United States



Thor Shellum

Where did you grow up?
Elk River, MN…assuming you consider me “grown up” at this point of my life.

Interests? Hobbies? Do you even have any?
Bikes, primarily offroad, with DH being my favorite. Uphills are the devil. Jumps, rollers, and berms are from heaven. Trail building. Anything with a motor. Loud and fast, brap!!! Camping and road trips. Anything nerdy. Metric calendars, metric time, sweet equations…Ha.

Who do you think you are, anyway?
I am a 12 year old stuck in a 31 year old body. I went the arcade last night for my birthday and it was awesome.

Top ten factoids about you that even your co-workers may not know. Go.

  1. My head is huge…no seriously, huge.
  2. I wear flip-flops almost every day.
  3. I used to design 50,000 lb steel dumptruck frames for Caterpillar.
  4. Yes, Thor, is my real name and I don’t have a hammer in my pocket.
  5. I grew up with dirt jumps in my back yard, hand built by me and my buddies.
  6. I once put 13 socks on one foot.
  7. I have dreamed all my life of owning a dirtbike, and never owned one.
  8. I have won the past 7 bike races that I entered.
  9. I have a deep passion for McDonalds chocolate milk shakes.
  10. I have never ridden clipless…because there is no reason to.

Who or what influences your behavior and why?
I am a pessimistic, glass half empty kind of person. I take more influence from the people that I don’t want to be than the people that I do want to be.

What would you say your job is around here?
Design bike stuff that doesn’t suck.

One sentence to say what you want to. Go.
I have my dream job.