The Do-it-yourself mentality is a part of Enduro racing and holds true with our grassroots team of misfits who find themselves in an often overlooked, yet vibrant bike scene. Hailing from Eastern Ontario and ready to rock the Knation with their new video edit showcasing their diverse local terrain. This 6 person team will be supported by Prosbin bike shop in Chelsea, QC this season.
Lead by our own rider/agent Nick van Egmond, the team will compete in North American Enduro and DH events and provide online entertainment with a few team and solo projects scheduled for 2019.
Nick van Egmond - always travelling and riding. Nick has a background in nearly all cycling disciplines and is dedicated to helping fellow riders and finding new trails. He's got a few video projects and races this season on trailbikes and gravel.
Bike of choice: Fugitive LT and Cache
Jeremy Menduni - National Knolly rider and a founding member of The Rise. JJ's love of stunts and Iced Capp's explains his chilled out riding style. Watch out this season for a progressive solo edit and his skills behind the lens helping DIY to showcase the team and local trail builders.
Bike of choice: Warden Carbon
Kevin Wilson - DH and Enduro racer. Competing weekly on the Eastern States Cup and Quebec DH scene. Active locally with trail building and not scared to send it down the steeps.
Bike of choice: Delirium and Fugitive LT
Alec Suriyuth - Engineering Grad, Photographer and bike mechanic. Alec has a keen eye for detail. Shown in his precise riding style and his unique lifestyle photos. Alec will be racing enduro again this season and entering his first EWS in Madeira, Portugal.
Bike of choice: Fugitive LT
Matt Smith - A ski patroller, flight paramedic, and amateur enduro racer. He also teaches wilderness first aid and risk management for mountain bike guiding agencies. Matt will be racing select events in the Wildside Enduro series and the man who will stitch you up at Trans BC Enduro.
Bike of choice: Warden and Fugitive LT
Jay Leroux - A BMX racer and freestyle athlete, Jay is fast and smooth. For 2019 he will be taking his bike handling skills to the races. Entering events like the Sea Otter Classic this summer at Blue Mountain, ON.
Bike of choice: Warden
The team's first edit was filmed last Fall at Camp Fortune and Mont Saint Marie, Quebec by Jeremy Menduni. Check it,
To keep up with the team, follow @diy_mtb and for news at www.facebook.com/knollybikes