Lewis Buchanan, 26 years old from Innerleithen in Scotland. Lewis began racing back in 2005 in downhill with a dream to become a full time professional mountain bike racer.
After having great success as a kid in the younger categories, Lewis (Lew) signed his first pro contract at 16 years old. Lew then raced DH world cup until the end of 2015 racking up a bronze medal at World champs in Junior and numerous top 20 finished in elite. For Lew, he needed a change. Whether that was getting a "normal 9-5" job or dipping in to a new discipline, he was unsure. He decided in late 2015 to give enduro a go and make a push at the EWS series. Lew signed with BMC factory team and had an amazing debut ride at my first ever EWS races with a 13th and 7th place overall. He's found his feet in the EWS and become a consistent rider with flashes of speed on certain stages, but is looking to turn those flashes of speed throughout all the stages.
"Partnering up with Ride Concepts is something brand new for me and I am really happy with the shoe and how it feels, It ticks all my boxes from protection to comfort and functionality. I am stoked to have these guys on board my 2020 program so keep your eyes peeled for more new on this soon. It is going to be rad." - Lew Buchanan