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Slawomir Lukasik Joins Yeti Factory Team Alongside Bex Baraona & Richie Rude

Jan 31, 2023 at 1:46
by Ed Spratt  

Yeti has announced that Slawomir Lukasik will be joining the factory team as we head into the 2023 race season.

Slawomir Lukasik has risen through the ranks of Enduro over the past few years with 6th place in the 2022 overall standings. For 2023 Slawomir picks up his first factory team position as he will be joining Richie Rude and Bex Baraona as the Yeti team marks its 12th season of racing.

bigquotesCan’t believe it’s happening! I will be racing for @yeticycles Thrilled to what’s to come! Slawomir Lukasik


Returning for his 12th year, Richie Rude leads the Yeti / @FOX Factory team alongside Bex Baraona, returning for her second year, and Sławomir Łukasik, a brand new addition to the team for 2023.

With back-to-back second-place titles in 2021 and 2022, @richie_rude1 is hungrier than ever to add a third championship title to his name. In her first year on the Factory team, @bex_baraona saw her best season to date and has proven that she is in strong podium contention. Securing his first Factory supported ride, @s_lukasick is poised to build off of his impressive 6th-place overall finish last year.

The first EDR is just under two months away, kicking off in Tasmania.

Let’s go racing.[/QUOTE]

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  • 115 0
 Stoked to see Slawek in a world class level team after so many years of hard work! Definitely deserved it. Good luck to whole team!
  • 21 1
 Yeah, he is also a great human, humble, hardworking and smart. Hope he will be the number one some day.
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flag kopaczus (Jan 31, 2023 at 2:33) (Below Threshold)
 @lkubica: he's just got to be extra careful with those water bottles, with Richie around you never know.
  • 18 1
 @kopaczus: I must admit, this pun came through my mind, but I don't think it's ok to mention it here, we should rather focus on celebrating his success...
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flag kopaczus (Jan 31, 2023 at 2:53) (Below Threshold)
 @lkubica: Sławek's success? Sure, by all means. It's just that after that water bottle fiasco Richie is always going to have an asterisk next to his name. At least for me.

In any case, to quote Daniel Tosh, "I think pro-athletes should be forced to use steroids. I think we as fans deserve the greatest athletes science can create! Let's go!"
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flag kopaczus (Jan 31, 2023 at 11:52) (Below Threshold)
 I can see Yeti PR team hard at work downvoting today, making Richie's steroid cheating seem like it never even happened Smile
  • 14 0
 @kopaczus: Nah, people are downvoting you because you desperately keep trying to make this comment section about Richie instead of Slawek. Pretty sure the former has enough spotlight already, let Slawek have his moment on Pinkbike and let fans be happy for him.
  • 4 0
 I can confirm that Polish dental market is strong, doing few implants can buy you a new car and you can definitely buy a good new bike for orthodontic apparatus Smile
  • 5 7
 @lkubica: my girlfriend is a dentist and I can confirm that's not true. while the cost of a few implants for the end customer does indeed is a lot, dentists themselves only get a percentage of that.
  • 4 1
 @kopaczus: I mean the cost, not dentists salaries. In reality they clinic owner gets the most, like in any business, workers are just workers, they always get a small percent.
  • 4 5
 @lkubica: correct. while it's a well paid, job it does take a toll on the person doing it. it's a regular joke on here with the dentists having all the cash in the world but for me I'd rather do my 9 to 5 and earn less but actually have weekends off to get some rest. by the way, she won't take up mountain biking (or any other risky activities for that matter) due to the fear of braking her arms in a crash. I don't care, I can still type on my keyboard with a cast on, while for her it's an important consideration.
  • 3 0
 @kopaczus: Dude you might wanna check there isn't a hidden door in your garage with Yetis behind it.
  • 13 0
 Didn't expect that coming, but he'll yeah you earned it! Congratulations! Daj czadu!
  • 8 0
 He should drop the S from his first name to fall in line with the alliteration team.
  • 10 3
 Bex Baraona & Richie Rude could've been two Marvel super heroes, next to Bruce Banner and Peter Parker.
  • 18 49
flag hardtailhooner (Jan 31, 2023 at 2:07) (Below Threshold)
 Super heroes don't use drugs to win.
  • 12 3
 @captainclunkz: Except Captain Murica , he admitted none of that bulk is natural. Took a sip from the wrong bottle too.
  • 7 0
 well deserved. We gonna see madness from this guy
  • 5 0
 Sick news! Looking forward for great fair competition this Year. I'm sure that Sławomir will Climb up by the leader up to top 3! Congratulations Sławomir! So stoked.
  • 8 1
 Now he can finally ride his Maxxis tire without blacking out the logo Wink
  • 3 0
 He used to ride Pirelli on the front though Smile
  • 6 0
 Well deserved!
  • 3 0
 Yeaa, as I said, Lukasik "lukasick" on Yeti, there will be fire!
Good team and fight is comming
  • 4 1
 yeah put this comment on every forum you can. Yes you were right, you're the boss now. Happy?
  • 3 0
 @ciechan: yes I know it's childish sorry
  • 4 0
 Good choice Yeti. This guy has proven himself! He seems like a class act.
  • 4 0
 Sik bro
  • 3 0
 Yesss a factory team at last!! Well deserved!
  • 2 0
 Will be cool to see someone beside Rude how has the potential to be as fast as he is..
  • 2 0
 Sławomir, Sławomir, Sławomir! Miłość w Zakopanem will definitely be his theme song
  • 1 0
 Stoked for Slawek! But where does that leave Casper? Is he going to the All-Canadian Rocky Mountain?
  • 3 0
 Your answer has arrived. YT Mob
  • 1 0
 @pisgahgnar: yeah, if I could only wait a few hours Big Grin
  • 2 0
 Can’t wait for 2023 season!
  • 3 0
 Coś pięknego!
  • 3 0
 Well deserved!
  • 1 0
 Wait, wasn't he already in the Canyon team ? So it's not really his first factory ride
  • 7 0
 He was on Canyon Pirelli which wasn't a factory team.
  • 1 0
 Thats not the complete team, jt fisher has joined. Young canadian enduro racer
  • 1 0
 Whats happened to Keegan ? Did he not get on board for this year ?
  • 2 0
 yeaahhh factory rider, well deserved
  • 2 0
 jedziesz n nimi jak z taczka gnoju!
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  • 1 0
 Canyon Collective must be gutted.
  • 2 0
 good one
  • 2 0
 Gratulacje !!!
  • 2 0
 dawaj Sławek, dawaj!
  • 1 0
 Yeah slawdawg!!!!
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