“Riding means everything to me!”
At just 18 years of age, Adolf Silva is the youngest male member of the YT family. Adolf started his riding career on a BMX, when already as a teenager he drew attention to himself through a series of web edits. The fact that he switched to mountain bikes and joined YT has a lot to do with his friend and “discoverer“, Andreu Lacondeguy. Just like Andreu, Adolf’s home base is the secret capital of Spain, Barcelona. And when you want to shred in Barcelona, you naturally end up in La Poma Bikepark, which is where super sleuth Andreu first noticed Adolf’s incredible potential – he was only just 16 years old and banging out double backflips on the BMX like an assembly line. On a whim, Andreu lent him his YT Dirt Love hardtail, and Adolf’s first mountain bike experience proved him to be quite the talent. Two years later, Adolf is himself a Young Talent. His downhill skills and his natural showmanship (as evidenced by his appearance in several „Masters of Dirt“ events) make him a perfect fit for YT Industries. He describes himself as absolutely „not a contest kid“‘, although that does not mean that he doesn’t have plans to compete. Simply, he won’t have much opportunity to spend time riding smaller slopestyle features if he wants to join the FEST Series, where big air is the name of the game. And on the dirt jump side, he is already working on nothing less than a triple backflip. We will certainly hear and above all see a lot more from this Young Talent!