Creator | Co-FOUNDER
Number eight of twelve kids, Tim grew up on a small farm in south central Kansas. Brought up in the age before cell phones, iPads and video games, the outdoors was his game room. Needless to say, with twelve kids in the family, most of what was used for fun and games was usually fabricated right on the farm. Taught to use a welder and cutting torch before the age of ten, Tim and his siblings built everything from bicycles to go-carts. Cycling has always been one of his greatest loves, and long rides out on country roads tops his cycling list. One of the first to embrace tubeless tires for cycling, he quickly saw how better tools were needed to make the job easier and quicker. And just like being a kid again, he picked up the welder and cutting torch and went to work.
Engineer | Co-FOUNDER
Phil is Tim's brother and the 10th of 12 kids. Besides being a dedicated husband and father of 7, Phil is also a pilot and entrepreneur. Phil graduated from Wichita State University with a degree in engineering. He is constantly on the lookout for the next challenge or opportunity in life. A past member of the Specs Racing Team and Oz Bicycle Club, Phil loves getting out and riding whenever he gets the chance. Affectionately known as "Spill Phil" in years past, Phil was always known to be in the wrong place at the right time on his bike. Phil commutes to and from work whenever possible and loves the advantage of a tubeless setup for his daily urban street campaign. As an engineer, Phil has helped in the design, development, and production of our tools to ensure that they are the best on the market..
Industrial Designer by night, 2 wheeled enthusiast all day. Byron discovered bicycles at age 3 and hasn't been out of the saddle since. After exploring every two-lane blacktop and gravel road in Kansas, he left for stays in Wisconsin and Ohio to savor every rural farm road available. Ohio was home for 6 years and produced a BA in Industrial Design at the Cleveland Institute of Art. Byron landed back in Kansas just in time for his much loved all-day gravel rides to explode into the gravel grinding scene it is today.