The team has made it down South to Costa Rica for their first international race of the 2021 season! They would be competing against the highest level of South American athletes as well as contenders like Charlie Harrison Neko Mullally and Dakota Norton.
It was a big international flight all the way from LAX down to Costa Rica and then another three hours to the venue. The team arrive Tuesday to acclimate themselves and prep their bikes gear for the future weekend.
Wednesday was the official UCI downhill track walk and the course had a lot of great obstacles, jumps, high speed sections and overall an exciting track to be racing on Sundays finals. The team really enjoyed the track walk and was excited for Thursdays training session.
Thursday was an excellent day of training and practice for the team conditions could not have been better and they were really enjoying the track and the atmosphere down South. Conditions presented as dry loamy dirt that the team was very used to riding back home with similar conditions.
KHS Pro MTB rider Nik Nestoroff taking a practice run in the Costa Rica… (more…)
Winning is Costa Rica was last modified: April 14th, 2021 by Flick
The first race of the year was held in Oak Ridge Tennessee at the Windrock bike park. The fastest racers in America were all there to compete for the number one spot. Our team definitely had our work cut out for them also along with some continuous changing track conditions.
The team started off Wednesday with pit set up, bike set up and the official track walk. All the athletes were very excited after track walk to get going with practice Thursday they all stated that the track was very high speed and had a lot of great obstacles that would favor them in the finals.
The first day of practice was Thursday and the track was beyond its normal dry conditions. Being in Tennessee it is usually known for its wet muddy conditions but Thursday’s practice was dust ball city and very unfamiliar for some of the locals and the true nature of the normal track conditions. The team members each put in about seven laps each to get their bike set up and tire choice. They were all feeling very good and excited for qualifying Friday morning.
Qualifying day was upon us and also was the weather it… (more…)
KHS Pro MTB Podiums at Windrock Tennessee was last modified: March 18th, 2021 by Flick
The Mob n’ Mojave, second round of the DVO Winter Series, had a deep field of riders and a lot of crazy weather. The KHS Pro MTB team stepped up and had a great weekend of racing with 2 podium finishes and Kailey Skelton grabbing the top step for the Pro Women.
Mob n Mojave DVO Winter Series was last modified: February 19th, 2021 by Flick
It was a very deep field this weekend, as big names like Aaron Gwin were in the race field for the Mob n’ Mojave, second round of the DVO Winter Series.
The team was able to practice Friday and Saturday with the final DH race happening Sunday morning. Conditions were definitely a struggle all the way through the weekend with winds up to 50 miles an hour.
The team had great training sessions Friday as well as Saturday and they were off to an early morning start for Sunday. Kailey Skelton laid down a blistering run to take the pro women’s category with a 15 second lead. She even overcame a huge crash on her first practice run of Sunday morning which was a scare for the whole team.
The pro man’s category had a very deep field of highly talented riders. After it was all said and done it was Steven Walton who was able to come out in third place and get on the podium. Unfortunately Nik Nestoroff would suffer a flat tire mid… (more…)
Kailey Skelton takes the W at Bootleg Canyon was last modified: February 19th, 2021 by Flick
2021 is absolutely starting off to be a year to remember. The Nevada state championship race is done and dusted and the KHS Pro MTB team has came out on top. With blood sweat and tears and a whole lot of dedication the team has won the pro men’s downhill finals three years in a row thanks to Nik Nestoroff. This is a massive accomplishment with a lot of support and help from everyone in the Mountain Bike community.
Not only did Nik win the Pro men’s final at the Nevada state championship this past weekend but also winning in dominating fashion was Kailey Skelton.
She is now two for two wins for the 2021 season. Also within her final race run she unfortunately crashed at the very top of the race which scared us all, she managed to get back on her bike and win the race. Which was an amazing accomplishment in her professional field of Racing.
KHS Pro MTB team rider Nik Nestoroff racing at the Nevada… (more…)
Doubled Up out at the Nevada State Championship was last modified: January 18th, 2021 by Flick