Powered by Outside

17 Race Bikes - RockShox Enduro Challenge

Jan 31, 2015
by Mike Kazimer  
The first stop of the RockShox Enduro Challenge took place this weekend in Mt.Buller, Australia, and a number of high profile riders, including a few who are typically found on DH tracks, showed up to participate. Photographers Jason Stevens and Jaime Black were on the ground to document the race rigs of the pros.


Sam Hill
RockShox Enduro challenge
  It will take more than an enduro race to convince Sam Hill trade out his flat pedals for clips. His Nukeproof Mega AM is rolling on a Mavic CrossMax XL wheelset, with his drivetrain, suspension, and brakes handled by SRAM.


Jackson Davis
RockShox Enduro challenge
Specialized's Enduro 650B was a familiar site at the race. Jackson Davis is most often found on the DH circuit, but decided to try his hand at enduro racing for the weekend. His bike is nearly identical to the S-Works version we recently reviewed, except that the stock Slaughter semi-slick rear tire has been swapped out for a Butcher.


Kaine Canan
RockShox Enduro challenge
  Kaine's ready for anything with his Fox 36 equipped Rock Mountain Altitude Rally Edition. A thumb remote on the right side of the bars lets him quickly choose between Climb, Trail, or Descend mode on the Fox Float X rear shock.


Chris Panozzo
RockShox Enduro challenge
  Chris Panozzo was riding a Santa Cruz Nomad fully decked out with ENVE wheels, RaceFace SixC carbon cranks, and a RockShox Pike up front.


Jerome Clementz
RockShox Enduro challenge
  Jerome recently picked up a few new sponsors for the 2015 season. Troy Lee will be providing helmets, while Alpinestars will be taking care of clothing. In addition to his front suspension, brakes, and drivetrain (note the new direct mount front ring) SRAM will also be supplying wheels, and his Cannondale Jekyll will be rolling on Michelin tires.


Ryan DeLaRue
RockShox Enduro challenge
  Yep, it's another Enduro, this one equipped with a CaneCreek DBAir. Highlights include a SRAM XX1 drivetrain, ROVAL wheels, RockShox Pike fork, and a Specialized Command Post.


Michael Ronning
RockShox Enduro challenge
  Michael Ronning was once a familiar face on the World Cup DH circuit in the late '90s and early 2000s, and he managed to pick up 5 Australian DH championship wins along the way, but now he's trying his hand at enduro racing. His Giant Reign is set up with a DT Swiss XM 1501 wheelset, RockShox Monarch Plus Debonair shock and Pike fork, and SRAM XX1 drivetrain.


Paul van der Ploeg
RockShox Enduro challenge
  Mountain bike eliminator world champion, Paul van der Ploeg, stands with his Giant Trance Advanced. He's 6'4" tall, which helps explain the seatpost height. Schwalbe's Rock Razor semi-slick keeps the rolling resistance down, and a RockShox Revelation is matched with a Monarch rear shock.


Mike Jones
RockShox Enduro challenge
  Sam Hill's young teammate on the CRC/Nukeproof squad, Mike Jones showed up for some off-season training with his NukeProof MegaAM.


Rick Boyer
RockShox Enduro challenge
  One of the few riders not running a dropper post, Rick Boyer's Santa Cruz Bronson wasn't lacking as far as the rest of his components go. The 150mm bike was set up with ENVE wheels, a RockShox Monarch Plus RT3 shock and a Pike up front, SRAM Guide RSC brakes, plus Santa Cruz's own carbon handlebar.


Richie Rude
RockShox Enduro challenge
  Richie Rude's stealthy 127mm Yeti SB5c is race ready with a burly build that includes a Fox Float X rear shock and a 36 up front, plus Shimano Saint brakes to keep this freight train under some semblance of control. Maxxis Minions are mounted to DT Swiss wheels, and Thomson handles dropper post duties. A Shimano XTR derailleur and cassette are paired with a Renthal chainring and an e*13 chaiguide.


Jared Graves
RockShox Enduro challenge
RockShox Enduro challenge
Graves also chose to run Yeti's SB5, although his Fox Float X gets the RAD treatment - being the Enduro World Champ has its perks.
RockShox Enduro challenge
Shimano's narrow-wide rings still seem to be a work in progress - Graves was running a BlackSpire chainring to go along with his XTR drivetrain.


