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At just 22 years young, Justin Dowell has already taken home an X Games medal, a FISE World Cup victory, a World Championship, and represented his country in Freestyle’s inaugural appearance at The Olympics. What now? Well, Justin has a new bike sponsor, and a calendar packed full of events for the first time since 2019 - and he’s fired up. We caught up with Justin at his home in Fuquay-Varina, North Carolina, to take a look into his current mentality…

Tell us about your new bike sponsor…

"At the beginning of 2022, I signed with Hyper Bikes. It just seemed like the best fit. For years, when people would ask me who I wanted to ride for, Hyper was always the number one choice."

You have a bit of a history with Hyper, right?

"Yeah. Even years before riding for them, I knew the family that owns the company. I used to compete against the sons of the owner - Clay, and Shane. It relays back to the fact that, before the sponsorship, we were already friends. It made the transition to the team seamless. I just feel like I’m at home with Hyper."

Aside from your personal relationship, why do you think it’s such a good fit?

"They’ve been the brand that pushes park riding forward, and they make some of the best parts in the game that fit my style. Also, I’m excited about their involvement in the USA BMX Freestyle Ser