Matthew Sterling Joins the Continental Nukeproof Factory Racing Team

Jul 27, 2022 at 12:45
by Nukeproof  

Press Release: Continental-Nukeproof Factory Racing

Continental-Nukeproof Factory Racing is pleased to welcome Matthew Sterling to the team.

Hailing from San Jose, USA, Matt has been on two wheels since the age of 5. After success on BMX, he transitioned to Mountain bikes and Motocross. A USA National Championship as well as a win at Innsbruck Crankworx as a junior, plus an awesome 19th place in elite qualifying at last year’s Snowshoe, shows Matt has the speed to compete with the very best (plus he’s got a bit of style to him too).

Matt will be competing on his new Continental-Nukeproof team spec. Nukeproof Dissent at the remaining World Cup rounds, as well as railing his Reactor on his local trails (and any Dual Slalom he can find).

bigquotesHonoured to be part of a young and exciting team with some of my closest mates, heading into the team’s 3rd year on the World Cup Circuit and can't wait to get my new Nukeproof Dissent between the tapes. Matt Sterling, new boy

bigquotesThe whole team are pleased to welcome Matt to the team. He brings a lot of speed and style to the already exciting team, plus he’s also a great character to have in the team and around the pits. Mark Cumming, Continental-Nukeproof Team Manager

bigquotesWe’re stoked for Matt to join wild duo of Ronan and Chris for the remainder of the Downhill World Cup Season. It’s an exciting time for Nukeproof in North America, our new US offices are opening soon and having Matt on board helps support our plans to expand our independent bike shop network. He’s a hugely talented rider and exciting to see what is possible. Rob Sherratt, Nukeproof Global Marketing Manager

Thanks to Derek McCuiston for the video edit and photos by @noheadfilms


  • 15 1
 BMX background and everything
  • 6 0
 Matthew goes so fucking fast at RMCCC races. Happy for him inking another factory deal, now I can continue to boast our collegiate DH races regularly feature World Cup elite talent
  • 4 0
 My kid used to race at Northstar and regularly be on the podium with a couple of other kids. One day Matthew showed up and just smoked them all. Kid was just screaming fast, even at 12.
  • 3 4
 Really wanted to buy a Nuke proof but the price hike from 2021-22 models was just flat out ridiculous,and of course missed out on a 21 giga due to stock. Still cut up about it.
  • 3 0
 id be cut up about that too if I was the cutty professor
  • 1 0
 Giga seems to have a shock breaking issue, might be best to resit to see what’s the result.
  • 2 0
 Awesome to get a mid-season bump!!
  • 1 0
 So pumped to see this! Congrats Matt! Hoping for the best for you as always. Making NorCal proud!
  • 1 0
 Continental needs to update their trailband xc tire lines.
  • 1 0
 Yeah MATT! Zoe's friend....says hi
  • 1 0
 He's an exciting rider to watch
  • 1 0
 Wasn’t he riding for Giant this season?
  • 2 0
 He announced in March, a few days before Lourdes, that recurring symptoms of vertigo were keeping him off his bike, that he wasn't feeling right to race World Cups. That ended his tenure on Giant Factory and it looks like he's been racing some moto in the time since.

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