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News: The Orange Segment, A New Short Travel 29er

The Segment. Divides opinions. Conquers trails. Designed to be the fastest all-rounder we could make, the Segment takes preconceptions about what is possible on a short travel bike and pulls them apart. A 120/110mm travel 29er that can ride way beyond its travel figure, the Segment balances its inherent big-wheel unflappability with a taught and Read more…

First Look: New Specialized Enduro 650B

From technical back-country journeys to stage racing through a mountain range, the new Enduro is built to answer the call of adventure. Already the most capable machine on the mountain, the Enduro is now available in both 29er and 650b wheel sizes, and with lightweight carbon fiber and alloy frame options there’s a perfect Enduro Read more…

In the shoes of a champion: Part 4, Teamwork

Last night I had set myself the task of getting into the top 150 overall at the Enduro World Series in La Thuile, I had everything on my side, Jerome Clementz’s very own race bike, pro team kit and all the support I needed from the Cannondale Overmountain team. But that was doing me no Read more…

EWS Round 4: Results and photos from Day One.

The first day of racing is over and in a day dominated by the weather, we have our leaders. Rene Wildhaber goes into the night with a comfortable lead, and Damien Oton and Francoise Bailly Maitre will be chasing in 2nd and 3rd. In the women’s category, it looked like Tracy Moseley would dominate after Read more…

Spotted at La Thuile: New Ibis Prototype

In today’s racing, both Anne Caroline Chausson and Manu Ducci were riding on a new prototype bike from Ibis. Both riders were keeping the bikes under-wraps, but they could not hide as they took to the start ramps. With no information from Ibis, all we can do now is speculate, but it is clear that Read more…

In the shoes of a champion: Part 3, Hard Lessons.

I was right on the tyre of my 20 second guy, as we charged into another steep section, taking lines I did not want, again I tried to relax my hands, but the unrelenting gnar clawed me back. It felt like the grips were the size of coke cans and the brake levers were beyond Read more…

In the shoes of a champion. Part 2: You can crash if you want!

As I joined the Cannondale Overmountain team for dinner last night, conversation soon moved onto the topic of the day’s stage practice and Jerome asked me “did you crash today?” While I was coming up with an answer that suitably indicated that I was looking after his personal bike, he cut me off with a Read more…

First Look: GHOST presents the new RIOT LT

The GHOST AMR RIOT ​​already got some stir this year because of its outstanding look and the patented RIOT link. The bike won the coveted Design and Innovation Award as well as several other awards. For next season GHOST now offers six models of the famous RIOT. Including three Bikes with 150mm travel in front, Read more…

News: Wild weather and an intense battle at EWS round 4

Racers have a daunting task ahead of them as they compete beneath the shadow of Mont Blanc this weekend at round four of the Enduro World Series, La Thuile Superenduro powered by Sram. The steep and unforgiving terrain of the Aosta Valley awaits the 450 riders taking part, who’ll face six tough stages over two Read more…

In the shoes of a champion: Part 1: The factory experience.

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to ride for one of enduro’s most successful factory teams, with all the mechanical and team support such a position brings. This was exactly the amazing opportunity that was presented to me, to ride with the Cannondale Overmountain Team It all started with a gentle “bing” Read more…