Jerome Clementz spotted on his 27.5" Cannondale Prototype
Jerome Clementz spotted on his 27.5″ Cannondale Prototype. Photo by Dave Trumpore.

During the Andes Pacifico organized by Montenbaik there was no place for EWS Champion Jerome Clementz to hide his new racing weapon! There were just too many cameras and journos surrounding this spectacular event in Chile.

Cannondale jekyll prototype 27.5 2014

According to Jerome he has been testing the Cannondale Jekyll prototype with 27.5″ wheels for quite a while, actually since right after the EWS finals in Finale Ligure in 2013. The bike is supposed to be officially launched in spring this year.

Jerome Clementz continues his domination of the Andes Pacifico during Day 2. Photo by Gary Perkin
Jerome Clementz continues his domination of the Andes Pacifico during Day 2. Photo by Gary Perkin

With this development Cannondale is one of the last companies to finally make the move from 26″ to bigger wheels on their enduro bikes. Furthermore the bike will come with new geometry (we expect a slacker geometry) to work better on the more aggressive terrain which Jerome will face on the Enduro World Series races.

Le Velo Vert and the super sympathetic guy from Alsace: Jerome Clementz. The world's first Enduro World Champion.
Le vélo vert and the super nice guy from Alsace: Jerome Clementz. The world’s first Enduro World Champion!

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Robin Schmitt

Robin is one of the two founders of 41 Publishing, a visionary and go-getter. While he now enjoys every second on the bike – whenever his busy schedule allows – he used to race against the clock at enduro events and a few Downhill World Cups. Besides that, Robin practises kung fu and Zen meditation, plays the cello or with his dog (which actually belongs to his girlfriend), travels abroad and still reviews numerous bikes himself. Progressive ideas, new projects and major challenges – Robin loves exploring undiscovered potential and getting to the bottom of new trends.