Nick’s Staff Bio

Learn more about our Bicycle Product Merchant!

Nick - Our Bicycle Product Merchant racing on a road bike
Nick racing on Specialized Road bike

Nick Wallace

Position: Bicycle Product Merchant
Location: Chico, CA

A merciless KOM hunter, Nick always knows the wind direction (just in case the opportunity to snipe a segment appears). A longtime roadie, he has recently taken to MTB and uses it as an excuse for his unshaved legs. On summer weekends, Nick likes to put his navigation skills to the test, traversing the logging roads of the Lost Sierra. At Performance, Nick is all about site organization and helping find the products that are right for you.

Cycling Pet Peeve:

“Leaving taillights on the flashy setting on a nighttime group ride – it’s terrible to ride behind these riders. Please, set it too solid!”

Favorite Place to Ride (Road Bike):

“The Swiss Alps take the cake. Big, steep mountain climbs are my jam and Switzerland did not disappoint.”

Non-Cycling Hobbies:

“For fun, I play piano in a jazz big band. I also love to travel, camp, and hike.”

Nick’s Bike Garage

2022 Specialized aethos
  • Drivetrain – Shimano Di2 (12 Speed)
  • Shifters – Shimano Di2 (Wireless)
  • Wheels – Roval C38 (Carbon)
  • Tires – Vittoria Corsa N.ext (700c x 28mm)
  • Saddle – Selle SMP Drakon
  • Pedals – Shimano Ultegra
  • Bottle Cages – Specialized Rib Cage
PIVOT TRAIL 429 Mountain bike
2022 pivot Trail 429
  • Drivetrain – SRAM GX Eagle Drivetrain
  • Shifters – SRAM GX Eagle
  • Cassette – GX Eagle (10-52T)
  • Chainring – SRAM (32T)
  • Pedals – Look X-Track Enrage
  • Fork – Fox Performance 34 (130mm Travel)
  • Rear Shock – Fox Float DPS Performance (120mm Travel)
  • Handlebar – Pivot
  • Grips – PNW Loam Grips
  • Seatpost – Fox Transfer Dropper (175mm Travel)
  • Saddle – Fabric Scoop Radius Elite
  • Wheels – DT Swiss M1900 (30mm Rim Width)
  • Front Tire – Specialized Butcher (29 x 2.3”)
  • Rear Tire – Specialized Eliminator (29 x 2.3”)
  • Extras – All Mountain Style Mud Guard, Dakine Hot Laps Gripper Pack, Crane E-Ne Brass Bell