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EWS Bike Check: Anneke Beerten’s Specialized Enduro S-Works 29

Born in Marienvelde in the Netherlands, from an early age Anneke seemed destined for a career in racing, starting BMX at just four years old. From her very first downhill ride, she knew what she wanted to do, become a bike racer. She had her first opportunity to race for a professional Dutch mountain bike Read more…

EWS Bike Check: Remy Absalons Scott Genius LT700 Tuned

Remy Absalon started racing at a young age but could never make his mind up between XC or DH, so he was delighted when enduro first burst onto the scene in France. He became an enduro specialist in 2004 and quickly claimed victory in the Megavalanche, Superenduro, Crankworx and the French Enduro Series. Remy now Read more…

Team Tested: Lazer Xenon riding glasses

Whether it’s summer or (like now) the start of winter, glasses can be an essential part of your riding kit, being a more usable item than that of the race goggles. I’ve been testing these Lazer Xenon glasses, with the onslaught of the shitty British winter encroaching. These are really in the price range of Read more…

Team Tested: Hedcam Ten80 POV camera Review

I’ve had one of these for several months now, having always been put off by the size and weight of all other POV cameras I had tried, it was great to finally get hold of one you literally didn’t know was on your head Weighing in at a ridiculous 39g with a length of 80mm, Read more…

Race Report: World and UK Solo 24 Hour MTB Championships

On Saturday the 11th October at 12noon the WEMBO World Solo 24 Hour MTB Championships began, in true No Fuss Events style, with the Lochaber Schools Pipe Band leading the riders out of the Nevis Range car park and onto the course. 23 countries, 150 racers, over 250 support crew and October weather that is Read more…

News: Cannondale hires Factory Racing Rider Henrique Avancini

Cannondale, a premium brand of Dorel Industries (TSX: DII.B, DII.A), and Cannondale Factory Racing (CFR) are excited to announce the top Brazilian XC rider Henrique Avancini will join CFR for the 2015 and 2016 season. Avancini comes from the Caloi team, Cannondale’s Brazilian sister brand, and is a national mountain bike hero, as well as Read more…

Video: The Best Medicine – a bit different movie with Petr Slavík

We live in crazy times. The alarm clock kicks our ass every morning and we jump submissively in neverending whirl of troubles. We know a medicine for it! This new video from the Czech Republic goes against the tide. Relies on slow pace, pure story and return to the roots of biking. Nevertheless this refreshing Read more…

First Look: Curtis Keene’s customized Troy Lee D3

While checking out the EWS pits, we stopped by on the Specialized team area, and while talking to Curtis Keene we spied his awesome new custom D3 helmet. Eight months ago Red Bull decided they wanted to do a custom painted helmet for Curtis that would represent who he is and do something a little Read more…

EWS Bike Check: Yoann Barelli’s Reign Advanced 27.5

After the first day of racing at Finale Ligure, there was a surprise at the top of the standings, Giant Factory Rider Yoann Barelli was sitting on the top spot. In his first year with the Giant Factory Off-Road Team, French rider Yoann Barelli has put down some solid results in the EWS consistently taking Read more…

Final Race: California Enduro Series, Santa Cruz Super Enduro

The California Enduro Series wrapped up this last weekend, October 10-12, with the Bell Santa Cruz Super Enduro taking place in Soquel Demonstration State Forest in the Santa Cruz mountains. For many, this was the finale of the race season, and no doubt the most physically challenging of the series. The race sold out in Read more…