Carston Olivcer portrait

Carston
Oliver

Adventure/Freeride/Skier

Born and raised in Salt Lake City, I've been running around and playing in the nearby Wasatch mountains for as long as I can remember. Somewhere along the way I met the right people to start getting invited on kickass adventures to weird places with skis or bikes. Though this keeps happening fairly regularly, I'm remotely convinced that I'm good enough at riding the things to deserve these opportunities. I’ve found that biking, skiing, and similar outdoor activities are outrageously fun no matter where you are, and not to be taken too seriously (except for in terms of safety, perhaps). Though functionally of little societal value at surface level, the perspectives and insights gained through doing things outside and doing things that are hard, can be invaluable. I figure if you approach the outdoors with an attitude of fun, get out there often, and don't shy away from challenge, you're probably doing it right.

HOMETOWN
SALT LAKE CITY
NICKNAME
You don't know me well enough for that
FAVORITE TRAIL
I don't believe in favorites
FAVORITE SB
SB130 LR
WHAT I ALWAYS ORDER FOR THE TABLE
Extra hot sauce

Accolades:

  • Ski and bike antics published in the pages of mags such as Powder, Ski Journal, Backcountry, Ski, Skiing, Patagonia Journal, Bike, Freehub, and Decline. Featured in films such as Solitaire and Valhalla. Regularly consumes more hot peppers in one meal than an average human will in two weeks

Carston’s Kit

Kit Details

  • FRAME: SB130
  • FORK: FOX FACTORY GRIP 2 36/160MM
  • SHOCK: FOX FACTORY DPX2, 210 X 55MM
  • WHEELSET: ENVE M730 w/ Industry Nine Hydra
  • REAR DER: SRAM X01 EAGLE
  • SHIFT: SRAM X01 EAGLE
  • CRANK: SRAM X01 EAGLE 34T
  • BASH GUIDE: OneUp
  • CRANK STOPPER: double o-ring (o-rings rolled in to sit between frame and preload ring turns crank-stop on for jump sessions, rolled out to sit between crank arm and preload ring turns it off for pedaling)
  • BB: SRAM DUB BB92
  • CASSETTE: SRAM EAGLE 1295 10-50
  • CHAIN: SRAM GX EAGLE
  • BRAKES: Magura MT7 Pro
  • ROTORS: SRAM CENTERLINE 200/180
  • POST: OneUp Dropper 150mm
  • FRONT TIRE: MAXXIS MINION DHF 2.5 EXO+
  • REAR TIRE: MAXXIS MINION DHR II 2.3 EXO+
  • HEADSET: CANE CREEK 40 INTEGRATED
  • BAR: ENVE M7 35X800MM 25mm rise
  • STEM: ENVE M7 35X35MM
  • GRIPS: ODI Mushroom
  • SEAT: WTB VOLT CUSTOM
  • PEDALS: Kona Wah Wah plastic