Block with his custom painted Specialized S-Works Stumpjumper. Note the ‘Kill All Tyres’ rim decals. (Photo: Specialized/Hoonigan)
Wheels were the central theme of Ken Block’s celebrated
life. The American skate, snow- and motorsport entrepreneur was best known for
his outrageous Gymkhana Rallycross videos, but anything with wheels piqued
Block lived near some of the world’s best snow and mountain
biking terrain in Utah. During winters, he would practice snowsports. Summers
were the season to exchange his snowsport toys for the mountain bike and ride
those same downhill trails that served as ski runs in winter.
As a father of three, mountain biking was a crucial link activity
for Block and his kids to enjoy their love of wheels, speed and the outdoors.
His home trails were Park City, known for some of the world’s best singletrack
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