Interview with MTBVT.com

2 01 2013
Ebbett Sherwood Forest Wallride

Kyle riding the Sherwood Forest at Highland Mountain Bike Park. Photo: Dave Smutok

Here is an exerpt from the article Catchin’ Up with the Pros on MTBVT.com

MTBVT: Favorite VT trail or trail system when you first arrived on the scene 12 years ago and now?

Kyle: I moved to Vermont 12 years ago and was really scared because I always thought the riding season was short and muddy… Well I was way wrong! I moved to Richmond first and was still traveling too much to find and ride all the good spots. I live in Essex now and I’m surrounded by amazing trails and jump parks! I travel less and have found myself in the NEK a lot. But my favorite out the door ride is Saxon Hill, they have it all over there! Thanks to the Fellowship of the Wheel and all their hard work!

MTBVT: Machine built, bench cut, or classic rake ‘n ride?

Kyle: All of the above! I believe in making trails as amazing as possible. MTB’ers hate golfers… But golfers take them to school when it comes to etiquette and maintenance! It’s a joke. They fix their divots and rake the bunkers. If I ran a resort trail system it would be buffed out every day! And there would be grass and flowers everywhere. I would also educate people on trail etiquette and how to fix their (divots) berm blow outs and (rake the bunkers) clean sticks and rocks off the trail that you caused. Yes, there are some people that are clueless that they just blew out a turn or left a big ass case mark on a landing of a jump. But one day I hope we stop this.





Bike Check: Scott Voltage YZ TMO

28 11 2012

While riding Highland Mountain Bike Park in the fall, Dave Smutok did this bike check with Kyle and posted it on VitalMTB.com. Here’s a summary of Kyle’s bike. Visit the link for the interview.

Sunline V2 pedals

Sunline V2 pedals

SRAM grips XO shifter/brake levers

Rock Shox Argyle RCT

Rock Shox Argyle RCT

Schwalbe Table Top

Schwalbe Table Top Tires

Mavic Crossmax SX Wheels

Mavic Crossmax SX Wheels

Truvativ XO cranks

Truvativ XO cranks

MRP G2 chainguide

SRAM XO rear derailleur

SRAM XO rear derailleur

thing

customized shorter chainstays

Kyle Ebbett Voltage Bike Specs

Parts Brand Model Additional info
Frame Scott Voltage YZ TMO
Fork RockShox Argyle RCT 100mm travel
Headset FSA Orbit Extreme
Handlebar Truvativ Boobar Full width, 800mm
Stem Truvativ Holzfeller 40mm
Grips SRAM
Brakes / Brake Levers Avid X0
Shifter SRAM X0
Rear Derailleur SRAM X0 Short Cage
Chainguide MRP G2
Cranks Truvativ X0
Chainrings / Sprocket Truvativ 34t
Bottom Bracket Truvativ
Chain / Cassette SRAM
Pedals Sunline V2
Wheels Mavic Crossmax SX
Tires Schwalbe Table Top
Saddle SDG Apollo I-Beam
Seatpost SDG I-Beam




Video of Backyard Pump Track

22 11 2012

This video of my pump track was recently posted on Vital, More Dirt and Two Wheel Drifting





Colorado Freeride Fest in Decline Magazine

10 10 2012

The caption in Decline Magazine said,”Not only does Kyle Ebbett build a great slopestyle course, he’s also an awesome announcer.”





Brodown Showdown

9 09 2012

Spent the day riding Highland’s newest jump park and their gigantic airbag. Had a good time playing some foot down.





New Gambler at Crankworx

22 08 2012

2013 scott gambler

Raced dual slalom at Crankworx, but missed qualifying by two spots. Enjoyed a lot of DH runs on the new 2013 Scott Gambler.





Bike N Brew Festival

6 08 2012
garden pump track ebbett

Riding the IdeRide pump track

The 4th annual Bike N Brew Festival offered the best Vermont brews, 120 miles of Kingdom trails single track, downhill freeriding from the Summit at Burke Mountain, a jump demo, and jump jam at Ide Ride Bike Park and pump track.








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