Video: The KHS Pro Team Take on the 'Mob n Mojave' in Bootleg Canyon

Feb 19, 2021 at 12:57
by The Flick  
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It was a very deep field this weekend, as big names like Aaron Gwin were in the race field for the Mob n’ Mojave, the second round of the DVO Winter Series. The team was able to practice Friday and Saturday with the final DH race happening Sunday morning. Conditions were definitely a struggle all the way through the weekend with winds up to 50 miles an hour.

KHS Pro MTB team rider Kailey Skelton on the podium in first place at race 2 of the DVO Winter Series at Bootleg Canyon.

The team had great training sessions Friday as well as Saturday and they were off to an early morning start for Sunday. Kailey Skelton laid down a blistering run to take the pro women’s category with a 15-second lead. She even overcame a huge crash on her first practice run of Sunday morning which was a scare for the whole team.

KHS Pro MTB team rider Steven Walton on the podium in third place at race 2 of the DVO Winter Series at Bootleg Canyon.

The pro man’s category had a very deep field of highly talented riders. After it was all said and done it was Steven Walton who was able to come out in third place and get on the podium. Unfortunately, Nik Nestoroff would suffer a flat tire mid-race run and end his day with misfortune.

KHS PRo MTB s Kailey Skelton laying down tracks in Her race run at round 2 of the DVO Winter Series.

The team is very grateful to come out with two podiums and everyone healthy going into DH national round one in Winrock Tennessee. They will have 4 weeks of preparation before this national race which we are all looking forward to.

KHS Pro MTB team rider Kailey Skelton all smiles after winning the second round of the DVO Winter Series at Bootleg Canyon.

The team and each athlete wants to thank every individual sponsor that makes these races happen. We are super grateful to have the best companies standing behind us with the best product.


27 Comments

  • 10 0
 Pinkbike, KHS bike reviews, plzzzz
  • 2 0
 I feel they KHS supports more up and coming riders than any other companies. Especially YT who claims young talent. But hopefully are able to ride in the WC this season!
  • 2 3
 Just go read the review of the 2010 glory...
  • 14 6
 the funniest shit. how does a brand, which you have never seen anyone riding that isn't sponsored, supporting a factory DH team???
  • 4 0
 They must have other bikes that sell, commuters or low end mtb or something. Right?
  • 13 0
 KHS is a major parts distributor as well as “frame maker”. Probably the biggest part of their sales.
  • 3 2
 Google "anecdotal evidence"
  • 3 0
 They seem to have a bit of a presence in Southern California, but I never see their stuff anywhere else... Feels true of a few other brands too - I guess that market is big enough to support a few brands in that way.
  • 5 0
 KHS are a parts distributer - about 50% of their business - as well as a bike brand primarily selling entry level bikes.

It's so awesome to see a female rider on their team, it's been a very long time!
  • 8 0
 KHSProMTB.com
  • 4 0
 I use to work at a shop that sold KHS bikes. We sold a lot of entry level road bikes and lots of hybrids. I don't think we ever sold a actual mountain bike. I'm not sure if I've ever seen a KHS mountain bike in person. It's also my understanding that KHS actually owns their factory and makes their own bikes. Their bikes are very good value for the spec at least for road bikes and hybrids. I also imagine they build bikes for other brands, but I don't have any insight into that.
  • 1 0
 Tons of KHS bikes handling the Beast Coast for many years.
  • 4 1
 I have Slovakian CTM Mons Pro 2017 27,5" - the frame is exactly the same as KHS and many others brands - it's made by Astro. This is my second CTM Mons, previously had Mons 2.0 2013 26". Great bikes.

CTM Mons Pro 2017 27,5 www.pinkbike.com/photo/17696633
CTM Mons 2.0 2013 26" www.pinkbike.com/photo/16099329
  • 4 0
 Thanks. Was wondering who made their bike as they don't have a DH bike on their site.
  • 1 0
 That place is full of super sharp jagged boulders (Boulder City is right!). I bet All Mountain Cyclery sells a LOT of tires LOL.
Bad place to crash for sure. Kudos to anyone brave enough to drop in with the wind that was ripping through the canyon that weekend.
  • 2 1
 Impressive results, especially for the elite woman! Congratulations to Kailey Skelton! Honestly didn't know KHS was sponsoring a pro, U.S. national team. Well done. They used to make a few decent bikes back when I was first getting into MTB back in the early 90's. I assume they're like Hyper or Mongoose these days, but those brands manage to sponsor some pretty major athletes. I'm glad they're giving some great athletes a chance to compete on a level large enough to attract attention. Well done! Good luck at Windrock!
  • 6 1
 They're not like Hyper or Mongoose.
  • 2 0
 Stoked to see KHS back at it!! I'd love to see that bike come to production, and see the team on the World Cup DH circuit! Cheers Big Grin \m/
  • 2 1
 How can KHS afford to have a DH team? I haven't seen one of their bikes out in forever
  • 2 1
 what happened to the guy that used to run that team forever that they let go and acted like they didn't?
  • 1 1
 Why did they cut out the part when Aaron was announced 2nd (8:06)? Peculiar xD
  • 3 3
 I assumed KHS went belly up a decade ago. I haven't seen them ANYWHERE. And I work in the bike industry!
  • 4 4
 America's #1 DH team.
  • 1 5
flag ceecee (Feb 20, 2021 at 8:21) (Below Threshold)
 We're hashtag one; Bootleg Canyon: crumbling infrastructure; take that, hero dirt; brunettes ftw
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