Kreft Moto Staff
Founder Adam Krefting began riding mountain bikes at a young age, but did not discover motorcycles until later in life. He bought his first dirt bike at age 25, and by 30 was competing at the AA level in regional hare scramble racing.
Adam started testing and tuning motorcycle suspension first for himself, and later for friends and local acquaintances. He came to view suspension performance as the single most important technical factor in the rider's capability and enjoyment of the sport, and yet at the same time, many people were poorly served by the tuning industry. After comparing his tuning approach with that of numerous other suspension professionals, he felt he could do better.
Kreft Moto was founded in November, 2011, in Durango, Colorado. We currently occupy a 2,500 square foot facility in Bend, Oregon, with three full-time staff members.
Adam holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in political economy from Colorado College. He later attended courses in mathematics, physics, and engineering at Fort Lewis College. He lives in Bend, Oregon, with his wife.
Marketing, Customer Service, Product Development
Dan Hallada spent nearly two decades at Honda Powersports Research and Development. He played a key role in developing a wide range of Off-Road performance products for Honda.
A life-long dirt bike enthusiast, Dan decided to escape Los Angeles and join Kreft Moto in beautiful Central Oregon.
Dan holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering from San Diego State University. When not at work you will find him trail riding, mountain biking, or at the MX track. He lives in Bend, Oregon with his wife and 6-year-old son.
John is the lead tech at Kreft Moto’s headquarters in Bend, Oregon.
John Glasier is a master mechanic and journeyman welder. John grew up rebuilding British race cars with his father. Later he applied what he learned in his youth and created a successful business restoring and repairing vintage British motorcycles.
John then operated a successful welding business for twelve years. However, his passion for motorcycles drew him to Kreft Moto.
He is currently building a track bike which he intends on racing in OMRRA 2017 season.
John is a father of a 6 year old son and 4 year old daughter and currently lives in Sisters, Oregon.
Robert Pinales operates Kreft Moto’s Austin, Texas Service Center. Robert is an experienced, Kreft-trained suspension technician. He led our shop team in Austin and continues on as Kreft's representative in the state of Texas.
Robert's shop is fully equipped to provide genuine Kreft Moto service and valving modifications. Robert is the only authorized Kreft Moto suspension installer in the US.
Robert currently rides a KTM 300 XC-W, of course with Kreft Moto suspension. Robert lives in Austin with his wife and three beautiful children.