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Jesse went from wanting to be a professional hockey player, to a professional skier, and eventually, a professional mountain biker.
Jesse Melamed grew up in the mountain bike paradise of Whistler, B.C. Better yet, his parents were mountain bikers themselves—putting Jesse on the right track from the get-go. Motivated to beat his older brother at anything and everything from a young age, Jesse went from wanting to be a professional hockey player, to a professional skier. Neither quite stuck. But mountain biking combined all the best elements of sport for Jesse. Once the bug bit him (and the podiums started happening), he never looked back.
A rider at the peak level, Jesse's summers now involve following and racing the Enduro World Series. But prior to that, he spent his summers coaching up-and-coming riders, and sharing his stoke for the ride with younger generations of riders and shredders.
Give him a look on social media—generous with his time and expertise, he'll provide pretty much everyone with expertise and stoke.
What Jesse rides
From the best crowds of the year, to riding and racing ruts, your final episode of The Jank Files wraps up another great season with Jesse, Rémi, and ALN.
Climb fast. Descend even faster. Purpose-built to hit the precise sweet spot between lightweight cross country climbing prowess and technical precision, the Element is the best of both worlds and more.