All about enduro (pictures, competitions, routes, general talk)

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All about enduro (pictures, competitions, routes, general talk)
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Posted: Dec 13, 2012 at 5:07 Quote
Soooo,
With the rise in popularity of the enduro a bug started on the "Sexiest AM/enduro bike" thread, so let's give it a try.

The rules are simple: "Talk about enduro".

That means:
1. Pictures (your enduro rig, your enduro vacation, great trail, or an awesome enduro related pic)
2. Trails (where you have been, where are you planning to go, dream rides)
3. Small reviews (equipment, what you take on a tour, advices)
4. Questions (stop wondering and star asking)
5. News
6. Ideas (have an idea for a new format? Post it, maybe someone will bi willing to help)
7. And so on...

So guys. fire it up!

EDIT: And just for clarification an enduro machine can be:
1. 26/605b: min 140 mm travel in the ass, and min 150 mm travel front. Max travel around 170 mm (with inclusion of few 175/180 mm enduros), 180 mm front allowed.
2. 29er: 130 mm
3. Hardtail: Need's to be strong enough to survive an enduro, 130 mm travel.



EDIT 2014 Enduro Dates:


New Zealand

11 January - Coronet Enduro
22 February - Giant 2W Enduro @ Rotorua
13 April - Giant 2W Enduro @ Cardrona

North America

September 3-7 - Crested Butte Ultra Enduro, 5 day race.

France Enduro Series

Round One: Blausasc 17 – 18 May
Round Two: Val D’Allos (Tribe 10,000) 28 – 29 June
Round Three: Val D’Isere 16 – 17 August
Round Four: Samoens 30 – 31 August
Round Five: Valberg Guillames (Enduro des Portes du Mercantour) 6 – 7 September
Entries open 6 January 2014

UKGE

Rd 1 – 12th 13th April, Coed Y Brenin
Rd 2 – 24th 25th May, Innerleithen
Rd 3 – 21st 22nd June, Afan
Rd 4 – 16th 17th August, Dyfi
Rd 5 – 6th 7th September, Grizedale.

Bluegrass enduro tour

• 06 April: Dabo - France.
• 04 May: Glencoe mountain - UK.
• 11 May: Rombach le Franc - France.
• 16 August: Dublin - Ireland. (Ladies-only event).
• 21 September: Guebwiller - France.
• 26/28 September: Castelbuono - Sicily.

EWS

19 - 20 April - Andes, Chile
30 May - 1 June - Tweedlove Festival, Scotland, UK
21 - 22 June - Valloire, France
13 - 14 July - La Thuille, Italy
26 - 27 July - Colorado Freeride Festival, USA
9 - 10 August - Crankworx Whistler, Canada
4 - 5 October - Finale Ligure, Italy

BC Enduro Series:

1. May 17-18: Penticton – The Bike Barn
2. June 7-8: North Vancouver – Norco John Henry Bikes
3. June 28: Kelowna – Kelowna Cycle / Sovereign Cycle
4. Aug 3: Rossland Rubberhead Enduro
5. Aug 16: Sunshine Coast – Off the Edge
6. Sep 13-14: Revelstoke – Skookum Ski and Bike

KR Enduro Series:

1. June 21: Canmore – Outside Ski and Bike
2. July 12: Kimberley – Kootenay Mountain Works
3. July 19-20: Golden – Higher Ground Sports
4. Aug 3: Rossland Rubberhead Enduro
5. Sep 13-14: Revelstoke – Skookum Ski and Bike

California Enduro Series

April 19-20: VP/Kali EnduroFest at the Dirt Club in Los Olivos
June 7: Battleborn Enduro on Peavine Mountain in the Reno/Tahoe area
Date TBA: China Peak Enduro at China Peak Mountain Resort in Lakeshore
August 30: Northstar Enduro at Northstar California Resort in Truckee
September 18-21: Kamikaze Bike Games Enduro at Mammoth Mountain in Mammoth Lakes
October 10-12: Santa Cruz Super Enduro at Soquel Demonstration State Forest (Demo) in the Santa Cruz Mountains

