Charlie Sponsel joins Diamondback's DF5 Pro Factory Team

Mar 16, 2012 at 14:44
by Tyler Maine  

Charlie will be a welcome addition to the DF5 Downhill Team riding along with the his good friend and current reigning NW Cup and All Gravity Series champ Kyle Thomas. Diamondback is the current title sponsor for the NW Cup Series.

Diamond Back Press Photo

bigquotesI am thrilled to be a part of such a great team. Diamondback has been great to work with, the product is top notch, and I am so stoked to be winning races with my buddy Kyle Thomas, - Charlie Sponsel

Aside from attending most of the NW Cup and All Gravity Series races this year, the DF5 team plans to hit a number of Pro GRT races, National Champs in North Carolina, and the World Cup at Mt. Saint Anne.

Charlie is an economics major at Lewis & Clark College and resides in Portland, OR.

bigquotesCharlie is a great guy and a hell of a rider, he's a huge personality and you'll get that the moment you meet him... seriously! - Jon Kennedy, Marketing Manager for Diamondback

And we'll leave you with this little bit from Charlie:

bigquotesBottom line: Diamondback has equipped me with the bikes and support I need to go crush other people's hopes and dreams, and that's what I plan to do. - Charlie Sponsel

Diamond Back Press Photo

www.diamondback.com


30 Comments

  • + 3
 Just try not to make so many weird faces while you are crushing drops to flats on your trail bike Chaz. We appreciate faces with mustaches if you are going to do that...
  • + 3
 Nice to see that FOX 36 on that DB can take such a beating. I'm impressed. Great riding also.
  • + 2
 I want a DIAMONDback sortie 3 best bike I have ever went on a ride with and done everything up hill,down hill, jumps, rock gardens etc....... DIAMONDback all the way!!!
  • + 1
 I remember riding with him few times back when he was in high school. He was a ripper back then and would do some crazy/stupid things. Nice to see it pay off for him.
  • + 1
 awesome ridin style, and the step up jump looks so cool ! riders like him inspired me to buy a trail bike to shred my local trails !
  • + 2
 Finally there will be a race team committed to the sombrero world takeover.
  • + 2
 RideOn! Rockin video, top quality! This trail looks like a blast. Im liking the overall look of the new bike!
  • + 1
 Pretty cool video. Liked the music as well. s much so, I'm off hunting on iTunes for the albums. definitely my type of riding music.
  • - 1
 anyone notice that the bottom picture where hes jumping the creek looks familiar? ive seen that shady bridge before... i believe hes riding the scapoose dh trail outside of portland
  • + 1
 definitely is, that landing is ka-flat
  • + 2
 and he is doing it on the small bike, I am scared to do it on my big bike! lol Charlie has come a long way from riding clapped out bikes
  • + 2
 Diamondback for 2012 will be interesting
  • + 1
 Seems like a gas. Good personality and great riding is what a good team is all about. Keep the awesome rigs rolling DB!
  • + 1
 Now thats what I call all mountain! He does bear a strong resemblance to dexter tho
  • + 1
 ha that dude looks like dexter! creepy
  • + 1
 Nice bike and nice riding!
  • + 1
 Nice video.. Even nicer car plate: 2 D MounTaiN
  • + 1
 that was awesome...
  • + 1
 Brown pow
  • + 1
 Yeah!! Congrats Charlie.
  • + 0
 I can not understand, why this HELMET? IS MADNESS!!!!!!!!!
  • + 1
 nice!!!!
  • + 1
 Nice riding
  • + 1
 Right on.
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