Two Time Red Bull Rampage Winner Kyle Strait to Ride Vitus Bikes.

A man who has competed in every Red Bull Rampage since 2001, winning twice, Kyle Strait is welcomed by the Vitus Bikes gang.

Vitus Bikes launch their ‘Real’ Riders team with a new signing of none other than freeride legend and two time Red Bull Rampage winner Mr. Kyle Strait.

Fronted by Kyle Strait, the Vitus Bikes team of Real Riders is ready to ride anywhere, anytime, with anyone.

When Vitus looked to expand our brand across the globe, we sought riders across all cycling
disciplines that aligned with our Real Riders mentality. To us, Real Riders are those people
who find immense passion and joy on their bike. Whether competing at the highest level or
leading a local ride, the riders we choose to represent Vitus love bikes as much as we do
and are part of this wonderful, global community.

Kyle Strait embodies everything Vitus holds valuable. Kyle is friendly, approachable, and
helpful toward other riders. His love for two wheels is palpable. His reputation is well-earned
and legitimate. His accomplishments on the bike are far reaching and among the highest

As a two-time winner of Red Bull Rampage, World Cup Downhill racer, perennial podium
threat in dual slalom, and accomplished slopestyle athlete – there isn’t much that Kyle hasn’t
done. Ask anyone that knows Kyle though, and they’ll tell stories of a man that loves his
family, friends, and the world of bikes. There simply was no better choice for Vitus.

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New frame, same Kyle. From the Strait Acres Slalom Series, to a bike park tour and elite
global competition, Kyle Strait will be flying the Vitus flag all around the world. Kyle will be
riding an Escarpe 275 as his go-to slalom rig. Additionally, look for him on the Dominer,
E-Sommet, and Sentier bikes this year. Kyle will also have his hand in designing several
forthcoming models, injecting a bit of the Natty Daddy into the Vitus gravity line.

Vitus makes serious bikes for riders that don’t take themselves too seriously. This is
punctuated by the fantastic individuals we’ve pulled together over the years to represent the
brand for 2023 and beyond. It is our intent that riders from all over will find someone in our
crew that resonates and represents how they best enjoy bikes.

Kyle is not the only rider joining the Vitus Team this year. With the brand expansion into the
US and Europe, we’ve curated a lineup of individuals from across the globe that represents
the heart of what we stand for across road, mountain, and gravel riding. As the year
progresses, look for a chance to get to know each of our newest riders individually.