SUPERENDURO PRO

PRO1 | 5-6 April | Superenduro Sestri Levante (GE)
PRO2 | 10-11 May | TBA
PRO3 | 28-29 June | Madesimo (SO)
PRO4 | 6-7 September | Sauze d’Oulx (TO)

SUPERENDURO EXPERIENCE

EX1 | 23 March | Enduro dei Lupi Superenduro Experience Coggiola (BI)
EX2 | 27 April | Enduro dei Gufi Superenduro Experience Pogno (NO)
EX3 | 4 May | Enduro Day Superenduro Experience Priero (CN)
EX4 | 25 May | Superenduro Experience San Piero in Bagno (FC)
EX5 | 1 June | Enduro dei Tre Fiumi Superenduro Experience Cartosio (AL)
EX6 | 15 June | Superenduro Experience Premilcuore (FO)
EX7 | 3 August | Superenduro Experience Pragelato (TO)
EX8 | 14 September | Superenduro Experience Palazzuolo sul Senio (FI)
EX9 | 26 October | Portofino Bike Superenduro Experience Santa Margherita Ligure (GE)

SloEnduro 2014:

12th/13th of April: Enduro 3 Camini, Trieste (ITA)
10th/11th of May: Enduro Cerkno, Cerkno (SLO)
7th/8th of June: Kamplc Enduro, Javornik (SLO)
6th of July: Enduro Tolmin, Tolmin (SLO)
18th-20th of July: Black Hole Enduro, Koroška (SLO)
6th/7th of September: Enduro Kamnik, Kamnik (SLO)
28th of September: Čelešnk Enduro, Blagovica (SLO)
11th/12th of October: Enduro Grožnjan, Grožnjan (CRO)

More about SloEnduro: www.sloenduro.com/index.php/koledar


The Poc Scottish Enduro Series

Round 1 - Nevis Range, Fort William
Event Date: 22/02/2014 - 23/02/2014

Round 2 - Innerleithen, Scottish Borders
Event Date: 05/04/2014 - 06/04/2014

Round 3 - Wolftrax, Laggan
Event Date: 28/06/2014 - 29/06/2014

Round 4 - Ae Forest, near Dumfries
Event Date: 12/07/2014 - 13/07/2014

Round 5 - Innerleithen, Scottish Borders
Event Date: 18/10/2014 - 19/10/2014

Round 6 - The Dudes of Hazzard This is Enduro Now
Event Date: 08/11/2014 - 09/11/2014


Empire/PMBA Enduro Series 2014

Rd1. 27th April – Gisburn Forest / Escape Bike Shop “Escape to Gisburn”
Rd2. 18th May – Grizedale Forest / Grizedale Mountain Bikes “Event name TBC”
Rd3. 15th June – Kirroughtree / The Break Pad “Break Out of Kirroughtree”
Rd4. 14th September – Gisburn Forest / Escape Bike Shop “Escape to Gisburn”
Rd5. 4/5th October – Lee Quarry & Cock Hill / Ride-On Bike Shop “Ride-On the Pennines”


Enduro Sweden Series

Stockholm (Flottsbro) 4 May
Falun 29-30 May
Åre 1-2 July (preliminary)
Grycksbo 2-3 August
and last race in Gothenburg sometime in September


80/20 Norwegian Enduro series:


80Twenty OsloEnduro: 24-25 May
80Twenty Traktor Bike Park Enduro: 5-6 July
80Twenty NesbyEnduro 2-3 August
80Twenty Sogndal Enduro: 23-24 August
80Twenty DrammEnduro: 20-21 September

Posted: Dec 13, 2012 at 7:15 Quote
Ok ok, i can say i'm thinking strongly about organizing an Enduro event/tace next year..... more like Mini Enduro since the descents would be fairly short but fun, and 4-5 of them in a race.

