GT Bicycles - Kyle Strait and Tyler McCaul Video

Apr 16, 2012 at 12:05
by tsage  

Views: 84,790    Faves: 1,279    Comments: 63


Kyle Strait and Tyler McCaul are two very different people. Not just differing in the obvious size department, but they are opposites in every way. Over the course of the year we will be bringing you six episodes following them from their off season at home to what it's like at a major slopestyle contest.

In this first episode we go to Tyler's hometown Santa Cruz, Ca. Tyler spent weeks digging on these trails so we could shoot them and for that you should thank him. If you are a fan of flow, you will not be dissatisfied with what is below.


  Two very different people...

Butterin' the muffin.

  Payoff, Tyler spent a lot of time behind the shovel to destroy this berm.

  Don't call them slopestylers

  This berm was ripping tires off of the bead with 60 psi.


  Kyle Strait is the smoothest big man out there.

One of the most fun looking trails I have seen in a while.

and it begins...

There are some pretty interesting ways to wait on light and test friendships.
  Once the sun came down a bit, it was time to roost.

  Tyler catching Kyle's enormous draft.

  The whole trail was flat out and loamy.

Kyle boots one through the trees with Tyler in tow

There were some dedicated diggers who built this trail.

Just 2 Bros
Filmed by Taylor Sage
Photos by Adrian Marcoux

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74 Comments

  • + 39
 Thanks for the amazing vid Sage and thanks for finding the perfect song for it. So over this dub step, same song, trended out, over killed sh*t that seems to be in every edit. Got to be one of the years best VOY!
  • + 4
 this is like...the best video ive ever seen...no video got me so pumped to go ride like this one...veeery flowy..rather fast flowy, but flowy anyway..
  • + 1
 whats the name of the song
  • + 12
 Well before Messere, there was Kyle Strait! he was just awsome riding with the big guns - and winning - the Rampage way back.. good to see him on GT than on Pivot Smile
  • + 6
 What's wrong with Pivot?
  • + 2
 Don't worry ChainsawGeoff (which is a perfect serial killer name for you if you ever decide to go ape sh*t one day,) there's nothing wrong with Pivot.
  • + 9
 Two of the sickest riders on the same team. GT are set this year
  • + 5
 Apart from Gee and his broken shin Razz
  • + 1
 Oohh yeah that's a bummer
  • - 4
flag curto (Apr 17, 2012 at 19:42) (Below Threshold)
 i hate gee
  • + 6
 I wish i could build berms like this !!!
  • + 8
 I wish more people would help me build then I would have more berms like this !
  • + 1
 This should help:

www.youtube.com/watch?v=Br-JuBR0K7c

Make sure you have good water drainage, if you don't, don't even think about it!
  • + 3
 GT is stacked this year... Jeez ! Athertons, Beaumont, Kyle strait, Tyler, and all the other riders for other types of rising than gravity ! Way to go GT !
  • + 2
 yeah, that must be why they fired all of their reps.
  • + 3
 I just got in an argument with my friend about who has the best whips in mountain biking. I said Tyler McCaul.
  • + 3
 No pictures of Kyle Strait eating? Big improvement over his last articles....
  • + 3
 Lovin straights classy hair-do. Great vid
  • + 1
 This video makes me want to get my GT Force and shred. Awesome that they can do all these sick moves with normal bikes. GT rules!!!
  • + 4
 Style Krait
  • + 2
 this is my dream trail Big Grin not too crazy, not boring- fully adjustable ...it must be built
  • + 1
 what frame are they using in the early section of the video? is it GT Force?
  • + 0
 Distortion & Fury
  • + 0
 Tyler on the distortion and Kyle on the Force (although I think he was on the distortion for a couple of shots), then they switch to the Fury on the second half.

I reeeeally dig the GT am do-it-all bikes.
  • + 0
 V.O.D!!!
  • + 0
 I am riding a Distortion and its by far the funnest bike I have ever rode.
  • + 5
 We're both riding Distortion's in the first bit and then in the second bit I'm on a Force Carbon Pro and Kyle is on the Sanction. At the end we're both ridin the Fury's...
  • + 1
 If only the distortion frame was sold to the public...
  • + 1
 naw thats the whole bike, I just want the frame I have parts already
  • + 1
 Serious spring shreding.. Nothing tops it. Just shred.... and then shred some more!
  • + 2
 A little harsh on Kyle with the photo descriptions.
  • + 1
 i have never seen a pump track look like so much fun, i think i would be laughing the whole way!
  • + 1
 Tis not a pump track, cos it is not a loop. It's a dual lines track. Different things. But I agree!
  • + 1
 The one picture of Kyle railing the berm is awesome. Totally focused and lookin ripped.
  • + 2
 Homeboy is jacked.
  • + 0
 Carbo loading on Cheeseburgers, it'll getcha
  • + 1
 Ya, it'll getcha a dual slalom win at sea otter. Razz
  • + 2
 They should do one at highland mountain bike park!
  • + 1
 I miss my GT Force all of a sudden. I want to go home, ride up the nearest mountain and fly downhill Smile
  • + 0
 Great work guys, I think this is the best we've seen from you. Definitely makes me wanna go ride.
  • + 1
 Why don't I live in Santa Cruz?!?!?!
  • + 8
 cuz apparently you are a bad astronaut
  • + 1
 FKN ZING !
  • + 1
 This is their off season, I spend mine under 5 feet of snow
  • + 1
 Utterly amazing edit. Love it.
  • + 1
 Oh and thanks for uploading the large rez images!!!! Some more awesome shots to add to my collection of desktop walpapers!
  • + 1
 never seen tyler on a all mountain bike before...
  • + 1
 That video made me smile =) thanks for that, looked like so much fun
  • + 1
 That was the funnest looking trail I've ever seen.
  • + 1
 and that is how to ride a bicycle. top video.
  • + 1
 @ guyfreeride i believe they are around the claymore
  • + 1
 big boyz can ride too....
  • + 1
 Great riding, footage, and song, bring more please!
  • + 1
 casual suicide on an xc bike you know how it is
  • + 2
 I love my Sanction :`)
  • + 1
 VOD. the true essence of riding. good freind, good trails.
  • + 1
 Fuck this line, I want his one! HUCK
  • + 1
 "you got my wiener huhuhu" hahahah loved it!
  • + 1
 These guys have a killer time riding bikes
  • + 1
 ...these trails,...... wannnnaaaa riiide!!!
  • + 1
 Great ride, video and images!
  • + 1
 Sick trails
  • + 1
 nice
  • + 0
 What trails are these, anybody know?
  • + 0
 great video and fantastic photos !! way to go !
  • + 0
 VOD!!! Great video...cant wait to shred pump track later!!!
  • - 1
 One word............. VOD!!!!!!!!!!
  • - 1
 no pink bike, instagram is NOT cool
  • + 2
 Doubt these were done on Instagram. This thing called photoshop, it does amazing stuff and has been doing it for years before Facebook got their wallet out and spent a billion on a completely average app and made it famous. Oh and before digital, remember that stuff called film, this is how images actually looked 30-50 years back!
  • + 3
 i know i was being sarcastic, i my self hate instagram! and prefer any other means

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