Must Watch: Kyle Strait Smashes the Old Rampage Site in ‘I Think I’ll Have Another’

Dec 14, 2020
by COMMENCAL bicycles  


"When October comes, there's no place I'd rather be than Southern Utah. So, I think I'll have another. Enjoy!”
- Kyle Strait

Rider: Kyle Strait
Directed by: Tory Powers
Additional Cinematography: JP Preston & Dustin Lindgren
Music: Downtown - Crooks
Photos: Chris Wellhausen & James Stokoe
Location: Southern Utah











88 Comments

  • 117 0
 Going big never goes out of style.
  • 10 0
 Lyle!
  • 30 0
 Going big never goes out of Kyle!
  • 5 0
 Crushing big lines and quarterbacks since 2000!
  • 4 0
 No doubt. I watched it several times yesterday. And today, I had to crack open another cold one and watch it again. Probably do the same again tomorrow.
  • 47 0
 Awesome. Mr. Strait looks ready to compete in another rampage, his longevity riding the gnar is amazing. It’s impressive watching such a big dude super seat Indian a hip.
  • 37 1
 How is one suicide no hander more fun to watch than all the trick combos in the world?
  • 29 0
 Because it takes so much commitment to pull it off, I reckon. He does them perfectly, that's a proper nose dive and look at that drop... I did appreciate the sui to crankflip too, though!
  • 2 0
 @noisette: agree. so rad
  • 3 0
 because 'cost of failure' is high AF
  • 12 0
 @noisette: He pulled out of the no hander early and I was just think "oh, that's kinda..." and he rolled it right into a cheeky crankflip. Quality.
  • 32 1
 Sick riding and nostalgia from an og of rampage. Ran into Kyle and Cam Zink on Kong during this film trip and was pumped to catch half a lap with them. Rad, genuine humans. Can't wait to see what next year's rampage brings!
  • 28 0
 I kept waiting for his classic suicide no-hander off a big drop and got goosebumps when he finally did it.
  • 27 0
 Kyle Strait Suis really are something special.
  • 37 0
 That dipped front end is nasty!
  • 21 0
 I don't remember that he was ever out for a long time because of a major injury. This alone is unreal when you ride stuff like rampage over years and deserves a lot of respect. Thanks for the nice movie!
  • 15 0
 Dang, that music choice was perfect
  • 8 0
 Maaaaan. Commencal is absolutely crushing the edits this year
  • 4 0
 I made it down to the old rampage site a few months back, and you really don't realize how big some of these lines are until you're actually hitting them. I did breakfast line and parts of lunch line before I tapped out. So much gnarly stuff out there. These photos give heart palpitations.
  • 4 0
 Absolutely killer edit! I know it's been mentioned already but that Sui to crank flip was sweet!

