Downhillzone is moving to issaquah!
As of December 1st Downhill Zone will no longer be located in the U-District. I found a location in downtown Issaquah that will allow me to better serve my customers while being more involved in the riding community. Email is the only way to contact me while I'm transitioning. We should be open by the second week of December. Thanks for all your continued support as I bring the DHZ to the mountains.
Our new address: 485 Front Street North, Suite D2
Issaquah, WA 98027
Established in 1999, the DHZ is a perfomance-focused bike shop that is rider owned and operated. From the most intricate custom builds to breathing life into your neglected steed, the wrenchwork at the Downhill Zone is known far and wide to be consistently excellent. Real-world advice is readliy available, often saving you money, time and headaches. The goal is to help guide you towards your perfect riding experience. Be it a DH race run, Garbo hot laps, flowy soul rides with friends or your daily commute, the DHZ is here to get the most out of your 2-wheeled pursuits. Life is short, make every ride count. Keep the rubber side down and your frown turned upside-down. Cheers!
services available for nearly any make/model:
-Suspension service/tuning of forks and shocks
-Hydraulic disc brake service/repair
-Suspension frame pivot service/replacement
-Precision handbuilt wheels using premium components
-Race prep/chassis tuning/spring rate selection/sag check
Standard shop rate: $70/hr
If you have any question please contact us by phone or email.
About the Team
Downhill Zone is proud to support local racers. We currently have two pro and two grass roots riders.
You can find our team at the NW Cup, All Gravity Series and BC Cup. The team also can be found at a few Pro GRT and national level events. Through our team we have made a big difference in the Washington trail systems. We believe in giving back to the community that gave us the chance to compete. We have helped build trails in P.A., Duthie and Tokul. If you see us at an events feel free to come say hi and take some runs with us.
We are not currently accepting new rider resumes.
Year racing: 10 years, started in 2003
Favorite trail: Moscow Mtn, ID
Riding style: Calculated and Precise with moto influence
Bike setup: Pivot Phoenix DH set up with stiff suspension and all my favorite components
Sponsors: Pivot Cycles & Downhill Zone Seattle
2013 races: NW Cup, All Gravity Series, and Pro GRT
About yourself: My name is Tyler Gilsdorf. I am a junior at Washington State University studying Geotechnical Engineering. I have been racing for a decade now and I have loved every moment. It has been the best learning and growing experience I could have ever asked for. Any day I am out in the woods ripping up corners and going fast is a good day! :)
Year racing: 7 years
Division: Cat 1
Favorite trail: Anger Management
Riding style: Calculated and Smooth
Bike setup: Pivot Phoenix DH, set low and aggressive
Sponsors: Downhill Zone Seattle Racing
2013 races: NW Cup, Pro GRT, All Gravity Series
Riding started as a hobby and turned into a passion that led to a lifestyle. Racing has given me new ways to set and reach goals in life. Riding and racing has given me some of the best moments and has introduced me to some of the best people in my life. Any day on a bike is a good day.
Year racing: 1 full year with 2 races the season before.
Division: Cat 2
Favorite trail: White Knuckle, PA
Riding style: Loose
Bike setup: One Ghost Industries Musashi, fox suspension, WTB seat, csixx 150g guide and inferno 29 rims with Hadley hubs.
Sponsors: One Ghost Industries, Kali Protective, Division 26 Clothing, Candy Components and Downhill Zone Seattle
2013 races: NW Cup, All Gravity Series, and BC Cup
About yourself: I am currently studying business management at BYU and run RBL Creative Solutions. I have been racing for one full season and am excited to get after it this season! I love anything that is fast and gets your heart going. My other hobbies are motorcycles, cars and skiing. I am a pretty low key guy that is always cracking jokes. Life is all about having fun and doing what you love.