11 Questions: Duncan Riffle

Duncan Riffle talks about burritos and tattoos.

Two-time US National DH champion and member of the 2011 Giant Factory Off-Road team, Duncan Riffle is one of the fittest dudes in the gravity game. He’s also one of the most inked dudes in bicycling. We offered Riffle a contract to come and work for the Bike, so that we can further solidify our staff’s status as the most tattooed magazine in our building, but he’d rather continue racing his bike for a living. Go figure.




1 — Describe the perfect hamburger.
Burritos only.

2 — Who are your heroes or role models?
“The most interesting man in the world”

3 — What would you be doing if you never discovered bikes?
Amateur tattoo artist and bullfighter.

4 — Where is the most interesting place on earth?
Hollywood.

5 — Who is your favorite musician or band (right now)?
Girl Talk.

6 — What was your first bike?
Candy Apple Red Schwinn with a coaster brake.

7 — If you could play any instrument, what would it be?
Slide guitar.

8 — Who do you think is the best bike rider of all time?
Tomac.

9 — What is on the perfect pizza?
What did I tell you in question number 1? A little goat cheese and arugula is good, though.

10 — If you could have coffee and conversation with anyone, living or dead, who would it be?
Ghandi.

11 —Describe yourself in three words.
Methodical. Deep. Shallow.