Just seen this update on the Enduro MTB Magazine website – looks like Cedric Gracia has had a nasty crash at the Mega event on Reunion Island – click the pic below for full story, but needless to say, Cedric is a much loved, highly regarded member of the Enduro elite and it’s safe to say everyone will be rooting for him to make a swift and full recovery:
Apologies for the lack of postings of late – it turned into a mental end of season with a ridiculous amount of racing – I hit up the Superenduro Sprint round in Tolfa, then a week later was racing at Aston Hill for the 3rd round of the Enduro 1 X-Fusion Southern UK series, then a matter of weeks later was off to race the Enduro World Series final in Finale Ligure!
The great news is that I finished 15th overall in the Enduro 1 series in Masters, with one round missed due to the EWS final, and I had a pretty good race in Finale, finishing mid pack among the world’s best Enduro racers, which I was well pleased with! I was also featured in the awesome Enduro Magazine – click the logo to read my feature:
Lots of people have been asking about my bike this season – here’s what I have been running:
Bionicon Alva 180 Air frame & fork kit
Bionicon G2S fork cartridge
X-Fusion 02 RL shock
Superstar Sentinel/Tesla wheelset (tubeless)
Onza Ibex tyres (2.4 DH front, 2.25 FR rear, tubeless)
SRAM X0 drivetrain (1×10, Type 2 rear mech, X0 shifter)
SRAM X9 cranks
Absolute Black direct mount chainring
Specialized Command Post dropper post
Superstar Racer carbon saddle
Superstar Descent 780 bar (780mm wide)
Superstar Excel lock on grips
SRAM X0 brakes
Superstar Alpine 203mm floating rotors
Superstar XCR top guide
Bionicon C Guide
The bike has run like a dream all season – everything on it has functioned brilliantly and lasted really well.
Watch out over the coming weeks for a few updates on my new 2014 spec!
Just seen the teaser for this – looks AMAZING!!!
Awesome filming, all the big stars, some incredible riding…….. Can’t wait to see the film!
Well it’s almost here! Really looking forward to my first Italian race of the season – the awesome Monti Della Tolfa round of the infamous SuperEnduro series!! Having raced at Finale last year, and with Finale on my schedule again this year for the Enduro World Series final, it made loads of sense to make another trip out too.
Tolfa is not far from Rome and it looks like there are going to be some awesome stages – can’t wait to get out there to race and of course see all the SuperEnduro crew and my many Italian friends.
Check out the awesome promo video:
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The second part of the awesome new Dudes of Hazzard film is now out! Once again it’s full of mental riding, some bizarre mucking about and slightly odd music, plus hilarious outtakes. Check it out!!
Really pleased to have found this video – a raw, no holds barred interview with Enduro legend Mark Weir. He’s been there, done that and got several t-shirts. This interview is pretty special – you can see real moments of raw emotion when he talks about his dad, what motivates him and what Enduro represents.
Great insight into the world of a true sporting hero.
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Just found this awesome video rounding up the Enduro World Series so far from Jerome Clementz and Ben Cruz’s perspective.
It’s a fantastic insight into the behind the scenes story of two of the world’s top riders and the series leader as they travel Europe between different rounds of the EWS. Ben talks through his horror smash at round 2 and Jerome introduces us to his dad, the team and demonstrates just why he is the series leader and right now, the best Enduro racer in the world. His dominance in the sport is total – and some of the footage late in the video demonstrates why, with absolutely phenomenal handling skills and carrying unbelievable amounts of speed at every opportunity.
It’s all to take though – who’s going to end up as overall series winner?
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