Matej hails from the beautiful city of Prague Czech Rep, where he started racing competitively at the age of 14 years. It didn't take long before he earned the junior national champions spot in 2003. Matej never looked back, entering the ranks of the iXS DH Cup and UCI World Cup, and winning the Czech national championships twice! World Cup racing has become a focus in recent years. Matej has brought home more than a few commendable results for the Banshee world cup team, and shows consistent improvement race after race.
Like many of the fastest men on Earth, Charvat has a strong motocross background, and still enjoys a little "braaaap" here and there...so it doesn't surprise us that he enjoys putting his Spank wheels to the test on just about any thing fast and loose! When most riders are sweating the trip to Champery, Matej tells us its about his favorite place to race!
When he's not training on the big rig, Matej enjoys trail and enduro riding, motocross, and precious time with his favorite lady and family.
Matej asked us to give a special shout out to Banshee, Cane Creek, SDG, HT, Raceface, Inkospor, Bluegrass Eagle, Ultimateshop.cz, and Ridebike.cz, and most of all his family, loved ones, and fans. Its support from all of you that make life so fun!
Matej and the rest of the Banshee WC Team rock Spike Race28 Wheelsets for DH/Enduro, and the Tweet28 when they hit the local jumps. Spank is proud to support these amazing athletes!