Mountain bike freeride legend Kyle Strait has signed with Northern Beaches trail gear legends DHaRCO!
Kyle Strait needs little introduction but to get the low down, in 2004 he won his first Red Bull Rampage title at only 17 years of age. In 2013 he went on to win it again and became the first athlete to win Red Bull Rampage twice. He’s a true legend of freeride and the only athlete to have competed in all Rampage events to date, starting back in 2001. He’s been pushing the limits of the sport, and it’s been amazing to see the progress and results of that today.
“For a relatively small Aussie brand, partnering with Kyle Strait seems a bit surreal. He’s one of our idols. Getting to know him and what makes him tick has been a great insight into why he’s such an amazing rider. He’s a genuine nice guy, loves bikes, digging in his backyard and pretty much never wants to grow up. It truly is an honor to welcome Kyle to the DHaRCO Collective, and great timing as we expand in the US. Bring on 2018! “
~ DHaRCO Crew
"I am so pumped to sign with DHaRCO for this season and many more. The passion behind the DHaRCO brand shows big in their creative design and commitment to innovate the best gear for the rider. The lifestyle look fits perfectly with the California vibe. I am really looking forward to seeing them grow in North America and beyond.”
~ Kyle Strait
Stay tuned to see a bit of the local Aussie mountain bike scene when Kyle visits the DHaRCO crew end of March in Australia. They’ll be working on some edits of Kyle on the Sydney trails, beaches and might even find time to sneak in some fishing - oh and find him a few senders too.
This season Kyle is planning to compete in the International Crankworx series, starting off with Rotorua, Sea Otter Classic, some select FEST series events and of course, Red Bull Rampage.
More than that, Kyle is also involved in his local bike community coaching clinics for both adults and kids across the US. He’s also fulfilling a childhood dream (of many of us!) and building epic trails on his property ‘Strait Acres’.
DHaRCO opened a US office last year, so it’s a great time to partner with a US ambassador and all round legend such as Kyle Strait. If you’re looking for the gear in the US, DHaRCO will be working with a number of retailers in 2018 - such as EVO and Fanatik. The new season will be dropping in stores April 2018.
For Commencal rider Kyle, the partnership also comes at a great time as the Commencal launches into Australia and DHaRCO opens a US office.
Photos: Commencal US