I’m 17 years old and I’m from Ampflwang, a small village in Austria. Since I was four years old, I’ve always wanted to be faster than other people, but back then it was on a motocross bike. When I was 11 years old, I had a pretty big crash during an MX race, after that my parents were too scared to let me keep riding moto’s. I started riding on my Kona Stinky 24” a lot more and I loved it so much, that I fell in love with mountain biking from there on. I’ve always liked to push myself, and when someone tells me I won’t be able to ride a section of track faster, I stay there on my own, trying until I can.
RIDER NEWSMORE FROM THE COG
DATE OF BIRTH07/14/2003
RIDING WITH KONA SINCE2021. Although I’ve been riding Kona Bikes since I can remember.
WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE KONA IN YOUR QUIVER AND WHY?All of them. It’s impossible to pick one, I love my Operator CR, Process X, Hei Hei CR and my Shonky!
WHERE ARE YOU FROM AND WHERE DO YOU LIVE?
I’m from (and still live in) a small village called Ampflwang in Austria.
DO YOUR BIKES REQUIRE ANY SPECIAL SETUP TRICKS TO MAKE THEM “JUST RIGHT”?
Not at all, I usually always try to get my suspension dialed in first, but I definitely prefer the riding part, haha.
WHAT ARE YOU MOST LOOKING FORWARD TO THIS SEASON?
To be honest, I can’t wait for the entire enduro and DH race season, but I’m especially excited for the DH World Cup races. I pretty much spend every day on and off my bike training for the next races.
WHO IS THE PERSON YOU MOST ADMIRE AND WHY?
My dad! He has taught me pretty much everything and always supports me, plus I desperately need him as my mechanic and dogsbody!
WHAT WAS YOUR FAVORITE TRACK OF 2020 AND WHY?
The Chatel Bikepark in France. My friends and I were going on a road trip there this summer and they had some of the best tracks I have ever ridden in my entire life. If you like steep turns and big jumps you should check out the Upper Vink Line.
WHAT WAS THE LAST GIFT YOU GAVE SOMEONE?
A voucher for my Mom on her birthday.
WHAT FICTIONAL CHARACTER DO YOU IDENTIFY WITH THE MOST AND WHY?
Hard to say, but maybe Owen Wilson because he is a funny guy.
HOW WOULD MATHIEU DUPELLE DESCRIBE YOU IN JUST THREE WORDS?
do. your. homework.
2020 WAS A CRAZY YEAR, CAN YOU SHARE WITH US ONE HIGHLIGHT AND LOWLIGHT?
Last Thing You Lost?
Last Video Part That Got You Hyped?
Matt Macduff’s new Edit.
Last Person you followed on Instagram?
Last TV show you watched?
Last song you listened to?
Holiday from Lil Nas X.