Reverse Components Announces 'Shovel & Shred' US Roster Selected by Nico Vink

Apr 3, 2019
by ReverseComponents  

PRESS RELEASE: Reverse Components “Shovel and Shred” US Team

From April 2019, German components brand Reverse will be available in the USA for the first time. As a rider owned company, we thought it was only right to let the riders lead the charge. After a fairly intense and gruelling interview process, Nico Vink has put together a choice crew of freeride professionals, ready to build, ride and push limits across America.

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Belgian freerider Nico doesn’t need much of an introduction. He’s been with Reverse since 2009, back when he was still a World Cup DH racer (which seems like a lifetime ago...) As a builder and rider we knew he would be the right person to head up the team, working with the guys to find new locations, new riders and new ways to push what’s possible on two wheels.

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Kyle Jameson joined us at the start of 2018 and will play an important role in the Shovel and Shred team as one of Oregon’s finest shredders, with an unmatched appetite for hero dirt and airtime.

Like Nico, he’s filmed a huge number of insane video productions around the world and is also in the trailbuilding trade, so he’s got an eye for a perfectly crafted take-off and knows what’s gonna work!

Next up is Damon Iwanaga.
Packing an unmatched height to boost ratio, Damon is an absolute weapon on two wheels and pretty handy on the “dad cam” to boot (which is good, 'cause someone has to film Christian!).

Hailing from California and now living in Nevada, he’s got bikeparks on his doorsteps and a bunch of digging and filming projects in the works this year.

And finally rounding out the 4 strong team is BMX rider and filmer Christian Rigal. He started as the videographer for the Reverse USA projects but when we saw him ride, we were blown away and knew he had to be on the other side of the camera aswell. If you ever played Matt Hoffman’s Pro BMX as a kid, he’s doing that stuff for real! Check out his riding here.
He’s fairly new to MTB riding which is such a great opportunity for a fresh, innovative input to the team. We’re big fans of crossovers and stoked to see what he comes up with in 2019.

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We launch in the USA at Sea Otter Classic, April 11th. If you're there, drop over to Booth S19 and meet the team!

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Stayed tuned to see the first full video production from the Shovel and Shred team released next week.

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For more info about Reverse Components, our team and full product range, visit our website here.

Keep on shredding!


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 Yeah Damon!!! I followed you for 5 seconds at Mammoth. Then you were gone. i'm sure it wasn't personal.
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 Curious to see what Christian comes up with for MTB videos. We have enough Planet Earth nature documentary style MTB vids with 30 seconds of slow mo berm roosts sprinkled in, I'm betting Christian comes up with some high energy videos with unique videography.
  • 4 0
 After watching the Still united video, I'm betting its gonna be good
  • 6 0
 I like the emphasis on build Smile without good riders that build theres just xc trails
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 Definitely looking forward to see Christian Rigal destroying, aehhm sorry... saving some handrails on a DH bike. It's gonna be good!
  • 5 0
 Jeah sickest team ever!
  • 3 0
 Got a chance to ride and chill with these guys in virgin while they were shooting, totally rad group of dudes
  • 4 0
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 R. A. D
  • 2 0
 Next step, get off Scott bicycles and on Solid. More METAL.
  • 1 0
 solid is dead, sad but true
  • 2 0
 You're the man Damon! Makin Reno proud
  • 2 1
 Love my Reverse XXX bars but a lot of their stuff is china catalog.
  • 1 4
 Reverse makes e-bike seatposts in two diameters that aren't droppers, e-bike stems and e-bike handlebars. I'm sorry, what.
  • 5 0
 They were also making short block an SS DH hubs years before the big brands
  • 2 0
 @nojzilla: Yeah, that DH hub of theirs looks pretty sick....
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