YT's Mob DH race team officially took a break at the end of the 2021 season. That slumber is officially over though, as the German brand has just announced that the team returns for 2023 and has an expanded remit that goes beyond DH racing.
In addition to the downhill team, YT Mob riders will now be battling it out for enduro, freeride and slopestyle trophies too.
YT's recently signed enduro rider, Jack Moir, said, "I love what YT has built. They're not like other brands and remind me of what mountain biking is all about... Good Times! They've created an enduro program that offers the team all the support we need from every possible angle. We even have the freedom to choose our components, so we can use whatever parts we feel maximize our potential!"
The full line up of YT Mob racers, riders and ambassadors is as follows: Jack Moir, Christian Textor, Kasper Woolley, Oisin O’Callaghan, Sian A’Hern, Erik Fedko, Graham Agassiz, Dylan Stark, Ethan Nell, Bienvenido Alba, Dakoda Osusky, Josh Lowe, Brett Tippie, Brooke Anderson, Emma Olfosson, Ace Hayden, Anthony Napolitan, Erik Irmisch, Johann Potgieter, Manuel Lettenbichler, Lennox Zimmerman, Peter Jamison, Brandon Wilson, Will Easey, Luis Blattner, Maxima Jaax, Timo Pries, Cameron Bragg, Julian Voytilla, Kael Foale and Sami Sauri.
Markus Flossman, founder and CVO of YT Industries stated, “I‘m incredibly pumped to redefine the Mob and bring it to the next level. Since we founded the Mob in 2016, it was always our goal to run not only our DH program under this umbrella but all our riders from all disciplines. The whole family! How a real mob should be.
"Returning to racing at the highest level means a lot to me, and I can‘t wait until the season starts. It‘s our chance to prove once again that our bikes are not only made for hitting big freeride stuff but capable of winning the most important races.
"But what strikes me most is that we managed to incorporate our Uncaged philosophy into the YT Mob by allowing our riders to choose unique components of their choice. Our riders can spec their bike based on performance and are not forced to run stuff just because of sponsorship, so nothing holds them back from performing at their best. I‘m super proud that we’re the only brand offering this advantage to its riders."