Kyle Warner

Sponsors: Marin, SR Suntour, Fly Racing, Shimano, WTB, Deity, Garmin, ONNIT, Smith, KS, MRP, Stages, Amaincycling.com

How long you have been with WTB: I rode for WTB from 2012-2013 and now from 2015-16!

Age: 23

Discipline: Enduro

Hometown: Chico, CA

Favorite place to ride: I love riding my hometown trails in Chico. Tons of rock, lots of fun lines, and a big variety of terrain! Its always a challenge. 

Fun fact: I started out Dirt jumping and my first ever event was a skatepark contest in 2009. Our judge was Cam Mccaul and I was so stoked to get his autograph. 

How WTB contributes to your success? They provide me with the best tires on the market and keep me comfortable all day long with great saddles and grips. When I am racing WTB connects me to the bike, and my bike to the ground. Having a lot of confidence in those crucial areas lets me focus on riding my best instead of stressing at the races.

How you got started out competing? A really rad group of people in my hometown called the Thunderbringers, brought me under their wings. They started taking me around to downhill races on the west coast. Then in 2012 I went to my first Enduro race with my friend Scott Fellers in Bend, OR and fell in love with the sport. Its been my main focus from that day on.

First experience with a bike: Crying when I was 4 because I couldn't  ride without training wheels. Its slowly gotten better since then haha. 

Who do you look up to? I look up to a lot of people. Really anyone that has the courage to pursue something they love and make a difference in the world. It's scary to put yourself out there. I look up to people that don't think twice about making waves. I really like listening to people like Elon Musk, Joe Rogan, and Aubrey Marcus. 

Other activities(off the bike): Motos and friends. I try to spend as little time off the bike as possible! 

Beverage of Choice: Chocolate milk for dessert or a nice refreshing Coconut water on a hot day. 

Place you have always wanted to ride: I have always wanted to check out Jamaica. It looks like a hidden treasure for riding.

Instagram handle: @kwarnermtb
Facebook page link: www.facebook.com/Kwmtb