Kyle Dodd

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Kyle Dodd SA BMX Racing Rider Profile

Personal Details


  • Full Name: Kyle Dodd
  • Nick Name: The Rock

  • Date of Birth: 11 February 1994

  • Height (cm): 178

  • Home Town: Johannesburg

  • Profession: Professional BMX Racing Athlete

Racing Details


  • Race or Career no: 216 
  • Province: Gauteng 

  • Club: Alrode BMX Club

  • Team: Team DK SA 

  • Years Riding:  17

  • Racing Class: Men Elite

More about "The Rock" (Kyle)


GENERAL INTERESTS

  • Favorite Food: Macaroni & Cheese
  • Favorite Drink: Redbull
  • Favorite Song / Artists: House
  • Inspiration: Jonnathan Chislett & Gavin Lubbe

Sponsors: 

Achievements: 

  • Various World Rankings
  • Various Grand National Championships
  • Crowned Elite Champion
  • Competing and qualifying for South Africa
  • Winning the Junior Men category in Texas in 2011

Results:

Event Year/Event Category Round Rank
World Championships: 2014 / Rotterdam (NED) Elite Motos 73
2013 / Auckland (NZL) Elite Qualifying 63
2012 / Birmingham (GBR) Junior Quarter Final 19
2011 / Copenhagen (DEN) Junior Semi Final 10
World Cup Participation: 2014 / Berlin (GER) Elite Motos 52
2013 / Santiago (ARG) Elite Motos 61
2013 / Manchester (GBR) Elite Time Trials 76
2011 / Chula Vista (USA) Elite Time Trials 108
2011 / Pietermaritzburg (RSA) Elite Time Trials 75
World Cup Best Performance: Season 2014 Men 10 points 85
Season 2013 Men 5 points 120

Continental/National

Championships or series:             

2009 / National Champion boys South Africa
2008 / National Champion boys South Africa
2007 / National Champion boys South Africa
2006 / W8 boys Brasil
2006 / National Champion boys South Africa
2005 / National Champion boys South Africa
2005 / W3 and W8 boys France
2003 / National Champion boys South Africa
2002 / National Champion boys South Africa
2001 / National Champion boys South Africa
2000 / National Champion boys South Africa

Favorite BMX Tracks: Copenhagen in Denmark because the track is extremely technical and allows for one to test their ability on a bicycle.

Most memorable race: Winning the Junior Men Category in Texas in 2011

What I least like about BMX Racing:  I have no negative comments. BMX Racing is my passion.

Regularly visited websites: Google, youtube, Dans Comp

Why I enjoy Racing BMX: As mentioned earlier, I started racing BMX from a very young age and set a goal for myself to take the sport to a higher level and become a Professional.  In the years that I have been competing, I have been fortunate enough to travel the world and compete on the International circuits.  I thoroughly enjoy what I do as this is my passion.  BMX is a family orientated sport which allows for interacting with people and riders and I have gone as far as setting up my own Sponsored Team namely KD216.

How I got started Racing BMX: I was introduced to BMX Racing through a family member.

What do you do when you are not riding: MX and all forms of Water sports.

Suggestions for anyone starting Racing BMX: Have fun and most of all to enjoy what you are doing. Take each race and build on it.  Set achievable goals for yourself and don’t be intimidated by people and negative comments

Gallery

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Bike Setup


 Frame:  DK
 Forks:   Answer Dagger
 Headset:   Internal
 Stem:  S&M
 Headset Spacers:  Yes 4
 Handle Bars:  FLY
 Grips  ODI Lock On
 Brake Lever:  BOX
 Brake Cable:  BOX
 Rear Brake:  BOX
 Saddle:  Tioga
 Seatpost Clamp:  Answer
 Cranks:   Shimano Saint
 Chainring:  Shimano 44 Tooth 
 Bottom Bracket:  Enduro
 Chain:  KMC
 Pedals:  Time
 Rimm's:  Sun Ringle Envy
 Hubs:  Stealth
 Tires:  Tioga
 Tubes:  Swollow

 

Kyle Testing the New SX BMX Hill at Giba


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