Independence Day! -Nye’s Blog

HGEO6073A couple months ago I had my 13th birthday but what really made me proud was to be able to, by myself, build out my bike and make important adjustments and calibrations by myself.   Just a couple years ago when we built up our race bikes I could only do minor tasks like attaching the seatpost, water bottle cages and seat.  When the brake and caliper needed to be set up so the rotor wouldn’t rub the brake pads, my brother or father would have to come help me.  Now I can do tasks independently, like threading in my Shimano bottom bracket and adjusting the shifter cable so it shifts smoothly.   Being able to build my bike and do other things independently means so much to me.









Doing tasks independently is great.  I feel so much more mature when I do things without needing help.   It makes me feel very proud accomplishing some very important jobs.  I built up my entire bike this year alone.  When I do things like that I hold my head high for the future.  I also feel very trusted when my father and brother let me do important jobs and work on their bikes independently.    Independently doing things is very important for me and I like being fully trusted to work on my family’s bikes and other things.

IMG_8844Achieving things independently is important.   When I do things unsupervised correctly my family and friends can count on me.  They can rely on me to do important jobs and other things in case of an emergency.  Another great reason to be able to do things independently is my family and I can accomplished a lot more.  Before, when I needed help with something, it meant two people were doing the same thing.  I’m happy because I can independently:  build and maintain my bike, cook, organize food menus and gear for races.IMG_7934

Being able to do things independently makes me proud and I feel more mature.  Without a doubt building a bike out from components and a frame was by far the most difficult task I’ve ever accomplished.  I want more responsibility in life so it’s important to be able to do that!  I’m learning that, if I set my mind to accomplish tasks independently the future will be great.



The Game Changers!-Jake’s Blog

IMG_6714Throughout my entire life I have met many different, unique, and helpful people.  Nearly all of the people who I’ve met have been very friendly and cool, but there are few that have truly, enthusiastically supported me and Yackle Brothers Racing.  One person I’ve known for a good chunk of my racing career is Wen Heish, the CEO of KHS Bicycles.  Wen is a great man and a perfect example of the enthusiastic supporter that I am referring to.

I was extremely stoked when our team director informed me that KHS and Wen were going to be our official bike sponsor for 2016!IMG_8078  Similar to our other fine supporters, Wen provided us with the normal bike products we needed to race. However, Wen has gone beyond the typical and has enthusiastically helped us become the best race team possible.  For example the initial Enduro bike frame we received didn’t allow for our cutting edge, mechanical, 9point8 internally routed dropper post.  So, we explained the problem to Wen and he immediately saw that it was in our partnerships best interest to provide us with KHS Bicycle’s newest Enduro model that allowed for an internally routed dropper post!IMG_9293  Its more than that.  Wen’s care has even gone beyond our typical yearly bike sponsorship.  We talked to Wen about how we’d like to purchase and represent KHS with a couple Dirt Jumper Bikes. Ya’see we use DJ bikes at the bike parks for Enduro training, and occasionally for Dual Slalom Racing.  We needed 2 large SJ200 bikes, but KHS had none in stock and no new production planned.  Wen was super accommodating.  He is solving this by having his factory specially build 2 large DJ bike frames.  Wen has even reached out to us to tap into our racing and bike knowledge to help KHS with its design of a new bike.  Now that’s enthusiastic support!

We all know that people who truly, enthusiastically support others are extremely rare!  What makes them enthusiastic supporters?  Enthusiastic supporters are friendly, caring, you can’t help but like them and there is a mutual respect for one another.  I know the characteristics of an enthusiastic race team supporter and I know that enthusiastic supporters take a lot of interest in what we do.  IMG_8847They congratulate us.  They ask us how we like their products or if there is anything they can do to make it better.  They also make sure we have everything we need to perform at our best during our races.  Enthusiastic supporters also love to help us however they can.  Especially, they communicate in an appropriate timeframe.  Enthusiastic supporters are not only accommodating with business matters, but they take interest in us as their Friends, they love to talk and interact socially.


IMG_8838Meeting and becoming friends with people who are enthusiastic supporters is a true pleasure.  They are friendly, caring and truly good people!  So if you ever meet an enthusiastic supporter, treasure and respect your relationship because you never know if you’ll meet another enthusiastic supporter again!