Troy Brosnan
RockShox Enduro challenge
  Troy Brosnan stands with his SRAM and RockShox equipped Enduro 650B. He'll be clipping into HT's X1 pedals with those Aussie green and gold Specialized SFO shoes.


Matthew Dodd
RockShox Enduro challenge
  Matthew Dodd's aluminum 160mm Devinci Spartan is set up with a Magic Mary / Hans Dampf tire combo, and Crank Brothers Mallet pedals. In a combo that's pervasive at this race, a RockShox Pike is found up front, and a Monarch Plus shock is in the rear.


Dean Lucas
RockShox Enduro challenge
  More often seen aboard his Devinci Wilson on the World Cup DH circuit, Dean Lucas was also aboard a Spartan for the race.


Graeme Mudd
RockShox Enduro challenge
  Another downhiller giving enduro racing a try, and the proud owner of one of the best last names for a mountain bike racer, Graeme Mudd's Orange Five was set up with a Gamut chainring and guide, RockShox suspension, Specialized tires, and a SRAM 10 speed rear derailleur.


Rhys Atkinson
RockShox Enduro challenge
  One more Enduro, this one of the big wheeled variety and piloted by Rhys Atkinson, to wrap things up. Roval carbon hoops, a CaneCreek DBInline rear shock, and a whole lot of seatpost showing.


Author Info:
mikekazimer avatar

Member since Feb 1, 2009
1,760 articles

204 Comments
  • 91 2
 Mike Jones, the man from Wales, runs a jacket racing enduro in the middle of the Aussie summer....
  • 11 3
 It was cold today. It made it to 22. Jeans and a jumper weather. Colder in the hills.
  • 149 2
 But if it reached 22 in Wales it's considered acceptable to walk around with no t-shirt on.
  • 4 2
 I think it was about 4 degrees up there on Friday. Brrr!
  • 63 1
 22 degrees in Wales is a heat wave! Old people are told to stay indoors to avoid death by heat stroke.
  • 18 1
 22 degrees is definitely short sleeve weather!
  • 14 2
 wales has never seen 22 degrees, hes probably suffering from heat stroke
  • 2 3
 So was Aussie Jackson Davies running a jacket :-)
  • 9 1
 NO t-shirt or standard issue wife beater vest
  • 4 1
 All this complaining one would think U live on the north pole.
  • 12 1
 Wales is colder than the North Pole. FAKT
  • 4 7
 Wales? I've been to your wicked olace in the beginning of October and it was freaking 18C on a rainy day.
  • 22 1
 Hahaha 6 degree's and sunny is T-shirt weather in Canada.
  • 2 5
 My point was basically refering to....why single out mike jones when jackson was wearing a jacket aswell....so not sure why the neg props
  • 5 1
 are you guys talking in Celsius or Fahrenheit. but it was -32 degrees Celsius were I live today And its t-shirt weather until like 5 degrees in fall and 0 in the spring
  • 14 4
 Median - rule no1 in MTB weather discussion savoir vivre - never ever tell Brits that place where you live has worse weather than UK
  • 2 1
 ok ill keep that in mind @WAKIdesigns Smile

