Enduro Reviews and News


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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Pro Bike Gallery: Richie Rude’s Yeti SB6c EWS race bike

Though his weekend in Aspen-Snowmass didn’t go as planned, Yeti-Fox rider Richie Rude is still overall series leader of the 2016 Enduro World Series. See the bike that has helped propel the American toward another world title.

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Enduro World Series: Graves, Ravanel score dominant wins

There was never much doubt about the final outcome. After sweeping the opening day’s stages, Jared Graves and Cecile Ravanel continued their dominance on day 2 of the Aspen-Snowmass stop of the Enduro World Series.

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Enduro World Series: Graves, Ravanel sweep opening day in Colorado

Jared Graves (Specialized) and Cecile Ravanel (Commencal Vallnord Enduro) each went 3-for-3, winning three stages apiece on day 1 of the Enduro World Series stop in Aspen-Snowmass, Colorado, on Saturday.

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2017 Trek Slash 29er first look

Trek proudly showed us its newest Enduro racing bike, the Slash 29er sporting 150mm of rear travel. It had to be carbon and had to have 29er wheels to put forward their best effort in the category.

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Commencal relaunches Meta SX at a price that can’t be beat

For model year 2017, Commencal has re-released revised versions of older frames with modern geometry and product spec at price points you won’t believe.

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Santa Cruz brings back aluminum, kills single pivot models

Santa Cruz bikes just got more affordable with the introduction of three all-new alloy bikes.

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Three new Liv models, including women’s specific 160mm travel bike

Liv, Giant’s women’s specific brand, is expanding its lineup to include three new models, including a 160mm travel EWS-worthy bike.

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René Wildhaber’s EWS Trek Slash Race Bike

René Wildhaber has been a mainstay on the enduro circuit for years. His input was critical in the development of the Slash and his race bike features a number of novel storage solutions

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Ellsworth Rogue Sixty first ride review

We came to see the new Ellsworth Rogue Sixty with skepticism but we were thoroughly impressed by what we saw and rode.

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Is this the new 2017 Specialized Enduro?

The last major update to the Enduro occurred in 2014, when they reworked the existing 26” chassis to accommodate 650B wheels. A new version is due soon, click to find out what it might look like.

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Pivot Switchblade first look

Pivot launches versatile and capable trail bike with a huge sweet spot. It has the shortest chainstays in the category yet allows the biggest tires — and a front derailleur. But your wheels will need 157mm hubs.

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