Brett Rheeder became one of the greatest mountain bikers ever while riding for Trek
Brett Rheeder is a freeride legend. He’s a Red Bull Rampage and X-Games winner, a seven-time Crankworx champ and the only four-time FMB Slopestyle World Tour Champion. He’s starred in several featured films, including “NotBad,” “UnReal,” “Not2Bad” and “Return to Earth.” And since 2012 he has also been a member of the Trek C3 Project, helping to make it one of the most innovative, influential and successful groups of freestyle and slopestyle riders in mountain biking.
After nearly 10 years, Brett is leaving the Trek family for a change of scenery, but we can’t thank him enough for everything he gave to the sport. It’s been really fun.
“This was the toughest decision I’ve made in my career,” Brett said. “It’s bittersweet, as I’m moving on from Trek and signing with a different bike company for the next two years. I’ll never be able to put into words how amazing the past nine years of my partnership with Trek has been. I want to thank Trek for the role they’ve played and everything they have done to support me in my career. Together we accomplished a lot and achieved many successes.”
I'll never be able to put into words how amazing the past nine years of my partnership with Trek has been.
- Brett Rheeder
Andrew Shandro, another pivotal figure in freeride, has been by Brett’s side at every step of his journey with Trek. Andrew explained that Brett’s influence in mountain biking is unrivaled.
“I’m grateful to have had the opportunity to work with Brett for the past nine years. It’s unbelievable to see what he has accomplished competing on the FMB Tour, winning numerous events and overalls. The battles that he had on the slope course drew us all in as fans of the sport.
“As impressive as the slope comps wins were, I think his biggest achievement as an athlete was winning Red Bull Rampage. Knowing where Brett grew up with no real mountains to speak of, learning and progressing his riding in an indoor park is hard to imagine. We are going to miss Brett, but we wish him the best with his new bike partner.”
Brett came to Trek as a flatlander from Ontario, and became one of the most accomplished and inspiring mountain bikers ever. We can’t wait to see what he does next. In the meantime, we’ll be re-watching all of his clips.
Thank you for everything, Brett!