Brian Lopes Adds Rims and Tires to His Sponsorship With WTB
17 February, 2017
Eight years ago, we were honored to announce a new saddle partnership with legendary mountain bike racer Brian Lopes. Today we're stoked to announce Lopes will be adding WTB rims and tires to his quiver of bikes.
Bragging rights...something Lopes has spent the last few decades gathering an endless supply of. Four world championship and nine national championship titles to his name and has won 25 world cups in a range of disciplines including four-cross, dual slalom, downhill and BMX. Somehow not amazed yet? Lopes has also been inducted into both the Mountain Bike Hall of Fame as well as the BMX Hall of Fame.
“After so many years of being sponsored by WTB for saddles, I’m excited to grow my relationship with them by adding tires and rims to my program. The variety and quality of choices they offer for every condition is going to making riding and racing way more fun this year.” - Brian Lopes
A bit more from the man, the myth, the legend himself...
Sponsors: Ellsworth, Pearl Izumi, X-Fusion, Factor, Renthal, ODI, KS, HT, G-Form, Lazer, Oakley, GoPro, KMC, Wheycoco, Chris King, Bike Co., and of course WTB.
How long you have been with WTB? This is my ninth year.
Discipline: I do them all.
Hometown: Laguna Beach, CA.
Favorite place to ride: Anywhere in B.C., Canada.
Fun fact: The more air you are catching, the more fun you are having.
How does WTB contribute to your success? You spend a lot of time sitting on your seat and having a place to plant my butt that comforts me for all those hours. I’d call that a success.
How you started out competing? My dad took me to the BMX track in 1975 for my first race and that’s where it all began.
First experience with a bike: Well I’m sure I rode around the streets before that first trip to the BMX track, but when I was 4 years young the biking started.
Who do you look up to? I look up to a lot of people. I try to surround myself with good people and most of them all have some qualities that I admire.
Other activities(off the bike): Moto.
Beverage of choice: Lemonade.
Place you have always wanted to ride: Bolivia… my wife is from there and the mountains are huge. There have been many riders who have done shoots there and it looks like a cool place to adventure.
Instagram handle: brianlopes
Facebook page link: brian lopes
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Website link: www.brianlopes.com