Video: UK Gravity Enduro Series Round 1

Mar 27, 2013 at 0:01
Mar 27, 2013
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The race season is ON! Enduro is exploding in the UK and we’ve teamed up with our mates at Juice Lubes and Aspect Media to bring it to you.

Round 1 of the UK Gravity Enduro Series went off at last weekend at cold, wet, windy Afan in South Wales. Dan Atherton and Tracy Moseley took the win. The course was – by all accounts – tough, long, cold and hard on the legs!


A massive trophy should also go to series organiser Steve Parr and his team who definitely won by managing to run the only race in the UK that wasn't cancelled by snow. Fine work all round guys.


Last, but not least – do you want to WIN an Orange Mountain Bikes frame of your choice, courtesy of Juice Lubes…?

Course you do. Simply watch the video and find the hidden URL inside it to enter the competition. Easy. Here’s a clue – it’s near the end!

Thanks to Aspect Media for the awesome edit. Thanks to Juice Lubes for teaming up with us to make this happen.
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31 Comments

  • + 7
 Starting to get tired of the lack of support for lady mountain bikers in vids like these. The idea behind this sport is that its wholly non-exclusive, and yet that only coverage I see for events like these is focused primarily or exclusively on the male side of the spectrum.
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  • + 6
 650b in 1st, 29 in 2 nd 26 in 3rd 26 won the womens

was a relatively flat course so i guess big wheels would be better well thats what their sponsors want us to think

dan atherton wouldve won on bmx !

and i was on a 26 and right at the back ! it was tough going some grim mud - hub deep in parts and i had ice forming in my camelback tube between stages 1 & 2
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  • + 7
 You didn't need to go much further north to be knee deep in snow. Well done to the organizers
  • + 3
 i think steve parr said it was the only mtb even still on in the country.
  • + 1
 I wanted to go to Llandegla, but couldn't get there because of the snow
  • + 1
 It was the only event on that weekend. Everything else was called off!0
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  • + 7
 Would be cool to see Dan win one of the avalanche races in the avalanche series!
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  • + 5
 Why do people give a shit what size wheels people are using? Should we list what drivetrains the riders use so we can go all out with the fanboy tribalistic hatefest?
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  • + 2
 @bikegreece it was a very fitness based circuit, a very fit moderately skilled rider would have done a lot better than a moderately fit highly skilled rider.
unfortunately for the rest of the elites though dan atherton is very skilled and very fit.
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 odo96, have a look at the facebook group UK Gravity Enduro, we always have a Ladies group photo at the finish, the series is trying to promote it to Women and encourage them into this discipline. At round 1 we had 18 Women and 8 Elite Women, pretty good for its 3rd year, but point taken about no footage of Women riding, will pass it onto the Guy's who made video Cheers Steve
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  • + 2
 Look at the 3rd, 4th and 5th finishing times... Literally a couple of turns on the crank between all three of them over all the stages!
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  • + 4
 Really likening one industries clothing
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  • + 1
 Haven't heard this song in AGES! Such a good riding track! p.s. Awesome round-up of Round 1. I wish it was televised Frown
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  • + 2
 Nothing about the weekend warriors? Boooooo....
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  • + 2
 Looks like a fun flowy track .
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  • + 1
 Great to see Dan come in 1st place.. He works so hard all year round.. And it's looking like its paying off!
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  • + 1
 Does anyone know the make of those mudguards attached to fork's crown (at 1:02)? Thanks
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  • + 1
 Oh I like this kind of riding. Now it's time for digging
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  • + 1
 Can't wait for Gravity east !
1st / last it's all fun
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  • - 1
 Enduro... not really! Cyclocross...could be.
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  • - 1
 29rs need their own class within the enduro series....
  • + 1
 how'd the 29ers do? Top 3 were 26, right? It looked like a good coarse for big wheels though.
  • + 2
 all 26ers for the ladies podium for the men 1st was a gt force 650b prototype, 2nd was a tallboy LTc but the guy didn't seem too happy with it. 3rd 26er.
  • + 1
 Neil donohgue seemd unhappy in what way. He came second and all the time I saw him he looked happy. There's Atleast three more 29ers in the top ten. Al stock was flying and so was the raffertys.
  • + 6
 but who chose the bikes, the riders or their sponsors? all those guys wouldve been flying regardless of wheel size
  • + 0
 Nah man, they have to be ridden differently. Not just anyone can do well on a 29 inch bike on an enduro style trail.
  • + 1
 Factor in the mud and I wonder what bike is better. You can't keep up speed for as long on a muddy day, and 29ers don't excellerate as fast, but they do have that contact patch giving them better traction. I want one of the pros to weigh in. I really want to know how the guy felt on the 650b, but I'm sure the company is keeping that pretty quiet.
  • + 1
 The course lent itself to riding on a 29-er and that's the only reason Donny was on a tallboy IMO. The proof of that will be when we see what they're riding on a more technical, DH-ish Inners course next month - 26-ers all round!
  • + 3
 If I was able to pick and choose a bike I'd have gone with 29 for that course definitely. But I was 26" and that's the only reason why I was so slow. honest.
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