29 Bikes for Future World Cup Shredders - Rookies Championships 2019

Aug 3, 2019
by Rick Schubert Schubert  


We are back in Serfaus-Fiss-Ladies for the annual iXS Rookies World Champs and caught up with some of the quickest youngsters. This year's field is stacked and has some interesting setups. Big up to the future shredders!

Sram Young Gun Henri Kiefer is just 14 but it feels like he is on the scene forever
Sram Young Gun Henri Kiefer is just 14 but it feels like he is on the scene forever

Nuno Reis is two time world champ in the U17 and will debute on the world cup in 2020
Nuno Reis is a two-time world champ in the U17 and will debut on the world cup in 2020

Santiago Fidalgo is shredding
Santiago Fidalgo is shredding

Maximilian Oberhofer and his Mondraker Summum
Maximilian Oberhofer and his Mondraker Summum

Moritz Sigl from Germany
Moritz Sigl from Germany

Downhill Team Tirol s power girls Rosa Zierl and Anouk Reiner
Downhill Team Tirol's power girls Rosa Zierl and Anouk Reiner

U 17 Arnau Graslaub Miro from Andorra
U 17 Arnau Graslaub Miro from Andorra

Jordi Hart from Great Britian
Jordi Hart from Great Britian

Tyla Thomas and his 24 inch Spawn fully
Tyla Thomas and his 24 inch Spawn fully

Jackson Goldstone with his custom Trek Session
Jackson Goldstone with his custom Trek Session

U13 Anton Rojan from the BSS Youth Syndicate
U13 Anton Rojan from the BSS Youth Syndicate

Markus Klausmann and his Propain Youngsters
Markus Klausmann and his Propain Youngsters

Noah Hofmann scored a second place on saturday
Noah Hofmann scored a second-place on saturday

Valentin Wimmer from Austria
Valentin Wimmer from Austria

12 year-old Gregor Brandauer and his Santa Cruz
12-year-old Gregor Brandauer and his Santa Cruz

Jonas Goeweil took the win in teh U19 on saturday
Jonas Goeweil took the win in the U19 on saturday

Robin Novotny from the Czech Republic
Robin Novotny from the Czech Republic

Sophie Gutoehrle racing the U17 girls category
Sophie Gutoehrle racing the U17 girls category

Nathan Devaux is just 11 years old and ripping the downhill track
Nathan Devaux is just 11 years old and ripping the downhill track

Till Alran is a huge talent from France racing the U13
Till Alran is a huge talent from France racing the U13

and of course a big Amaury fan
and of course a big Amaury fan

Ike Klaassen rips and is already hitting Fest Series jumps with 15 years to his age
Ike Klaassen rips and is already hitting Fest Series jumps with 15 years to his age

Luis Kiefer and his Canyon Sender
Luis Kiefer and his Canyon Sender

Melina Bast riding the U15 girls
Melina Bast riding the U15 girls

German Elias Bluhm U17 male
German Elias Bluhm U17 male

Izabela Yankova from Bulgaria
Izabela Yankova from Bulgaria


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22 Comments

  • + 20
 How in the world does 80% of these kids ride bikes more expensive than i earn a month. Is this a sports, where you can only be successful when you have rich parents or whats going on?
  • + 22
 Yes
  • + 3
 It is same for every sport now.
  • - 2
 @q232: What about football???
  • + 3
 That’s honestly the top .01% of kids riding. I’m riding a starter rockhopper but my brother has is worse, he’s riding a 20+ year old bike with a fork made just of rubber!
  • + 11
 My 9 year old son wants to play competition baseball. $4,000 to join the squad and then you have 7 to 9 weekends of tournaments. That's 21 to 27 hotel stays. Plus travels and food, 7,000 us dollars for baseball. At 9 years old.
His DH bike cost me 500 bucks.
  • + 3
 @q232: skateboarding excluded. Pro set up for £200
  • + 4
 I know a couple of these kids listed here and they are at a completely different level as riders compared to most of us and really can fully justify the top-level kit. For the kids I know the cost of this is reduced through their sponsorship from bike and kit manufacturers and retailers, so it isn't simply a case of parents with deep pockets although they do have to commit a huge amount of their time and money to take them training and racing all over the UK and Europe. The good news for our kids is the mainstream manufacturers are now producing decent junior bikes and therefore some more affordable models are available.
  • + 3
 there is a huge paywall between a grom and a fast ripping grom.
  • + 2
 @jonaslp1: that is a joke, not a sport.
  • + 7
 These kids aren't "future" shredders... They're currently shredding!
  • + 1
 I was thinking the same thing!
  • + 3
 Some of them were riding the European cup race in Pila last week. I believe the fastest under 17 was less than 15 seconds slower than Greenland's winning time, and with a wetter track
  • + 1
 @crashtor: That's true!
Nuno Reis and Oisin had an epic battle and ended only 13,2s behind Greenland's time.
  • + 2
 Thank you for featuring Nathan! He's only 10 though, probably the youngest rider in U13 as he's not 11 till 29th December. As for the comments about rich parents: that's definitely not the case for us. All down to 100% commitment, bank loans, help from sponsors and fundraising.
  • + 4
 Pretty awesome the level of bikes kids nowadays get to grow up riding.
  • + 1
 I wish there was this kind of support and racing available when I was their age. Great to see all the young talent out there now !!!!!
  • + 2
 I’m over six foot and Santiago’s bike looks like well good fun!..
  • + 2
 For real, the YT that Sophie is riding is an awesome looking rig.
  • + 2
 The future is bright!
  • + 2
 Rich parents ????
  • + 1
 They have the approved meme's down

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