KORE: This will be your first season riding for Kore, tells us a bit about yourself? What’s your name? How old are you? Where are you from?
Name: Simon Silver
From: Santa Cruz, California
KORE: Where do you ride most often?
Simon Silver: The place I ride most frequently is at the Post Office jumps in the town of Aptos. I feel very lucky to have the chance to ride there every day!
KORE: What kind of riding do you do the most?
Simon Silver: Honestly I dirt jump the most, but I also try to ride downhill, trails and free ride as much as I can.
KORE: What is your favorite place to ride?
Simon Silver: My favorite place to ride can not be narrowed down to one place! I’d have to say the Post Office, The Deer Camp and the Whistler Bike Park.
KORE: How did you get into mountain biking?
Simon Silver: When I was little, I went with a friend from karate class to see the premier of New World Disorder 7, I was hooked from then on and eventually my mom bought me a trail bike.
KORE: Who do you ride the most with?
Simon Silver: I’m super thankful to be able to ride with the people I look up to, I ride with all the up and coming kids from Aptos, as well as R-Dog, Ray George, Kyle Jameson, Greg Watts, Tyler and Cam McCaul and Jeff Herbertson to name a few!
KORE: What riders do you look up to?
Simon Silver: The riders I look up to most would be Graham Agassiz, Jamie Goldman, Kirt Voreis, Cedric Gracia and Cam McCaul.
KORE: What is your current bike set up?
Simon Silver: I’m riding a Specialized P3 for dirt jumping and a Scott Voltage for everything else! Both of my bikes have Kore wheels, bars, rips and stems!
KORE: What do you do when you are not riding?
Simon Silver: When I’m not riding, I’m at school, digging, at the gym, surfing or on the occasional snowboard trip!
KORE: What are your plans and goals for the 2014 season?
Simon Silver: For 2014, I plan on racing at the Sea Otter Classic, doing road trips to Colorado, Utah and Whistler, competing in the Outlaws of Dirt series and doing lots of really cool film projects!
KORE: What other companies are supporting you?
Simon Silver: Gamut, DZR, VP, G-Form, Sandbox, Arcade, SDG, WeAreCAGrown.
KORE: Anyone you would like to thank?
Simon Silver: Huge thanks to my parents, my friends at Epicenter Cycling, Rob Dunnet and Eric Z for letting me ride at his property!
KORE:Where can people follow you online?
Simon Silver: www.pinkbike.com/u/simonsilver/, www.facebook.com/simonpsilver, and follow me on Instagram!! @simonsilvermtb
Thanks Kore! 2014 is going to be a great season!