David Lieb Steps Up to GT Bicycles’ Wing Project

Jan 22, 2020
by GT Bicycles  
Photo Burke Lawrence
Photo: Burke Lawrence


PRESS RELEASE: GT Bicycles

We would like to announce the newest addition to the Wing Project – David Lieb. While part of the GT family since 2018, David now joins the ranks of our elite ambassadors including Hans Rey, Tyler McCaul, Rachel Strait, Bernardo Cruz, and Tom Isted.

Since joining GT, David has competed in some of the biggest slopestyle events against the best riders in the world. In 2018, David took home third at the Fox US Open Whip Off, in Killington, Vermont. He also put down one of the best performances of his career at the 2019 Fox US Open of Slopestyle at Highland Mountain Bike Park where he threw down banger after banger against the likes of Nicholi Rogatkin, Erik Fedko, and fellow GT athlete Tom Isted which landed him on the top step of the podium.

Photo Jodie Morse
David has a bottomless bag of tricks and we're stoked to see what he adds to it this year! Photo: Jodie Morse

bigquotesThe first time I saw David ride was on the webcast of the Colorado Freeride Fest. I had never heard of him and was blown away when he dropped in and started absolutely slaying the course. It’s been fun watching him grow as a rider since then. The kid rips at everything he does and couldn’t possibly be any nicer of a dude. Welcome to the team Liebster!Tyler McCaul

David Lieb came up through the Michigan BMX scene where he looked up to riders like Chris Heath, Brandon Dosch, and Danny Gallup. “The Michigan shredders definitely helped me get to where I am today.” However, it was working as a mechanic at Spoke Life Cycles bike shop in Ohio where David was able to sink his teeth into MTB. “The transition just made sense with my riding style and the things I wanted to be doing with my bike!” So, after making the transition from BMX to mountain biking, David never really looked back.

Photo Burke Lawrence
Photo Burke Lawrence

bigquotesWe’ve known Dave since he was a kid, a shop employee, and now as a pro. We knew he was destined for greater things. He’s truly what this sport needs, and we’re stoked for the world to see his impact.Don & Brian, co-owners of Spoke Life Cycles

As a member of the Wing Project, David will continue to travel the globe competing in as many slopestyle and FMB events as possible, with a goal to earn a spot at Red Bull Joyride during this year’s Crankworx Whistler. We are excited to see what David unleashes on the scene next.

Photo Peter Jamison
Photo: Peter Jamison

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 David Lieb on Instagram.


16 Comments

  • 27 4
 Lieb dominated the US Open of Slopestyle and people never heard of this dude? Too much downcountry going on on this site.
  • 2 0
 he killled it
  • 5 1
 Wtf is down country, I’d say cross country still makes more sense. I ride cross country on a 130 mm hardtail with a dropper and don’t race.

If I rode down country wouldn’t I be doing shuttle runs?
  • 12 1
 @mkotowski1: It must be your first day on Pinkbike.
  • 2 2
 @chriskneeland: yes I get it pinkbike editors like the word
  • 12 0
 I don't belieb it. . . sorry I hab a colb!
  • 3 1
 Wow, first Jamie Farr now Dave Lieb.... Things are really looking up for Toledo. Proud day to hail from Northern Ohio. Add in Drew Carey, DEVO and John Glenn and maybe we can shake of the whole "Mistake by the Lake moniker."

Probably not though.

Congrats Dave! Make us proud! (Even though you're originally from Michigan, but no one is perfect.)
  • 3 0
 Watching the things this guy can do on a bike is crazy. Go watch him slay Ray's MTB. Congrats, David.
  • 3 0
 Never heard of this guy but he looks like a pinner! Good on GT
  • 3 0
 Heavy hitter at highland right here
  • 2 0
 Way to go David! Hard work always pays off!
  • 2 0
 Dude slays it. Search for his edit on here from last year. Solid.
  • 2 0
 Congrats David!! Can’t wait to see what you’re up to this year
  • 3 0
 I love his style
  • 3 4
 Wings project, eh? Sound like his career is really starting to take flight!

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