"Be kind, spread stoke" Gettin' To Know Sasha Yakovleff

by Davi Birks May 19, 2021

Get To Know HKT Ambassador Sasha Yakovleff With Our Q&A

Name: Sasha Yakovleff
Age: 32 going on 19
Discipline: MTB- freeride, HD, dirt jump mostly, but whatever is clever

What bike(s) do you ride? Banshee! On their full line; no clue which is my favorite. They all keep getting better

Where are you from?  NH, USA

How did you get into riding? BMX dirt jumps near my house

Favourite HKT product? Full Monty, with topo map. So sick!

Rider you most admire and why? Hmmmm…..Brandon Semenuk is always a favorite; seems like he can do anything. I grew up riding with Dave Smutok and Kyle Ebbett (RIP), those guys rule.

Favourite bike-related event? Rampage I suppose, but tough to say.

Best trail ride snack? Banana before, beers afterwards

Any strange habits you do whilst riding? I smile a lot: bikes make me happy

Favourite thing about modern-day mountain biking? The diversity of bikes and terrain available

Describe mountain biking in 3 words? Fun as hell.

Funniest experience while out on a ride? Building and riding new features is very rewarding and fun for me. 

If you could only ride one trail for the rest of your life what would it be? Hmmmm…..man that’s a tough one. I’d say Dirt Merchant at Whis perhaps, or my own weird trails I build. Something that is always changing.

If you could magically tell every mountain biker in the world something. What would you tell them? Be kind, spread stoke. 

What is your party trick? Tabletops

One random fact about yourself? My name looks very intimidating, but it actually roughly translates to a pretty common name - Alex Jacobs. Haha.

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