Primal Wear – Jake’s Blog

For 4 years Primal Wear has kindly and eagerly supported The Yackle Brothers Racing Team with their functional and extremely race worthy products such as: Helix Race Kits, Paradymn Jackets, Thermal Bibs/Knickers, and Thermal Leg and Arm Warmers.  We admire Primal Wear because they are an honorable company. They support and donate to many different charitable causes and organizations.  They have super friendly employees and their products are top notch!  Primal Wear is an awesome company and there are so many reasons why you should choose them as your 1st clothing stop!

I’ve ridden in other cycling apparel throughout my 9 years of racing and none of them have performed well as Primal Wear’s!  Primal Wear’s clothing is awesome and there are many things that make their clothing the absolute best!

Materials                                                                                                                                                                               Primal Wear makes the best cycling clothing on the market!  Rest assured that Primal Wear chooses the best materials ( that ensure proper  fit, performance, and function  Primal’s Dimension MTB Jersey uses Ariois fabric which is made  from 80% polyester and 20% spandex.  The Modenza Men’s Loose Fit Short is made of ExoDura, 90% nylon and 10% spandex material.  The Helix Kit: Jersey is made of 100% polyester. The Helix Bib Short is made of 80% polyester and 20% spandex.

Performance/Fit                                                                                                                                                                         All of Primal’s clothing has a very comfortable feel to your body and skin.  The Dimension MTB Jersey’s loose fit design allows you to stay comfortable as the Ariois fabric disperses moisture from the skins surface which results in a more stable body temperature. The Modenza Loose Fit Short is extremely comfortable. The shorts loose fit provides freedom and comfort, it has a removable, Italian Made TMF chamois.  The short also has two awesome ratchet waist straps and belt loops for the best fit and maximum comfort!  The Helix Jersey’s lightweight fabric features ATB-100 fabric with silver ions which reduce air surface tension and conform the jersey to your body while moisture wicking properties keep you cool, dry, and comfortable!  The Helix Jersey also features a full length, exposed YKK Zipper that performs flawlessly, as you can effortlessly zip and un-zip the front of the jersey with one hand which results in keeping you stable and safe while cycling.  The Helix Bib Short uses revolutionary pattern technology and is engineered to reduce air surface resistance and improve performance. The anatomic, race specific fit and HX8 Carbon Chamois allow for superior flexibility and comfort while the mesh bib uppers move and stretch with the body and provide easy airflow and moisture transfer between the surface of the skin and face of the jersey all for your maximum comfort!

Features:                                                                                                                                                                                     The Dimension MTB Jersey features a Rear Zippered Pocket, Rear Reflective Strip and a Tagless Label System. The Modenza Loose Fit Short Features a Detachable Liner With Chamois, Ratcheted Waist Straps, Snap Button Closure, Belt Loops, Zippered Mesh Pockets, Velcro-enclosed Rear Pockets and Reflective Accents. The Helix Jersey features Pro Tour Fit, SLR Ion Fabric, Z92 Fabric, Ergonomic Mesh  Side Panels, Full Length Exposed YKK Zipper, 3 Angled Rear Cargo Pockets, Silicone Waist Gripper and a Tagless Label System.  The Helix Bib Short features Vero Fabric, Pro Tour Fit, Z92 Fabric at Leg Cuff, HX8 Carbon Chamios, Silicone Leg Gripper, Flatlock Stitching and Pro-Mesh Bib Upper.  

Appearance:                                                                                                                                                                                All of Primal Wear’s jerseys, shorts, jackets and kits are made of the highest quality materials which means that all of their clothing uses the best color schemes and look phenomenal!  Primal has made Yackle Brothers Racing Team the most Professional looking youth racing team in America through their custom Kit design program!

Primal Wear is a great company.  They not only make sweet products but they also support some awesome Community Sevices causes and organizations!  Primal Wear has supported dozens upon dozens causes and organizations such NICA and The High School League, IMBA, People For Bikes and many more. Primal has donated to: The American Cancer Society,  Tour De Cure, and Livestrong, in 2014 They donated over 1.3 million to charitable cause related organizations around the world! Primal also supports their community’s trails and local/National Race Teams. What a giving company they are!  Another great part of Primal Wear’s company is its amazing employees!  Primal’s employees are very friendly and encouraging and they always provide the information you need when you call Primal Wear.  At their booth during the Sea Otter classic they were extremely friendly as they talked to us and encouraged us to do well in our races!  

Primal wear is an awesome company, they have kind and friendly employees, they donate and support many charitable causes and organizations, and they make the best cycling and athletic clothes on the market! So if your looking for a great company with friendly employees and sweet products, check out Primal Wear,  you’ll be glad you did!