Owning a Stealth bike is a utopian dream for many extreme sports junkies all over the globe. They lust over the hardcore, box-section frame, the moto-style upside down forks, and they even buy a Stealth keyring for their car keys, just to serve as an everyday reminder. Fittingly, Stealth’s latest USA dealer, Motopia, exists to serve anyone passionate about two-wheeled sports. As their name suggests, they’re a utopia for Californians just like you.
From humble beginnings in a vacant, 1400 square foot warehouse in San Bernardino, Motopia has expanded to now cover two locations in Marin and Riverside, CA, where they’re surrounded by some world-renowned off-road terrain.
Mountain biking fanatics will know the Marin name well; its association with one of the first ever mountain bike brands (with which it shares a name) proves just how important the region is for two-wheeled adventurers. Fittingly, then, it’s the ideal terrain for new Stealth owners to acclimatise with their purchases, giving them space to dial up full power in open terrain.
“I don’t think anyone would be surprised to know that there is a massive Stealth fan base in wider Cali’,” said Stealth’s Sales Manager, Theresa Mischkulnig. “They have mountains and world-class riding terrain within a very short drive of their nearest Stealth dealer, which also creates some very inspiring test ride opportunities.”
Head just 21 miles north-west of Motopia’s Marin branch, and you’ll arrive in Marin County, The Birthplace of Mountain Biking, and a rich network of well-worn trails that have seen the tyres of some of the finest riders on earth.
“Marin County is heaven for Stealth bikes”, said Motopia’s CEO, Justin Rastegar, “and the number of calls we’re getting already is a good reflection of that.” But this goes a long way toward explaining the changes we’re seeing as technology begins to impact the mountain biking and motor biking worlds alike.
“If you think about it, Marin is one of our newest Stealth markets because it’s home to such a robust and well-established traditional mountain biking community – these are guys and girls that have taken time to be convinced that our technology is the real deal, and that it’s making a huge contribution to their sport,” added Stealth CTO, John Karambalis.
“These very guys and girls are now buying our bikes in droves, which is hugely satisfying for us – it’s validation that we’ve taken the mountain bike experience and wound it up to 11.”
Motopia’s customers, then, are facing what can only be described as an idealistic landscape for Stealth ownership – literally. They have fast, flowing and fine-tuned terrain just a stone’s throw from their local Stealth home, and this home is one family-owned and family-run, committed to bringing you a Stealth experience of your own.
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