 stems.
  • 2 1
 @wyorider: Hydras got very little drag, if any at all. Original Torch’s had the drag issue.
  • 1 4
 @dualsuspensiondave: Lowest drag is Onyx. Second lowest is DT. i9's still drag more than RuPaul compared to almost any other hub out there. I live in ratchety rock garden land, so POE matters to me-but not at the expense of giving up i9 levels of speed.
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 @wyorider: I’m pretty sure that you aren’t giving up “levels of speed” with I9 hubs haha. Everyone has their excuses I guess.
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 @dualsuspensiondave: Bought a Cube Nutrail Fat back in 2016, 4.8 Maxxis FBF/FBR tyres, converted to 1x, Saint brakes, ridden it most places on sand, snow, Schladming bike park. Love it.
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 @wyorider: How'd you come across these drag numbers?
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 I was curious so I checked the definition of "engineer" - "design and build (a machine or structure)."

So that says nothing about needing a degree. We managed for thousands of years on apprenticeships for training and experience and quality of work as proof of competency.

To offer a counter example to the (misplaced) value of insisting on a degree: an Engineer designed the first Reverb remote.
That ends my analysis of the apparently mandatory requirement for a formal (academic degree).
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 @dualsuspensiondave: hub drag can be measured. It’s not imaginary.

And i9 hubs do offer a high poe and decent build quality, but they do drag lot than a clutch or star ratchet driver system.

Period.

So yes, when you drop the heels and open the brakes you’ll go faster on other hubs.
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 @wyorider: So I must be much faster somehow on my I9 hubs passing my friends on the road with their DT hubs at the same weight going down hills. Magic I say! Again, the original Torch had that issue. The only issue with I9s is that they sometimes need more maintenance than DTs. Onyx are pretty heavy, so I haven’t tried them.
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 Keep Orange at the “forefront” of the industry? That’s a good chuckle.
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 Warranty manager at Orange? Sounds like you’ll be busy!
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 Its a pivotal role. I'm assuming the role will be very single minded.
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 @Sscottt: Sounds like a cracking job
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 @Sscottt: What did warranties look like 20 years ago?
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 Orange bikes is in the forefront of my mind when I hear a skeleton knocking one out in a biscuit tin, or a Filing cabinet filled with spanners falling down a hill etc. etc.
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 @noplacelikeloam: In all fairness, replacing replacing the hinge on a garden shed door does sound fairly doable. I assume theres no difference between this and fixing an Orange frame.
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 @kenoath: this is poetry!
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 @Rexuis-Twin: I don't know. What did they look like 20 years ago?
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 Must know how to operate abacus, sundial, points type ignition system. Must be fluent in Aramaic, Latin, and Sumerian. Pay of up to 500 cowrie shells (Bei) per season.
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 The current Orange warranty guy has been really helpful whenever I have dealt with him and is very well regarded in the Orange community. I hope this is an addition, rather than a replacement.
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 @wyorider: we might be doing better for ourselves as a society if people did know how to use and Abacus, sundial, and inspect and clean a set of points. Prolly knowing multiple languages would be good for most of us as well.

I know it was meant as sarcasm, but those are some good life skills right there
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 That Marin job. Talk about passive aggressive language. So basically hit your numbers or you’re toast. Nice!

@marin; sales has moved on from the 80s and so have the best sales people.
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 Second prize is a set of steak knives.
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 @BrambleLee: Third prize is you’re fired.
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 @BrambleLee: Third place, you're fired.
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 @BrambleLee: you PUT THAT CHAIN LUBE DOWN!
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 Outside sales reps are not a good vibe
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 A local shop is having a BOGO Marin sale right now. Literally. Buy one Marin bike, get a second one for $50. This is either a really good or really bad time to take a sales job at Marin.
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 HARD PASS
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 @shredsled: Honest question: What makes you say that? I have a marin and I love it, but I do see that they aren't at the forefront of the industry. Marin riders seem to put up decent results at races. I always saw them as underrated.
What are some of the negative factors people have with marin.

Why would you say Hard Pass to marin even if they have a deal like that going on?

Genuinely curious. I upvoted your comment
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 Hard selling-when you want to hit your targets today and never again.
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 @VtVolk: quick question, which shop, and what are the details?
I'll pony up for that right now
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 @VtVolk: well, that was a touch misleading,
Buy one of these 3 select bikes, get another free. But really, this is just a loss leader sales idea to move old stock bikes.

