19 Bikes of the Enduro World Series

Mar 25, 2015
by Matt Wragg  
Saturday is the first round of the Enduro World Series, with 7 steep and slippery stages awaiting racers. We'll have more detailed bike checks as the week progresses, but for now take a peek at 19 of the bikes that will be tackling the course.

Men with bikes.
  Garry Forrest with his Ibis Mojo HD3.

Men with bikes.
  Joost Wichman with his Radon Slide.

Men with bikes.
  Ben Cruz with his Cannondale Jekyll.

Men with bikes.
  Curtis Keene with his Specialized Enduro.

Men with bikes.
  Greg Callaghan with his Cube Stereo.

Men with bikes.
  Ben Forbes with his Trek Remedy.

Men with bikes.
  Tracy Moseley with her Trek Remedy.

Men with bikes.
  Nico Voullioz with his Lapierre Spicy.

Men with bikes.
  Iago Garay with his Santa Cruz Nomad.

Men with bikes.
  Dylan Wolsky with his Santa Cruz Bronson.

Men with bikes.
  Cedric Gracia with his Santa Cruz Bronson.

 Wo men with bikes
  Anne-Caroline Chausson with her Ibis Mojo HD3.

 Wo men with bikes
  Bryan Regnier with his YT Capra.

 Wo men with bikes
  Justin Leov with his Trek Remedy.

 Wo men with bikes
  Martin Maes with his GT Sanction.

 Wo men with bikes
  Damien Oton with his Devinci Spartan.

 Wo men with bikes
  Cecile Ravanel with her Commencal Meta AM.

 Wo men with bikes
  Dan Atherton with his GT Sanction.

 Wo men with bikes
  Anka Martin with her Julianna Roubion.



151 Comments

  • + 149
 Am I the only who thinks the Cube Stereo ain't the prettiest bike...... that rocker link is just way too damn big
  • + 129
 Cube - Ellsworth's euro-trash cousin
  • - 10
flag WillDH15 (Mar 26, 2015 at 8:28) (Below Threshold)
 A lot of the bikes were very ugly imo, only the Specialized, Treck and the Santa Cruz looked good. The GT was ok. Im sure there amazing to ride though.
  • + 12
 Head angle also looks really steep.
  • + 12
 It looks like a grasshopper.
  • + 2
 I agree with you mate, it's not a pretty bike at all but it pedals damn well ! and descend amazing Smile

