Andrew Neethling is new Kenda brand ambassador

December 16, 2019 / Athlete News

It’s announcement time - We are excited to have Andrew Neethling rolling on Kenda tires as a brand ambassador!


Andrew Neethling has been a dominant force in the world of downhill for over a decade. Hailing from South Africa he pursued his dream, rising through the national ranks to ultimately lay his claim on the World Cup circuit, achieving podiums, wins and accolades the world over. You won’t just find him on the downhill bike though. His passion for bikes goes beyond, from downhill to enduro, from cross country to dirt jumping.

Known as ‘Needles’ to many, his career is testament to his all-round riding ability. After retiring from World Cup racing, Andrew now keeps busy as an ambassador for his sponsors, a Crankworx commentator and presenter, and an advocate for the mountain biking community.

„We have known Andrew since his days with the Polygon UR team and are stoked to have him with us again. In the past few years, Kenda has invested heavily in the development on new products, and athletes have played an important role in that from the start. On top of being an extremely skilled rider, Andrew has a deep understanding of the industry. His input will be a great asset to us, and we look forward to having him represent Kenda again.” – Riko Vodan, Sales & Marketing Director Kenda Europe
“I have seen the effort Kenda has put into development over the last few years. It is clearly paying off and was excited when this opportunity came along as I had a small hand in some of that development while still racing, so it is very fitting to join the Kenda Family. In my new role it is important to work with partners which share my vision and have the same view of our sport that has given me so much! Here is to the next few years! Rubber Side Down!“ – Andrew Neethling

Photo credit: Gary Perkin