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Bouncing Back From Injury Part Two : ‘Middle of the Road’

Since I last wrote I have had my collarbone pinned back together, I have watched my enduro buddies have the most fun in dry dusty conditions at round 3 of the UK Gravity Enduro and I have cheered my boyfriend on at one of the gnarliest races in the calendar – the Megavalanche. Two of Read more…

First Ride: New Yeti SB5c With Switch Infinity Technology

As bike technology advances, we see performance improvements getting infinitesimally smaller. However, there are still companies that hold caffeine fueled think-tanks, daring to be different, challenging conformity, happy to push new technology in the search for improved performance. Yeti Cycles is one such company, run by Chris Conroy and Steve Hoog” Hoogendoorn, both passionate riders Read more…

Exclusive: Essential Recovery for Enduro Racers

As an enduro racer, recovery is absolutely crucial to the success of your weekend and season. A well thought out plan that includes how you recover from stage to stage, and from day to day is a competitive advantage, and part of every top pro’s regimen. Even a fellow racer who may be more fit Read more…

News: Kona 2015 – New Process 167 & Process 134 SE

While the official release of the 2015 Kona line-up is still a week up, we had the chance to have a look on the new models of the Canadian cult-brand already. In addition to an special edition of the Process 134 for smaller and lighter riders, the all-new Process 167 bikepark-bike/superenduro is the main Highlight. Read more…

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…