Meet team Revel
Riders who truly revel through life
When we set out to make a team, we wanted to make them an extension of our Carbondale family. From racing to huge adventures to jib tricks, we like to think we have one of the most well rounded teams in mountain biking.
Lani’s life centers around the outdoors. When it comes to bikes, she will equally seek out a bikepacking expedition to a daily adventure ride to downhill laps – it all captivates her. Her mountain biking career initially kicked off by living out of a Subaru and riding trails all over the country, focused on advocacy and sustainable trail development while working on IMBA’s Trail Care Crew.
After four years living purely on the road, she settled into Crested Butte, Colorado. Mountain biking is a medium for exploration and discovery for Lani. Lani works as a mountain biking, hiking, cat skiing and backcountry ski guide for Irwin Guides and for Eleven Experience’s properties in Colorado and Iceland. If she’s not on her bike, you will find her on her skis.
Eliza Sampey has been an unconventional endurance athlete her whole life; growing up exploring the woods near her family farm on bikes, horses, skis, and poorly built log rafts. Her parents knew she was a “crazy one” by the age of two, when she refused to stop skiing around the yard in the frigid Minnesota winter and they had to drag her indoors to avoid frostbite. These days Liz spends her time training for self-supported multisport adventures worldwide, from Peru to Pakistan.
Liz was the first member of the Revel team and proceeded ride her brand-new Rascal in the Arizona Trail Race and setting a new women’s record. When not exploring the world by bike, Dr. Sampey owns a boutique adventure coaching and physical therapy business and lives in her van in the American West.
Based in Salt Lake City, UT Brady brings the freestyle flare to the team. Brady has been a member of the Revel family since the beginning. His smooth style and down-to-earth approach to riding led us giving him his own pro-model bike, the Tweedy dirt jumper.
He never ceases to amaze us with what he can accomplish on a Revel.
Mike Sampson is a maple syrup aficionado who grew up in New Hampshire ski racing in blisteringly cold conditions in the winters and biking with his family in the summers. After graduating from Fort Lewis College, he moved straight to Aspen and it didn’t take too long to discover Why Cycles and Revel Bikes. Mike’s been working in bike shops since the age of 14 and racing bikes all around the country while doing it. Mike is the spandex nerd of the group being an XC racer, but is no stranger to big bikes and likes to party on the way down.
Originally hailing from Grass Valley, CA and now residing in Sedona, AZ, Mason Bond has been a fixture on the enduro race scene for years. He is known best for his unbelievable speed through technical terrain and his ability to spread positivity in any situation. In the past year, his focus has been shifting from away racing more towards video and content creation on the trails around the Southwest.
Corinne Prevot is a Burlington, VT based Enduro racer. When she isn’t going fast between the tape, she is running her apparel company, Skida. Corinne has also played a huge role in helping Revel choose frame colors and even some amazing collaborations.
Karen Jarchow from Eagle, CO is an elite MTB and gravel athlete. Calling Colorado home, when Karen is not on her bike she is likely still in the mountains on another adventure. Along with racing bikes, Karen spends much of her time operating Vail Valley RIDE, a summer mountain bike program that connects kids to the outdoors and teaches them how to be good stewards of the trails.
On top of balancing all things bike life, Karen also works full time as a PR professional within the outdoor industry space. You’ll often find Karen with her trusty sidekick and loyal companion, Piney.
Gordon Wadsworth has spent the better part of 20 years stoked on bikes. He’s never met a mountain he couldn’t come to terms with and has never faked a smile. The 8x national champion XC and Marathon mountain bike athlete carries chops for any kind of bike and loves rubbing elbows for hours on end almost as much as time around the campfire sharing tales from the day. You can find him on a multi-day stage race anywhere on the globe or short course jamming with his local youth league. He’s never one to say “no” to a ride or to turn down tall tale.
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We freaking love bikes and the challenges of not only riding them, but also engineering, designing, and building them. We revel in every berm and jump of the process and strive to do everything both on and off the saddle with passion and purpose.