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Roots Run Deep: Is Richie Rude Going Back to DH Racing on Yeti Prototype?

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From Yeti Cycles: “Yeti Cycles is excited to announce Roots Run Deep: Richie Rude, a film highlighting the life and career of one of most prolific and dominant riders in Enduro. Richie Rude’s soft-spoken and modest demeanor off the trail is sharply contrasted by his wickedly tenacious racing style.

Now on his 12th year in Turquoise, Rude’s roots with Yeti undoubtably run deep. We follow the New Englander in his early days on the bike, through his incredible rise as the first American to claim a Downhill Jr. World Championship title, to his decision to ditch the DH dual-crown in favor of the emerging discipline of Enduro. We even get a rare peek into the extracurricular activities of one of the most mysterious men in the sport, as he shares his passion for bikes with the next generation of riders.

From the looks of the video, Richie is riding the Sixfinity prototype DH bike from the Yeti Special Project Division.

But Rude has a lingering question: Where would he stack up in Downhill now, a decade after stepping down from the podium’s top spot as a junior? With the support of the entire company through a sensational Yeti Special Project, Richie — and the rest of the world — might just find out.”

Title photo by Dave Trumpore

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21 days ago

Wow! Looks like Yeti is finally waking up and Richie’s new DH rig is a Horst link 4-bar. Video above @ 14.02.

20 days ago
Reply to  nooner

The Yetis with the linear slide bearings never made an iota of sense to me. I don’t care how sweet the pedal action is, those things have to be a maintenance nightmare. I’d rather be riding my MTB than screwing around with it.

14 days ago

about time Yeti – moved into the F1 series

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