but your right the weather here is pretty sweet, warm in the summer and cold in the winter
  • 3 1
 If it drops to 15 Celsius in So Cal its considered winter
  • 1 0
 Don't you mean a nice spring day? somismtb
  • 4 0
 At -30 celsius, here in canada we all put on our bikinis!
  • 1 0
 Mike Jones, no disrespect (your skills: 3) but: that helmet, seriously? Sam Hill needs to check your style better Wink
  • 2 0
 helmets like that give mountain biking a bad rep. how a grown man could wear such a thing is beyond me
  • 1 0
 So unethical...
  • 2 0
 What is a gatdamn celsius!!
  • 2 0
 im not sure if people are talking about Fahrenheit or Celsius and its scaring me
  • 1 0
 I'm unsure how many Kelvins that is
  • 1 0
 pike and monarch sean everywhere...
  • 60 2
 Sam 5th and on flats, Legend
  • 25 4
 I'm not so sure being on flats is a disadvantage Smile
  • 12 0
 Not for SAM !!!!! ;-)
  • 6 2
 Sam Hill, Legend, full stop
  • 3 1
 whats up with his seat height? doesnt look like he'd be able to reach the pedals with the seat that high. and chris panazzos seat is just ridiculous high, guy looks tall as hell but his seat still comes up to his elbows!
  • 6 43
flag Matt76 (Feb 1, 2015 at 11:39) (Below Threshold)
 What's the big deal? If he was on clips he may have come 3rd!! I'm this day and age racing on flats is a disadvantage. Hence why the vast majority of racers at this level are clipped in. This old obsession with flat pedals is very boring.
  • 21 1
 flat pedals for medals Wink
  • 5 0
 @Matt76 - Mont St. Anne and Meribel would argue with you.
  • 1 22
flag Matt76 (Feb 2, 2015 at 7:40) (Below Threshold)
 And I've been given massive negative props for stating a blatant fact!! Love it!!
  • 10 0
 ^a fact to whom? please, look up the definition of a fact. what you stated was your opinion, a bleek one at that.
  • 1 13
flag Matt76 (Feb 2, 2015 at 9:12) (Below Threshold)
 Ok dude. List down all the Elite level riders in DH, 4x, Enduro and XC that use clips and then list down all that use flats. I would love to see it.
  • 12 0
 if you'd love to see it than go do it yourself, i aint got time to be lookin stuff up for you. jeez, some people.
  • 1 18
flag Matt76 (Feb 2, 2015 at 9:22) (Below Threshold)
 Well don't argue then ha ha!!
  • 31 1
 Sure I like looking at pretty bikes from a distance, but why bother with the words, why not just give us "everyone is riding whatever their sponsors told them they could ride", and then get into the interesting stuff. We all knew Sam would be on a nukeproof mega, that's a given. I want to know if he runs a DH bar width, I want to know if anyone is running procore, I want to know how many bottomless tokens he has in his pikes. What doesn't provide much interest is describing the picture in front of you, and then showing us the picture anyway! Get out there with a tape measure and some scales. I (don't) pay good money for this service!
  • 2 0
 They go into the pits and look for cool black box stuff eventually. Maybe not as thorough as we all night hope, but it's something.
  • 10 0
 @L0rdTom - It's still very early in the season, and most racers are running setups that are basically stock builds. The prototypes and special one-off components haven't really emerged yet. Rest assured that as the season progresses we'll be delivering you all the tech-geekery you could possibly want.
  • 34 1
 That rocky mountain. Dang.
  • 31 2
 That revelation on the front of Van Der Ploeg's Giant looks like a toothpick next to him.
  • 7 1
 the whole bike looks like a bmx next to him.
  • 3 0
 Yea and check the height of the dropper
  • 18 0
 He was quoted "thanks Happy, doctor says the nail comes out next week"
  • 10 1
 Haha buying bikes when your 6'4 sucks, I look ridiculous riding my new reign, and it's XL. My sis in law actually asked if I could get a bigger size
  • 3 1
 Its good to see PVDP out on a longer travel bike. I hope he catches the bug and moves to enduro like Carlson did. Would be great for the format.
  • 10 0
 Van Der Pheog and Atkinson look like they have each other's bikes
