KHS Factory Team Manager Quinton Spaulding is totally psyched about 650b wheels for downhill racing. He told us that based on his prototype testing, the tween wheels offer traction advantages with no compromise in handling. “Nothing lost, only gained,” was his executive summary.
KHS is fully committed to the production of an all-new DH650b model, based on the suspension platform used on the company’s current DH300 bike (shown here). The first production bikes are due off the line in about six weeks. Look for KHS rider Logan Binggeli to pilot the DH650b at the upcoming Red Bull Rampage in Virgin River, Utah.
By Karl Rosengarth and Jon Pratt
Photos: Mike Lord & six3events
Words: Quinton Spaulding
KHS was in Vernon, NJ this past weekend for round number two on the Pro GRT Tour.
KHS Factory Racing videographer Travis Fant joined us for another first class race edit – STAY TUNED!
Making it happen on the road ain’t easy… if you witnessed Travis AKA “Fant Films” at work he may make you think otherwise.
Here is a view of Vernon from the chairlift at Mountain Creek Bike Park – AWESOME!
Aiello on track and looking sharp during the first training session.
And enough STYLE for all of NJ!
Binggeli got up to speed real quick with his Nations flag on his sleeve… USA USA USA!!!
Custom cutting our KENDA TIRES for the rough terrain on the East Cost is a must.
Shade and hydration are so commonly overlooked when racing, so we are pretty regimental about staying on top of it!
I certainly had a BLAST training and racing on the new track.
It was a little more “wide open” than usual, this made it fun to attack!
I had a solid run on the day and placed 28th.
Aiello was on a super pinned race run but unfortunately went down in one of the major rock gardens. He still managed to finish 20th.
Binggeli was close to the pace on the day… But finished just off the podium in 8th.
In the big scheme of things KHS Factory Racing had a solid weekend, however at this level and with this amount of support we expect to be on the wood.
We are off to New York, PLATTEKILL to be exact and hope to redeem ourselves there with a BIG FINISH!
Please stay tuned for more updates as they become available.
All the best,