Graham Agassiz Signs with YT Industries for 2021

Jan 4, 2021
by Sarah Moore  


Graham Agassiz announced he was parting ways with Evil Bicycles yesterday, and today he has confirmed the rumour that he's signed with YT Industries for 2021.

bigquotesYT Industries has been a dream brand for me to be partnered with, their deep roots and continued support within the Freeride and Fest Series culture is what really says it all for me. I look forward to sharing this journey and checking some things off the ol bucket list! Ruh Ruh RuhGraham Agassiz

bigquotesBeyond stoked to welcome Graham Agassiz to the #YTFAMILY. Let the #GOODTIMES start.YT Industries

We look forward to seeing what Agassiz and YT accomplish together.


100 Comments

  • 307 3
 Christopher Walken, then anime, now they partner with Duck Dynasty! What will YT think of next?!
  • 11 2
 comment gold
  • 21 5
 the anime was actually frickin sick
  • 3 0
 Ubisoft bud!! Riders Republic!!
  • 5 2
 @barbarm: ngl most anime is pretty weird but that was in the select few of dope ones
  • 9 1
 Pasted Brent Tippie, president of Freeride, on my first comment of 2021. Calling it a year. See you in ‘22 folks.
  • 1 1
 Sam Hill maybe??
Just putting it out there....
  • 5 0
 @usedbikestuff: Brent Lippie rules!
  • 7 1
 At least YT still bothers to try. As opposed to pretty much all other brands these days with their feel-good advertisement crap.
  • 1 0
 A collaborative heavy psych rock release, with nuff shredding, fuzz and distortion. Maybe.
  • 1 0
 90 Day Free-ancée?
  • 204 1
 Welcome to the team buddy!! Kamloops represent!! Let’s go shoot some steep gnarly shit!! Much love brother, let’s ride!!
  • 23 0
 Yaaaaaaaaassssss tup Would love to see T & A session go down Pimp
  • 69 2
 @mtnmanjake: where I come from, T&A means something else...
  • 7 0
 @adrennan: Why do you think he's so stoked to see it?
  • 2 0
 Stoked for you two to shred together. Gravel Pit Pillows still one of the funnest videos I've seen.

www.pinkbike.com/video/288171
  • 76 5
 Freeriders must be cheaper than racers.
  • 76 0
 I mean think about the cost of race season. The bus, travel, mechanics, race entries. A freerider like aggy barely has to leave his territory to put out all the content.
  • 56 2
 YT has always supported Freeriders - which is what PB was founded on.
  • 13 27
flag blowmyfuse (Jan 4, 2021 at 13:51) (Below Threshold)
 @suspended-flesh: Is that why Pinkbike had an all pink DH racing team back in 2002? To freeride timed laps?
  • 7 0
 They’ve always been more about freeriders than racers. Just take a look at all the past and present riders they’ve had on their roster, mostly freeriders
  • 53 1
 If he got a haircut and shaved that beard he'd save at least 100 grams.
  • 375 2
 100 Grahams*
  • 6 3
 @virtumedia: spell checker!!
  • 2 2
 @virtumedia: and if you see him at the cookie/craker section in the grocery store = Graham craker
  • 3 2
 @virtumedia: this is the only real justification for pronouncing it the way north Americans do
  • 35 3
 Lets get that Rampage podium, Aggy!
  • 12 0
 Dude flies down the mountain like he knows they have cookies at the bottom. He is an all time Rampage GOAT for me.
  • 19 1
 That tagline throwing some serious shade @evil
  • 7 0
 Am I missing something? Where's the shade?
  • 3 0
 @byfan: look at the thumbnail comment about DH bikes.
  • 5 0
 In the pb thumbnail- they are saying pb (Sarah Moore) is throwing shade at Evil, not YT/Aggie
  • 17 2
 One year contract? What is YT next big budget marketing ad? Christopher Walken check, Japanese Anime check.... Here is a thought how about better customer support and actually having bikes in stock.
  • 1 0
 Yup, give the sc shop what they need.
  • 15 0
 When did he stop playing Tennis and started Mountain Biking? That one slipped under the radar!
  • 6 0
 Steffi Graf is a ripper, too!
  • 3 0
 @suspended-flesh: Haha, he would know all about that!
  • 17 4
 is it just me or is that picture cryptic af? welcome to the family or thanks for selling your soul ??
  • 1 0
 This is why I came to the comment section!
  • 4 5
 @p3riderforlife: Same here!!
The bike community is rotting with all devil worship bullshit!!
  • 1 0
 @insideman: If there is a god I dare her to strike me dead as I type this messa
  • 1 0
 ???? you're a rebel! impressive
  • 14 0
 Is he gonna be on another sick as hell 26” Tues build?
  • 18 5
 Wow YT dropped cam zink for aggy...bold move.
  • 11 0
 Hey look, a company that makes a DH bike! How fitting for one of the gnarliest riders in the world. Next thing you know, Boggs will get a real DH bike.....
  • 16 4
 I hope he gets his bike this year. He should’ve ordered it in advanced.
  • 19 8
 Should've just stayed with Kona...
  • 11 4
 Kona has pretty much just turned into a racing/enduro brand.
  • 9 0
 Every time I've run into Aggy on the trail, I've got a huge, heartfelt hello. Like my friends aren't even that happy to see me.
  • 18 13
 Yawn. Hope they're paying him well!
  • 5 0
 Go, Aggie! Rampage on the horizon!
  • 4 0
 Aggy go on son! OT at its finest! I don't know what this ruh ruh ruh means but I like it.
  • 10 5
 Hopefully YT isn't sponsoring him for his dance skills. That shit sucks.
  • 3 0
 ...but entertaining as hell
  • 5 1
 So happy for aggie. Sad for Cam. I feel like his departure had political overtones
  • 2 0
 Interesting, how so? Curious
  • 1 0
 @mariomtblt: If you follow him on IG you would know.
  • 1 1
 @owlie: Or at this point, 99% of the people dropped by YT, pretty sure Vali/Angel are the only two to not be hinting at something over the years.
  • 1 0
 @owlie: explain a bit more
  • 2 2
 @erichsch: he's a Trump supporter lol
  • 1 0
 @pbfan08: keep up son

