Were looking forward to another exciting season with the Vitus First Tracks team. The team has a great balance that perfectly fits with Vitus, with the winning experience of Glyn O’Brien, Jack Devlin’s raw talent and the incredible of skills of Nathan McComb, with Cato O’Brien helping to keep them all on track. We’ll be with them through all the races and adventures along the way. This season they have the option of riding the new carbon Vitus Sommet CRX or the new Escarpe 29VRX . After working with the riders our Vitus engineers have made some significant changes to the suspension platform and geo on the all Sommet and Escarpe models, which will allow the riders to push harder, and put a smile on their faces.
The team have been together for several years now and are really better described as a family unit. They will be hitting up the majority of the EWS and mixing it up at any Enduro and Downhill race they can get their hands on. It goes way beyond racing for this crew so broadcasting the biking vibe into everyday life is high on their agenda.
Nathan (the Lizard) McComb – Rider
“So psyched to be part of this awesome bicycle driving family and to be representing some amazing brands along the way. I can’t wait to get the race head on and get back to the #vanlife and all the adventures that come with it. See you on the trails!”
Jacko Devlin – Rider
“Coming off a brilliant first year with the team I am beyond stoked to be on board for another with the Vitus First Tracks Race Division! There are some great changes on the new bikes, been out a few times and I’m absolutely buzzing to get them under the clock at the races. I think we have a great vibe on the team. There is a nice mixture of everything from the experience of the OB lad, youth of myself, the skills of the lizard, adventures & looking after us from Cato. Were up to everything from having the craic, creating videos/photos, getting good race results (we hope) and having an all-round good time!”
Cato OB – Assistant Team Manager & Rider
“2018’s shaping up to be another great year for the VitusFirstTracks Race Division. It’s awesome to have Jack & Nathan on board again and I look forward to picking up more skills from the guys over the coming months! Here’s hoping we can also encourage a few more ladies to sign up for the race series too as we are certainly seeing a lot of new (female) faces out on the trails these days! Looking forward to more adventures on my new Escarpe VRX soon! #myvitusadventures.”
Glyn O’Brien – Team manager & rider
“I just love this time of year. Lots of hard work goes on behind the scenes in winter months that very few people are aware off. Spring is now in the air and I can smell race season! All the pieces to the jigsaw are on the table and now it’s time to put them together in one big adventure. Hanging out with this gang is more like hanging with your best mates. Let’s party!”
The team have a full schedule including:
SPONSORS – Vitus bikes, First Tracks MTB, Wilderness Trail Bikes, Silverfish UK, RaceFace, Spin 11, Niall Clarke Oils & Think Studio