Stewart Munson is a former national mountain bike racer, road racer, and
trials rider. Now that his years of living out of his old Volvo wagon
are over, he races his four year old, Toby, and two year old, Woody,
around the yard (Toby usually wins).
His racing experience led him to believe deeply in the importance of fitting a bicycle to a rider's physiologic requirements. Stewart has attended fitting schools such as Fit Kit, Bio Racer, Serrotta, FIST, and countless conferences on bicycle fitting. He also founded and runs our custom frame company, Steelhead Bicycles in 1998.
Stewart works with a number of the engineers and product developers at Trek, LeMond, Bontrager, Merlin, Litespeed and Quintana Roo to help refine product design and give feedback on new product ideas and frame geometry.
With over 20 years of real bike shop experience as well as nine as store manager here at Maplewood, Stewart decided to make this shop his permanent home. He purchased the business in 2005, and hasn't slept since.
Some Questions For Stewart:
1.) What kind of bike do you ride? A Lynskey Helix road bike and a Lynskey Pro 29 hardtail.
2.) What was your favorite ride this year? The 50 mile Syllamo's Revenge Mountain Bike race in Mountain View Arkansas.
3.) What's the gnarliest wipeout you've ever had? At the 1993 Grundig World Cup in Vail, Colorado. (see photo)
4.) What is your favorite accessory? My Sidi Spider mountain bike shoes and XTR trail pedals.
5.) In the last year, what has made cycling better for you? Our best staff EVER. It has allowed me more time to be out of the shop, focusing on family.