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Technician Spotlight: Brian D.

By Bruce Lin

The Pro's Closet Mechanics

How long have you been a bike tech?
5 years

How long have you worked with mechanical things?
My whole life. I grew up on a farm and I had to fix all the equipment.

What are your specialties?
Bleeding brakes, internal cable routing, and frame-up builds.

What are your certifications?

  • SRAM Technical University
  • Shimano S-TEC
  • Trek University

What do you enjoy about being a bike tech?
Not sitting at a desk all day and having a flexible schedule

Where are you from?
Port Huron, Michigan

Road, Mountain or Gravel?
Road

What’s your favorite ride?
Anything flat!

What’s your post ride treat?
Protein shake then pizza or a burger


    2 comments


    • Hi Philip,

      We’re glad to hear you are loving your Parlee Altum! We will be certain that Brian gets your message. That is the correct E-TUBE Wireless Unit for your Di2 system. You will also need a 150mm E-TUBE Electric Wire to connect it inline. That Shimano part number is EW-SD50. Please reach out if we can help you with anything else – rideguides@theproscloset.com or 866-401-9636.

      Ride Guides at The Pro's Closet on

    • Please let Brian know that the bike is perfect—and I mean that literally. Sadly, on my first ride, a big rock smacked my rear derailleur. I took off both cage plates and urged them back into line, and now the Di2 works flawlessly. I couldn’t be happier. One question: It looks like I need the EW-WU111 unit and the wire to set me up for wireless tweaking from my iPad, correct?

      Philip Gaines on


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