  • 3 2
 I'm confused about the yeti build. Relatively little rear travel with 36s on the front + minions strikes me as strange. I'm not having a go at Richie, Jared or Yeti, I just don't understand why for enduro racing it isn't 150/160mm rear travel like its competitors, especially with the rest of the build being burly. Could anyone enlighten me?
  • 5 5
 Same discussion like why slopestyle needs only 100mm travel with big drops.
  • 4 1
 That doesn't really do it for me. In slopestyle although the drops are big they have big landings, no other bumps between the big hits and as a result the 100mm can be set up specifically for the big hits. Also slope bikes have more even travel than 127m rear and 160mm (I'm assuming) up front. I'd love to know why.
  • 11 0
 Bike company's don't seem to realise that people over 6ft ride bikes. It's the same with DH pants, they just hover round your shins.
  • 10 0
 Considering that Jared normal rides the SB6c I'm guessing the terrain here doesn't warrant a bigger travel rear end and they have chosen to go for pedalling performance but keeping the burly front end/build will help when plowing into unknown trails at top speeds.
  • 3 2
 I think most SS set-ups range from 80-100mm rear and 80-120mm front. I don't think it'd be too wise to put a 160 fork on a slope style bike.
  • 1 1
 No believe me not saying do that!
  • 13 0
 When it comes to wheel travel, it's quality over quantity.
  • 4 3
 Which side of the bike strikes an object? Front. You can boost over things by preloading the front and not worry about the rear travel so much. Tires are a personal decision. I ride minion exos on my trail bike. Grip>weight for me.
  • 3 1
 Paul van der Ploeg´s bike looks like he was doing another race.
All sporting burly tires and stuff, while he´s on a 32 fork, NN+RoRa tire combi, xc-ish stem, no piggy shock, etc Big Grin
  • 5 1
 van der Ploeg came 7th with the Trance/Revelation.
  • 22 0
 those are some nice bikes, 17/17 would ride
  • 19 2
 Shimano is not doing good with not letting factory riders ride their current group of components. Their new XTR 11s was introduced about a year ago, you can now buy it and yet those guys are running an old 10s group with off brand chainrings? really REALLY bad marketing in my opinion.
  • 33 14
 Wow, that orange..... Still as ugly as ever.....
  • 5 9
flag forse69 (Feb 1, 2015 at 2:30) (Below Threshold)
 You always get one ugly one hanging with the fittiesSmile
  • 3 7
flag ithomas (Feb 1, 2015 at 10:40) (Below Threshold)
 They're still a company? wow...
  • 14 1
 Richie Rude looks like you could hit him with a school bus and he'd get up and be like, "whoa, that hurt. so where do you want to ride next?" dude is built like a tank.
  • 3 1
 Man you cant image until you stand next to him.
  • 2 0
 i have stood next to him and you're entirely correct.
  • 15 1
 looks like fox is hurting on the enduro scene. 3 fox forks out of 17 bikes!
  • 6 2
 Still it can win! ..Jared Graves -Fox Fork + Shock
  • 11 0
 I better clear my history... Don't want anyone seeing I was looking at all this bike porn.
  • 13 2
 2015 is gonna be a good year for MTB...
  • 9 7
 why would someone not run a dropper post on 2015??
  • 6 12
flag JUGS (Feb 1, 2015 at 6:58) (Below Threshold)
 Rider preference or weight saving I assume? I have a dropper on my bike but don't use it on most of my rides.
  • 17 5
 You're doing it wrong
  • 6 16
flag JUGS (Feb 1, 2015 at 8:33) (Below Threshold)
 Please enlighten me then. The saddle stays out of my way most of the time and I don't sit down when I descend, so why drop my seat if its not needed?
  • 2 3
 I'll swap my QR seat clamp with your dropper- I get a dropper, you get a lighter bike.
  • 1 2
 haha nah, I like my bike as is and I don't mind the weight :-)
  • 1 0
 i would give up rear suspension and gears before anyone took my dropper post from me. i use it more than i ever used my front derailleur.
  • 1 0
 amen bro!!
  • 12 1
 Ryan De La Rue in 3rd?!! Way to go Muffin !!!
  • 19 2
 and on 26" wheels!

