Hold on to your hats folks, because here comes wild style!
Meet Onni – the 20-year-old sensation from the heart of Finland. Onni is a downhill prodigy who has dominated the DH tracks for the past ten years. Every time you watch Onni ride, it’s like a heart-pumping thrill ride, railing corners so low and fast, hitting jumps with his trademark effortless style. Then, when you think you’ve seen his best, he stuns you again and leaves you picking your jaw up off the ground. Jimmy, our man behind the camera, can’t wait to show off just how good Onni is!
Onni loves to spend time with his friends, riding BMX at skateparks and pump tracks. Not only a rider of all things two wheels, but he has also built jumps, pump tracks, and bike park trails for a Finnish company called Trail It. And if that’s not enough, Onni recently graduated from sports high school and is now serving his national service in the sports section of the Finnish Army.
Onni will join forces with Leigh Johnson, the big man from Wales, as part of the Pole Factory Racing Team. After a fantastic season last year, Leigh will be charging up the EWS E-Series on his Voima, and Onni will lead the charge for our DH side of the team.
We couldn’t be more excited to have this young talent join forces with Leigh, and we can’t wait to see what the season ahead holds!
Check out Onni’s riding over on his Instagram page; https://www.instagram.com/onnirainio/
Pole pole pole pojat! – Keep ‘er lit boys!
Name: Onni Rainio
Any nicknames or names people call you?
-Not really, just Onni or Rainio
Age: 20 years old
Favorite place to ride Finland/abroad
– In Finland probably Laajis bike park. Abroad Morzine 😎
Ambitious and goals?
-My goal is to be a good racer and a well-liked rider, to be a professional mountain biker, and to avoid injuries as much as possible.
The best thing about living in Finland?
-Great free education, healthcare, and nature.
Advice to young guns wanting to up their game.
-Be versatile, if you want to be a top athlete, join them. For example, a physical education class at school, sports high school, etc. are good options at an important time in terms of development. Have fun on the bike.
What does 2023 hold in store for you?
– A lot of time on the bike, many race starts, testing and filming, and also party laps with friends.
Welcome, Onni to our Race team! We are very excited to have you aboard.
Leigh ‘the Horse’ Johnson threading the needle on the black tracks of Valberg, France.