> I feel like his departure had political overtones
> explain a bit more
> he's a Trump supporter

implication that YT dropped him because he does not share their views
  • 2 0
 @mariomtblt: Not likely the reason at all. YT gave a bike to the MMA fighter named Cowboy who is a gun-totin Trumpster. They have been supporting CZ for many years - all things come to an end.
  • 2 0
 @suspended-flesh: He had some now deleted threads that got pretty ugly about politics. I dont his political views may have led to it, but that he was taking it to social media. I could be wrong, but its something I noticed hardly any other rider does. For either side.
  • 2 0
 @owlie: Oh OK. I haven't followed him on IG for a while. His dad is a piece of work though!
  • 5 0
 Not long until Commy an YT own ALL THE FREERIDE
  • 5 1
 Not gonna lie, I saw that comin!!! Woot
  • 3 0
 Now it's all starting to make more sense...
  • 4 0
 Perfect match!
  • 5 1
 30 years young....
  • 2 0
 So with Racing looking tentative for 2021, brands seem to be looking for other kinds of brand reps. Hmmm.
  • 2 1
 Good for him and my best wishes but after dropping legends like Lacondeguy and Zink... Don't know it just leaves some kind of unfairness feeling regarding to Zink
  • 3 0
 That was quick!
  • 2 0
 Cutn each others lunch to stay young in a young mans game.
  • 2 0
 poster looks like he finna play EDC w/ Salvatore Ganacci
  • 2 0
 Evil has a downhill bike ???
  • 1 0
 One year contract is kind of strange. Hopefully he gets more of a long term signing with them next year
  • 1 0
 I am starting to get the feeling (also based on him saying "bucket list"), is that he is going to try different things. maybe next year someone else. And just move around to different brands.
  • 1 0
 Kind of makes sense given the state of the industry. Will there be races in a year, or will everything still be more solo/freeriding focused? Will YT be able to produce enough bikes to make spending big on this kind of branding worth it? Lots of open questions, and I can see why both the company and the rider would be interested in something short-term and then re-assessing a year from now when (hopefully) things are a bit more settled.
  • 2 1
 He may regret that when he realises the don’t have any bikes for him
  • 1 0
 What’s happening to Zink now and when will we see an Aggy YT edit?
  • 3 3
 Ebike in the arsenal too.
  • 1 0
 cambo out, grahambo in.
  • 1 0
 14:59
  • 1 1
 Musta gotten a fresh container-load of chainstays
  • 1 1
 Ha, I cam looking for a chain stay comment
  • 1 0
 Haha I’m still waiting for bearings for my tues that I ordered And paid for in March and I got the email in November that I won’t be able to get my bearings due to “Brexit”
This company is a full out joke and the only way I got a reply was by tagging them insta and Facebook
They hadn’t replied to any of my emails for 6 months and only when I put the shit onto insta and Facebook I got messages off Martin to delete my post
He is a c*nt and they still haven’t refunded me
The company does not care about its customers
I’ve spent £11050 on this company and it’s a f*cking joke that I can’t even get frame bearings for both my tues and Capra
One of the biggest regrets in my life wasting my apprenticeship for that I saved up for is getting the bikes from this pathetic company
  • 1 1
 He could have had Coffee... So YT?
  • 1 1
 I wonder what warrantied the move.
  • 1 1
 So much for Young Talent???
  • 1 1
 Be great till they let him go-like every athlete they've ever had.
  • 5 6
 Is everybody on YT this year
  • 32 0
 Nah, everyone is on Santa Cruz this year.
  • 12 14
 Carefull back flipping that first drop at rampage, might snap a head tube, =b
  • 5 0
 More like the fork's steerer tube - check your head.
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