Rising: Kate Courtney’s Pursuit of the Top

Rising is a new series presented by Scott Sports that will take a deep look at Kate’s rise in the sport of mountain biking while following her closely during her first season as a part of the Scott-SRAM MTB Racing Team. Follow along to learn more about Kate’s early racing career, how she trains and to get an inside look at the World Cup action during the 2019 season. Be sure to subscribe see the episodes as they are released!

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Episode 1 : ROOTS

Head to the Scott website for the first episode in Kate’s new series - Rising. This episode goes to the roots of Kate’s mountain bike career - from riding on Mount Tam with her dad and racing in a NICA high school league to becoming World Champion.


Episode 2 : No Train No gain

What does it take to become a World Champion? Episode 2 of Rising takes you behind the tape to learn about the training required to compete with the best in the world.

Episode 3 : set up for success

Suspension, tire pressure, cock pit design - getting bike settings dialed is an integral part of performance. Join Kate and her mechanic Brad Copeland to learn more about what it means to dial in a race set up in preparation for World Cup level events.


Episode 4: Full send

With incredibly technical World Cup courses, technical skills are critical to success at the highest level. Find out how Kate Courtney, with the mentorship of her team manger Thomas Frischknecht, has put a heightened focus on improving technical skills this season.