Name: Eric Porter
Date of Birth: 9-11-79
Current Residence: Heber City, UT
Hometown: Louisville, KY
Sponsors: Diamondback, Gravity, Skullcandy, Bolle, Manitou, Hayes, Sun Ringle, Kenda, SDG, Teva, Sombrio, XSI, Kali Protectives, Contour.
Year’s Riding: Riding professionally for 8 years, mountain biking since I was 12.
Favorite Trail or Place to Ride: Whistler as a whole is pretty hard to beat right now.
Best Ride Ever: Wow, that's a tough question.
Favorite Trick: Tail whip, probably because it took me 2 years to learn it!
Injuries: Been pretty lucky overall, but I've knocked out all my front teeth, several good concussions, separated shoulders, rolled ankles and stuff like that.
Career Highlight: Hard to name one, but getting 2nd at the 2003 Crankworx helped launch my career along with the cover of Flow Magazine. All of my magazine covers are really special as well, it's really a good feeling.
Hobbies: Family time, snowmobiling, snowboarding, fly fishing, camping.
Role Model: My dad showed my I don't have to work a normal job at an office, and that had a huge impact on the way I live my life.
Favorite Band: Lucero, Rolling Stones, Modest Mouse, the list goes on for a while.
Best “Get Pumped for Riding” Song: Metallica - Battery.
Favorite Movie: Dumb and Dumber.
Favorite Drink: Beer.
Favorite Food: Alaskan King crab.
Favorite Industry Individual: Doug Dalton.
Most Valued Component on Your Bike: Once my bike is built I like to think of it as one piece, all working together perfectly for an amazing ride. So above all, I value having a dialed bike all around, I can't stand anything loose, bent, rattling, etc.
Favorite Event: Crankworx Whistler is always fun, the whole crew is there riding together on some of the best trails in the world, and it's fun at night too!
Words of Wisdom: Work hard at what you love to do, and enjoy life.
Last Thoughts: I'm really psyched to be a part of the Diamondback family, great bikes and great people.