Marin Bikes Signs Cody Kelley

Jan 8, 2015 at 17:34
by Pinkbike Staff  
Cody Kelley eighteen years old and the pride of Salt Lake City.

Kelley, a 20 year-old racer from the Salt Lake City, Utah area, focuses on the Enduro and downhill disciplines. He started riding bikes before he could even run, and began his two- wheeled obsession by shredding his back yard aboard a 12” Elmo bike. Kelley started racing BMX at a young age, got hooked on competition and moved over to the gravity scene at age 17. He had started to establish himself on the circuit, with a podium finish at the 2011 Downhill National Championships, winning the Sea Otter Classic Downhill, and a podium finish at the Pro Slalom National Championships. With an injury forcing him to spend more time pedaling as part of his recovery, he found a new passion and made the move to Enduro in 2014, where he had a consistent season racing the North American Enduro Tour.

“We’re thrilled to have such a talent in Cody racing on Marin this year,” said Matt Van Enkevort, CEO of Marin Bikes. “He’s super fast, and a really personable guy. We think he’s a perfect addition to the Marin crew.”

Kelley adds “I am super excited about this opportunity and to race for Marin. They have a stellar crew that wants to see myself and their other sponsored riders succeed.”

Look for Cody to be leaving his mark on the North American race scene this coming season on his Attack Trail, Mount Vision and Rift Zone frames. Kelley’s other sponsors include ENVE Composites, Shimano, Fox Racing Shox, Troy Lee Designs, Oakley, Café Rio, Mountain Racing Parts, ODI and Canyons Resorts.

Cody Kelley

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  • 57 6
 marin still makes bikes?
  • 5 3
 I was thinking the same thing. Glad I wasn't totally alone!
  • 8 0
 They seemed to almost go out of business a couple of years back then they started releasing some pretty good bikes and are holding strong and still in the Greatful Dead warehouse.
  • 7 5
 No, they are making dog food now...
  • 9 0
 The new bikes ride quite nice, I am a big fan of the Attack Trail.
  • 9 0
 Kyle Warner won the North American Enduro Tour overall points this year...on a Marin
  • 1 0
 Just tested the stack trail... It was beutiful
  • 2 0
 Specialized and Treck backed magazines would have you believe that.
  • 4 1
 Right on, Codey! It's good feeling to watch the local BMX Grommets from a few years back growing up and making their dreams come true on mountain bikes. Plus I think a little bit of BMX influence will help Marin's bike design, IMO.
  • 5 0
 marin doesn't make a downhill bike according to their website... so when he is riding downhill what bike does he use?
  • 3 2
 They do. Just google search it. Personally liked seeing him on specialized in the past. But, To each their own.
  • 3 0
 Yeah what DH bike is he gonna run ?
  • 2 0
 They did a downhill bike but there is no downhill model on theyr homepage now.
@dhbros could you post the link if you have other Information?
  • 3 3
 No nice way of saying it, but I've never seen anything Marin makes that I'd want to ride. Cody's got so much style, you probably won't even notice the bike, but damn, everything but their hardtails makes me cringe.
  • 3 0
 I sold a bunch of those Quake series bikes....and just few of the Team DH's. ..those we very cool bikes... that new Attack Trail is off the hook... i bought myself the XT9 as a demo.. loved it! !!... buttery smooth ride.
  • 2 0
 Is it just me or is there no other emotion for joining a new team than 'super stoked'?
I picture a new grom forgetting to say he was SUPER stoked in some interview and ending in an office somewhere getting told to be more than just plain old stoked..
  • 3 1
 Great news for Cody I'm sure!

But surely, @MarinBikes wouldn't it have been better to wait a handful more days to get some photos of Cody riding your bikes? And perhaps images not featuring the Spesh logo?
  • 2 0
 Well said.
  • 1 0
 This what posted by pinkbike staff not Marin Bikes.
  • 1 0
 Okay, @VFreehd good point, but the same point still stands either way really!

  • 2 0
 Kelly Lee is so Dialed! Marin is gonna have a killer team next year with Warner, Trout, Harvey, and now Kelly?! I hope a race brings them all to Oregon again!
  • 3 0
 One of the most fun to watch riders in the business. I look forward to seeing of what comes of this.
  • 2 0
 Saw him flying through the Sea Otter 2014 dual slalom course final to take the win over Brian Lopes. I didn't realize he was so young.
  • 3 0
 Kelley has a Steeeeez Super Natural to the Earth !
  • 1 0
 Way go, you've worked hard and certainly warranted
this move by Marin; they picked up some serious talent!
  • 4 2
 Just saw the dh bike. Im sure its a great frame but its kinda ugly
  • 4 1
 A Marin that's ugly?I find that hard to believe
  • 1 0
 I no the p-series designer has gone to Marin
  • 1 0
 #801 Congrats to Cody and Marin!
  • 1 0
 Congrats Codey. Hope to still see you at the Utah races.
  • 1 0
 My sisters dating him haha
  • 1 0
 Nice! Good job Cody.
  • 1 1
 Cody's fast enough, I'm sure he'll be competitive on anything.
  • 1 0
 Have you tryed the attack trail its insain!!!
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