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Ryders Eyewear Sponsors Paul Basagoitia

Jan 20, 2012
by Ryders Eyewear  
Ryders Eyewear, the premier manufacturer of high-performance and affordable eyewear, is proud announce the addition of Paul “Bass” Basagoitia to their line-up of distinguished athletes. Bass emerged as a hardnosed contender on the freeride circuit at age 17, soaring to a first place finish at Whistler Crankworx on a borrowed bike in 2004. A year later he again took first place at Crankworx, and solidified his pro status with a first at The Gathering and second at the Red Bull District Ride.

rider Paul Basagoitia Filming for ABC s Good Morning America Televison Show.

Over the past few seasons Bass has continued to thrive competitively, with a series of notable performances at the annual Teva Mountain Games in Vail, CO, where he took top honors in both the Slopestyle and Freeride Dual events in 2009, secured another win in Freeride Dual and second in Slopestyle in 2010, and followed up with a solid second place finish in Slopestyle in 2011.

During his time off-tour Bass has focused his energy on pushing the limits of big mountain riding; doggedly seeking to bring progressive slopestyle tricks into the hazardous and unpredictable big mountain realm. Working with Freeride Entertainment, Bass spent extensive time in 2011 filming in Arizona, Utah, the Gobi Desert, and other remote international locations, for the highly anticipated feature film Where the Trail Ends, slated to premiere at Interbike 2012.

rider Paul Basagoitia location Blackrock Mountain Bike Park Oregon USA

bigquotesI'm stoked to be joining the Ryders Eyewear team, their products are at the top of the game. The Shore Goggle is the only goggle specifically designed for freeride, and it performs flawlessly compared to the moto goggle designs that are usually pushed on mountain bikers. It's an essential component in my set-up. I look forward to having Ryders on my side as I continue to explore new terrain and push my limits in the coming year. - Paul Bass

rider Paul Basagoitia location Colonnade Bike Park Seattle WA USA

bigquotesWe're honoured to have Bass join our team this season. His commitment to pushing the limits of freeride speaks directly to the core values that we at Ryders live by. We look forward to watching him excel and take the sport to new heights. - Ryders Eyewear Founder Brent Martin

rider Paul Basagoitia location Blackrock Mountain Bike Park Oregon USA

Bas will continue his quest for excellence in 2012- filming in remote locations internationally and competing on the World Mountain Bike Freeride Tour at a variety of events including the 2012 Teva Mountain Games, Crankworx, and Redbull Rampage. For more information on Ryders Eyewear and Athlete Updates, please visit ryderseyewear.com




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26 Comments
  • 26 3
 he still rides a 2009 bass?
  • 22 3
 tight budget ehyy...
  • 5 10
flag petersavage (Jan 20, 2012 at 17:15) (Below Threshold)
 bass kicks ass!
  • 9 1
 in my opinion that was the best looking year!
  • 1 0
 What's the problem with that? Besides that, he's riding the 2011 too.
  • 1 0
 so he got his 2011 bass painted like the 2009?
  • 1 0
 no they're old pics.
  • 1 0
 Oooh haha
  • 6 1
 I rode a bit with Bass today, he was on a proto 2012 Bass. Sick as hell. Such a sick rider!
  • 1 0
 It looked close to what bike just for an idea?
  • 1 0
 How does the new bike looks like? Big Grin
  • 7 5
 Such a sick rider with in my opinion the best ss rig ever the 2009 bass is the best and nicest no wounder he is still riding it !
  • 16 3
 Guys, these are all old photos from the redbull clump trip in 2009. Paul is rides current bikes....
  • 12 1
 well yeh its still named after him haha, would be rude not to give him one
  • 3 0
 pretty funny that an eyewear feature contains no eyewear...
  • 3 3
 Just what he needed, did you see how he isnt wearing any eye wear in any of those pictures of him? well now he can. haha
  • 1 0
 how come his doesn't bend and fuck up
  • 2 2
 So sick! Still one my favorite riders to watch!
  • 1 1
 It's great to see Ryder finally picking up a good rider!
  • 4 5
 i wish i was paul bass...
  • 4 4
 Paul bass still rides?
  • 1 2
 awsome bass
  • 1 2
 bass is the man!
  • 1 2
 WY to go big guy.
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