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Kirt Voreis tracks down a bike sponsor and captures a Niner

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It’s safe to say that Kirt Voreis ranks up there among the legends of mountain biking. Between his affable personality, DH race chops, and style for days before that was even considered, the veteran of two wheels helped spread the stoke with the AllRide Tour which at times was sponsored by Santa Cruz and then Specialized bikes. All of this made the announcement that Kirt lacked a bike sponsor in November hard to believe. Of course, he didn’t announce it in a typical way – opting for a humorous video of himself trying to roost a corner with all of the parts of a bicycle except the frame.

Not surprisingly, a few months later Kirt has tracked something down. After hunting around, Kirt was able to jump on a brand new Niner and is looking forward to pedaling forward as Niner’s Trail Ambassador…

From Niner:

January 5, 2017 (Fort Collins, CO) – Last November, Kirt Voreis posted a video to Instagram showing he and his trusted video guy, Doug, working to make a bike video.  The problem? Kirt didn’t have a frame. He had parts, but no frame. Making a bike video with only bike parts was, well, difficult. It’s pretty hard to roost some trail without a fully built bike.

Social media went crazy. The interwebs asked, “How could Kirt Voreis not have a frame?” Being the enterprising and seasoned mountain biker, Kirt decided to get a little creative and take matters into his own hands. “Why look for a frame in all the regular places?” he asked. “Why not go hunting?” And so, on a cold, wintry dayriding into the woods on Doug’s handlebars, Kirt went hunting and bagged a frame – a Niner, size large. 

And the story begins – a match made in the woods. Niner welcomes one of the most storied mountain bikers of all time to our family and, we also gets to watch (and egg Kirt on) as he showcases the capabilities of our newly redesigned trail bikes. Kirt, on the other hand, gets to make more rad bike videos while riding a complete bike and continue to stoke the mountain bike community with his intriguing personality and entertaining antics.

From a career that started in 1994 as a downhill racer to now, one of the most respected and recognized ambassadors of the sport, Kirt has stood on podiums worldwide and worked tirelessly to get others jazzed about mountain biking. Kirt’s history and easy-going personality are well-known in the mountain bike world where he has long been recognized as a leader.

“Truly stoked to be working with Niner bikes for 2017! I’ve been a huge fan of 29er performance since 2010 so being able to work with a company that set that standard is invaluable. I am also extremely motivated to work with the marketing team to create content that inspires a “ride everything” attitude and to have fun doing it! Very excited for 2017, it’s Niner Time!” -Kirt Voreis

Kirt will throw a leg over Niner’s trail bikes, the newly redesigned RIP 9 RDO and JET 9 RDO.  As Niner’s Trail Ambassador, Kirt will spread Niner love wherever he travels. Find him at major bike festivals, keep an eye out for more riding videos and learn how to ride better with his helpful riding tips.

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Mondo @ Niner
6 years ago

Welcome, Kirt; beyond stoked to have you join our family!!

bearcol
bearcol
6 years ago

Voreis is the man! I’m looking forward to his first creative edit. Pretty safe to say we will see some craziness going down on wagon wheels.

duder
duder
6 years ago

Wow, that’s a big move for Niner to be supporting an all-mountain athlete. I hope this means they are committing to the sport outside of the spandex-wearing corners they have typically stayed in.

bearcol
bearcol
6 years ago
Reply to  duder

The rip 9 has been around for years. I would say they have branched out.

That said, I don’t think anyone is dumb enough to believe 29’ers are a good choice for the kind of riding Voereis is famous for. 29 for DH, and EN, they have a place under certain situations, but for street, FR, DJ, SS…… 29 will always be a handicap. Put a handicap on a rider like Kirt and he’ll still blow minds. Can’t wait to see what he pulls off with wagon wheels.

JasonK
JasonK
6 years ago
Reply to  bearcol

Bearcol: How on earth are 29ers “a handicap” for singlespeeds?

Colin M
Colin M
6 years ago
Reply to  JasonK

SS in this case is slopestyle not singlespeed. You know like flips, whips, and flat brims

satisFACTORYrider
satisFACTORYrider
6 years ago

niner will have a 27.5 offering. me thinks. it just makes sense to have that and voreis is the type of rider who could rep that and 29 for them. sounds good for both sides

bearcol
bearcol
6 years ago

Niner is going to put out a 26.9″? I guess there’s still a nine in there.

haromania
haromania
6 years ago

Nicely dun on the video. I come to this page several times a day and hope to be entertained, and that video did so in spades. Nicely dun guys and congrats to Kirt.

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