CATCH­ING UP WITH KYE

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Kye A’Hern took home a sil­ver from the Ju­nior Down­hill World Cham­pi­onships in Len­z­er­heide. Where to from here?

Age: 17 Height: 183cm Home­town: Can­berra, Aus­tralia Style: I would say that my style is smooth and flowy. But I def­i­nitely have my loose mo­ments!

2018 high­light: Go­ing back to back win­ning the Fort Wil­liam World Cup and then Leogang World Cup the next week­end! Grab­bing the lead­ers jer­sey af­ter Leogang was an amaz­ing feel­ing.

2019 goal: Af­ter some up and down races this year and fin­ish­ing 4th over­all af­ter sit­ting 2nd ma­jor­ity of the sea­son my main goal for 2019 is to stay up there in the over­all se­ries and hope­fully fin­ish the sea­son on top.

Bike size: Ex­tra Large (with -3mm head­set cups).

Sus­pen­sion: Gen­er­ally quite firm and slow but noth­ing too crazy!

Favourite track for rac­ing: Fort Wil­liam! Long, rough and fun! I love this track and feel that its quite sim­i­lar to the down­hill track at Thredbo.

Favourite trail ride: An all­moun­tain lap at Thredbo would be my favourite trail ride. A long flowy de­cent and a cou­ple of pinch climbs. The per­fect end to a day filled with laps.

Kye A’Hern took a big leap for­ward in 2018, win­ning rounds of the Ju­nior World Cup, and scor­ing an im­pres­sive sil­ver medal at the Ju­nior Down­hill World Cham­pi­onships in Len­z­er­heide, Switzer­land. Kye joined us at Thredbo ahead of this is­sue, and it was the per­fect time to talk about the year that was, and the year that lies ahead as he moves into his se­cond year of his con­tract with Canyon Fac­tory Rac­ing.

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