WesB

WesB

Salt Lake City,Park City,Moab,Zion,Bryce Canyon,Brevard,NC

WesB's Passions

Snow Skiing
Road Biking
Mountain Biking
Cyclocross

WesB's Bio

My name is Wes and I am a csutomer account manager for Competitive Cyclist/Backcoutry.com. I spent 42 years in NC before moving to Utah in 2011. My background is in law enforcement where i spent 20 yrs as a cop in NC,assigned to the bicycle patrol unit. I was also the president of the Law Enforcement Bicycle Association, which sets standards for bicycle patrol training around the world. I spent my last 6 years in NC racing for the Giordana/Cliffbar cycling team and also coaching for USA Cycling.
I have a very diverse cycling background and love all facets of the sport so do not hesitate to contact me for gear questions or cycling advise. If you are ever in SLC Utah hit me up!
801-736-6396 x 4074

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WesBwrote a review of on September 28, 2016

Best of the best Road/CX/Gravel
5 5

"If Ferrari made an off road vehicle,that's what it would be like to ride the Santa Cruz Stigmata"--One of the best,most versatile bikes we offer the Stigmata is becoming a legend in only a couple of years. I own this bike and I must say pulling the trigger on it was the best bike decision I've made in years.If you are looking for a single bike to do all things skinny tire style, the Stigmata is your rig. It rides well on the road, exudes courage in gravel and can handle any CX course you will encounter. Light,smooth and spunky would sum it up. To put things into perspective I have a Pinarello collecting dust in my basement because there is a new boss in the house! If you have the means I highly recommend picking one up!

We do have some closeouts coming in with very good pricing. Contact me for details. If you need help configuring this bike or have general questions feel free to reach out to me direct. Ive got around 1500 miles on mine over various terrains so very familiar with the performance over time. We can do some minor swapping of parts.

Wes Branham- Customer Account manager-Bike
801-204-4542
wbranham@competitivecyclist.com

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WesBwrote a review of on September 23, 2016

Best of the Best
5 5

"If Ferrari made an off road vehicle,that's what it would be like to ride the Santa Cruz Stigmata"--One of the best,most versatile bikes we offer the Stigmata is becoming a legend in only a couple of years. I own this bike and I must say pulling the trigger on it was the best bike decision I've made in years.If you are looking for a single bike to do all things skinny tire style, the Stigmata is your rig. It rides well on the road, exudes courage in gravel and can handle any CX course you will encounter. Light,smooth and spunky would sum it up. To put things into perspective I have a Pinarello collecting dust in my basement because there is a new boss in the house! If you have the means I highly recommend picking one up!

We do have the matte black/blue color available as well its just not listed on the drop down menu.
If you need help configuring this bike or have general questions feel free to reach out to me direct. We can do some minor swapping of parts.

Wes Branham- Customer Account manager-Bike
801-204-4542
wbranham@competitivecyclist.com

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WesBwrote a review of on September 23, 2016

5 5

GREAT DEAL ON A CLASSIC!

One of the better deals out there on a proven 29r. This bike performs very well with just enough travel to mix it up in more techy terrain. The component make up is very good but these are custom builds so they can be upgraded or swapped. If you need assistance feel free to reach out to me direct. Ive been on this bike several times so I am very familiar with the ride quality and component make up. Feel free to reach out to me anytime!

Wes Branham-Account Manager-Bike
801-736-6396 x 4074
wbranham@competitivecyclist.com

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WesBwrote a review of on September 22, 2016

best of the best
5 5

BEST OF THE BEST GRAVEL/CROSS/ROAD

"If Ferrari made an off road vehicle,that's what it would be like to ride the Santa Cruz Stigmata"--One of the best,most versatile bikes we offer the Stigmata is becoming a legend in only a couple of years. I own this bike and I must say pulling the trigger on it was the best bike decision I've made in years.If you are looking for a single bike to do all things skinny tire style, the Stigmata is your rig. It rides well on the road, exudes courage in gravel and can handle any CX course you will encounter. Light,smooth and spunky would sum it up. To put things into perspective I have a Pinarello collecting dust in my basement because there is a new boss in the house! If you have the means I highly recommend picking one up!


If you need help configuring this bike or have general questions feel free to reach out to me direct. We can do some minor swapping of parts. We also have this bike available in the matte black/blue color as well even though its not showing up as an available option.

Wes Branham- Customer Account manager-Bike
801-204-4542
wbranham@competitivecyclist.com

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WesBwrote a review of on September 22, 2016

Best of the Best!
5 5

BEST OF THE BEST GRAVEL/CROSS/ROAD

"If Ferrari made an off road vehicle,that's what it would be like to ride the Santa Cruz Stigmata"--One of the best,most versatile bikes we offer the Stigmata is becoming a legend in only a couple of years. I own this bike and I must say pulling the trigger on it was the best bike decision I've made in years.If you are looking for a single bike to do all things skinny tire style, the Stigmata is your rig. It rides well on the road, exudes courage in gravel and can handle any CX course you will encounter. Light,smooth and spunky would sum it up. To put things into perspective I have a Pinarello collecting dust in my basement because there is a new boss in the house! If you have the means I highly recommend picking one up!


