Ride Concepts introduces 2020 athlete team

Footwear brand expands its talented athlete roster


Ride Concepts announces several new recruits to its 2020 athlete team, welcomed by the original class continuing into its sophomore year.

Kyle Strait, Atherton Racing, Greg Watts, Caroline Buchanan, Sam Pilgrim, Geoff Gulevich and Wade Simmons will continue to call the rider owned a brand home in 2020. Now in its sophomore year, Ride Concepts has recruited additional talent to support the Ride Every Dayethos.

“For 2020, we wanted a diversified team from a variety of disciplines across the globe, I don’t think we could have done it any better.” said team manager Paul Basagoitia. Enduro World Series 2019 champion Isabeau Courdurier stood atop the podium with 8 wins last year. In 2020, she will do it in Ride Concepts shoes.

“I always struggled to find shoes that fit my small feet,” said the French native. “After trying them on, I knew these were the ones! I believe in durable goods built to last and I’m ready to put some miles in my Traverse shoes.”Kiwi shredder Keegan Wright comes board focusing on enduro, downhill, pump track and eating pasta.

“Stoked to be joining the Ride Concepts crew and can’t wait to fire off the 2020 season with them at Crankworx Rotorua!” said Wright. The new class wouldn’t be complete without a big mountain freeride. Vincent Tupin (Vinny T) of France brings his loose and aggressive Rampage style to the team. Ali Clarkson, Kyle Warner, and lewis Buchananround out the freshmen class with their unique styles of trials, racing and getting more people excited about bikes at a grassroots level.

“I’m excited to partner with Ride Concepts because they have the right motivation behind what they are doing,” said Warner.“They are a passionate group of people that love riding and supporting up and coming kids and events.”Even with such a broad lineup, Basagoitia hints that this roster may not yet be complete.

“We have a little more flavor coming,” he hinted. Catch Strait, Watts, and Wright competing at Crankworx Rotorua in March.

For more information, visit www.rideconcepts.com and @ridecncpts

About the author: Jordan Villella

Jordan comes from the steep streets of Pittsburgh PA, where he learned to dodge cars and rip single track. He has been involved in nearly every aspect of the cycling industry: from turning wrenches, store design, clothing production and bike park creation. Jordan spends his free time racing cross country and cyclocross around North America, though he has been know to enduro every now and then. His love of cycling is only second to his love of his family and punk rock.

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