Originally from Bakersfield California, Nate started riding mountain bikes as off-season training for BMX racing. Once Nate began Jr. high school, he began riding Enduro & DH. It didn’t take long for riding to quickly progress into racing. The 2020-2022 seasons Nate entered Men’s CAT 1 (Jr. Pro) He has been competing across the country focusing on Enduro and Downhill, however his speed and skill on the dual slalom track is being noticed as well. Picking up a 5th at US National Champs, 2nd at the Strait Acres Intentional at Snow Summit and 6th at the Sea Otter Classic. Nate is currently riding the KHS 7500 Enduro bike for this year’s BME rounds along with daily training. Nate is beyond stoked on the performance of the 7500 race machine and will be highlighting it through the year!
-Logan Binggeli – Team Management
The new KHS 7500 is a game changer for the 2023 season. The geometry compliments the SunTour Durolux 38 fork and Triair shock. Couple Shimano’s XTR drivetrain and brakes and we have a legitimate weapon for this year’s enduro season. Kenda has put together a tire package that grips and rips the trail with the Pinner pro ATC that brings “pin it to win it” to a whole new level! The cockpit has been enhanced by Renthal’s 35mm bars with the Apex 35 stem which puts me in a comfortable position on the trail. ODI’s reflex xl grips and Fasst co hand protection keeps you locked and loaded for the ever-changing trail conditions. Even with the KHS 7500 being an alloy enduro bike it has the best of both worlds with having incredible pedal efficiency and the stability like a downhill bike. I can’t wait to kick off the Big Mountain Enduro Series and see how this bike stacks up with the competition!
-Nate Kitchen – Pro Athlete