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Articles for Dirt Bike Behind the Bike

Behind David Knight's KTM 450XC

Tuesday, July 31, 2007
Just what does it take as a mechanic when your rider is known for chewing up and spitting out the world's toughest off-road races?

Behind Ryan Villopoto's KX250F

Wednesday, July 18, 2007
Jon Mitcheff is the mechanic for Ryan Villopoto, the defending 250F champion, which means he probably deals with more pressure each weekend than most others.

Behind Ryan Dungey's RM-Z250

Tuesday, June 26, 2007
Makita Suzuki could have won a Supercross Lites championship this season with Ryan Dungey at the controls of this RM-Z250. Take a look at his outdoor setup as he chases a National title.

Behind Steve Lamson's Retro CR125

Wednesday, May 23, 2007
Steve Lamson wanted to race a 2-stroke at the Hangtown National so with the cooperation of mulitple Honda race teams, Lamy got one final chance aboard a Retro Red-Rocket.

Behind David Pingree's Red Baron 119

Wednesday, May 9, 2007
Racing minibikes is an industry all in itself. Fed by thrill-seeking adults, there are mini nationals and supercrosses, and the top-level riders to compete, like David Pingree.

Behind Heath Voss' CRF450R

Tuesday, April 3, 2007
Heath Voss is different from any other mechanic we've chatted with in the "Behind the Bike" series. Heath is the rider too!

Behind Sean Collier's YZ250F

Thursday, March 15, 2007
While the Star Racing/Lucas Oil/Yamaha riders talked to local papers and TV crews, Manager, Brad Hoffman, offered to take us through one of the team bikes! We chose Sean Collier's #42 YZ250F.

Behind Kevin Windham's CRF450R

Wednesday, March 7, 2007
Lars Lindstrom uses the skills he developed working on projects like Hayden's dirt track 450 and Bostrom's supermoto bike to keep Kevin Windham's CRF 450R at peak performance.

Behind Ricky Carmichael's RM-Z450

Wednesday, February 21, 2007
Want to know what it's like to wrench for the Greatest of All Time? Come inside the Makita Suzuki tent to meet Mike Gosselaar.

Behind Shaun Skinner's CRF450R

Wednesday, February 14, 2007
When Butler Brothers MX team rider Shaun Skinner talks to his mechanic Paul Perebijnos, he doesn't have to worry about not getting through. The two are old friends and rivals from earlier times.

Behind Chad Reed's YZ450F

Thursday, February 1, 2007
Paul DeLaurier has turned wrenches for Damon Bradshaw, Mike LaRocco, Mike Alessi, and a few more before working for Chad Reed and his new San Manuel/L&M/Yamaha Supercross team.

Behind Martin Davalos' KTM 250 SX-F

Wednesday, January 10, 2007
Each week we'll bring you an inside look at a professional SX mechanic and their machine. For this first feature, meet Red Bull KTM's Jay Burgess.