We are thrilled to officially welcome Matt Ray to the Dan's Comp Pro team! Matt is such a talented and humble individual with an infinite bag of tricks, and so much steez. Welcome to the family, Matt! Nothing but good times ahead.
Shop name: Dan’s Comp Location: 2070 East 20th Street, Chico CA 95926 (Shop address) Years in business: 34
What were your first thoughts on Covid-19 when it hit? Michael Barrow: I don’t think anyone really knew what to expect. This was a brand new experience so it was very much a waiting game at first while we waited to hear what needed to be done.
Did you take any action from the start or were you thinking this would be over in a few weeks? Michael Barrow: We anticipated shut downs and stricter guidelines so we began letting employees work from home, only having warehouse employees to ensure orders were getting out the door in a timely, but safe manner.
Now, being in this situation for many months, how did you manage to keep your business rolling? Michael Barrow: The majority of our business is done online so we were able to keep it rolling with extra precautions in place for our employees such as masks, social distancing and working from home where possible. We cater specifically to BMX, but our local shop handles anything and everything bicycle
AMain.com, Inc has acquired certain assets of XP Innovations LLC who has owned and operated Dan’s Comp, The World’s Largest BMX Store, since 2005. Notably, AMain has purchased the domain and trademarks of Danscomp.com. Preparations are underway to quickly onboard a number of key brands in the freestyle segment and bring back the Race Category before the 2020 season gets underway.
Making the decision during the summer to identify someone to carry on the legacy of Dan’s Comp was a difficult decision for XP Innovations owners, who were also some of the longest tenured employees of Dan’s. Although multiple parties expressed interest, they chose to leave the brand in the hands of AMain as it was important to them that the new owners were vested in the industry and had a passion for BMX. Over the last several years, AMain.com, the parent company of Performance Bike, Bike Nashbar and AMain Cycling, has proudly supported a national level BMX Race Team, local racers of Silver Dollar BMX, and were instrumental in the construction of Chico’s public pump track.
Learn the ins and outs of airing out with the Dan's Comp YouTube crew. Flow Team riders Austin Zentmyer and Mike Barrow break down each step from basic quarterpipe carving to blasting your favorite transition.
Fire in the SoCal streets by Dan's Comp's newest recruit, WeThePeople pro Dan Kruk. Serious combination of burly and technical moves, with Dan's patented spice of originality mixed in. You will not be disappointed.