Cover image by Ian Collins
Scott today announced that Americans Paul Basagoitia, Kyle Jameson and KC Deane will continue to ride for their freeride team in 2015. Combined with their European squad (Nico Vink, Louis Reboul and Xavier Pasamonte), Scott will have a strong presence at events around the globe.
“We're stoked to get all these guys back on our bikes for the upcoming season," said Nic Sims, Scott Sports USA Marketing Director. "They each bring something unique to the program," said Sims. "Paul Bas is a legend and he's growing his video production capability. Kyle rode a clean run in the Rampage last fall, he shot a number of edits, and he gets more visibility with each season. And KC is one of our unique crossover athletes – he rides dirt in summer, and snow in winter," added Sims.
Here’s Paul Bas’s self-filmed 2014 recap:
From Aptos, California, Kyle Jameson plans to ride all the 2015 FEST series events. In fact, he's organizing a new FEST event in Santa Cruz, the CruzFEST in late April. He's been featured in a number of edits including a recent trip with InFocus to Namibia, seen here:
KC is relatively new to the world of freeride. He grew up racing XC mountain bikes as a teenager, but got out of riding and pursued skiing as a primary focus. Since then, he's traveled the world skiing, filming and shooting. As a SCOTT snowsports rider, he has been featured in many ski movies, magazines and publications. It wasn't until 2012 that KC picked up the mountain bike again, and his progression was rapid enough to land a starting spot in the 2014 RedBull Rampage. He's teamed up with shooter Steve Lloyd on more than one occasion, producing edits like this one:
Look for all three of these talented American athletes to push their limits on Scott Gambler downhill bikes and Scott Voltage freeride bikes in the coming season. scott-sports.com