Clemens was born and bred in Austria, where he built himself his own little dirt park behind the family home. When he’s not dedicating all his time to events like the Fest series or Audi nines, Clemens builds mountain bike tracks for a living, from pumptracks to the biggest jumps in the world.
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Double trouble! Meet Daniel and Elias Ruso.
We first met Daniel at a contest, and before we knew it, he was pulling off tricks where no one else would. We quickly found ourselves wondering, who IS this guy? Turns out he has a brother, Elias, who shares the same enthusiasm and positive attitude, combined with a bit of craziness, and a love for bringing both wheels off the ground. Sounds like a winning combination to us! Follow them on Instagram: @danielruso and @eliasruso:
HARRIET BURBIDGE-SMITH "HAZ"
At 25 years old, Harriet Burbidge-Smith, or Haz, has 18 years of race experience under her belt, and two BMX World Championship titles to her name, as well as eight Australian National titles. Oof! In 2018, she switched to a downhill bike, and hasn't looked back since. If you flick through her channels, you'll know why. Follow Haz on Instagram.
Hailing from New Zealand, Robin first caught everyone’s attention in 2021, when she was the first woman to backflip at a Crankworx competition. The following year, she opened up and landed the longest dirt-to-dirt jump ever ridden by a female MTBer (nearly 30 meters!) at Dark Fest. We can't wai to see what other “firsts” Robin can unlock.
MARCO AURELIO FONTANA
"My Vision. Racing bikes but also creating and sharing contents, travelling between the best events in the World, staying close to the community." - Marco Aurelio Fontana
After many successful years racing the cross country World Cup (including a bronze Olympic medal), Marco Aurelio Fontana has chosen a new path: Sharing his passion for two wheels - his way. Kenda is proud to follow Fontana on his journey in his new role of E-MTB ambassador. Follow Marco on Instagram.
Recent Athlete News
January 16, 2023
New video: "Home Away From Home" with Harriet Burbidge-Smith
October 28, 2022
Brett Rheeder takes his second Red Bull Rampage win, Tom Van Steenbergen wins McGazza Spirit award.
July 10, 2022
Canadian slopestyle rider Brett Rheeder’s accomplishments on the bike are many, from Crankworx to Rampage wins. Welcome to Kenda, Brett!
June 06, 2022
The second edition of the Kenda Trail Brunch in Vienna is in the books. See our event recap here.
October 01, 2021
Mission to Ride continues: In episode 4, Andrew catches up with downhill racer "Sick Mick" Hannah (NS UR Team) in Morzine. Mick has recently announced his retirement from World Cup racing after 20 years, with a World Cup win, three World Champs medals, and 17 podiums to his name.
July 29, 2021
Enduro is tough - we've followed the Gehrigs twins for a day in the life of an EWS racer.
May 18, 2021
Andrew Neethling chats and rides with Clemens Kaudela in episode 3 of "Mission to Ride"
January 27, 2021
With numerous Enduro World Series podiums under their belt, the Gehrigs are among the fastest women on the circuit, and we're stoked to have them on board!
February 21, 2020
DarkFEST 2020 is in the books - vote here for your favourite Kenda Mind Bender moment.