MTB Legends Take Tank for a Spin


Oakley’s Brian Lopes and Michal Prokop, two of the greatest 4X MTB riders of all time, stopped by Oakley HQ last week to check out the latest addition to the Oakley arsenal—the tank.

After competing at Sea Otter in Monterey, CA earlier this month, Prokop came down south to hang with his biggest competitor and close friend, Brian Lopes.

Troy the Tank Driver fired up the Czech tank for the Prokop (who also hails from the Czech Republic) and Lopes and the duo went for a ride around the property.

After the dirt settled, the two took a tour of Oakley HQ.

Prokop is off to Belguim to race the next World Cup stop.

Prokop took some time off MTB to go for BMX at the Olympics in Beijing, but now he’s back to what he does best—4X. With his two World Champion rainbow jerseys, two World Cup titles and 10 World Cup wins in his pocket, Prokop already belongs to prestigious club of heroes in gravity mountain biking history.

Lopes has won over 19 titles in his mountain biking career; 9 National Championship titles, 6 UCI World Cup Championship and 4 World Championships. He has more UCI World Cup career wins than any other male mountain biker in the history of the sport.