Last year, Marin Bikes won the North American Enduro tour Championship with Kyle Warner. This has fueled the them and partner SR Suntour to field a bigger and broader team with the addition of women and international racers to the squad.
The team will be competing aboard Marin Attack Trail, Mount Vision and Rift Zone frames, coupled with suspension components from SR Suntour. We at Mtbr have recently ridden the Attack Trail bike and we believe that Marin Bikes has come a long way in All Mountain bikes and these are indeed very capable machines.
Here is the 2015 team.
Kyle, 22, of Chico, CA, started racing downhill in 2009 as a junior. Moving over to Enduro in 2012, he was immediately hooked. Currently the defending NAET champion, he hopes to have a repeat of his 2014 success. Additionally, Kyle will be racing 4-6 Enduro World Series events, Big Mountain Enduro events and the National Championships. And although Kyle is a fierce competitor, he’s also one of the most sincere, down to Earth people you’ll ever meet. His co-sponsors include Amain.com, Shimano, Smith Optics, Pearl Izumi, WTB, Deity Components, 7 Protection, Stages Cycling, Boombotix, Incrediwear, Rockwell Watches, Hammer Nutrition, TNT Athletic Performance, Renew Float Spa and Greenline Cycles.
Julia, 30, of Lichtenfels, Germany returns for her third year with Marin. She plans on racing in four of the Enduro World Series events, Trans Provence and two North American Enduro Tour events. When not competing, she can be found setting out on mountain bike-based adventure trips in her Land Rover Series 2a or Volkswagen Transporter, both converted to campers by her, and utilizing her impressive cabinetmaking skills. Her co-sponsors include ION, EVOC Sports, LED Lenser, Reynolds Cycling, Schwalbe, Dirty Saddles and Five Ten Footwear.
Matt, 19, hails from our hometown of Novato, and is entering his second professional year. He recently acquired a jump bike, so look for him at the local jumps and pump track in his down time. Matt’s co-sponsors include Shimano, Pearl Izumi, Kali Protectives, WTB, Smith Optics, MRP, Gu Energy and Incrediwear.
Craig, 37, is a father of two teenagers and resides in Big Bear City, CA and has been an avid mountain biker since the mid-80s. Racing downhill from 2000 to 2011, he moved to Enduro in 2012 and finished the NAET in 2014 with a 6th place overall finish, after missing two rounds due to injury. Craig is also the founder and owner of Harvey Custom Homes. His co-sponsors include Shimano, Troy Lee Designs, WTB, Oakley, MRP and Freestyle Watches.
Anne, 29, is the team’s mad scientist and comes from a successful downhill racing background. She is currently earning her PhD in Aquatic Analytical Chemistry from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Anne’s co-sponsors include Deity Components, Troy Lee Designs, Allsport Dynamics, Fuel Clothing, Novatec, HT Components, Onza and TRP Brakes.