13 Women's Bikes From the Cannondale Enduro, Llangollen

Jun 23, 2021
by Nick Bentley  

At the Cannondale Enduro hosted at One Giant Leap, Llangollen there was a small but strong female line up of riders from all age groups, who were determined to conquer Llangollen's tough stages. With Becci Skelton's bike carrying the coveted No. 1 Plate, we were treated to some amazing racing from these ladies on board their enduro bikes of all shapes and sizes and yes, there is an e-bike in there too. With the infectious enthusiasm that these 13 women bring to their bikes and racing, we couldn't resist having a quick look at some of these stunning bikes.

Molly James Specialised Enduro
Molly James' Specialized Enduro

Emily Trill s Juliana Strega
Emily Trill's Juliana Strega

Terah Blake Smith s Pivot Switchblade
Terah Blake Smith's Pivot Switchblade

Becci Skelton s Saracen Aerial 60
Becci Skelton's Saracen Aerial 60

Maxine Filby s Cannondale Jekyll
Maxine Filby's Cannondale Jekyll

Sian Dillon s GT Force
Sian Dillon's GT Force

Meg Whyte s Nukeproof Giga
Meg Whyte's Nukeproof Giga

Anna Cipullo s Cannondale Jekyll
Anna Cipullo's Cannondale Jekyll

Corinna Brisbourne s Juliana Maverick
Corinna Brisbourne's Juliana Maverick

Rhiannon Gunner s Cannondale Habit
Rhiannon Gunner's Cannondale Habit

Emily Ashwood s KTM Scarp MT
Emily Ashwood's KTM Scarp MT

Alexia Desile s Moustache Game 6
Alexia Desile's Moustache Game 6

Emily Smith s Trek Remedy
Emily Smith's Trek Remedy

There was a real sense of camaraderie within the Women's field, with many familiar faces supporting newer ones, all excited to show the incredible skills they all have. If you're a woman who loves riding her bike give racing a go, you will find an enthusiastic, supportive and fun-loving community of amazing female racers waiting for you to join them.


  • 43 1
 I suspect one of them is not like the others...
  • 35 8
 Yep, it should be forbidden to race enduro on an XC bike, where is this world going... Frown
  • 2 1
 What's the deal with it? Maybe she feels it's quicker?
  • 3 0
 @ice29: if it works, it works.
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flag JustAnotherRiderHere (Jun 23, 2021 at 6:27) (Below Threshold)
 @Tinshield: Who are we to assign gender?
  • 1 0
 My first enduro bike had 130/120 travel and a 68* head tube. It was nearly 20 years ago and the norm tho
  • 4 0
 @ice29: she is actually an XC racer looking to start racing enduro. When I filmed the Afan race she was flying, one too look out for!
  • 2 0
 Fair play to riding Llangollen on an XC bike!!!
  • 1 0
 @DizzyNinja: that sounds like a nice downcountry bike
  • 1 0
 @pistol2ne: yea, other than the 26” wheels
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  • 9 1
 Those X-Wing Enduros just look so 'right'.
  • 1 1
 I remember demoing one a few years ago and found it a bit harsh compared to my intense carbine and hightower lt.
  • 7 0
 Emily Ashwood's KTM looks like proper XC machine Big Grin
  • 6 0
 You're allowed to race eMTBs in the same class?
  • 2 0
 Class of its own
  • 4 1
 Emily Smith's Trek Remedy has exactly the down tube protection all the bikes should have. Going into a rocky trail with a carbon frame may be a costly adventure without it.
  • 6 4
 Congratulations, a lot of people won't read this just because it has the "eMTB" tag due to one bike
  • 3 1
 Shame only Becci Skelton rides a rear coil, I mean air has come a long way but coil is king.
  • 1 0
 Agreed. My Push elevensix is next level! Smashpot in the forks as well
  • 1 0
 Weirdly they all look like men's bikes. Or do men's bikes looks like women's bikes? Or maybe bikes look like bikes regardless of who rides them?
  • 2 0
 the spesh enduro has some kind of seat angle changing dropper
  • 1 0
 “Command Wu” dropper. It doesn’t dropper a whole lot tho
  • 1 0
 @DizzyNinja: ninjago sensei wu?
  • 1 0
 What dropper is that, on the Spec Enduro...?
  • 1 0
 Command post with the wu tilt.
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 @Velocipedestrian: thanks. Didn’t know about the tilty thingy.
  • 1 0
 That Saracen looks deadly
  • 1 0
 The stoke in the last picture is real! Nice rigs ladies.
  • 1 2
 The Cannondale Jekyll‘s look like they just set the water bottles in the frame hoping they won’t fall out
  • 1 1
 spot transgender athlete
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