But if youre in the market for a decent runaround bike family bike, this is a smokin' deal

www.marinbikes.com/bogo
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 @Rexuis-Twin: Generally, People shit on certain things cause it falls outside of what they believe is cool, or in. It helps to justify over paying for something similar, and makes them feel better about themselves.

Everyone of us, wants to be part of something, sometimes that something includes excluding others.

In reality, Marin makes great bikes, great spec, great colours, great riding, decently built, good riding bikes. I have a couple of real fast friends on them, and honestly, they rip on them. I get to wrench on them, and havent found anything more or less better than most bikes out there. The alignment on both bikes is spot on, they dont eat rear shocks, frames havent cracked.

Be content in the fact that you likely paid hundreds, if not thousands less than most, to have just as much fun. Go rip some dirt a new one on your bike!
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 @Rexuis-Twin: my friend bought a Marin alpine trail XR and for what it cost it's a total bargain, ultimate suspension Front and rear , bloody good bits and more than a grand cheaper than most boutique frames alone. The industry is pulling the piss a lot, but hey, I fall for it.
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 @onawalk: Thanks for the reply, that's what I thought too. Maybe its just gatekeeping or elitism. I love my marin and plan on buying another one soon, because I had a great experience with their warranty and dealers.

I was just caught off guard by the "hard pass" comment. Like what am I missing here?
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 @watchtower: I saw some great deals on the alpine trail XR too last summer. I was really tempted, but my current marin still has lots of life in it. From what I can see is that they offer similar value as Giant, but by not being such a huge brand, there had to be a compromise somewhere. Either Way, I love marin bikes, and I always try to hear the arguments of people who say that they are garbage. Usually those claims can't get backed up by legitimate facts. Thanks for taking the time to respond to me.
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 @Rexuis-Twin: I think the hard pass comment was about the sales role definition, not about the brand. Working with a gun to your head isn't everyones idea of a smart career path.
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 @noplacelikeloam: Yeah, upon re reading that comment, you're right. I thought the "hard pass" was for buy one marin get another for 50 bucks. And I was like " I ride Marin, how bad can they be if you wouldn't take that deal"
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 @Rexuis-Twin: The answer is always "You need a new bike". :-)
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 Yeti's post seems like a list of all the things they've had problems with from their previous employees. Yikes.

"Smart, humble, and hardworking" is like the employers' version of "Light, durable, and cheap": pick two.
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 Plus the pay starts at 40k... Yikes!
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 @40k its more like "smart, humble, hardworking...pick none".
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 @RonSauce: Pick one and it can't be smart or hardworking.
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 40k a year in Golden and they'll be pulling nothing but basement trolls. Their post should realistically read "has measurable pulse rate, capable of Crushing Candy, allegedly ambulatory"

If bike companies want to pay these kinds of wages, they need to relocate to places where 40k/year is a livable income.
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 @wyorider: Welcome to Detroit, the mountain biking capital of the world! Lol
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 Awesome looking job opportunities? Is this from the Onion?
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 the bike industry - the perfect place to go to work more hours and make less money =/
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 @twonsarelli: Getting out of the ski/bike industry was the best thing I ever did for my love of the sports.
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 @everythingsucks: agreed. more time to do it and enough $ to actually afford gear are two benefits that spring to mind
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 @everythingsucks: I get paid okay-to be a ski tech at a local shop. Good shop owners understand that paying for decent help is worth it in the long run.....unlike large corporations looking for one or two good earnings reports before their house of cards collapses (and the responsible parties use their golden parachutes to bail).
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 ... come on board and help keep Orange Bikes at the forefront of the industry. This is a single pivotal role..
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 time to update my resume with several lies.
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 You’re already at the forefront of the industry. My Enforcer/Pubes is the future of Mountaingravcommuter packing. One bike to rule them all, except I have seven bikes.
They should be coming to you. No need to audition.
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 Can you correctly calculate the angle of the dangle? If so, you're hired.
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 @ratedgg13: Yeah, it's derived from the heat of the meat.
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 Still no professional procrastinator roles....damn
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 They don’t have government jobs in the uk?
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flag JonnyTheWeasel (Mar 13, 2023 at 10:21) (Below Threshold)
 @mick06: they've all been taken by immigrants
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 @mick06: yes but they don’t just hire any old f*cking idiots for most of them , they work their way up through the ranks from lowly weasel whilst slowly starting their their own companies to grab lucrative contracts
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 @JonnyTheWeasel: Tories might be hiring someone like you.......naaaaaah, they just want your vote
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 Faction Bike Studio is hiring in Granby near Montréal, Qc, Canada:
CAD Designer: bit.ly/CD-FBS
Industrial Designer: bit.ly/ID_FBS
Financial Director: bit.ly/DF_FBS
R&D Engineer: bit.ly/ME_FBS
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 Who is taking these jobs with these ridiculous salaries? In-n-out is paying more than this…
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 Low pay, hard work and long hours....

