Let’s face it, enduro bikes these days are simply amazing, with advances in design we can now climb all day and still have enough energy to shred the hardest downhills. With well understood suspension platforms and cutting edge shocks it is rare to find a bike that does not pedal well, or descend as it should. As the radical evolution of bike design has begun to slow, designers have been freed up somewhat to concentrate not only the nuts and bolts, but also on the overall aesthetics and feel.New: Subscribe to the ENDURO Edition on Google Currents and experience our online articles in a new & beautiful way on all your mobile devices.
When it comes to distinctive aesthetics, no one does it better than the French company Caminade. The company certainly offer a bike with a unique look, designed and built 100% in France in Ille-sur-Tet in the Pyrénées. Caminades philosophy is to build beautiful bikes that are made to last, be cherished and passed down! Shrugging off carbon and aluminium trends, they chose to keep with tradition and utilise steel in the construction of their range of bikes. The skinny curved tubes providing an instantly recognisable silhouette! However there is nothing traditional about the performance, Damien Oton piloted his One4All to an outstanding 8th place overall in the final round of the Enduro World Series in Finale Ligure, these bikes are cutting edge, and fast! Caminade are so confident with the strength of their frames that they offer a lifetime guarantee that’s transferable from owner to owner!
Caminade have just released their 2014 range of bikes, which include the SimpleTrack a 29er hardtail with 120mm fork and the Route66 a modern road racer. For those that love enduro there is a bike that will be of great interest, the One4All which will be offered in two platforms the 27.5 wheeled ‘All mountain’ and the 26 inch wheeled ‘Enduro’! Both platforms use the new SR Suntour Epicon shock and are available in a range of colours. After Damiens performance in the EWS we expect to see a lot more of these on the enduro circuit in 2014!
One4All All Mountain 27.5
This is their smaller travel platform for 2014! Fitted with 27.5 inch wheels the 135mm One4All – All Mountain is available in two sizes (S/M and L/XL) and the handling should be agile with a 67.2o head angle (140mm fork).
One4All Enduro 26
Perhaps against the current trend in enduro, Caminade have attached the ‘enduro’ tag to the 26inch version of the One4All, however with 155mm of travel and a 66.7o (with a 160mm fork) head angle there is no disguising the bikes rugged intent.
For more information about the new One4All check out Caminade’s website (English version now available).