Super T

What Happened to Tyler "Super T" Klassen

Words Cam McRae
Video Pinkbike Staff
Date Mar 8, 2018

This is an incredibly candid and insightful conversation with Tyler Klassen, one of the pioneers of our sport. Tyler was an incredibly talented  and humble athlete who got his due in my book. Yes he could go bigger than most of his compatriots at the time, but he also could nail some precise and delicate moves as witnessed in his part from Jib  and in his participation in Dangerous Dan's Flow Show. (I have embedded Jib below starting at his section - go to 28:15 to see some of his burliest moves),

Tyler left the show when he was seemingly at his peak, something we've rarely seen in mountain biking. 

This left me with a few more questions for Tyler, but the best interviews often do. (well done Pinkbike!)

Long Live Super T!


Dave Smith  - March 8, 2018, 12:13 p.m.

Good one, Super! Such a good individual and an incredibly bike-talented human. Happy to see him moving in a positive direction.


Perry Schebel  - March 8, 2018, 12:40 p.m.

fantastic piece. haven't seen the guy in way too many years; great to see TK appears to be in a good space. such a talent for visualizing wonky lines (you're going to do what where?), and nailing them. a cool, down to earth ripper that inspired our merry gang of abbotsfordians during the heyday of the freeride era. many great rides & memories.


Tim Coleman  - March 8, 2018, 1:41 p.m.

Agreed, that was an awesome interview. Tyler is still one of the most talented riders I've ever had the pleasure of riding with. Paired with being such a good dude, and I can only wish to go for a bike ride with him again in the future.


Poz  - March 8, 2018, 2:57 p.m.

That really was one of the best interviews I've seen. Definitely leaves you with more questions though...


Mardomanio  - March 10, 2018, 12:57 p.m.

Awesome interview.   I always wondered what happened to Super T.  I guess in the end he just flew too close to the sun.  Good to see him again and see he is in good spirits.   A very talented guy.


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