Enduro World Series Rd 5, Burke Vermont

EWS round five fired off in Burke Vermont on US soil. All the international World Enduro athletes gathered around to showcase their talent on American soil. It would be our one and only athlete Nik Nestoroff holding it down for the pro men’s field coming into round five in the World Enduro series.

KHS Pro MTB rider Nik Nestoroff on course at round 5 of the Enduro World Series in Burke Vermont.
KHS Pro MTB rider Nik Nestoroff on course at round 5 of the Enduro World Series in Burke Vermont.

Nik would have six grueling stages to deal with weather conditions wet, grimy, slick, steep, physical with all the above technical terrain backed throughout every stage. Nik would dive into day one with pro stage results placing him in 30th position. This was excellent news for Nik sense day one was much longer stages. The first day was more of the physical long grueling tracks which was more of an Enduro style, not any of the short and snappy stages which would be held for day 2. Nik would be competing against the best racers in the world names like Sam Hill, Richie Rude and Jack Moore along with the above athletes that have been dominating the Enduro field for years. This was only Nik’s second EWS race and he was already thriving to break into the top 25 and continued success from Whistler BC EWS round four.

KHS Pro MTB rider Nik Nestoroff on course at round 5 of the Enduro World Series in Burke Vermont. KHS Pro MTB rider Nik Nestoroff on course at…
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2022 USA National Championships

What an amazing race. The 2022 US national championship was definitely one for the books from start to finish. Held in the high-altitude mountains of Winter Park Colorado this was one to Remember. Team KHS Pro MTB would be racing events such as Dual Slalom, Enduro and Downhill.

KHS Pro MTB rider Nathan Kitchen on track at the USA National Downhill Championships.
KHS Pro MTB rider Nathan Kitchen on track at the USA National Downhill Championships.

 

Practice for Downhill and Enduro would fire off early in the week starting Tuesday. Everyone on the team will be competing in Downhill. It would be Nik Nestoroff holding it down for the Enduro category. Wednesday and Thursday would consist of two-hour sessions on the downhill track. The team would be dialing in the lines and making their best efforts to have the track completely in tune for Saturday’s seeding.

KHS Pro MTB rider Nik Nestoroff on track at the USA National Downhill Championships.
KHS Pro MTB rider Nik Nestoroff on track at the USA National Downhill Championships.

Friday would consist priorly of Dual Slalom. Steven Walton and Nate kitchen would be practicing, qualifying and racing finals all within six hours on Friday. Both athletes would qualify within the top 10 to seed them perfectly in the round of 32. The track was short, snappy and very physical. Steven Walton would make it through his first round and go onto the round of 16, from there would have some tough competition and be eliminated in the second round with good efforts and showing high amounts of speed against the best build in…
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Kailey Skelton is the Women’s US National DH Champion

KHS Pro MTB rider Kailey Skelton wins the 2022 US National Downhill Championship in Winter Park Colorado.
KHS Pro MTB rider Kailey Skelton wins the 2022 US National Downhill Championship in Winter Park Colorado.

KHS Pro MTB’s Kailey Skelton is a the fastest woman Downhiller in the nation…again!! Kailey defended her title by winning the US National Championship this past weekend in Winter Park Colorado. Race recap coming soon.

Big Sky Montana Enduro

What do you do when the race you went to Montana for gets canceled? Here is what Nik Nestoroff does.

KHS Pro MTB Podiums at Mountain Creek

The team was firing off on all cylinders for the second round of the Downhill national series hosted at Mountain Creek bike Park, in Vernon, New Jersey. The team would be arriving Wednesday to get acclimated to the East Coast conditions and get the bikes all prepped and built up from the long travels. Thursday would kick off with track walk which would consist of a very explosive track Mountain Creek has always had some of the best downhill tracks in America. With super steep conditions, lots of rocks challenging lines and an overall physically demanding track there was not much missing from being an absolutely amazing track.

KHS Pro MTB rider Steven Walton racing at Mountain Creek resort in NJ.
KHS Pro MTB rider Steven Walton racing at Mountain Creek resort in NJ.

Friday would be day one of practice and we had some heavy competition on the mountain Dakota Norton from Factory Intense along with Neko Mulley would be among the field which was your current and past national champions. The whole team had a solid day of practice besides a massive crash from Kailey Skelton that would have involved a severe sprained wrist. Unfortunately, this would sideline Kailey for the remaining event and even put her overall championship title hopes on the fence.

KHS Pro MTB rider Nik Nestoroff racing at Mountain Creek resort in NJ.
KHS Pro MTB rider Nik Nestoroff racing at Mountain Creek resort in NJ.

Saturday which would be qualifying day would intel of big weather changes that would now put rain into the equation. It would change the track…
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