Cycling Expert Frank Stec
Snowshoe WV Downhill Southeast race
  • Frank Stec

    It is now almost 20 years that I have been riding bikes, and of course it started with a far too small mountain bike from grade school. I was trying to keep up with a friend and his brother on their far fancier rides. But, I was hooked.

    Since then I have pretty much tried it all on two wheels, racing road, gravel, cyclocross, fat bikes, and now enduro and downhill. When not travelling with my wife and two dogs to awesome riding spots, I keep up to date on all the newest bikes, gear, and other trade gossip.

    I still help out at the local shop seasonally, frequently filling in when student employees go home for break. Mostly I am upstairs doing sales, but have been known to turn a wrench a time or two.

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    Reviewer: Paul
    Frank's help was a bonus on top of the great deal!
    As a fairly newcomer to mountain biking, I wanted a bike that would last me a while, but not be an entry-level bike. Frank listened to my want list, made suggestions, and gave feedback on bikes I was considering that was not on Curated. In the end, Frank found a smoking deal on a bike that was all I wanted, AND MORE!! He even added some things I didn't know I needed! Frank supported me through the decision process, and the gave me the time I needed to make the best decision on the best bike for me. I am SUPER happy with all the help Frank offered. Now...if he just did plumbing! Thanks, Frank!
    Verified Review | Submitted on Nov 27, 2022
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    Reviewer: Ben
    Ben's experience with Frank
    My sons and I have recently gotten into mountain biking and I had purchased a couple bikes to get us started. Was looking to get one dedicated for my own use and was mulling over the options. In the process I stumbled onto curated.com and Frank who pointed me towards some amazing options. As a final sanity check I went down to the local Trek mountain bike shop and the guy there was like “can’t even begin to touch these deals, I’m recommending that you go with what Frank has recommended”. Highly recommend, great expert consultant that will get you on the right bike at a great price.
    Verified Review | Submitted on Nov 13, 2022
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    Reviewer: Daniel
    5 star suggestions for a beginner
    I had no idea where to start, but I told Frank what kind of riding I'd like to do and he hooked me up almost instantly with the best bike a beginner could ask for at a value I couldn't turn down. I highly recommend using Frank to help you find the mountain bike that is best for you!
    Verified Review | Submitted on Nov 9, 2022
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    Reviewer: Julie
    Frank was awesome!
    I recently decided to upgrade from my high school bike to something from this century. I know very little about bikes, so having Frank to guide me in this big purchase was great! He was extremely knowledgeable and answered all my questions. He gave me some great picks and even gave feedback on a few that I sent him. In the end, I was able to find a great bike that I am super stoked to try out when it arrives next week! Thanks Frank!
    Verified Review | Submitted on Sep 29, 2022
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    Reviewer: Mark
    Super easy and helpful!
    I am a first time road bike buyer and the process was a bit overwhelming at first but once I started working with Frank I was able to work through the search process much easier. He is super knowledgeable and quick to respond to all my questions and concerns. He found me a great deal and I was able to confidently purchase my first bike. Thanks Frank!
    Verified Review | Submitted on Jun 14, 2022
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    Reviewer: Joe
    Frank RULES!!!
    I was looking for a starter road bike and Frank used the curated inputs I provided and gave me an incredible list of options. I wound up choosing one of those options and I'm super excited for this bike to arrive. I cannot recommend Frank enough if you're looking for the right bike tailored to your wants and needs.
    Verified Review | Submitted on Jun 7, 2022
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    Reviewer: Lori
    Frank was SO helpful!
    I really wanted a new bike and had no idea what to look for. I ran across Curated, got set up with Frank and within a half hour was ordering my new bike. He is very knowledgeable, personable and genuinely interested in what is best for your need! I can't wait to get my new bike! Thank you Frank 🚴‍♀️
    Verified Review | Submitted on Jun 5, 2022
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    Reviewer: Allen
    Great Personal Service
    I was looking for a bike with very specific specifications. Frank took the time to thoroughly research the market and found a couple of bikes I wasn't aware of. He was very patient with me from start to finish. I didn't expect this level of personal attention. Curated is a superior online service and people like Frank are making it so.
    Verified Review | Submitted on Jun 5, 2022
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    Reviewer: John
    Thanks Frank, you made our purchase easy!
    I have been looking into purchasing ebikes for both my wife and myself. Had so many questions! Frank really was able to answer all of them and search and find the perfect bikes for both of us in just a few hours. Through chat, we were able to easily research many brands and their features! Made our purchase so much easier!
    Verified Review | Submitted on May 17, 2022
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    Reviewer: Elizabeth
    Frank has all the details!
    In forty minutes, I went from knowing very little about what sort of bike I needed to having sensible options based on my needs. Frank was patient and considerate of all my half-formulated thoughts. He translated all my thoughts to practical suggestions! With such a big purchase, I feel way more confident I've ended up with the right bike after Frank's advice. Way better experience than trying to make this purchase on my own. Thank you so much Frank! Would/and will recommend other people use Curated for similar purchases, and I hope y'all get the joy of having Frank's help. Absolutely the best!
    Verified Review | Submitted on May 6, 2022
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