Holger Gottstein

Enduro World Series / Masters

Personal

Holger started cycling relatively late. After years of intense work and the start of a family he noticed the impact too many office hours have had on him. He decided to counteract. A new hobby was needed and a proper one at that. The first bike was bought. Fullsuspension, what else? It was on! Soon it was obvious, this is going to be a passion. At the same time Enduro started to become an independent mountainbike sport and has the finger on the pulse of times, as well as on Holgers. A new bike was needed. With more range of spring and faster. Said and done. The first race, the first taste of blood – he hasn’t stopped riding ever since. The training schedule is part of the free time and the holidays are aligned with the trail networks. He especially likes long Enduro Races, exhausting and characterized by endurance, rather alpine.

Series & Races

Holger rides the Series Enduro World Series / Masters, Trail Trophy Series / Masters and is the Team Manager of the n8tive Factory Enduro Teams.

Other

  • Family: married, 2 kids
  • Bike: Mondraker Dune XR, n8tive tuned
  • Hobbies: Biking and Enduro Races
  • Anything else: Ski, Snowboard
  • What didn’t you expect while biking: I never thought I’d like the racing cycle.
  • What do you love about Mountainbiking? Nature, to be outside and the silence.
  • What do you love about Enduro? The moment on the top of the hill – the feeling what is about to come
  • Any rituals before the start? I retighten the axles, check the tires and the helmet clasp
  • Challenge: To conquer myself.

Kai Wendschuh

European Enduro Series I Pro Men

Personal

Kai is part of the team since 2015. He’s 27 years old, native-born Saxon and living in Swiss Laax. As an ex Downhill and licensed 4-Cross rider he feels very comfortable in the n8tive Team and joins in the classes “Men” and “Men Elite” the most challenging Race Series. Lucky for him his traing can start in the backyard. In the rugged mountains of his adopted homeland Switzerland the n8tive parts are regularly acid tested.

Series & Races

Kai did ride the Specialized SRAM Enduro Series, the European Enduro Series, the Enduro World Series, the TREK Bike Attack and the legendary Megavalanche Mountainbike-Downhill-Marathon so far.

 

Laura Konikowski

European Enduro Series I Pro Women

Personal

Laura is part of the n8tive team since 2014. She is 25 years old and born in Dresden. The love for nature and Biking moved her to the Bike eldorada Laax in Switzerland. She rides her sixth Enduro Series this year. Before that she’s been a passionate Fourcross rider. Laura takes up every challenge that comes up her trail. All the other team members are very proud since she is living proof that Enduro is a great sport for women.

Series & Races

Laura did ride the Specialized SRAM Enduro Series, the European Enduro Series, the Enduro World Series, the TREK Bike Attack and the Trail trophy so far.

Other

  • Family: single
  • Bike: Pivot Switchblade, n8tive tuned
  • Hobbies: Biking and Enduro Races
  • Anything else: Ski, Snowboard
  • When did you start? 2011 with Fourcross, then 2012 with Enduro
  • What do you love about Mountainbiking? To discover nature and be with friends.
  • How does Biking influence your life? With every step of the way. Everything adjusts to riding. Residence, Holiday, absolutely everything.

Maik Kaczmarek

European Enduro Series I Masters 30+

Personal

As an ex MX and Quad Racer Maik is a real warhorse in the racing game. He’s been with us from the very beginning and hang up his MX career for Enduro racing. With his 38 years Maik is pretty good in the Master 30+ category, he is always to count on podium-wise. Also the Camburger is the emblem of the team, because we carefully want to claim his beard to be the most impressive one in the Enduro Race Circus.

Series & Races

Maik rides the Trail Trophy this Year. Time permitting he will also join some local races in the German uplands.

Other

  • Familie: single
  • Bike: Pivot Switchblade, n8tive tuned
  • Hobbies: Enduro Races, riding a Quad
  • When did you start? Many years ago, then I switched over to MX and Quad, but since 5 years I’m all back into the MTB life.
  • What do you love about Mountainbiking? To get away from it all and be outside.
  • What Races did you do before? I started with Enduro right away.

Alan Bauschert

Championnats du monde de descente I DH1

Personal

The 17-year-old racing talent from France is going to speed up the n8tive team even more in 2017. Despite his tender age Alan comes with quite a lot of experience. With only 9 years he started biking in Cross Country, two years later he switched to Downhill. As local master he started in 2015 to participate in in national and european Series with great success. In 2016 he finished 18th in the French Downhillcup and third in the DH1.

Series & Races

Alan is going to represent n8tive in the French Downhill Cup this year. Time permitting he will also join some local races in north-east France and Belgium.

Other

  • Family: single
  • Bike: BULLS Wild Core Team, n8tive tuned
  • When did you start? At the age of nine. Since then I can’t remember many days that I didn’t move a bike.
  • What do you love about Downhill races? I love going in new places and the pressure you don’t have in training.
  • What motivates you? Pushing my limits and compare me to the other riders in the aim of being faster and faster.
  • What Races did you ride before? DH1, French Cup and IXS