Yeti announced today that Bex Baraona has signed with the Yeti Factory Team. The British rider announced in December that she will no longer represent Ibis
after a successful partnership that culminated in her taking her first EWS win last fall in the Tweed Valley
Now, the roots and rain specialist will race for the Yeti Factory Team, alongside her two new teammates, Kasper Woolley and Richie Rude.
Kasper Woolley has represented the Yeti / OneUp team in the past, but after becoming a top-10 force in the 2021 season, he has officially moved up to the factory team. He has been mentored by Jared Graves, who will also continue to represent Yeti and who will move further into a coaching and team support role.
Richie Rude will fight onward on his campaign to once again win the EWS overall for his 12th season with Yeti.
Fox will continue to co-title sponsor the Yeti / Fox race teams. Shimano, DT Swiss, Maxxis, OneUp, Toyota, and Giro will all continue their long-standing sponsorships, and new for 2022 is 7iDP for rider protection. OneUp, Maxxis, Ergon, CushCore, Motorex, Occam, Chris King, Thule, Skratch Labs, and Smith are also on board.
The Yeti / Fox National and Devo teams will remain the Yeti development pipelines. Kate Lawrence
has been added to the National team alongside returning rider Warren Kneiss. Kate has posted strong results on the national circuit and has shown she has the speed to go far throughout her meteoric rise through the US ranks over the last couple of years. She will be competing at the three North American EWS races along with Warren, who has also thrived on the North American scene in the last few seasons.
Quinn Reece and newcomer Jack Brown will round out the Yeti / FOX Devo Team.