While Kyle Strait’s repeat Rampage win was his most recent big news, let’s not forget that he won the Sea Otter Dual Slalom in front of a home town crowd back in 2012. With a new race sled he hopes to realize another victory on the rad-yet-rare (these days) slalom course.
The Distortion slope/DS frame is reminiscent of the Independent Drivetrain design seen on the Fury DH bike, though it is in fact just a simple single pivot. Strait and GT teammate Tyler McCaul have done their own custom geometry with the Distortion team bikes; have a look at Kyle’s…
The name is about all this bike has in common with the production Distortion – in fact the tubing comes from the upcoming Sanction enduro race bike.
While the Independent Drivetrain system from the Fury and Sanction uses a similar looking rear end, this is a simpler single pivot design for slopestyle and DS use.
RockShox Monarch RT3.
RockShox Revelation, Kenda rubber, and Novatec carbon rims.
Novatec hubs and the 7-speed X01 DH cassette.
11-speed minus four gears.
Full chain guide for Strait.
The bike does look this tiny in person. Photobomb by GT enduro racer Martin Maes.
Can Strait repeat at Sea Otter?
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