If you need help configuring this bike or have general questions feel free to reach out to me direct. We can do some minor swapping of parts. We also have this bike available in the matte black/blue color as well even though its not showing up as an available option.

Wes Branham- Customer Account manager-Bike
801-204-4542
wbranham@competitivecyclist.com

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WesBwrote a review of on September 1, 2016

Best of the Best-Road/Gravel/Cross
5 5

"If Ferrari made an off road vehicle,that's what it would be like to ride the Santa Cruz Stigmata"--One of the best,most versatile bikes we offer the Stigmata is becoming a legend in only a couple of years. I own this bike and I must say pulling the trigger on it was the best bike decision I've made in years.If you are looking for a single bike to do all things skinny tire style, the Stigmata is your rig. It rides well on the road, exudes courage in gravel and can handle any CX course you will encounter. Light,smooth and spunky would sum it up. To put things into perspective I have a Pinarello collecting dust in my basement because there is a new boss in the house! If you have the means I highly recommend picking one up!
If you need help configuring this bike or have general questions feel free to reach out to me direct. We can do some minor swapping of parts.

Wes Branham- Customer Account manager-Bike
801-204-4542
wbranham@competitivecyclist.com

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WesBwrote a review of on August 19, 2016

fantastic bike
5 5

I just returned from Santa Cruz where I demo'd several of their new bikes. The new 2.0 version of the 5010 is amazing! Its everything you liked in the original only lighter better performing. I rode the bike for a couple of hours over a variety of terrain and found the bike handled extremely well-especially in tight, twisty singletrack. The geometry and inproved VPP made the bike feel as if it were cornering on rails so was extremely fast and really allowed you to do super quick accelerations without the squatting of the suspension. It also climbed extremely well and very smooth on the downhills. This bike is highly recommended.



Id be happy to answer any questions you may have with this awesome bike or need help configuring feel free to hit me up direct!

Wes Branham-Account Manager

wbranham@competitivecyclist.com

801-204-4542

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WesBwrote a review of on August 19, 2016

best of the best road/gravel/cx
5 5

"If Ferrari made an off road vehicle,that's what it would be like to ride the Santa Cruz Stigmata"--One of the best,most versatile bikes we offer the Stigmata is becoming a legend in only a couple of years. I own this bike and I must say pulling the trigger on it was the best bike decision I've made in years.If you are looking for a single bike to do all things skinny tire style, the Stigmata is your rig. It rides well on the road, exudes courage in gravel and can handle any CX course you will encounter. Light,smooth and spunky would sum it up. To put things into perspective I have a Pinarello collecting dust in my basement because there is a new boss in the house! If you have the means I highly recommend picking one up!

We do have some closeouts coming in with very good pricing. Contact me for details. Ive got about 1500 miles on mine so very familiar with the ride quality over various terrains. If you need help configuring this bike or have general questions feel free to reach out to me direct. We can do some minor swapping of parts.

Wes Branham- Customer Account manager-Bike
801-204-4542
wbranham@competitivecyclist.com

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WesBwrote a review of on August 19, 2016

Best of the best gravel/cross/road
5 5

"If Ferrari made an off road vehicle,that's what it would be like to ride the Santa Cruz Stigmata"--One of the best,most versatile bikes we offer the Stigmata is becoming a legend in only a couple of years. I own this bike and I must say pulling the trigger on it was the best bike decision I've made in years.If you are looking for a single bike to do all things skinny tire style, the Stigmata is your rig. It rides well on the road, exudes courage in gravel and can handle any CX course you will encounter. Light,smooth and spunky would sum it up. To put things into perspective I have a Pinarello collecting dust in my basement because there is a new boss in the house! If you have the means I highly recommend picking one up!

We do have some closeouts coming in with very good pricing. Contact me for details. If you need help configuring this bike or have general questions feel free to reach out to me direct. Ive got around 1500 miles on mine over various terrains so very familiar with the performance over time. We can do some minor swapping of parts.

Wes Branham- Customer Account manager-Bike
801-204-4542
wbranham@competitivecyclist.com

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WesBwrote a review of on August 18, 2016

Yea Baby!
5 5

I recently had the very fortunate opportunity of riding this bike for a couple of hours down in Moab and was so impressed with it I bought one. The bike handles very well over lots of varied terrain. It definitely excels in climbing and this is largely due to the single pivot design working in conjunction with the CTD rear shock making for a very stable suspension platform. Lightweight and nimble. Definitely the best XC 29r Ive been on and I highly recommend it if you have the means.

***Feel free to reach out to me direct with questions about the bike.

Wes Branham- Account Manager Bike
801-204-4542
wbranham@competitivecyclist.com

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WesBwrote a review of on August 17, 2016

4 5

I had a chance to demo this bike recently and was really impressed with the ride quality. Its extremely comfortable for distance riding and also very snappy for hard sprints. Its a great value for the money.

