Calibre Sign 12 Year Old Kenzie Nevard

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Twelve year old UK rider Kenzie Nevard is packing a serious amount of talent, as this video from Morzine back in August showed:

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Kenzie was just eleven years old at the time, and was routinely hitting bigger features than most riders we know would dare to. A few months on Calibre have officially signed him, making this possibly the youngest team signing ever. As part of the deal, he gets a custom 24″ Calibre Bossnut, though still running 27.5″ forks (an adult sized one on 27.5″ wheels recently got a glowing review from our own Antony de Heveningham).

Kenzie Nevard - Revolution Bikepark
Here’s Kenzie throwing shapes at Revolution Bike Park in Wales.

Calibre write:

“You may have seen the video of 11 year old Kenzie Nevard riding some of the biggest jumps in Europe whilst out in Morzine this Summer, the video quickly racked up over 340,000 views on Facebook alone. We’re now stoked to officially announce that Kenzie will be representing Calibre for the 2018 season, demonstrating you don’t need to spend big bucks to get yourself a bike capable of riding some of the most technical trails in the world.

Kenzie Nevard - Revolution Bikepark
The bike he’s on is a customised Bossnut V2.

“Kenzie’s riding a carefully spec’d 15.5″ Bossnut for 2017/18 with a few changes to make the bike as versatile as possible. The most obvious alteration is the addition of 24″ wheels (down from 27.5″), these keep the bike feeling nimble and suit his smaller size and the 24″ Maxxis High Rollers provide the grip he needs when riding some of the most technical downhill tracks the UK has to offer. 650b Rockshox Pike forks result in a similar headangle and front end height to the standard build, whilst giving him a bit more travel for when things get wild. A 1x drivetrain cleans up the cockpit and reduces the chances of dropping his chain through the rough stuff, with finishing kit from Kore and Crank Brothers rounding off the build.”

Kenzie Nevard - Revolution Bikepark
Rather than the 27.5″ wheels they usually run, this Bossnut V2 is on 24″ wheels, though with a 160mm 27.5″ fork rather than the stock 130mm.
Kenzie Nevard - Revolution Bikepark
Bike skills in spades.

Comments (2)

    looks awesome! super long rear triangle with them small wheels! also, that front wheel looks bigger than 24 somehow, the tyre fills the fork as much as a 27.5?

    @coffeeaddikt – it’s a little shredder isn’t it! And the front wheel is definitely 24in – take a closer look at the mudguard and the distance between the tyre and the fork arch.

    It looks ace with that big fork on the front too! Though surely it must take a good degree or two off the head angle? I’m guessing the extra travel on the fork (160mm vs 130mm stock), helps to keep the BB height reasonable even with the smaller 24in wheels though.

    All in all – very cool!

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