What do playing hockey, chopping trees and riding a bike have in common? They are all in the quiver of talents of one Wayne Goss. As lifelong resident of Smithers, British Columbia, it's not surprising that Goss would possess the qualities of his country brethren. However, it's what he does on a bike that has captivated the lenses of the freeride world and the attention of Cannondale.
"Wayne is one of those riders that can do whatever he sets his mind to," says his new teammate and long time Cannondale rider Aaron Chase. "He's got a super-creative style and isn't afraid to try new things." It's Wayne's imagination and the gap through a tree, captured in the New World Disorder video that catapulted him into the spotlight.
He also has a community that supports his riding. A local farmer let Wayne and friends convert an old barn into an indoor freeride facility and a local mill provided the lumber. During the winter months and inclement weather he can continue to hone his skills - which he will be doing with a new fleet of Cannondale machines.
"I couldn't be more stoked to be riding with Cannondale. I've known Aaron for awhile and he's always talking about how they listen and include him in their testing and development," says Wayne. "Now I've witnessed it first hand and couldn't be happier with what I'm riding."
Already known for its bullet proof construction and sweet handling - Wayne will be riding a Cannondale Chase, built to his spec for urban assaults and dirt jumping. He'll also have a Prophet MX and Judge DH for big-mountain and big-hit riding. While known primarily as a street and park rider, Wayne plans to put the 26" wheels to work launching and going downhill on dirt as well.