OMG
  • 1 0
 Must be a typo. Everybody knows you can't win races on 26".
  • 11 1
 NO ONE is on the new XTR... and that is hilarious.
  • 1 1
 Jared's on that XTR stuff and he won
  • 3 0
 I think mfbeast12 is referring to XTR M9000, which is the new group. Looks like the Yeti boys are on "old" XTR M980 series.
  • 9 3
 It was an awesome race. I was lucky enough to come fourth in my category in my first enduro race In U17 even though I'm 14. Also got a few take home goodies thanks EMS for putting on a gr9 show!
  • 1 0
 Congrats. But what's a "gr9 show"?
  • 1 0
 its better than gr8 Wink
  • 1 0
 But not as good as a gr10 show?
Good 5 you ;-)
  • 6 0
 Great to see Sam and Troy doing well here. Shows good fitness coming into the DH World Cup season. Can't wait for the season to start. Also great to see Jared starting the season strong.
  • 9 0
 SAM HILL!!
  • 11 2
 no women racing?
  • 5 1
 I guess not... Oh, wait. Yes, yes there were! 12 of them, in fact! Shocking. Women riding bikes? Imagine that. In fact, a few of the top elite women had faster times than a few of the elite men.

"Over on the women’s podium Peta Mullens took the win, followed by Brodie Chapman in second, Claire Whiteman in third, Jeromes partner Pauline Dieffenthaler in fourth and Sarsha Huntington in fifth." - Spoke Magazine

spokemagazine.com/2015/02/01/sram-rock-shox-enduro-challenge-results
  • 8 2
 hmmmm....."DH guys giving there try at Enduro".....isn't Enduro simply DH that there's no shuttle/lift for? Of course DH guys will flock to Enduro!
  • 6 0
 Not really. Haha. There's climbing in the timed stages and it takes more fitness than DH. Brosnan commented on his lungs being shot and legs super sore.
  • 13 8
 Forget kashima, if your stanchion isn't black your enduro rig just doesn't look right.
  • 13 7
 Yeah those yetis look terrible
  • 6 0
 Man, i'm starting to think I should drop a frame size.
  • 7 1
 Not many Fox rear shocks on show
  • 5 0
 only 3 fox forks too!
  • 4 1
 Interesting, looks like both Sam and Mike are running Mavic clothing and tires as well as wheels. No more Schwalbe? Royal Racing? Future Mavic DH kit and tires?
  • 6 2
 Those Yetis look amazing! If only they didn't have that hadron collider over BB...
  • 3 1
 Demo'd a SB6...unbelievable bike. Chunky trails I had just ridden on other (high-end) bikes felt like they were paved. Felt like cheating. You get over the looks really quick.
  • 2 0
 I love the looks of 5c and 6c, after Evil Following it is the best looking bike in my books. Geometry is fantastic for me as well. I am just too old for those steam shafts Big Grin
  • 1 3
 I was just thinking the new Yeti's look amazingly ugly. Never was a big fan though my bud likes em.
  • 2 0
 slowtime - there is no need to agree, no matter what collective says. I always appreciate people having critical opinions on looks of something, because I work with aesthetics and trying to undertsand people's likes allows me to be better at what I do. For instance I think latest Nomad is well below expectations and most of SC paint jobs/graphics ar on par with Kona from 2005; their matt carbon finish looks like cheap plastic. If I buy carbon I want it to look carbony. If you say something short about what you like and don't like without raving too muc habout it, and someone cuts you off saying: "aesthetic likes are like arseholes, no point of talking about them" then he is highly probably offended that his own "fantastic" sense of aesthetics is being put into question, so it is him insecure and intolerant prick.

Now... how did you like the way I masturbate mentally? This snow must melt down, days gotta get longer damn it! I want to ride! Help meeeee!
  • 1 0
 What bikes did you compare it to?
  • 1 0
 In terms of encarbonishment of the finish? S-Works spec, Yeti carbon bikes, Capra, my Blur TRc from 2011. At least add a bit of gloss damn it!
  • 1 0
 Sorry. My comment was directed at @reformedroadie
  • 1 0
 First off, Waki, doesn't a collider have to be circular?
That was the old design.

Funny you mention the Carpa, because you can now get an Alu Capra BIKE for the same less than a SB6 frame.

