The Pinkbike Podcast: Kyle Strait on World Cups vs New World Disorder, Style vs Tricks, & Rampage at 14

Feb 3, 2023
by Mike Levy  
Pinkbike Podcast
Art by Taj Mihelich

Kyle Strait was just fourteen years old when he competed in the very first Red Bull Rampage, a time when the cliffs were still huge and the bikes and riders were still figuring out what was possible. Things evolved quickly in the desert, with Kyle winning the world's gnarliest freeride event in 2004 and again in 2013, a remarkable nine-year gap that's longer than some careers.

Today's show sees Kyle and I chat about all that and more, including the most impressive riding he's seen at Rampage, what it was like to film New World Disorder segments in between World Cup races, and whether it's pronounced Vi-tus or Veetus. Unfortunately, the internet connection wasn't great on this one, but I hope you enjoy the conversation regardless.

Feb 3rd, 2022

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  • 40 1
 @brianpark Levy has clearly found his calling doing podcasts (honestly they are some of my favorite stuff PB is putting out right now). So please PLEASE buy Levy a nice microphone?
  • 3 1
 Petition that Levy now only does Podcast and the grim donut V3 DownCountry Style.
  • 3 0
 I listen to this in my car. I shut it off when there is poor audio quality or when Levy forgets to tell his guests to stop tapping the mic. Keep up the good work and bump the quality up a bit.
  • 3 0
 What a cool guy telling an awesome story about the last decade and a half. Life as a Rampage regular.
  • 2 0
 audio enhanced version. enjoy
  • 1 0
 @calarco68: much better. Thank you.
  • 2 0
 insert the AI audio into your intervivew
  • 1 0
 Good One! Thanks! Keep SHR’D Kyle!
  • 1 0
 Stoked he's good to build the Sea Otter DS course again
  • 2 1
 You mean world series
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 @coadymacmillan: they called it World Cups. It's now called the DH World Series.
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 @dmock157: oh lol, I thought you were talking about new world disorder in some aspect

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