When building the GHY Bikes/Transition/DVO Team over the fall, the one thing that was clear from all the partners of the team was that Enduro racing was very important to all the brands supporting it. Showing versatility in DH, Slalom, pump track and Enduro was one of the goals for the team from day one.
Dylan Brown had a great start to the Enduro season with silver at the Double Down in Spokane, WA in the Jr. Class (the first race of the year) and a Cascadia Cup podium 5th at Hood River, OR. One of the big events for the team was the North American Enduro cup at the beautiful Silver Mountain Bike Park in Kellogg, Idaho. With this being a co-sanctioned event with the Cascadia Cup Enduro series, Idaho enduro, Montana enduro, BC Enduro series and MTB Enduro, you knew right away that the fields would be stacked with talent from all over the Northwest and beyond. Prior school commitments kept Dylan Brown from making the trip, while Bailey Villalovos’ graduation meant that he and head wrench Jerry Villalovos would also stay behind. With Jason Gibb running the GHY BIKES tent at the Duthie Days Festival, Josh Gibb ended up hitching a ride with All Out Racing’s king pin Kody Clark. Practice was Friday and Josh felt really good on his Transition Patrol with the new Topaz shock from DVO requiring minimal changes to get the feel and speed he needed. Josh felt good on five of the six stages, knowing that he just needed to stay in touch on the very pedally stage two and not burn out. A tire change to the Vittoria Jafaki in the front during practice, planted the front of the bike and he felt he had a real weapon for battle for the weekend.
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