I was at Outerbike and rode a bunch of bikes. Stumpy EVO, Bronson, Trans Scout, Turner Burner, Ibis HDR, Orbea Rallon, etc. Only the Ibis, which has less travel came close to the balance of plush and pedaling the SB6 did, though a better comparison would have been the SB5, which I could not get my hands on...people were sprinting and lining up for them all day.
  • 5 0
 That Devinci Spartan looks mint
  • 3 1
 Im with you on that Boss.. :0)
  • 4 1
 Those devinci's are sharp.
  • 2 1
 so Chris Panozzo's seat on his nomad is really high. Is it common for enduro riders to choose one frame size down for better bike control downhill etc... ? then just make it work on climbs? or maybe that's just accidental?
  • 4 1
 Kudos to all these DHers throwing their hat in the ring. Where are the XC guys? I'd love to see what Nico can do...some of those guys have much more than fitness.
  • 1 0
 I guess you won't like riding in the winter in Canada then...? At anything lower than -10*C the bike doesn’t work too we'll, but I ride anything higher. I know that the fat tyre gang ride in really cold weather, which is great as they compact the snow for the skinnier tyres.
  • 4 1
 the riders, the bikes, the country, the weather. i envy everything about this event.
  • 1 0
 You and me both. Looks incredible, eh.
  • 4 0
 Is Tory Brosnons rear shock blue? Or am I seeing odd colors.
  • 3 0
 So who won? Troy says he took 2nd on his instagram update.
  • 8 0
 Graves 1st, Brosnan 2nd, De La Rue 3rd, Rude 4th, Hill 5th
  • 3 0
 I always thought Brosnan would be a very rapid at Enduro.
  • 12 0
 Most of the stages were pretty flat and pedally. Sam pulling a 5th is a sign he is super fit.
  • 4 0
 Keep in mind, going fast on trail you've never seen is very different from smashing a DH course you've been practicing all weekend.
  • 3 1
 Friendlyfoe - not for riders of Graves or Hill caliber. There are some super fast local Italians from Finale Ligure and they still get their ass kicked on EWS. Meet the Ubermanchen
  • 2 1
 JC 9th...

"Having visited Buller recently i can attest to the very pedal heavy nature of the trails and it seems that these pedally section conspired against a not 100% Jerome Clementz."

spokemagazine.com/2015/02/01/sram-rock-shox-enduro-challenge-results
  • 4 1
 Graves' shoes are rad, what are those?
  • 3 1
 Giro chambers, seems like a new color though they are sweet
  • 2 0
 is it some sort of optical effect from the sun or is brosnan's shock purple?
  • 2 0
 Richie Rude, looks like bull standing there with that Yeti. That cloud in the background also helps him look menacing.
  • 4 3
 Who doesn't run a dropper these days?

Especially at a race like this?
Any info?
  • 3 1
 People who don't plan on doing any seated pedaling.
  • 7 0
 but look at the height of that post!!
  • 6 1
 I've actually wondered why we don't see more pros opting for a normal post at some Enduro races. If the timed stages are mostly down and rugged, then the ability to put the post up quickly may not be necessary or worth the weight and complication...at the end of the stage, just flip the QR and put it up for the climb.
  • 2 0
 @b-mack- That's because there are climbing sections and flat sections that are timed where a dropper is used. Those long stages really tax the riders.
  • 1 0
 @dualsuspensiondave Well that just shows how much I know about this Enduro thing. I had no idea there were any timed climbs unless they were small ones in the DH stage. I know some stages have flat sections and for that a dropper make sense, but I guess I naively thought there were some races that were mostly downhill. It seems the format is kinda all over the place still.
  • 1 0
 Not separate timed climbs, but in the timed stages. Most timed stages are not all DH. One has to understand that we are talking 25 miles or more of riding with thousands of feet of climbing. This can be 3 to 6 hours on the bike per day racing. There is no power left to stand and mash every uphill section. Being efficient, self sufficient, and other strategies are involved in doing really well.
  • 3 1
 I'd be all over that last enduro like a rat on a cheeto!
  • 2 1
 Nice to see the Rocky Mountain and Nukeproof designers bringing something different to the table.
  • 13 3
 I think it is the Five that is the most original bike here
  • 1 3
 one of the santa cruz is the same to
  • 3 1
 riding with these guys in Crankworkx RotoVegas is going to be so awesome!
  • 2 1
 every time i see a Devinci spartan, I feel funny but in a good way. The kind of funny you actually like. Smile
  • 4 1
 Those Yetis.....
  • 1 1
 1. How come michael ronning isn't using a DM chain device???

