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RIDER PROFILE | CHRISTIAN RIGAL

 

 

Primary riding discipline: Everything and all the bikes. Trail riding, freeride, street, DJ, and DH.
Hometown: I grew up in a small town called Moraga about 25 minutes from San Francisco, but after 14 years of living in San Diego I’ve recently relocated back up north to Aptos!

Instagram: @christianrigal

1) Favorite part about being a Title athlete?
Riding for a brand that’s ran by a professional rider that's out there doing what I do every day! There’s a ton of rider owned brands, but the fact that Brett is one of the top dudes really shows when it comes to the parts he designs and image he’s built for the brand. He knows what's up and it's an honor to ride for Title alongside so many epic riders!

2) Most memorable riding moment?
Going to the Oregon Coast with the Black Sage crew and doing the most insane laps with 20 of the sickest riders in the world. Endless laughs, amazing trails, and the sickest crew! I felt very out of my element, but I couldn't ask for a better group of homies to show me the ways!

3) Bucket list riding locations?
Coast Gravity Park, Kamloops, Lafenasosa Bike Park, Queenstown and so much more haha.

4) What are your hobbies and interests outside of riding?
Filming, photography, camping, digging, motorcycles, but it's safe to say my life revolves around bikes haha.

5) Who is someone that inspires you and why?
R Dog. His stoke for all things MTB, his riding style, and the way he lives his life gets me hyped and I think he’s the best representation and ambassador of mountain biking! He's the main reason I got the urge to pack up and move to Aptos, being able to ride with someone as motivated as him every day has been a dream!

6) If you weren’t a professional rider, what would your career be?
I’ve always juggled a riding career with filming so It's hard to imagine I’d be anything other than a Filmer I never rode for a living! It’s something I’ve always loved, there’s endless new things to film, you get to travel, work with your friends, meet new people, and work on projects that get people stoked! It doesn’t get much better than that!

7) What was your first mountain bike?
2018 Trek Remedy 9.7! Brandon Semenuk was nice enough to get me an industry discount on a complete and then I was hooked for life! MTB's are expensive and I couldn't afford one for the longest time so I’m grateful to have had that opportunity! That bike treated me well but after a year I was ready for a long travel bike!