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Meet The Team

For The Riders is staffed by a team of people who ride, race and love mountain bikes. People who have, throughout the years, shared an unmatched level of knowledge and expertise within the two-wheeled community. 

Drop in to our Brisbane mountain bike shop, chat to our team and check out our full MTB range.

Sales Manager

Jamie Borg

Iv’e worked in the industry since 2006 and have loved every moment of it. What's not to love when you get to talk about bikes every day, ride them and even review them. My background has always been Mountain Biking and always will be, there's just something about railing a corner, sending a kicker or nailing a drop that no other form of riding gives you. Working at For The Riders has always been a goal and now I'm here I couldn't be more stoked to be a part of the culture. The involvement with the local MTB community is like nothing else. There’s nowhere I’d rather be! 

Workshop Manager

Matt Tape

My name’s Matt but most people call me Tapey. I’ve been riding since I was 8, starting out as a roadie where I raced at a state level and won a couple of state championships. I saw the light when I was about 15 and jumped onto my first mountain bike. I mainly focused on riding downhill bikes, racing solidly until I was 23 and achieving a 3rd in the Elite Mens National Downhill Series. Mixing my road and downhill experience, I’ve also competed at a national level for XC as well. I have been part of the FTR team for over 6 years and I have worked on pretty much everything under the sun.

Shop

Josh Bamford

I'm Josh or Shwaa, which ever one comes first. You probably know me as that guy who liked to ride bikes by himself for an extended period of time with one gear whilst racing... those days are done and dusted. I now just enjoy riding my bike with mates and having a good time doing it. I mainly ride trail-enduro, occasionally stepping back into the odd endurance xc race. I grew up riding bikes from a young age and haven't stopped since. Having transitioned into sales after working in our famous workshop for over 10yrs I'm now looking forward to what the future holds and getting you on that dream bike. See you on the trails!​​

Mechanic

Corbin Wieben

I've been riding bikes since 2009 and purchased my first mountain bike from FTR back in 2010. ​I work in the workshop and love fiddling with everything new in the bike industry. When I'm not at work, you'll likely find me on two wheels, motorbike, e-bike or mountain bike. My best riding memories are from Rotorua in New Zealand. If you ever get the chance to go there, do it!

Sales

Chris Philpot

I’ve been living on the bike since 2006 and started working in the industry back in 2009. Most of my time on the bike is spent riding all the different trails around Brisbane. I love getting out to ride new places as much as possible and so far have ridden in New Zealand and Tasmania, which are amazing! You'll also find me racing in the local Enduro series occasionally for a bit of fun. I'm always happy to talk about anything with two wheels but my real passion is with MTB's which is why FTR is the perfect place to work. See you soon!

Owners / Operators

Dan and Jas

Hey I’m Dan. I’ve been mountain biking for over 20 years. Always a passionate rider I made the risky decision to get my wife a bike. She loved it. Now our enthusiasm for riding has never been greater and we get out on the bike as much as possible. Owning / operating ‘For The Riders’ has been a great way to get involved in the local mountain biking scene. We’re very grateful for all the opportunities that mountain biking has given us and enjoy giving back to the riding community by supporting local events and riders.