Side notes: Kyle's signature shoes and his grips are both kick ass. Black and tan Vice shoes from ride concepts and his grips are the Meaty Paws from Sensus grips.... if you aren't into fat grips, you should still go watch the Meaty Paws video anyway because it's hilarious.
  • 3 0
 Just plain nasty. The tbog whip and flip were ridiculously stylish. And that no hander....well...nobody will ever be able to do them as well as Mr. Strait....that may have been the best one ever filmed if you ask me. That and the big one that won him rampage will never be touched.
  • 6 0
 YES KYLE AND TORY!! Sets up such an epic ambience. Great work
  • 3 0
 Hell yeah Kyle! Favorite rider of all time. Remember growing up watching him wanting to ride just like him. So glad to see you still setting the standard for freeride everyday!! #freerideneverdyed
  • 5 0
 What knee pads are those?
  • 5 0
 Killing it. And more Straits on the way.
  • 3 0
 I bet he had to get that run in before the baby arrives! Mrs, Straight would be pissed if he was hurt Smile
  • 6 6
 You know, it's a good thing Vail resorts (or the others) don't have much interest in mountain biking. I could just seem them wanting to install an access lift up the side of these hills and charging the riders a sH!t_ton of money to use it. I appreciate the riders having to huff their bikes to the top for their runs. Bravo.
  • 7 0
 Vail resorts isn't interested in anything that doesn't involve uber expensive slope-side condos and $20 mid-mountain burgers. They don't make money off lift tickets alone - it's just not profitable. If there were enough mountain bikers in the world that Vail thought it would be a profitable venture, trust me, they would be looking to buy property in Virgin, UT and start building condos.
  • 2 0
 @srjacobs: Vail Resorts owns Whistler Blackcomb...
  • 2 0
 @tobitobi: Yeah, and they make their money there off of skiing, snowboarding, general sightseeing tourism, and then some cash at the end from the short MTB season.
  • 7 0
 @srjacobs: yeah they def don't make any money charging $210 for day tickets last year.
  • 3 0
 @slayerdegnar: ya man...screw that noise. Travesty.
  • 2 0
 @slayerdegnar: If you've been to a Vail resort recently, you'll know that nobody actually pays that $210 price tag. Everyone buys package deals, epic passes, etc. When I skied at Whistler last year (Vail owned), I paid less than half that per day by just buying a four-day epic pass well in advance. Vail's entire business model is built around people spending money on the amenities, that's why you can get a half-price lift pass if you stay at one of their hotels or just commit to being there for more than an afternoon (buy a 3 or 4-day pass).
  • 2 0
 @Dethphist: I would actually say that Whistler is the exception to the rule. I heard from someone who works there that they actually make as much from the bike park as they do from the skiing (partly due to snow making costs rising, etc.)... But that's only because it's by far the biggest and best bike park in the world and people flock there from all over in huge numbers. Most other ski resorts that also have bike parks make next to nothing on bikers.
  • 2 0
 @srjacobs: According to a report from a couple years ago, winter represented almost 75% of their income for the year.
  • 2 0
 @Dethphist: Is that revenue or profit? What I heard was that their net profits were similar because the total costs are much higher in the winter.
  • 2 0
 @srjacobs: Dammed if I know. But you gotta think, in summer, you only get half as many people through the lifts because the bikes need to go up on their own chairs. There are a TON more people and families that ski/snowboard than mtb and winter day passes were like $180 a year or two ago. Whistler might be a bit different due to how close it is to the ocean, but most hills can get 5 months out of a winter season, while only managing 3 in summer.
  • 7 5
 "shoulder buzz table" Isn't that an unturndown? Whole video was unreal regardless.
  • 10 0
 With a table the bike is more or less parallel to the ground. With a turndown the bike is more or less perpendicular to the ground. Kyles was somewhere in between so call it what you want.
  • 6 0
 @GunRack: Thanks for the clarification, I see the difference now.
  • 4 1
 @dualcrownscottspark: I think of unturndown as more body moving around the bike, and table/inverts as bike moving around the body.
  • 5 0
 @iridedj: Actually I believe it is vice versa. It looks like with an unturndown your knees stay straight and the body is relatively straight. meaning the bike is folding into the body, whereas with a table top you bring your knees up and scrunch up both the bike and body into you. Could be wrong but that is how I see it.
  • 4 0
 @kylebikesalot: I agree more with this, I've always thought that you stay relatively still in an unturndown, while with a tabletop you bring the bike into you.
  • 3 0
 @dualcrownscottspark: Easiest way to figure out the difference is to look at a proper turndown on a bmx. Now imagine that same trick without turning the bars. Unturndown, the bike should be vertical with legs straight.
  • 3 0
 the suicide to crankflip tho
  • 1 0
 It's effective advertising. Our brains make the subconscious association the we could also be riding that way if we had a Commencal. Excellent riding.
  • 2 0
 Similar but not the same for me, I see this and think "Commencal makes some seriously sturdy bikes".
Being a heavy rider myself I think about how sturdy the bike under me is every time my tires leave the ground. Between Lyle's insane Rampage runs and all the gnarly gaps and drops their bikes are seen sending up in BC.... it definitely gives the impression that those bikes are bomb proof.
  • 2 0
 My subconscious association was quite awe struck and didn't get much further than "riding bikes in dirt sure is fun". So that's what I'll be doing a few hours from now. Sorry Commencal, your videos are still much appreciated!
  • 3 0
 Strait Acres should just purchase the rampage venue. Change my mindd
  • 2 0
 Yes! Dual slalom course down the Rampage hillslope. Speed and send. Make it happen.
  • 1 0
 Is there a Guinness world record for the longest held sui no hander?

I don't think anyone can make them look as good as Strait can.
  • 3 0
 So much style. Unreal.
  • 3 0
 That was... Beautiful.
  • 1 0
 That's why Kyle strait is my favorite rider. Not just because we share the same name!
  • 2 0
 Flip t-bog!?!?!?! didnt think it was possible
  • 1 0
 Yeah SoKyle!!!! I met you in the lift line at Whistler a life time ago with Robbie Bourdon. Man I'm old!!!!!!
  • 2 0
 Love it, always have and always will; KS's riding is timeless.
  • 1 0
 When I think of hard core... balls out MTB I think of Kyle Strait... nice vid buddy.
  • 1 0
 I like that stiff pinkie out in the whips at 1:50 and 2:36. Kudos for style. :-)
  • 1 0
 all you need is a few tricks, gnar and style! (would have loved to see him pul the no hander backflip tho)
  • 2 0
 Still got it
  • 2 0
 Congrats Kyle, rad edit.
  • 1 0
 what an incredible rider and the filming was top drawer.
  • 1 0
 Kyle style can see from a mile.. Damnn son you're one of a kind
  • 1 0
 Great edit Kyle and Tory! Can't wait to see ya'll in the desert next year!
  • 1 0
 glad to see one of the OGs still laying it out.
  • 1 0
 Man I miss watching rampage!
  • 1 0
 Good videos are a rare thing thèse days... This one was awesome
  • 1 0
 So many crazy lines still over there, great to see this.
  • 1 0
 TBH I'd say you're at the top of your game, Strait! LFG!
  • 1 0
 Whole video was awesome, and music was perfect!
  • 1 0
 Stellar display of talent, all around.
  • 2 0
 Jordie would be proud
  • 1 0
 Just Brill thanks
  • 1 0
 SOLID AS A ROCK!
  • 6 0
 I'm not sure how a slogan saying "Solid as a rock" will help people forget that we're in trouble for building houses in Iraq...

(Couldn't help the Arrested Development quote)
  • 1 0
 @preach: Its from a old chevy truck commercial with country music, but yes AD def make it famous. Classic!
  • 1 0
 Sick shit!
  • 1 0
 @1:54 effin' priceless!
  • 1 0
 That was very good.
  • 2 1
 Sir.....Kylie Strait
  • 1 0
 Strait up awesome.
  • 1 0
 that was Strait up pimp!
  • 1 0
 Shut up Lyle!
  • 1 2
 Strait signs with Haro again for 2021!!!!!
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