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Kyle Strait

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With his out-of-nowhere win at the 2001 Sea Otter Classic, Kyle was hailed as “the next Ryan Nyquist.” He squeeezes in NORBA competitions, World Cup contests, and global one-off events such as Red Bull Rampage. Kyle won the 2004 Red Bull Taxco Downtown with a 60-foot gap jump as well as the 2005 Red Bull Valparaiso Downtown. But his most exciting competition was the 2004 World Junior Downhill Championships in France. Kyle’s third-place finish was his first World Championship podium and the only downhill medal awarded to a U.S. rider. Read more about Kyle Strait

Recent Mountain Bike News

  • Downhill Mountain Bike Star Rachel Atherton Takes Val Di Sole By Storm

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    Posted almost 2 years ago by John Ohail

    The downhill mountain bike circuit has been without one of its most prominent figures for most of the past two seasons. Rachel Atherton (GT Factory Racing) had been nursing a shoulder injury for much of that time, but this weekend at the second round of the Downhill Mountain Bike World Cup in Val di Sole, Italy, she proved she is back and that she means business. The twenty-four year-old dominated the rough, technical course, finishing 4.485 seconds faster than any other woman on the course.

  • Age Is Just A Number: 40-Year-Old Brian Lopes Claims MTB World Cup Eliminator Victory

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    Posted about 2 years ago by John Ohail

    Oakley mountain bike legend Brian Lopes proved once again that age is nothing but a number when he took top prize in the inaugural MTB World Cup Eliminator held in Houffalize, Belgium. The forty-year old American Lopes took down a field full of younger mountain bike studs in the first World Cup running of this exciting new format. His convincing win in the men’s race gives him World Cup victories in three disciplines: dual slalom, four cross and now eliminator. Lopes has claimed more World Cup wins than any other male mountain biker in the sport’s history – why not add one more to the trophy case?

  • Cyclocross: Brian Lopes Claims Second Consecutive Southern California-Nevada District Title – Eite Men’s Class

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    Posted over 2 years ago by Andrew De Lara

    Make it two years in a row. After Thanksgiving dinners and holiday cheer, Oakley’s long-time Mountain Bike Star Brian Lopes threw on some skinny tires and took it hard to the competition at the “Turkey Trot” – Southern California-Nevada District Cyclocross Championships in Verdugo Park. Busting out a total time of 58:19:8 – Brian emerged with the Men’s Elite Class victory, blazing the 2.7 km course and leaving the more than 500 overall racers in his dust. Image: Corey Keiser

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