Enduro Reviews and News


Enduro World Series heads to Italy for grand Finale

The Enduro World Series will crown its champions in Finale this weekend at the last race of the season.

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Video: Inside the Yeti/Fox Shox Factory team

There have only been three Enduro World Series champions in the men’s pro category. Two of them (Jared Graves and Richie Rude) were riding for the Yeti/Fox Shox Factory Race Team at the time. So what makes the squad so special?

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Ellsworth Interbike 2016

Ellsworth launches the Rogue Forty all-mountain bike, tightens up of its proprietary suspension design, and unveils a company rebranding.

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Watch the epic battle unfold between Hill and Vouilloz in this R7 EWS Recap

Sam Hill and Vouilloz careers in downhill racing never quite overlapped, but these two great downhill racers are now battling at the EWS series.

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Will Sam Hill be the new king of enduro?

Round No. 7 of the Enduro World Series will be remembered as the race where Sam Hill earned his enduro stripes.

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EWS Round 7: Valberg, France Track Preview

After a long break, the EWS is back. This time, the action is taking place in France over two grueling days. Hit play to get a taste of the action.

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Fastest Bikes at the Vail Outlier Offroad Festival

The Vail Outlier Offroad Festival teamed up with USA Cycling to host the Rocky Mountain Regional XC and enduro championships. Photographer Eddie Clark was there and caught these shots of the fastest riders and their bikes.

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Mud, blood, guts, and glory at Big Mountain Enduro Finals

Ripping descents, mud-splattered crashes, rock garden gnar, and much more highlighted the season finale of the Big Mountain Enduro Series, which was held deep in the Crested Butte backcountry and at Crested Butte Mountain Resort’s Evolution Bike Park.

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How do EWS pros deal with pressure of enduro racing

There are a lot of good times for riders on the Enduro World Series circuit but there is also a ton of pressure. So what is it that drives these riders to challenge themselves over and over?

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Tech: 1x or 2x drivetrains

With the advent of 1×12, Di2, and gigantic rear cassettes, riders have more drivetrain options than ever before. So what do racers on the EWS circuit prefer?

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Niner RIP Goes Alloy

Carbon bikes are awesome, but they cost a fortune. Good thing Niner is watching out for the little guy. Their new alloy bikes shares the same geo and tech as the RIP 9 RDO, but retails for significantly less.

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2017 Rocky Mountain Slayer unveiled

The Slayer is back. New bike replaces Altitude as Rocky Mountain’s enduro racer.

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How To: Race Enduro

Admit it. At some point in your mountain biking career, you’ve thought it would be a good idea to race an enduro. Here’s what you need to know.

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2017 Pivot Firebird first look

The previous Pivot Firebird was a little long in the tooth with its ‘short and high’ geometry. But this new version is fully modernized taking in the lessons learned from the success of the Pivot Switchblade.

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Intense Recluse 27.5 trail bike first look

If the Intense Spider is your garden variety trail ripper, the all new 140mm Recluse is a deadly weapon.

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Pro Bike Gallery: Michael Broderick’s Intense Carbine 29C

Michael Broderick was once among the best XC racers in the United States. Now he’s making waves in the masters class of the Enduro World Series. Here’s a look at his 140mm Intense Carbine 29C race bike.

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Formula’s new Selva enduro fork

Formula is best known for its brakes, but the newest entry into the suspension market is loaded with unique technology — and it comes in purple.

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Rude, Ravanel win Whistler Enduro World Series races

Richie Rude (Yeti Fox Shox) and Cecile Ravanel (Commencal Vallnord Enduro Team) each staged incredible comebacks after their days got off to a bad start at this past weekend’s Enduro World Series stop in Whistler, British Columbia.

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2017 Specialized Enduro first ride

The Enduro 29er was a ground-breaking achievement when the 29er version was launched three years ago. This new one is an even more significant effort with better performance and versatility.

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Enduro World Series invades Whistler for Round 6

The famous mountains that flank British Columbia resort will be filled with 300 riders this Sunday, as they take to the legendary trails for five stages of racing on some of the area’s finest singletrack.

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2017 Specialized Enduro spotted

Rumors about the long-awaited sequel to the Specialized Enduro have gone rampant in the last couple of weeks. The outgoing model was a revolutionary 29er with 155mm of travel with a 165mm travel 27.5 sibling.

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Pro Bike Gallery: Cecile Ravanel’s Commencal Meta AM V4

Cecile Ravanel is the unquestioned queen of the Enduro World Series this year. Through five races, the Frenchwoman has four wins and one second place. Mtbr caught up with rider and bike after her win in Colorado.

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Pro Bike Gallery: Jared Graves’ Specialized S Works FSR Stumpjumper 29er

Jared Graves’s transition from Yeti to Specialized has not been perfectly smooth. After dominating the Enduro World Series in 2014, the Aussie had yet to match those results in his first campaign with the Big Red S. But now things are turning around. Here’s a look at the bike that helped make that happen.

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Reynolds 27.5 Enduro carbon wheelset review

The Reynolds 27.5 Enduro is one of the pleasant surprises of the year for us. We’ve ridden it a ton as it’s been absolutely flawless for us railing corners and banging through rocks.

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Pro Bike Gallery: Jerome Clementz’s prototype Cannondale

Jerome Clementz could ride a donkey and still be faster than most of us. But give the Frenchman a new prototype bike and look out podium. Here’s a closer look at the yet-to-be-released bike that carried Clementz to third at the EWS in Aspen-Snowmass.

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