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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Big Sky Enduro Round 2

KHS Pro MTB rider Nik Nestoroff on track for a practice run at the 2nd round of the Big Sky Montana Enduro series.
KHS Pro MTB rider Kailey Skelton on track for a practice run at the 2nd round of the Big Sky Montana Enduro series.

Big Sky Montana, Round 2 of the Big Mountain Enduro Series brought some of the best Enduro racers from the world (Richie Rude, Cody Kelley). The racers would have to ride 8 grueling stages throughout the Montana Mountains. They would be climbing over 5,500ft day 1 and 1,500ft day 2. The 8 different tracks were unique with all different types of conditions. From steep shoots, rock gardens, and natural fresh cut sections the 8 stages truly brought everything to the table condition wise.

KHS Pro MTB rider Nik Nestoroff on track at the 2nd round of the Big Sky Montana Enduro series.
KHS Pro MTB rider Nik Nestoroff on track at the 2nd round of the Big Sky Montana Enduro series.

Day 1 would start out with the first 4 stages; stage 1 was one of the longer and more physical tracks. Nik Nestoroff would drop into stage 1 and end up 14th place. Kailey Skelton would unfortunately have a massive crash in her stage 1 run and suffering a mild concussion which would force her to pull out of the remainder of the race and completely. Nik Nestoroff would carry on to stage 2 with the climb being difficult 1,200ft climb at a high altitude. After stage 2 he would pull some time back and move himself into 12th place going into stage 3. Stage 3 and…
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Your New US National DH Champion

U.S National Championships are back in action after missing the 2020 Championships all athletes were beyond excited and very eager too claim all the titles that would be happening over the weekend. Showcasing all disciplines from Downhill, Dual Slalom, Cross-country, and all professional & amateur categories. Located in Winter Park Colorado at a elevation base of  9000 feet that would be the venue for the 2021 USA National Championships!

KHS Pro MTB rider Kailey Skelton practice run at the 2021 US Nationals in Winter Park Colorado.
KHS Pro MTB rider Kailey Skelton practice run at the 2021 US Nationals in Winter Park Colorado.

Kailey Skelton, Nik Nestoroff and Steven Walton would be competing in the Downhill category to try their best and claim victory and hold the national title throughout the 2021 season. The national title would consist of being the best racer on the mountain against the best American athletes. It is a very pristine title and each rider only has one shot at it each year. With that title it holds a lot of pressure to be victorious at other races like world championships and other national events that require each national champion to wear an American Stars & Stripes sleeve representing their title.

KHS Pro MTB rider Kailey Skelton practice run at the 2021 US Nationals in Winter Park Colorado.
KHS Pro MTB rider Kailey Skelton practice run at the 2021 US Nationals in Winter Park Colorado.

The KHS Pro MTB team arrived Tuesday evening to prepare themselves all the way for Sunday’s finals with that said Wednesday would be a day for track…
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Riding Southern Utah with Friends

What was originally going to be a weekend getaway visiting my good friend (and absolute shredder), Dylan, turned into a few weeks’ stay, heavy sessions, and overall good vibes. Dylan and I had one vision when we decided to put some content out for the public to see. That vision was to capture the raw Utah sessions that go down out in the desert using only my “Dad Cam” and not to make this video a “project” but only to capture what happens when two buddies feed off each other’s riding and progression, head to the zones, and throw down whatever comes to mind that day. Although this time of year is not ideal for filming, digging, and riding here in Virgin, we were able to make the most of the 4:30am wake ups to beat the 110+ degree heat and film some solid lines we were stoked on.

KHS Pro MTB rider Luke Whitlock rides Southern Utah.
KHS Pro MTB rider Luke Whitlock rides Southern Utah.

Virgin has a special energy that cannot be described, but only to be experienced, and that’s exactly what we wanted to capture. We wanted to take freeriding back to its roots and create a more raw, big mountain, Utah feel, and that fueled the motivation to hit some of our favorite legendary zones that we had always dreamed of riding. Zones we’ve seen our idols ride in movies and videos.

KHS Pro MTB rider Luke Whitlock rides Southern Utah.
KHS Pro MTB rider Luke Whitlock rides Southern Utah.

Dylan and I love riding the big mountain lines that Southern Utah…
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