Yeti signs Canadian Geoff Kabush

Three-time Olympian to focus on endurance and XC stage racing

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Yeti signs Canadian Geoff Kabush

Kabush says he immediately felt comfortable on the Yeti SB4.5. Photo by Reuben Krabbe

Yeti Cycles has signed accomplished XC racer and all-around talented rider Geoff Kabush to its race roster for 2018. The three-time Canadian Olympian holds 15 national titles in a variety of cycling disciplines and captured a World Cup victory in addition to multiple podium finishes.

Racing mountain bikes since the early 1990s, Kabush decided to go full tilt into the sport after racing as a junior at the 1995 World Championships. He brings a wealth of experience and speed to the Colorado brand.

Yeti signs Canadian Geoff Kabush

Longtime Canadian XC racing veteran Geoff Kabush has signed on with one of America’s most storied MTB brands. Photo by Reuben Krabbe

For the upcoming season, Kabush will continue to focus on endurance, trail, and stage race events including the Epic Off-Road Series and Breck Epic, as well as defending his titles at the BC Bike Race, Trans-Cascadia and Downieville Classic.

Throughout his storied career, Kabush has championed clean sport and launched the “Race Clean, Own Your Victory” initiative with Cycling Canada. Yeti president, Chris Conroy noted Kabush’s success as a racer as well as his ability to serve as an example to others as reasons for signing the rider. “Geoff is a Yeti type of rider,” said Conroy. “He is a prolific racer that gets results, but always has time to sit down and have a meal with his fellow racers. He is a class act in all he does.”

Yeti signs Canadian Geoff Kabush

Kabush never wavers in inclement weather, but he does splits his time between Squamish and Northern California. Photo by Reuben Krabbe

Upon signing, Kabush confessed he is a long-time fan of the brand. “As a kid studying magazines pictures of my idol John Tomac on a Yeti I used to dream of riding one of these bikes,” said Kabush. “As a bike nerd and a former engineering student who appreciates great design, I’m psyched about these bikes and where this brand will take me this year.”

Kabush will kick off the race season at Moab Rocks, defending yet another title, and then head to the Sea Otter Classic in mid-April.

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  • shawn says:

    … He is a class act in all he does.”

    Just like when he got in that fight with Lopes for chasing him around with a bottle of champagne to spray it on him. That was classy.

    Not to crap on Kabush, I’m sure he’s generally a good dude and a great rider, but do we have to over-hype riders now like we do new bike tech? I there anyone who is really a ‘class act’ in ALL they do?

  • myke says:

    didn’t he retire….

  • myke says:

    additionally after yeti axed the ARC they really don’t have a XC specific bike anymore. BTW when yeti killed the ARC i lost the little respect i had left for the company.

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