Meet the Maker: John Parker
The Pro’s Closet presents, TPC Museum Series #13: John Parker
Meet the maker of the original Yeti Cycles, John Parker. In this video, Parker tells the story of his life as a fabricator; from his background in Hollywood’s special effects industry to the birth, rise, and transition of Yeti, to his next bicycle venture. Yeti’s 1989 collaboration with Mountain Bike Action Magazine to build “The Ultimate” mountain bike is documented with an exclusive interview with former MBA editor, Zapata Espinoza.
Stick around until the end of the video to discover how Parker secured athletes such as John Tomac, Juli Furtado, and Myles Rockwell, as well as a special appearance by Missy Giove!
The bike shown in this video, the 1991 Yeti Ultimate, is on display along with other notable vintage bicycles, at The Pro’s Closet’s Vintage Bicycle Museum in Boulder, CO.