The blogger known as Bike Snob has finally allowed his identity to be revealed online. His blog, Bikesnobyc.blogspot.com is popular due to its satirical take on every aspect of the world of cycling. His real name is Eben Weiss.
Weiss did not really intend his identity to be kept secret however; he did allow his online name take credit the most. This moniker gave him a spot in the magazine Bicycling once a month and allowed him to have followers like Lance Armstrong.
The Bike Snob reveals that he is just a regular guy who loves bicycling. Soon-to-be a dad, he also races locally under Gotham Bikes, a shop based in New York.
The move to finally show his face in public coincides on the launching of his new book under publishing house Chronicle Books titled, “Bike Snob: Systematically and Mercilessly Realigning the World of Cycling”. The book will come out in May.
For Weiss, his blog will continue to be a voice of reason in the cycling scene. “A lot of cycling media exists to tell people about awesome stuff they need or should want, and there is awesome stuff we all want. But it’s important to have a voice that says, ‘You don’t need it. You don’t have to want this.’”