2. Chris Panozzo gets serious -ve props for failing so hard with the red kit/magenta nomad combination
  • 2 1
 Are ANY of these guys running 26" wheels, or are they all 650b and the one 29er (Rhys Atkinson)?
  • 1 0
 I think 3rd place had 26" wheels
  • 1 0
 Ryan de la Rue? Yes, it seems his Enduro is a 26". I'm also thinking Graeme Mudd with his Orange Five.
  • 2 0
 come on Sam upload some gopro videos!
  • 2 1
 Is Troy Brosnan running a 26" front wheel??
  • 3 1
 No, the new Traverse Wheelsets don't come in 26'' configuration. DeLaRue is running a full 26" setup, however.
  • 2 1
 Yeiww kaine!! Support the Mighty Canan! Mad props to him
  • 1 1
 Rhys Atkinson's photo looks like somebody left a photoshop toolbar open in the top right corner Smile
  • 2 1
 is that an aussie fire hydrant behind Hill?
  • 3 0
 Nah... It's a british post office box for midgets
  • 2 1
 Cool to see Ronning there too, an OZ DH legend!
  • 2 1
 全部是AM车型。怎么没有看门狗?
  • 2 1
 Looks like Hill has a ghetto bottle cage attached to his mega
  • 4 3
 Enduro: Still one of the iconic frame designs.
  • 4 3
 That Orange looks like the ugly duckling compared to the rest...
  • 4 2
 Shimano - Sram
2 : 15
  • 2 0
 Yep, but if they were paying for parts like the rest of us, I bet there would be a lot of 1X10 Shimano setups.
  • 3 1
 PIKEduro racing Big Grin
  • 5 4
 rockshox pike monopoly...fox really needs to step up its game soon.
  • 3 7
flag ambatt (Feb 1, 2015 at 12:42) (Below Threshold)
 They already did -- it's called the new 36. They answered and indeed stepped up their product game, but didn't pay as much for advertising as RS did, so naturally, there's far less industry hype.
  • 1 0
 If you notice the two overall EWS winners were on the new Fox 36 fork. The new Fox is way more adjustable and could be also used for freeride/DH. Pike is still a little lighter but Fox is definitely making a well matched fork. The Fox is tipped a little more to the all mountain to DH, while the Pike is a little more Trail to all mountain. I ride the Pike and have felt the new Fox, I think the Fox is good, but for me I'll ride the Pike. It's all personal preference and a matter of what kind of trails or riding you will be doing. Fox may not pay as much as RS for advertisement, but that doesn't automatically mean they make a product that sucks. RS may have paid more for ads and now you'll see a Pike on most all mountain bikes. It's just the way the industry works, so who knows, maybe next year it'll be all Fox.
  • 4 3
 whole lotta pikes in there... not many 36's....just sayin.
  • 4 2
 Fuck. sponsored by RS. I did not make that connection. I am not a smart man.
  • 2 1
 SRAM Guide brakes everywhere !
  • 1 0
 Happy for Troy! Pity for Jey!
  • 1 0
 I only saw Pikes and 36's. Damn.
  • 1 0
 i liked the instinct the most, then the jekyll without the lefty
  • 1 0
 are Ryan and Xavier De Le Rue related?
  • 1 0
 Brosnan bike surely the best... Although it needs flat pedals
  • 1 0
 Bike porn. Bike porn. Bike porn.
  • 1 0
 What tires is Graves running in the rear?
  • 2 2
 Fabien Barel/Canyon FactoryTeam....
  • 1 1
 Love these bike coverages, more inkbik please! Of pros and jhon does to!
  • 2 1
 Nice to see Ronning out.
  • 1 1
 Troys rear shock looks blue... Or am I tripping
  • 2 2
 What's trending? Rockshox and Sram
  • 1 1
 so many spez enduro....hmmm
  • 1 1
 Even Spez 29er enduros ! WOW
  • 1 2
 yea...mainstream bike..Big Grin
  • 1 1
 kid in the back Chris Panozzo is about to flip the bird
  • 1 2
 how the hell does troy brosnan removes his water bottle from the bike frame?????
  • 1 0
 Simply by pulling it to the side. It's called Specialized Zee. Side-loading cage. I have it on my SJ FSR and it works.
  • 1 1
 Michael Ronning looks like the happiest guy in the world in that picture
  • 1 2
 Rhyn Atkison photo is wrong in so many ways. Seatpost should not be up to your chest. So out of proportion.
  • 1 0
 holy sworks everywhere
  • 1 0
 altitude**
  • 1 4
 what my guys are doing there ? Smile
Below threshold threads are hidden







Copyright © 2000 - 2024. Pinkbike.com. All rights reserved.
dv56 0.083840
Mobile Version of Website