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Austin trying to keep up in the Whip-off

"Rooted, Episode 5:  Les Gets It On"
Les Gets, France was our favorite place of the trip. The Portes Du Soleil region is incredible, and with one reasonably priced day pass you can ride about 1030240 lifts. And to top it off, the Crankworx race was pretty damn sweet too. An epic track with epic views really capped off an amazing trip. Enjoy episode five of Rooted!

"Rooted, Episode 4:  Fully Gripped in Innsbruck"
In the second chapter of their euro adventure Armen, Austin, Harrison, and Wiley head to Innsbruck Crankworx to continue their antics and keep on racing.

"Rooted, Episode 3:  Handful In Leogang"
The boys go World Cuppin! Austin, Wiley, Armen, and Harrison loaded their bikes and flew over to Europe for some truly speedy times. The races are larger and the competition is higher, but the boys are still the same.

"Rooted:  Wet and Wild"
Rain, ruts and guts all come together in this one minute long video. The only reason it's not longer was the lack of feeling in the riders hands. Enjoy watching Austin Hackett-Klaube, Harrison Ory and Wiley Kaupas ripping Washington in its purest from, the rain.

Austin Hackett-Klaube

"Rooted, Episode 2: Building Calluses, Port Angeles Pro GRT"
Round one of the NW Cup also served as the second round of the Pro GRT, and as always the crew up there nailed it and another epic Port Angeles race ensued. If you think DH is dead, get to a NW Cup and you will see that it is alive and well, and fun as ever. As always, the field was stacked and times were tight at PA. Not the most successful weekend as far as results go for the Rooted boys, but there was no shortage of excitement. Check it out in Episode 2!

Kicking off their season at Windrock, the rooted team are determined to keep the privateer dream alive and kicking. As the landscape of elite level Downhill becomes ever more professional, the days of the privateer have seemed numbered. The costs of travel, kit and the sheer effort required to race competitively can strangle the dreams of many a talent. The Rooted boys are determined to rally against the obstacles and break the mould of what elite racing looks like. Comprising of Austin Hacket-Klaube, Wiley Kaupas and Armen Davis the team is demonstrating that securing a factory ride is not the only path to elite racing.

Wiley Kaupas

"Rooted, Episode 1:  Coming Into the Season,
Windrock Pro GRT"
The Windrock Pro GRT was a damn good time. Follow team members Austin Hackett-Klaube and Wiley Kaupas, along with Harrison Ory through the weekend. We've also got some footage of Danny Hart, Greg Minnaar and plenty of other pinners in the video. Unfortunately our guy Armen Davis couldn't make it due to school. Hope you enjoy!

"Rooted” will follow Wiley Kaupas, Armen Davis, and Austin Hackett-Klaube through their 2018 race season. We have a fun season of racing ahead, and the series is developed to show what it is like chase downhill races in search of adventure, fun, and improvement. So far in the planned the race schedule we have the Windrock and Port Angeles Pro GRT's and a Europe trip to the Leogang World Cup and Innsbruck and Les Gets Crankworx events to look forward to and hopefully a bunch more!

Armen at Mont Sainte Anne, Quebec, Canada 2016

Mont Sainte Anne, Beaupre, Quebec, Canada
World Cup
Aug 4-5, 2017
Photo by Andrew Santoro

Armen at Mont Sainte Anne, Quebec, Canada 2016

Snowshoe, WV
U.S. National Championships
Jul 22-23, 2017
Photo by Jeb Wallace-Brodeur

Armen at Mont Sainte Anne, Quebec, Canada 2016

Lenzerheide, Switzerland
World Cup
Jul 7-8, 2017
Photo by Quinton Johnson

Armen at Mont Sainte Anne, Quebec, Canada 2016

Vallnord, Andorra
World Cup
Jun 30 - Jul 1, 2017
Photo by Jeb Wallace-Brodeur

Armen at Mont Sainte Anne, Quebec, Canada 2016

Port Angeles, WA
Pro GRT
May 13-14, 2017

Top-to-bottom race run at Aug 13-14, 2016, Windham Pro GRT. Film and commentation by MTB Mania.

Armen at Mont Sainte Anne, Quebec, Canada 2016

Mont Sainte Anne, Beaupre, Quebec,  Canada
World Cup
Aug 5-6, 2016
Photo by Canadian Cyclist

Armen at Mont Sainte Anne, Quebec, Canada 2016

Mammoth Lakes, CA
‍U.S. National Championships
Jul 16-17, 2016
Photo by Jason Cleghorn

Armen at Mont Sainte Anne, Quebec, Canada 2016

Angel Fire, NM
Pro GRT
Jun 25-26, 2016
Photo by P.B. Creative

Armen at Mountain Creek, NJ, 2016

Mountain Creek, NJ
Pro GRT
May 28-29, 2016
Photo by Jeb Wallace-Brodeur

Armen at Mountain Creek, NJ, 2016

Port Angeles, WA
Pro GRT
May 14-15, 2016
Photo by Stoke Bros

Armen and Alex Holtzen at Whistler, 2015

Armen and Alex Holtzen at Whistler 2015
Coast Mountain Photography

Armen on Dirt Merchant, Whistler, 2015

Armen on Dirt Mercant, Whistler
2015
Coast Mountain Photography

Armen at Angel Fire ProGRT, 2015

Armen at Chile Challenge
Pro GRT, Angel Fire, NM, 2015
Photo by P.B. Creative

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