If you have questions with the bike feel free to contact me direct at
Wes Branham- Account Manager-Bike
801.204.4542
wbranham@competitivecyclist.com

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WesBwrote a review of on August 17, 2016

awesome!
5 5

I had the chance to ride this for a few hours and I must say I was very impressed! Compared to the 1.0 version the 2.0 simply is better performing. I found it climbs much better than the 1.0 version largely due to the new fox Shock and tuned upgraded VPP suspension.The bike also corners amazingly and allows for hard,fast accelerations without squatting the suspension. Its very well rounded and definitely an all day-do it all rig. The new hot pink color is so cool! Very much highly recommended and my new favorite.
If you have specific questions or need help configuring the bike don't hesitate to contact me direct. We can do some limited parts swaps on these builds.
Wes Branham-Account Manager Bike
wbranham@competitivecyclist.com
801-204-4542

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WesBwrote a review of on August 17, 2016

WOW!
5 5

I own this bike and have spent ample time on it this year. Ive always had more XC type 29rs so was a little hesitant on switching over to more travel and slackness. My fears soon vanished after the first ride. This trail 29r is extremely well rounded. It climbs as well as any XC bike out there and absolutely rips on the downhill. The new boost spacing makes the bike very laterally stiff as well which also allows for a shorter wheelbase making the bike very agile and responsive.The bike has a very balanced geometry as well. I'm 5'10 and sized up to a large which felt as though it was custom made for me. This bike is highly recommended for any die hard 29r fan out there. Performance is the key and Yeti nailed it.
If you have specific questions with the bike Im always happy to help. Feel free to reach out to me direct! We can do some minor modifications to the build so let me know if you need anything.

*** these will have the trail tune rear shock***

The pic below is me rockin the SB4.5 on the Whole Enchilada trail in Moab. That bike was made for this trail! It performed very well with the 8000 ft of technical descending the trail brings.

Wes Branham- Account Manager

801-204-4542

wbranham@competitivecyclist.com

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WesBwrote a review of on August 15, 2016

wow!
5 5

I own this bike and have spent ample time on it this year. Ive always had more XC type 29rs so was a little hesitant on switching over to more travel and slackness. My fears soon vanished after the first ride. This trail 29r is extremely well rounded. It climbs as well as any XC bike out there and absolutely rips on the downhill. The new boost spacing makes the bike very laterally stiff as well which also allows for a shorter wheelbase making the bike very agile and responsive.The bike has a very balanced geometry as well. I'm 5'10 and sized up to a large which felt as though it was custom made for me. This bike is highly recommended for any die hard 29r fan out there. Performance is the key and Yeti nailed it.
If you have specific questions with the bike Im always happy to help. Feel free to reach out to me direct! We can do some minor modifications to the build so let me know if you need anything.

*** these will have the trail tune rear shock***

The pic below is me rockin the SB4.5 on the Whole Enchilada trail in Moab. That bike was made for this trail! It performed very well with the 8000 ft of technical descending the trail brings.

Wes Branham- Account Manager

801-204-4542

wbranham@competitivecyclist.com

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WesBwrote a review of on August 15, 2016

Wow!
5 5

I own this bike and have spent ample time on it this year. Ive always had more XC type 29rs so was a little hesitant on switching over to more travel and slackness. My fears soon vanished after the first ride. This trail 29r is extremely well rounded. It climbs as well as any XC bike out there and absolutely rips on the downhill. The new boost spacing makes the bike very laterally stiff as well which also allows for a shorter wheelbase making the bike very agile and responsive.The bike has a very balanced geometry as well. I'm 5'10 and sized up to a large which felt as though it was custom made for me. This bike is highly recommended for any die hard 29r fan out there. Performance is the key and Yeti nailed it.
If you have specific questions with the bike Im always happy to help. Feel free to reach out to me direct!

*** these will have the trail tune rear shock***

Wes Branham- Account Manager

801-204-4542

wbranham@competitivecyclist.com

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WesBwrote a review of on August 2, 2016

Spectacular!
5 5

I had the chance to ride this for a few hours and I must say I was very impressed! Compared to the 1.0 version the 2.0 simply is better performing. I found it climbs much better than the 1.0 version largely due to the new fox Shock and tuned upgraded VPP suspension.The bike also corners amazingly and allows for hard,fast accelerations without squatting the suspension. Its very well rounded and definitely an all day-do it all rig. The new hot pink color is so cool! Very much highly recommended and my new favorite.
If you have specific questions or need help configuring the bike don't hesitate to contact me direct. We can do some limited parts swaps on these builds.
Wes Branham-Account Manager Bike
wbranham@competitivecyclist.com
801-204-4542

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WesBwrote a review of on August 2, 2016

spectacular!
5 5

I had the chance to ride this for a few hours and I must say I was very impressed! Compared to the 1.0 version the 2.0 simply is better performing. I found it climbs much better than the 1.0 version largely due to the new fox Shock and tuned upgraded VPP suspension.The bike also corners amazingly and allows for hard,fast accelerations without squatting the suspension. Its very well rounded and definitely an all day-do it all rig. The new hot pink color is so cool! Very much highly recommended and my new favorite.
If you have specific questions or need help configuring the bike don't hesitate to contact me direct. We can do some limited parts swaps on these builds.
Wes Branham-Account Manager Bike
wbranham@competitivecyclist.com
801-204-4542

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