About Isac Vasile Claudiu

Old bike
2 years of riding a hardtail MTB
New bike
5+ years of riding a full-suspenion MTB

My story

My name is Isac Vasile Claudiu and I worked as an automation engineer at a local electrical company for about 12 years. My job required that I sit at an office for at least 8 hours every day, the years go by and my overall health started declining, this was a result of a sedentary life.

After this realization, I started jogging to improve my overall fitness level. First I started to run on my hometown streets, and quickly I realized that running on the pavement wasn’t good for my joints, then I started running on the forest trails near me.

The effect of running on the forest trails was therapeutic for me, after some time my fitness level reached a decent level and I was running great distances. I started to enjoy nature more and more.

After a couple of years of running every day, my life becomes very complicated (my mother suffered a cerebral stroke) and I had no time for my daily running sessions. After my life has taken its natural course, I found myself in the worst physical and mental state of my life.

At this point in time, I got motivated to get in shape and improve my mental state. This is when I decided to buy a mountain bike and start riding the trails near me. My first bike was an entry-level hardtail mountain bike. After my first ride, I fell in love with the sport.

Because of my sedentary job I developed lower back pain. Because of this, I made the decision of buying a full-suspension mountain bike, to protect my back on long rides and on bumpy terrain. I ended up selling my hardtail and I made the big financial commitment of buying my KTM full-suspension mountain bike.

In all this time I spent hundreds of o hours researching the best mountain bikes, the best accessories, and the necessary gear I needed to continue to ride my bike.

Now I can say that starting mountain biking was the best decision I made in the last few years. My overall health and mental state were greatly improved.

Isac Vasile Claudiu