Podiums all Weekend Long


The KHS Pro MTB team started off the 2022 race season with a bang. Capturing back-to-back wins at the Fontana Winter series regional event. Southridge USA has always been a foundation to the mountain community by bringing some of the best racers in the world to the California dirt. It would be Nik Nestoroff who has had an absolutely fabulous off-season, he would take the pro men’s Enduro win on board the brand new KHS 6600 Enduro bike. Followed up with a strong result from Steven Walton he would be taking third in the Enduro which was very impressive since he’s under the weather.

KHS Pro MTB riders Nik Nestoroff and Steven Walton on the Enduro podium at the first round of the 2022 Southridge Winter Series.
KHS Pro MTB riders Nik Nestoroff and Steven Walton on the Enduro podium at the first round of the 2022 Southridge Winter Series.

The team couldn’t be more ecstatic with a fresh start and new bikes under their belts to get the ball rolling for the 2022 race season. Fontana, California always produces some great race weather along with a strong field of racers to compete against the best of the best. Firing off in the Downhill Pro women’s Kailey Skelton would get back to her roots right where she left off in 2021 with winning the female Pro downhill race by a large margin and getting her feet wet and back into the grind of racing.

KHS Pro MTB rider Kailey Skelton on the women's DH podium at the first round of the 2022 Southridge Winter Series. KHS…
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KHS Pro MTB 2021 Race Recap

That’s a wrap! another mountain race season is in the books. Let’s take a look back on this past season and look what the team accomplished.

Nik Nestoroff Podiums at Sea Otter

Nik Nestoroff headed up to this year’s rendition of the Sea Otter Classic to leave his mark on the Dual Slalom race. Nik gave it his all and was able to put himself on the podium at the end of the day with his third place finish.

Podiums at US Downhill Series

Downhill National round 2 is one of the most premier races of the season and who would be taking the top steps? The team would be flying out to New Jersey for one of the most decorated Downhill events of the season hosted by Mountain Creek Bike Park located in Vernon, New Jersey. This mountain has hosted some of the best athletes in the world from Steve Smith to Sam Hill dating back to the mid 90’s. It’s always great to see the young talented athletes coming up through the ranks racing the same tracks as legendary athletes did in the past.

KHS pro MTB rider Steven Walton hitting the trail for practice at Mountain Creek Resort for the second stop of the US Downhill Series.
KHS pro MTB rider Steven Walton hitting the trail for practice at Mountain Creek Resort for the second stop of the US Downhill Series.

Track walk got underway on Thursday with a short, but always explosive track created by the best mountain bikers to the likes of Lars Tribune and George Ryan and the entire mountain creek bike park. The weather in store was unusually dry for this type of area which would play in favor for some of the West Coast athletes attending this race. The track would consist of lots of rocks, steep sections and jumps. Overall full demanding track from top to bottom.

KHS pro MTB rider Nik Nestoroff hitting the trail for his seeding run at Mountain Creek Resort for the second stop of the US Downhill Series. KHS pro MTB rider Nik Nestoroff hitting the…
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Podium packed Weekend

KHS Pro MTB rider Kailey Skelton first place at the third stop of the Northwest Cup in Montana.
KHS Pro MTB rider Kailey Skelton first place at the third stop of the Northwest Cup in Montana.

What a mega weekend of racing for the team this past weekend. We had all factory riders and most of our grassroots athletes all competing in different regions all on the same weekend.

KHS Pro MTB rider Luke Whitlock riding the freeride jumps at the Landslide Music Fest in Cedar City Utah
KHS Pro MTB rider Luke Whitlock riding the freeride jumps at the Landslide Music Fest in Cedar City Utah

Starting off with factory rider Luke Whitlock and newest member to the grassroots program Dylan Cobern were both in Cedar City, UT at a mountain bike festival throwing down some big tricks and representing our freeride side of things at the highest level. Here’s what Luke Whitlock had to say “A music festival would be the last place you’d expect a mountain bike jam to come about, but that was not the case in Cedar City, UT at the Landslide Music Fest this past weekend.

KHS Pro MTB rider Dylan Cobern riding the freeride jumps at the Landslide Music Fest in Cedar City Utah
KHS Pro MTB rider Dylan Cobern riding the freeride jumps at the Landslide Music Fest in Cedar City Utah

With expected crowds of upwards of 5000 people Dylan Cobern and I headed up north to Cedar City to put on a show for the people attending the event. While dealing with the crazy…
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