"NoBoDy wAnTs tO wOrk!"
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 aaaaaaand that's why customer service sucks so hard these days. Pay a living wage, and you get better workers.
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 Muc-off's post makes me question all that I thought I understood about selling bike soap.
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 The all-internal position is English-language optional. Because of its rapid movements, soap cannot be represented by the faint of heart
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 @ceecee: it needs to be put on a rope like soap … muc off on a rope
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 @Compositepro: there ought to be a clapped-out prison joke in here--I give the facility an E+
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 @onawalk: they don't sell soap, they push bullshit and market the hell out of it, and sell soap. Muckoffs ever increasing list of useless products is mind-blowing. Im sure that has to be a company thats a nightmare to work for. They are mtbs version of AS SEEN ON TV! infomercial products.

Putting 2 drops of dish soap in a spray bottle full of water has made some people a comfortable living though.
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 I'd rather be helping to design bikes than food processing equipment, but not for 30% less than I'm worth!
  • 5 0
 Paging @brianpark, that gig at Scott is your ticket out of the Outside Inc machine.
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 Wonder why you don’t see more trail building jobs being offered? I know a lot of stuff is built by volunteers but there’s got to be some sort of opportunities for employment in this field somewhere huh?
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 In this field? I see what you did there
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 Trailbuilding jobs going for this summer in Nesbyen, Norway with a company called Trailhead Nesbyen.
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 If you look, trailbuilding companies are always looking for help. Pay is okay, but you'll be wrecked everyday-either from digging of from getting your spine jarred in the miniex.
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 The bike industry in the US would get a LOT better candidates if so many of them didn't insist on being headquartered in California. Specialty sporting goods wages don't go very far there......
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 Hey who cares if you're making the same amount of money the kid at taco bell makes. At least you can get your 7k bike for 5k! Plus all the bike companies are located in super affordable places. You plan it out right and you can snag a Toyota or Subaru with 300k on it to make sure you don't look out of place in the work parking lot.
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 Is that a new Yeti?
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 Special project DH bike
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 where's the money Lebowski?!
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 Whoa whoa whoa, accountant AT yeti? META
  • 2 1
 BRP (Bombardier) who now owns Pinion gearbox is hiring in all kinds of departments to develop their new E-bike. All jobs are up in Bromont Quebec.
  • 1 0
 I’ll keep waiting waiting in my New Balance 608 and polo tucked into my cargo shorts until “product model” from Audi posts
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 That Muc-off description... "You need to be super organized and plan way ahead. Also, we will change all your plans whenever the hell we want to."

Sounds super healthy.
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 Is the picture of the YETI DH bike a new thing? Can't seem to find anything on their website...
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 Good catch. I can't find it announced anywhere, but they definitely haven't had a high-pivot DH with and idler pulley before...
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 [PB readers anxiously scrolling through to see if anyone's hiring dentists]
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 orange warranty manager - nothing to do one he bike has more than 1y already !
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 Trail / Bike Park building job anyone...?

www.pinkbike.com/buysell/3165701
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 I am looking for a mountain bike guide in my company in Nesbyen, Norway this summer.

www.anyexcusetoride.com
  • 1 1
 Hopefully whoever gets the job at i9 will be able to work out how to make their system wheels out of proper materials and not cheese.
  • 1 0
 Oh good! All of the canned trek and specialized have options
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 I just got one, so only 12 left.
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 “Demo Technician”

I can technically demo anything…technically…
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 Please hire me Marin







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