SR Suntour Welcomes Paul Basagoitia to Werx Athlete Team

May 30, 2019
by SR Suntour  

PRESS RELEASE: SR Suntour

SR SUNTOUR is honored to welcome Paul Basagoitia to our Werx Athlete Team! Paul will be focusing on eBikes, helping to promote the evolving world of electric assist bikes along with SR SUNTOUR.

Hailing from Reno, Nevada, Paul burst into the mountain biking world as a young slopestyle and freeride athlete, winning consecutive Crankworx Slopestyle titles in 2004 and 2005. Paul is known for creatively pushing the progression of what’s possible on a mountain bike, setting a high bar for difficulty and style.

If not familiar with his story, a life-changing crash in competition at the 2015 Red Bull Rampage, left Paul with broken vertebrae in his spine and paralysis from the waist down. His progress over the last four years has been simply incredible. That long road is still a part of Paul’s daily life, with continuous dedication to his training, physical therapy, and now again, riding bikes.

A major aspect of his recovery and physical therapy has been eBikes, giving Paul a new lease on riding. Both for his physical therapy and the pure joy of riding with friends, the emergence of eMtb’s have played a significant role in Paul’s recovery and life. As Paul put it, “I’m more comfortable now on an eBike, than I am walking.”

As the world of eBikes grows and evolves, we are excited to be expanding the benefits and enjoyment of riding to more people, in more places. Many new adventures and possibilities await, with Paul as an SR SUNTOUR athlete and ambassador, we're stoked to begin the journey.



Stoked to be catching air again!



Beautiful spring riding in Reno



For the remainder of 2019, look for Paul on tour promoting his Red Bull Media House feature film 'Any One of Us', a documentary following Paul’s story immediately after suffering a spinal cord injury. Along the film tour he will be documenting his experience and leading group eMtb rides.

Follow Paul at @paulbasmtb

Words & Photos: JP Gendron


MENTIONS: @SRSuntour




21 Comments

  • + 62
 Between Paul Bas and Scotty Cranmer injuries, the world of biking found two of the most positive role models, even after being dealt super shitty hands with life changing repercussions. They were always grateful for what they had, but what they have done both in recovery and for the bmx/mtb community has been something truly special.
Thanks guys, you f*cking rock.
  • + 2
 Martin Ashton too. I'd forgive any of them from never wanting to see a bike again, but they're all powering back onto two wheels as well as they can.
  • + 36
 For once i have ZERO issues with the Ebike part of this. Bas can ride what ever the F he wants after what he's been through.
  • + 0
 Exactly!
  • + 2
 100% with you on that, this is what ebikes are for, helping people who wouldn't /couldn't be out in the hills enjoying the countryside otherwise.
  • + 13
 Paul Bas is a national treasure
  • + 5
 Good on you Suntour. That smile after catching air says it all. Good luck on your continued journey of life Paul B. U R an inspiration to all.
  • + 6
 This is one of the best things I've ever seen on PB. What a rush! This is really cool news.
  • + 6
 What an incredible athlete - great news!
  • + 4
 Congrats Bas!! We're lucky to have you as an ambassador for the sport and a role model to us all. So well deserved.
  • + 6
 Perfect use of E-Bikes.
  • + 5
 What a MAN ,best wishes for you Paul
  • + 4
 Paul bas for president 2024!
  • + 5
 nothing short of amazing
  • + 3
 So awesome! Paul Bas is the man!! Welcome to the team bro!!
  • + 4
 Fantastic news!
  • + 1
 Paul is a true hero without any doubt. Good for SR Suntour to support such a legend!
  • + 2
 This is the proper use of... that kind of bikes.
  • + 3
 True legends
  • + 2
 Way to go Paul.

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