Dave Noakes

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Meet Dave

  • Who is Dave Noakes? I ride and race all kinds of bikes from track to mtb. 6 months ago I quit my day job to focus on riding and making YouTube my full time job.
  • Must have MTB accessory for a ride? Pump, stans Dart and my Mtb 🤦🏻‍♂️🤣
  • What would be your desert island luxury item? My Marin Headlands gravel bike.
  • What size Marin bike frame do you ride? Large mtb, 56cm road and gravel.
  • what’s the best piece of riding advice you’ve ever been given? Look where you want to go on the trail ahead not at your front wheel
  • How did you get sponsored/get into the Marin family? I’ve been doing bits and pieces with Marin for years, from photography to bike reviews and races. Over time this progressed to becoming a sponsored rider, I now have an amazing collection of Marin bikes 😍
  • favourite place to ride? Wales UK
  • favourite event you've been part of? Grinduro California or the Red Hook Crit
  • what inspires you to ride? I LOVE IT!
  • what's your go to food & beverage after you ride? Burritos
  • Which emojis best describe your riding 🙈 💩 🤷🏻‍♂️



The Headlands takes what we have learned with the alloy Gestalt X line, and brings the spirit to an all-new, full carbon fiber frameset. Modern geometry, generous tire clearance, and sublime ride quality, all combine to make an incredibly capable, lightweight bike that’ll exceed your expectations.