The Team

We believe that racing and rider input is key to developing and refining products. We’ve put together a group of rippers to do just that. Lots of podiums and lots of saddle time.

RACE TEAM: Samantha Porras, Kash Steele, Alejandro Seri, and

JOSH ELLIOTT > Vet Pro Downhill

PHOTO: J. WALTON

PHOTO: J. WALTON

KYLE

SURKOVICH

Dirt Jump & Freeride

SAMANTHA

PORRAS

Dirt Jump & Downhill

KASH

STEELE

Enduro & XC

JOSH

ELLIOTT

Pump Track & Downhill

ALEJANDRO

SERI

Pump Track & Slalom

RICK

NOLTE

Street & Style

Kyle Surkovich

Kyle rides for Canyon Bikes and is a dirt jumper, downhiller, and freerider who builds bike parks and coaches younger riders. He’s been with Tor for a since the beginning and he’s a lot of fun to watch.  @mtbkyle (@canyon_na @tor.cycling  @rock_tarp @truckeebikepark @auburnbikepark).

Here’s a vid from a  while back www.youtube.com/watch

Samantha Porras

Although Samantha is only 14, she often finishes on top of the box in Open Expert Women. She grew up dirt jumping with your dad and   @mtbikesamantha_

She’s definitely one to watch. She has a big future in mountain biking.

PHOTO: J. WALTON

PHOTO: J. WALTON

Kash Steele

Kash races cross country for the local high school team and races enduro whenever he gets the chance. Don’t let his age fool you. He owns Strava at most of the local trails which are frequented by some of SoCal’s fastest.

Kash has a large family that is fully involved in mountain biking. You will be seeing a lot more of Kash.

PHOTO: J. WALTON

PHOTO: J. WALTON

Josh Elliott

Josh grew up racing bikes, snowboards, and whatever else he could get his hands on. More recently he finished third at a US Pump Track Qualifier. He races Vet Pro downhill and brings a ton of knowledge and experience to our program. @elliottbiker

PHOTO: J. WALTON

PHOTO: J. WALTON

Alejandro Seri

Alejandro is a dual slalom specialist who grew up racing BMX. With a few championships under his belt, he decided he wanted to give mountain bikes a go. After a few 4-cross races he was hooked. He’s no stranger to the podium and even has a Sea Otter Classic win under his belt. Alejandro spends a lot of time training on pump tracks and has added a few pump track races to his schedule. @alejandroseri

Rick Nolte

Rick brings his own style to the show and has his own brand of riding that’s a mix of old skool flatland, mid-skool jib, and modern BMX street. Rick literally stops traffic and has been known to take requests from passing drivers. Rick is a showman and you should never pass up a chance to see him ride! @nolte_rick