Brage Vestavik to Ride for GT Bicycles in 2020

Jan 24, 2020
by GT Bicycles  


PRESS RELEASE: GT Bicycles

We welcome Brage Vestavik of Norway back to the brand as a global athlete.

A self-proclaimed “shred-Viking,” Brage rips on any bike he picks up; from BMX to Downhill, he attacks the terrain with the same savagery and capability. “There are a lot of new bikes since the last time I rode for GT, so I’m pumped to ride them all,” Brage said when asked about the bikes he’ll be riding this year. “I’m really excited about the Force; I think it will be my go-to bike for everything, from street to DH to the bike park. I’m also really keen to ride a BMX bike at some point too.”

In addition to competing at core events like Downhill World Cups and Red Bull Hardline, Brage creates some of the wildest videos on the internet. His Instagram series, #b_rage, a collection of kooky clips, Brage manages to capture on a daily basis, is always a top trending hit. In fact, his latest shred-it, “Time is Now,” had the internet buzzing – it was viewed over 60,000 times in less than a month!

When not riding, Brage can be found digging at his local trails and creating new weird and interesting features. He’s a dedicated builder who loves immersing himself in his work, “When I’m working on a feature, that’s all I’m thinking about,” he explained. “Even when I’m not digging, I’m thinking about that feature, how I’m going to finish it, ride it, or film it.” This year, Brage will work as a trail builder at GT-sponsored Trysil Bike Arena in Trysil, Norway.


bigquotesTrysil will be the first bike park I’m able to help with building, so I’m really excited for that! I have some cool ideas! What I love about Trysil is that everyone can have fun there, I have the same amount of fun on the Blue trail as the Black trail.Brage Vestavik

Over the next year Brage will continue to build unique setups and produce mind-blowing content. When asked about his plans for 2020, Brage said, “I’m just keen to ride and have as much fun as possible! I’ll do a few races, go to some cool events, ride Trysil Bike Arena a lot, build trails and film. I’ll be working on an edit with my good friends, Blur Media, that I’m super excited about. I’m also really keen for Red Bull Hardline again!”


To learn more about GT, its pro riders and the bikes they ride, visit www.gtbicycles.com. Check out GT Bicycles on Instagram, YouTube, Facebook, and Twitter, and follow Brage Vestvik on Instagram.

Photos by: Mayhem Media


48 Comments

  • 120 2
 Yeeeow!! Stoked!! Smile
  • 3 0
 The Viking king of MTB insta
  • 1 0
 And WE are stoked for YOU! Go get em Viking!
  • 60 1
 GT signs Brage and Denim destroyer? Really getting themselves quite the team!
  • 25 1
 Brage is dream to make edits with. We haven’t come by anyone more dedicated than him. New bike, new year and new edits. Sheeez!
  • 31 8
 Full review coming tomorrow.
  • 4 32
flag SnowshoeRider4Life (Jan 24, 2020 at 6:17) (Below Threshold)
 underrated comment
  • 17 1
 GT needs to stack up some more back wheels with Wyn and him on board. No more need for front wheels though.
  • 2 5
 I'm pretty sure they are sad of not being also able to add Vinny T and Nico Vink to the list of rear wheel masters riding for GT!
  • 13 0
 GT has all the shredders this year
  • 8 0
 Wow! GT is BACK in a big way! Could the lineup look any shreddier?

Loving how all these shots have him looking at the camera. Fully sick!
  • 1 0
 @jaame: that’s called raditude
  • 1 0
 Chris Akrigg! Who would have thought it?
  • 10 0
 Damn GT's budget must have received some sort of boost
  • 6 0
 Well, Cannondale cancelled the DH program. So...
  • 5 0
 It's all happening isn't it? Totally awesome team this year!
  • 7 0
 YYYYEEEEEEEEOOOW BRAAAGE!!! @BrageVestavik1 so sick brother!!
  • 7 0
 GT scooping up all the Young Talent for this season.
  • 5 0
 It's good to see them picking a ton of cool up and comers. No wrinklies!
  • 7 0
 look how sick that La Bomba looks!!
  • 6 0
 now do a welcome edit -pleaaaase
  • 5 0
 Good Times...powered by lutefisk
  • 5 0
 so many riders finding the right homes this year.
  • 5 0
 That’s an excellent move from both GT and Brage
  • 5 0
 Brage Bossman!
  • 1 2
 no, sadly hes not part of my family -would adopt him though if he teaches my kids to ride (yes thats my actual surename )
  • 1 1
 @optimumnotmaximum: If that's your real surname, your nickname is wrong.
  • 1 0
 @megatryn: haha true, never thought of that. the nick is from a fab barel vid drinking wine and talking about the philosophy of enduro
  • 5 0
 Poor rear wheels
  • 3 0
 GT is cool as shit and keeping it real! Seriously... best corporate bike brand out there. Wyn can vouch for that!
  • 4 0
 love his style
  • 2 0
 Sorry, couldn't quite tell what brand of tires he's running. Anyone have an idea?
  • 4 3
 He will break so many bikes.
  • 2 1
 Need a stack of frames for him
  • 2 0
 Great Talent
  • 1 0
 Congrats!! I enjoy your style and stoke. Keep er sideways! Yew!!
  • 2 3
 What's with all the deleted photos? Side note: helping build a bike park sounds like fun, lots of work, but fun work! Smile
  • 1 1
 As a Mondraker fan, bummed to see the Viking move from the brand. Frown
  • 3 4
 always did not like how GTbikes look) but Vestavik rock!
  • 1 1
 Make GT great again!
  • 2 4
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