Name: Connor Fearon
Hometown:Adelaide, South Australia
Sponsors: DHaRCO, Kona Bicycles, Monster Energy, 100%, Fiveten, SRAM, Maxxis, Deity
Discipline:Downhill & Enduro MTB
Favourite tune to listen to on the bike:Some older punk rock always gets me going to ride my bike. NOFX, the offspring, Anti-Flag etc.
Tell us about your self, Who you are and what makes you so rad?I get to ride and race my bike for a job which is probably the coolest thing about me! When I’m not riding my bike I’m working on my house, tinkering in my shed or riding motocross.
Contests or just riding? Why.As much as I love competitions there is nothing better than riding at a cool location with friends just for fun, with absolutely no stress or pressure that you get at competitions.
What’s your all time favourite mountain biking trip?Road tripping around Tasmania and riding all the epic bike parks they have!
What do you love about riding?I’m not sure what it is that makes me love riding but it’s in my blood and I couldn’t imagine doing anything else.
Photo@ Andy Vathis
What you’re most proud of achieving through riding? I think my most proud stand alone result is getting 2nd place at the Leogang World Cup in 2015. It was always a dream to get onto a World Cup podium and after a couple of close ones I finally achieved it.
One tip you would give to a grom wanting to become a pro rider like yourself. Always have fun, be modest, kind to the MTB community and don’t expect too much from yourself. if you enjoy racing then do all the races you can and someone will see your potential.