Rolf Prima Staff Profile: Mat Baumann

Name: Matt Baumann
Position: Domestic Sales & Support

What are you currently pedaling? Give us the full kit!

Road: Proletariat S3 steel frame, 10-speed Ultegra drive train, Revl carbon brakes, Fizik Antares carbon saddle, Elan set w/ matte silver rims & IRC Formula Pro 28mm tubeless tires

Commuter: 92 Paramount Series 7 converted to fixed, S600 cranks, brakes & post, Pake wheelset and old tires, Soma Sparrow bars

What got you into cycling?

I had a high school friend who picked it up and ultimately put some effort into it after college was over and couldn’t really play water polo any longer.

How did you come to Rolf Prima?

I was laid off from my previous employer and had several good friends working here.

What is the one tool you couldn't do your job without?

A telephone.  It is almost always easier to talk through an order or issue than struggle through thread of emails.

What do you like to do on your days off?

Hang with my wife and twin daughters.  Outside of domestic stuff I try to enjoy mountain bike rides or fly fishing on mountain streams with my buddies. In recent years I’ve been trying to work some backpacking into the mix with a goal of getting into all of Oregon’s Wilderness areas.

Ok and let's hear some favorites…

Food: Chocolate Chip Cookies are and will likely always be at the top of the list.
Music: Less Than Jake, Cursive, Blink 182, Old 97’s
Bike: Other than the bikes I have, I always wanted a bike built by Chris Bishop, Rick Hunter, and Tonic Fabrication
Wheels: Elan

What’s an accomplishment you’re most proud of?

My awesome family is by far my biggest success. 

If you could take a bike adventure anywhere in the world where would it be?

At somepoint it would be amazing to bikepack down in Patagonia for the epic scenery and fly fishing.

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