Meet our Team


Hilton Taylor bike shop owner at Revolution Bikes

Hilton Taylor 

 Operations Manager

Hilton has owned & managed Revolution Bikes since 2009. A keen mountain biker, he'd joined the Hawke's Bay Mountain Bike Club about 25 years ago before getting involved in administration with BikeNZ and UCI as a MTB race official. Hilton is passionate about building new MTB trails and makes his own line of trail tools, sold throughout NZ. If he's not at work he'll be riding or building trails around Hawke's Bay. 


Billie Sue with kids biking to school

Billie Sue Taylor

Creative Director

Billie Sue is a life-long bike rider who has been mountain biking since 2000, volunteering as a ride leader in PanPac Eskdale Mountain Bike Park guiding the women's club rides and new riders to learn the forest. After cutting back on mountain biking while raising a young family she spent several years with a baby seat and a basket on the kindy/school commute, and she now finds herself outpaced by all her mountain biking children and has switched to an electric mountain bike to keep up. Still Full Suspension, of course!


    Jake Revolution Bikes

    Jacob Duff 

    Lead Bicycle Mechanic

    Meet Jake, Jake's been on the team for over a year now as our lead mechanic and e-bike technician. With 10+ years of experience there's nothing too big or small he can’t fix. Acoustic MTB rider currently riding a Banshee Phantom mullet. With a curios brain and Hilton by his side they are always coming up with new ideas to better your experience and ride. Spot him driving DH shuttles at the local downhill races.


    Claire Hanse Revolution Bikes

    Claire Hanse

    Customer Services Officer

    Claire joined the team in November '20, being a keen mountain biker she is always dragging her hubby and son off on adventures with bikes, lately around the south island. Claire is a qualified PMBIA instructor (Professional Mountain Bike Instructor's Association) and Mountain Bike guide and active member on the Hawke's Bay Mountain Bike Club Committee being the voice for youth in the club. Favorite trail has to be "Minefield" @ Panpac MTB Park.


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    Mark Gilbert

     Bike Mechanic

    Mark completed his certificate in bicycle mechanics in the South Island of NZ and has returned to us in Hawke's Bay where we can provide a variety of real life bike shop experiences. A team member since 2020, Mark is a keen MTB'er and trail builder often seen up Te Mata Peak. 


    You may also meet...

    Brian Taylor

    Brian is Hilton's dad and our landlord, a restorer of vintage cars, rider of a electric full-suspension Mondraker mountain bike with dropper seat post, who likes to come and drink coffee in our workshop while chatting to the customers. 


    Summer Staff

    Every summer we pick up an extra pair of hands to help in the workshop and the retail side of the bike shop. If you love bikes and have skillz and would like to be considered please give us a shout on the contact page.