Fronted by Kyle Strait, the new Vitus Bikes team of Real Riders is ready to ride anywhere, anytime, with anyone.
When Vitus looked to expand our brand across the globe, we sought riders across all cycling disciplines that aligned with our Real Riders mentality. To us, Real Riders are those people who find immense passion and joy on their bike. Whether competing at the highest level or leading a local ride, the riders we choose to represent Vitus love bikes as much as we do and are part of this wonderful, global community.
Kyle Strait embodies everything Vitus holds valuable. Kyle is friendly, approachable, and helpful toward other riders. His love for two wheels is palpable. His reputation is well-earned and legitimate. His accomplishments on the bike are far reaching and among the highest echelon.
As a two-time winner of Red Bull Rampage, World Cup Downhill racer, perennial podium threat in dual slalom, and accomplished slopestyle athlete - there isn’t much that Kyle hasn’t done. Ask anyone that knows Kyle though, and they’ll tell stories of a man that loves his family, friends, and the world of bikes. There simply was no better choice for Vitus. New frame, same Kyle. From the Strait Acres Slalom Series, to a bike park tour and elite global competition, Kyle Strait will be flying the Vitus flag all around the world.
Kyle will be riding an Escarpe 275 as his go-to slalom rig. Additionally, look for him on the Dominer, E-Sommet, and Sentier bikes this year. Kyle will also have his hand in designing several forthcoming models, injecting a bit of the Natty Daddy into the Vitus gravity line.
Our Global Athletes
Kyle is not the only rider joining the Vitus Team this year. With the brand expansion into the US and Europe, we’ve curated a lineup of individuals from across the globe that represents the heart of what we stand for across road, mountain, and gravel riding. As the year progresses, look for a chance to get to know each of our newest riders individually.