I have the location, just need to finish the trails a bit, do signs and get lots of volonteers for the event Smile

Posted: Dec 13, 2012 at 7:26 Quote
brigand wrote:
Ok ok, i can say i'm thinking strongly about organizing an Enduro event/tace next year..... more like Mini Enduro since the descents would be fairly short but fun, and 4-5 of them in a race.

I have the location, just need to finish the trails a bit, do signs and get lots of volonteers for the event Smile

One day, or a multi-day event?

I have a format idea. Something similar to the old Camel Trophy Rally's.
Group enduro.
Contestant's will be spit into groups (5-10), and must work as a group, also intergroup helping is allowed. The winner's is the group with the minimum cumulative time per group member.
Meaning that if your group falls down to 2 members and you have cumulative time of 5 days (just saying) you will be worse than a group that has 5 members and a cumulative time of 10 days. 2.5 days/member vs 2 days/member.
It's a multi-day event, and the group is responsible for all the on trail organisation, food and water provisions, repairs.
If a member of the group chooses to bail the group doesnt get a time penalty.
If a group forget's or abandons a member it's disqualified (highly unlikely).
No set trails, you have a start coordinate, and a end coordinate, it's your's to find a way using a map and any means necessary.
Each group will be given a GPS and a radio for communication with the base.
At each check point the base will wait for the group with set up tents, sleeping bags and a meal.

I'll post more details later.

Posted: Dec 13, 2012 at 7:34 Quote
that's more of an Adventure type event, i like it btw Smile


mine would be typical one day event with timed DH stages and un timed but with allowed time to get between the stages

i was thinking to do just a regular XCO type of race (several laps on the track, lap is about 7.3 km long with close to 200m of elevation per lap) but people would complain because it's too technical, so i don't know.....

Posted: Dec 13, 2012 at 7:40 Quote
Yeah I know, but I think that the format will allow more wide audience, and shift the focus more to the camaraderie and physical/mental endurance than to who has the more capable bike. Smile


As for your idea, I'm in, just depends how hard are the stages, since I do it on a modified XC hardtail. Smile And will be probably getting a Covert frame for a build after the next season. Smile

Posted: Dec 13, 2012 at 7:55 Quote
doable on a XC bike, just more workout and a bit less fun, just check any of my vids filmed in Erdut Wink

Posted: Dec 13, 2012 at 7:57 Quote
brigand wrote:
doable on a XC bike, just more workout and a bit less fun, just check any of my vids filmed in Erdut Wink

More work = More fun in my book. Smile

Posted: Dec 13, 2012 at 7:58 Quote
Nice idea! Subscribed Smile

Posted: Dec 13, 2012 at 8:00 Quote
good, coz this one likes to wear you out completely Smile



edit: @Sinki - Italy has an excelent Enduro scene, have you entered some events, what do you think?

Posted: Dec 13, 2012 at 8:00 Quote
brigand wrote:
doable on a XC bike, just more workout and a bit less fun, just check any of my vids filmed in Erdut Wink

Awesome, Erdut is close, I can bike to there. Wink

Posted: Dec 13, 2012 at 8:06 Quote
what no uplift?Wink

Salute

Posted: Dec 13, 2012 at 8:06 Quote
bring some dh in it and im game. 180mm bike will be overkill but for the hell of it. i would like more the mini dh format if possible. meassuring time is the biggest obstacle still.

Posted: Dec 13, 2012 at 8:08 Quote
iffoverload wrote:
what no uplift?Wink

Salute

Back meet bike, bike meet back, the legs are also here. Smile

Posted: Dec 13, 2012 at 8:12 Quote
@Kerba: no worries, the mini DH is happening for sure Wink

@Drakche: we pedal there, about 25km one direction, but going back is what kills me, i have too much fun there so i forget to preserve some enegry to cycle home, hahahahahaha

Posted: Dec 13, 2012 at 8:12 Quote
iffoverload wrote:
what no uplift?Wink

Salute

for a 90m hill? lol

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