KHS Pro MTB American downhill Racer Kailey Skelton heads to Whistler, BC for her very first time. With every racer comes flow, and there’s not a better place to show that off than the legendary A-line jump trail at Whistlers bike park. Enjoy the raw sounds of speed and style with Kailey.

US Open, Killington VT, EWS Switzerland

Wow, where to begin the whole team was literally racing all over the world from Killington Vermont to Crans, Montana Switzerland. All the way over the Atlantic Ocean would be Nik Nestoroff holding it down for the world Enduro series for the second to last EWS of the season. A brief quick summary he would continue a success on the world tour with Saturday and Sunday firing off with racing stages. The first day would intel of the pro stage which was over six minutes of racing in snowcapped conditions. Yes, you heard that right, the Switzerland alps are already getting snow and it would be tough conditions for Nik Nestoroff who would end up 41st in his pro stage and moving onto the next day Sunday for his next final stages. Nik would fight through the day and end up top 50 overall in the Swiss Alps. He would overcome some mechanicals and have an overall steady finish.

KHS Pro MTB rider Nik Nestoroff at the EWS event in Crans, Montana Switzerland.
KHS Pro MTB rider Nik Nestoroff at the EWS event in Crans, Montana Switzerland.

Back on the soil in Killington, Vermont it would be Kailey Skelton, Nathan Kitchen, Steven Walton holding it down for the U.S. Open Mountain bike event which was the final event on USA soil. This event was mega and would bring athletes all across the world! With a massive prize purse each event showcasing $15,000 for the winner people would gather to try their best to claim the big prize money! To fire off into the event it would be our junior pro Nate Kitchen holding down first place in dual slalom! Nathan…
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Natural Selection Proving Grounds

KHS Pro MTB riders Luke Whitlock and Dylan Cobem headed out to Prineville, Oregon to compete at the Natural Selection Proving Grounds presented by Pacifico freestyle contest.

KHS Pro MTB rider Luke Whitlock out in Prineville, Oregon to compete at the Natural Selection Proving Grounds presented by Pacifico freestyle contest.
KHS Pro MTB rider Luke Whitlock out in Prineville, Oregon to compete at the Natural Selection Proving Grounds presented by Pacifico freestyle contest.

“Practice went great all week and was feeling great on my line choice and tricks.” Luke Whitlock said. He continues, “Come Friday morning, in qualifying, I was able to put down a solid safety run which had me sitting in 4th place after my first run. Come the end of run 2 I was bumped out of the qualifying bubble into 6th and was forced to do a second run as the last rider to drop. My run was going great until the second to last jump, where I then overshot a flip nac to flat resulting in a hard crash over the bars. I had to take my first run score which was only good enough for 6th place, 1.5 points off the 5th place rider, and just one spot shy of qualifying for finals the next day. Super bummed to have crashed out but grateful to be competing with the top 28 free riders in the world.”

Big Mountain Enduro #3, Brian Head Utah

Round three of the Big Mountain Enduro series fired off at Brian Head, Utah with over seven grueling stages at the high altitudes of 10,000 feet with very rocky terrain. It would be Kailey Skelton and Nik Nestoroff holding down the pro men and women’s Enduro categories.

KHS Pro MTB rider Nik Nestoroff on track in Brian Head, Utah for the 3rd stop of the BME series.
KHS Pro MTB rider Nik Nestoroff on track in Brian Head, Utah for the 3rd stop of the BME series.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Brian Head resort is very famous for their long rocky descents with high-speed technical sections and they’re very loose terrain. Thursday and Friday would be practice. Each athlete would be testing their limits on the loose terrain to find the best and fastest lines. Both Nik and Kailey were feeling good in the high-altitude Rocky Mountains. The first day of racing would be conducted on Saturday with only two stages being held. Those stages were the backcountry stages known as the longer grueling and more taxing stages with long stage transfers and over 5K of climbing. Kailey would wrap her day up with a solid third place overall finish going into Sunday’s finals and Nik Nestoroff would be fighting off some mechanicals he sustained throughout the week but would maintain a solid seventh position against the best American athletes in the Enduro race series.

KHS Pro MTB rider Kailey Skelton on track in Brian Head, Utah for the 3rd stop of the BME series. KHS Pro MTB rider Kailey Skelton on track in Brian Head, Utah for the 3rd…
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Gravity Fest & Enduro World Series Sugarloaf


Massive doubleheader race weekend for Team KHS Pro MTB. We would have Kailey Skelton and Steven Walton holding down the Gravity Fest event in Big Bear, California. It would be Nik Nestoroff all the way across the United States of America holding down the World Enduro series in Sugarloaf Maine. On the West coast Kailey and Steven would be holding down Dual Slalom along with Downhill. On the East Coast it would be Nik Nestoroff holding down the top international field of racers in the Enduro category.

KHS Pro MTB rider Kailey Skelton races down the Dual Slalom at Gravity fest in Big Bear, CA.
KHS Pro MTB rider Kailey Skelton races down the Dual Slalom at Gravity fest in Big Bear, CA.

Big Bear, California has been hosting some of the best gravity races since the 90s and it would be one of the best race organization groups Team Big Bear who would be hosting the event along with Kyle Strait who spent multiple hours conducting probably one of the best Slalom tracks in the past decade. Friday would fire off with Slalom practice for both Kailey and Steven along with Slalom qualifications. Slalom consists of the top 32 riders in both men and women who will be taking to the finals which will be conducted on Saturday. The dual slalom track was the closest track to Supercross style riding which was very unique and a great step forward to futuristic tracks that should be implemented throughout the US and race events to come. Unfortunately, bad news would strike Steven Walton on his second run out of two he would sustain a crash which seated him 33rd place…
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