Enduro Reviews and News


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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Fastest bikes at Big Mountain Enduro No. 1

The first stop of the 2016 Big Mountain Enduro series returned to New Mexico, and Mtbr got an up close look at the fastest bikes to take on this menacing course.

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Video: Champéry Bike Park opens on May 14th – more accessible and more flowy. Yum.

Two new videos from ShapeRideShoot highlight the changes and course upgrades to the World Cup level trails in Champéry, Switzerland.

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Prototype Cannondale Jekyll spotted under Jerome Clementz

Cannondale mountain bikes have always marched to the beat of their own drum, but a new prototype spotted under EWS world champ Jerome Clementz is missing their proprietary Dyad pull shock.

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Hope Tech’s fully custom HB211 MTB bike

When you have the manufacturing capability to build just about anything in-house, why limit yourself?

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Prototype 29er FOX 40 mounted on Evil Wreckoning spy shot

It’s no secret that manufacturers like Trek and Intense have played around with 29er downhill bikes before, but it appears that suspension manufacturers like Fox are also starting to do some serious testing.

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Hot new XC, DH, enduro, plus, and fat tires from Sea Otter

It’s a good time to be a mountain biker. Whether you want burly plus sized tires, or ultra fast rolling XC shoes, there was something for everyone at this year’s Sea Otter Classic.

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Four new flat pedals from Sea Otter

Looking for a new flat pedal option? Here are four new offerings we spotted on Day 1 at Sea Otter.

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Turner RFX 4.0 long term review

You may not have heard much from Turner in recent years, but make no mistake, the brand hasn’t lost its touch. Read on for our long term review of the their newest 160mm platform.

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Spring Training with Devinci Global Racing

Canadian manufacturer Devinci sponsors some of the world’s fastest gravity racers. The crew recently met in B.C. to dial in the new bikes and shred.

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Ibis Mojo HD3 Enduro World Series team bikes check

Up close look at the race bikes of Ibis-sponsored EWS competitors Robin Wallner and the Gehrig twins.

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