Steve has been the Avantiplus Narrabeen owner for 27 years now. Steve has extensive knowledge of bikes both old and new. He is a very passionate bike rider and 9 out of 10 times in his spare time you will find him on his roadie. He came down to work for a summer in November of 1988 and found working on the Northern Beaches too enjoyable to leave. He is mostly a road rider but is occasionally tempted to get out in the dirt with the guys and has competed in most of the 12-hour mountain bike events, and is well known and liked at local road racing events. Steve is currently riding a custom-built Scott Foil Premium, as well as a custom-built Avanti Corsa SL. You can catch him smashing the roads out around West Head, Akuna Bay and Bobbin Head.
Emilie Koek (Manager)
Emilie has only been with us for just a short while, but has quickly become an important part of our team. Emilie has been competing in cross-country racing for about 4 years, including various 4-hour solo, 4-hour pairs and 24-hour team races, with podium finishes in all categories. As well as competing widely in cross-country, Emilie also rides charity road rides. You can catch her riding the local trails around Narrabeen and Terrey Hills on her days off on her new Scott Spark 910.
Josh Muncke (Assistant Manager)
Josh started working at Avantiplus Narrabeen in 2012. He began his riding lifestyle on a Masi Fixie, but quickly descended into the dark and downright awesome world of MTB racing. Aboard his custom-built Avanti Torrent, Josh races around NSW, ACT and VIC in enduros, races the downhill on his Scott Gambler 710 and occasionally adventures onto the road with his Scott Foil. Josh is our mountain bike guru, with a vast knowledge of everything from suspension setups to protective equipment. You can catch Josh before and after work most days smashing the local trails with his mates, and running the local A+ Riders mountain bike group for teens.
Jasper Harkness-Dunne (Head Mechanic)
Jasper has been working at the store part time since early 2009 and has recently become our full-time mechanic. Jasper has been racing for a number of years, starting with BMX at a young age, where he developed a broad knowledgebase of everything BMX. From there Jasper moved across to downhill racing at club and state level, even doing a few national races. After completing his apprenticeship as a mechanic, working predominantly on Ferraris, he moved full time onto bicycle mechanics. He has in-depth knowledge of everything bicycle related, and can solve any problem thrown at him! On most weekends Jasper can be found on the local tracks on his ABD Derelikt and Avanti Torrent CS 7.2.
Damon has been with us since early 2010, and is an avid road cyclist. His background is in Triathlon where he has competed all over Australia, even representing Australia at the 2013 World Championships in Auckland. He has an extensive knowledge of road bikes, and is able to answer anything bicycle related. You can catch him in the early mornings riding to West Head on his Scott Foil Team Issue, as well as helping out with the local HPT North Junior Triathlon Squad.
Hugh has been working at the shop part time since late 2011. He is a passionate mountain biker at heart. but also hits the road on his Avanti Quantum road bike. On the weekends, you’ll be sure to see Hugh out on a bike, either smashing the trails on his Scott Genius, or hitting the downhill tracks on his Scott Gambler.
Chloe has been with us since early 2012 and has accumulated a vast knowledge of everything bicycle related. Chloe has raced in a few cross-country races as well as in some triathlons. You can catch her on the weekend out riding Manly Dam, or just cruising around the lake. She holds a degree in Sports Science, so is a fantastic person to talk to about all things training.
Gabriel has been with us since 2013 and spent his teenage years as a competitive road cyclist, competing at a national level in Australia and New Zealand. His expertise is in road bikes, where he will be able to answer just about any question you have, from technical specifications, to the difference in feel of different models. He races and trains on his beloved Avanti Corsa SL Team.
Sam has been with us since early 2014 and has developed an extensive knowledge of all thing bikes, especially in mountain biking. You can find Sam hitting jumps on his dirt jumper with his mates on most afternoons.
Julian has been with us for a couple of years now, and has been riding bike his whole life. Julian competes in lots of elite club level races, as well as at a national junior level. You can find him around West Head and Akuna Bay most mornings on his Scott Foil 20 with his brother Gabriel.
Ben has been with us for over a year now. Ben is an avid mountain biker, particularly in downhill and freeride. Ben's fearless approach and love of downhill often sees him heroically soaring through the skies – he’s incurred an impressive list of injuries! You can find Benny shredding the local downhill trails on his Scott Gambler 710.
We also have a team of juniors, who are quickly making their contributions felt! These include: