Video: Kye Forte Is Stepping Up His DH Game

Mar 25, 2014 at 1:57
by Wideopen Magazine  
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Kye Forte has spent his life riding and competing in BMX earning him Red Bull sponsorship, the 2005 World Champs title, Guinness World Record High Jump title and heaps of other 20” titles. He's the creator of the Red Bull Empire of Dirt competition and has done more on a BMX than most riders could even dream of.

He has always ridden big bikes but stepped up his game in 2013 to race the British Downhill series, scoring a 2nd at Fort William and 3rd at Combe Sydenham. Kye aims to race more events in 2014 and to learn from his new mates on the Wideopenmag team who will help him to go faster.

Kye also has big plans for a series of top quality video edits that will be supported by Red Bull. He is currently working flat-out with a mini-digger to build a dream track that is worthy of hitting on his Nukeproof Pulse DH bike. Once that's done, he aims to shoot a more pedally all mountain edit on his Mega.

"My plans for 2014 are to get top 3 results at the British Downhill Series and to make some sick videos on the downhill bike and promote the Widepenmag team. I want to show people that I’m serious about this mountain bike lark! I'll continue to ride BMX and represent my sponsors that support me. I just want to ride as much as possible and keep improving and learning, even though I am in Masters!"

You can see Kye and the rest of the team race at the 1st British Downhill Series race of the year at Antur Stiniog on 29/30th March 2014.


  • 152 1
 Great to see his career going downhill!
  • 52 7
 you sir, win the internet today.
  • 5 18
flag c4mtb (Mar 25, 2014 at 12:38) (Below Threshold)
 yes, he and sam hill same team (nukeproof), nice.
  • 14 1
 no they aren't on the same team, they are on the same bike but not team. Kye is on WideOpen mag nukeproof, where as Sam is on CRC Nukeproof
  • 9 4
 dam, i was really looking forwards to awesome videos of both of them shredding together.
  • 3 0
 Yeah man that would have been too awsome.
  • 2 3
 Haha I laughed so hard at this
  • 2 0
 I wonder...will downhill be his Forte?

heh heh...I had to.
  • 14 0
 Top downhill spot! Tavi woods!! woo!
  • 9 0
  • 1 0
 Thought that was Chipshop, looks like it's changed since I was last there. Think I need to get my arse back there soon.
  • 5 0
 BMX to DH Top 3... I see you Kyle, quite the ambition I like it!
  • 2 0
 *its Kye ! no Kyle in here
  • 5 0
 classic tavi woods Smile gratz kye
  • 1 0
 Anyone got some footage of the track Scotsman?
(tavi woods)
  • 4 0
 Ha respect to Kye but old BMX guys turn to DH, old DH guys turns to this XC lark, called Enduro.
  • 1 0
 BMX guys in their ripe old age of 10 turn to MX
  • 2 0
 The age old question, is he fast because he's wearing a Red Bull helmet, or did he get the Red Bull helmet because he was fast?
  • 2 0
 he got the red bull helmet for being a bmx legend.
  • 3 0
 thats Something ! Cant wait to see some stylish Race Footage
  • 2 0
 gratz to Kye. the man was always too sick to watch riding trails on bmx cant wait to see what his got instore for dh...
  • 1 0
 Best of luck to Kye and it's great to see that RB is supportive with this as well! Just shows no matter what you choose the brand stays with you. So sick!
  • 2 0
 I saw BMX rider and DH together and thought "He's probably good."
  • 1 0
 Where in the country are these trails?
  • 1 0
 I like Kye, seems like a nice chap with no ego
  • 1 0
 I always liked Kye and Leos riding. This is United...
  • 1 0
 And I was right. Killin it man!
  • 1 0
 what park was that?
  • 3 0
 Tavi Woods, Devon
  • 1 0
 SICK BRO Big Grin
  • 1 0
 Pumped for this !!!!!1
  • 1 0
 Thanks buddy
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