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Riding for Transition Factory/FMD Racing, alongside his sister Tahnee. With Lourdes just around the corner, he’s spent a year competing against the fastest juniors the racing world has to offer. Kaos let us in on his thoughts going into the season, life away from bikes, and everything in between.
Who is Kaos Seagrave?
I’m Tahnee Seagrave’s younger brother, riding for FMD Racing.
Where are you from?
I’m originally from Croydon; the anti-capital of mountain biking, but I now live in North Wales.
So, how did you get into riding?
It all began for me after we moved out to Morzine when I was 4; We had a chalet, and I got to go out riding with my dad, and sister with the guests. It was great as I got to ride with some really cool people, such as Ruaridh Cunningham, Chris Kovarik, and loads more.
When did the racing start?
Well, Tahnee started racing, but I had to wait till I was old enough, age 10. My dad started FMD, and I just tagged along for a few years, It all started like that.
What’s been your best result so far?
I’ve had some good results in the BDS, and IXS series, but my best result on the World Cup was a 9th at Mont Saint Anne after qualifying 5th.
Who are you riding for this year?
This year I’m racing for Transition Factory Racing // FMD. I’ve been on the team for… well, my whole career, Haha. I’m riding a TR500, which is just incredible, not to mention, it loves getting sideways.
With a history in Morzine, a year of racing around the world, and now living in the capital of UK mountain biking it must be tough to choose a favorite spot?
For sure, but my favourite place to ride would have to be Wales, anywhere in Wales. I love hitting up my local, Revolution Bike Park, but my favourite World Cup track has to be Fort William, or maybe Mont Saint Anne.
You’re renowned for getting pretty wild on a bike, what’s been your worst crash so far?
Tough one, there’s been many! If I had to pick one, or maybe two, it would have to be where I knocked myself out in Schladming, or the time I collided with Matt Walker mid-air over the motorway section at Fort Bill. I knocked myself out, again.
What motivates you?
I just love being out on my bike, and riding with friends, I have fun and I become a better rider, what more could you ask for?