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Kyle Strait is about as local as it gets when talking about Red Bull Rampage. He's competed in the gnar-hucking event since he was practically a fetus and has won the event in years past. Check out his long-travel weapon for the fight in the desert.

-2014 GT Fury DH Bike. Frame material, aluminum
-One of the more subtle, but cool tweaks are on Strait's grips. He uses a custom ODI sleeve under the Sensus Swayze grips. This provides a bigger diameter for Strait's meaty paws. He was getting knuckle cramps and Colin Bailey thought Strait's grips were too small. Colin rigged up a mock sleeve by rolling duct tape around Strait's bars and then slid the grips over. That cleared up any cramping. Strait brought his bars to ODI, they measured the duct tape thickness and reproduced a proper sleeve. The grips are a full season old.
-RockShox BoXXer World Cup fork
-RockShox Vivid R2C rear shock with titanium spring. Kyle will run a 550- or 600-lb spring depending on how much Terrabites Beef Jerky he's eaten before competition day.
-He's beefed up the rear tire size from last year. He's gone from a 2.35 to a 2.5-inch Kenda Nexcavator RSR tire.
-Novatec Demon Wheels
-Prototype SRAM XO rear derailleur that features a short cage and what appears to be "XX1 technology."
-Truvativ XO carbon cranks
-Truvativ Boobars
-Avid Code brakes
-SDG flier saddle (he said he raised his seat height a bit...we're hoping for his trademark suicide no-handers off of massive cliffs!)
-Rove headset
-HT pedals

Go big, buddy!

Credit: Brandon Turman
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  • Jergus

    10/13/2013 11:15 PM

    He deserv to won :D

  • ianjenn

    10/13/2013 5:37 PM

    Is that a SINGLE PIVOT, he will loose for sure.

  • Big Bird

    10/14/2013 9:57 AM

    What's wrong with single pivots? Don't YOU ride a high single pivot? Maybe that was just a joke. Single for life.

  • ianjenn

    10/14/2013 5:53 PM

    Yeah I have owned numerous SP frames and currently have 2. I was being sarcastic about the single pivot bashing that some do.

  • Andre Palmer

    10/12/2013 12:12 AM

    C'mon Teddy bring it home this year....

  • SlickShoe671

    10/9/2013 9:12 AM

    Bring that win back to Socal Homie!!!

  • Daniel_Layton

    10/9/2013 8:45 AM

    Again no shoes. Its like the theme for this Rampage Pro Bikes.

  • GotShovel

    10/8/2013 9:40 PM

    Would love to see Lyle take the win this year.

  • alexarmanetti

    10/8/2013 6:18 PM

    I thought he was going to run novatec factor carbon dh rims at first? Guess they weren't ready. Would have like to see that happen. A 550-600 spring!!!!? That's crazy!

  • sspomer

    10/8/2013 6:40 PM

    he has the carbon wheels there and said he may give them a go.

  • der_geistmx

    10/8/2013 10:06 AM

    After watching how easy the 2013-2014 Fury of Lorenzo Suding broke in Hajfell. I´d be a bit nervous to ride it in such an event as the rampage ...

  • Jergus

    10/8/2013 10:30 AM

    It was aluminium

  • johnkorfiatis

    10/8/2013 10:33 AM

    -2014 GT Fury DH Bike. Frame material, aluminum
  • Jergus

    10/8/2013 10:49 AM

    Oh.. right.. sorry, my mistake.
    It can be funny :D

  • OCsponger587

    10/8/2013 10:41 AM

    it was a light proto that was cracked before the run and lorenso new it but rode anyway

  • der_geistmx

    10/8/2013 8:20 PM

    Proto? the Furys have been out there for months, why would he ride a proto?

  • OCsponger587

    10/13/2013 4:37 PM

    guess what strait just won rampage

  • Nicholast

    10/8/2013 8:26 PM

    Exactly. Prototypes are prototypes for a reason; they are still being tested, designs and producers are being tweaked, and they can sometimes carry some major flaws. The company won't start manufacturing until they are confident that they have worked out the issues found with the multiple levels of prototypes. That is true for all manufactures in the bike industry. Prototype does not mean "first batch" by any means, which seems to be the association most people make. In other words, I have no association with GT, but am confident Lorenzo Suding's experience will not be common for production frames.

    Oh yeah, kill it Kyle! You did it in 2004. We're rooting for you to do it again this year. :-)

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