I'm waiting for the 2016 fox shocks to be released, but for now I never ever use the lockout function on my Radium Pro, and it still climbes like a champ.
  • + 8
 @Bikerguy13 you are not the only, it looks like tractor
  • - 4
flag somismtb (Mar 26, 2015 at 13:51) (Below Threshold)
 Never been a fan of the Stereo, or the Bronson just because of the shock angle.
  • + 10
 Would take the Cube over Ellsworth any day.
  • + 4
 it just looks old school, not bad but not great
  • + 1
 I actually really like the look of the cube... Just like the remedy it looks minimal, sleek, and fast. Meanwhile the GT looks like some kind of cast iron construction device for smashing into concrete.
  • - 1
 Yeah honestly, these things are all pretty gaudy lookin' to me. The Cubeworth is probably the one I hate the least. Looks the cleanest, but yeah that large yet still seemingly rudimentary rear link looks as silly as it does on an Ells. Actually the new Ellsworths look pretty gnarly though. The front triangles on 'em are really aggressive yet clean lookin'.
  • + 1
 Neg props for voicing an opinion. You three deserve Darwin awards
  • + 2
 I've got one of the team bikes from last season and they are mint....climb really well but ride like a DH bike on the downs. its the best bike I've ridden and I've had a fare few.........
  • + 2
 @klerric I wasn't making a comment on the performance of the bike, I'm was just saying that I'm not a big fan of the aesthetics
  • + 4
 @Bikerguy13 yeh it is a tad long you can hang your wet socks on it though......
  • + 1
 High school fashion show
  • + 85
 I read this as " 19 bikes I wish I had."
  • + 22
 I'm a bit more lucky, because I have once of them... still 18 bikes I wish I had... and a f*cking huge garage... Wink
  • + 14
 i was so giddy seeing a few remedys, thats MY WHIP! also Leov and I have the same shoes... im just so cool... kill me please, why am i typing still
  • + 4
 Yeah, when I considered the slash I thought "I want something that pedals and descends" and then went with the remedy. Apparently I wasn't the only one who felt that way.
  • + 5
 That Lefty! I dig the Cannondale boy's Jekylls. Good to see some serious meat on the tires of all these rigs too. This race is going to be legit.
  • + 41
 cedric garcia is the only one guy who is using coil shock ? and xt crankarms ? he is one of us^^
  • + 2
 Yeah man! I've just gone from air to coil on my AM bike and its unbelievably good. CG is the man!
  • + 27
 ...and a banana on his front wheel for extra traction
  • - 5
flag rippersub (Mar 26, 2015 at 10:34) (Below Threshold)
 Was trying to think of a reason why CG is on XT's.....couldn't. Unless he's taken a decent pay cut recently.
  • + 3
 90% of amateur all mountain riders have air shocks...
  • + 4
 and amateur riders wins in ews.
  • + 3
 The Banana skin is his secret weapon, extra grip where needed but some slickoleum retronesss in the dry, XTs better mkre reliable than XTRs thats why, esspecially when replacing pads!
  • + 1
 @Maverickdh00 they're talking about the crank bro. Maybe because CG is sponsored by Shimano but wants a Narrow wide chainring. You have a larger choice of narrow wide after market chainrings on XT than on XTR. Probably the reason ...
  • + 1
 The riders with XTR Cranks all look like they're pretty worn already
  • + 1
 Maybe its the narrow wide chain ring selection, but why bother running a heavier crank for the ring if you're just going to use an upper chain guide anyways? I think he wanted a burlier crankarm, given how many mechanicals he seems to get.
  • + 32
 The lines of the stereo liken those of freeridebikes in -05. Not hating.
  • + 22
 koncube Stinkereo hahaha
  • + 15
 Well they are locked into thinking inside the cube.
  • + 14
 A few things that caught my eye.....Atherton and Maes look to be sporting some new Shimano AM45 style shoes, they also look to be running KS Levs in favour of the Fox DOSS. Cut down mud kings still their tyre of choice too - surprised a company as large as Conti still haven't produced a decent tyre for this kind of riding/racing yet. Keene on Maxxis tyres too, guessing the Spesh tyres aren't doing it for him! Also strange to see Gracia on a Bronson instead of the Nomad which i presumed would be better suited.
  • + 3
 other than one of the stages in the forest and two thirds of the last stage, most of the riding is technical and steep as opposed to super fast and rough. a smaller bike like the bronson or SB5c would possibly better if you were confident and balys enough to get a little loose and fast on stages 6 & 7.
  • + 4
 More importantly, why didn't Cedric go with the green frame to match his forks?
  • + 2
 @Steve-de: Conti do have suitable tyres for this kind of racing. Trail King or Baron Project. But if you are factory backed and can specify the exact tyres for a slick track with a threat of rain during the stage then why wouldn't you run exactly what would work best!? It's not like they are the one's trimming the centre knobs with side cutters anyway. The GT/ Conti truck had sets of them already pre-trimmed when they were at Crankworx. Plus the compounds are bespoke for the factory riders (ie more grip and shorter wear than the consumer models).
  • + 2
 The thing I noticed is that the Trek team members are the ones least likely to have other brand's products on their bikes. Very clean and sponsor correct. Plus they are on top of the podium. Pretty cool.
  • - 10
flag MX298 (Mar 26, 2015 at 9:13) (Below Threshold)
 Would never buy a Trek for backing Armstrong. Trek ran Greg Lemond out of business because called out Armstrong for doping!
  • + 2
 Did seem odd that gracias not on the nomad, though his Bronson is running a coil
  • + 1
 CRAZY long mud flaps on the GTs
  • + 16
 Trek Remedy still my favorite looking bike outta this bunch. So clean looking.
  • + 6
 I wonder how that Boost 148 is going to hold up!
  • - 3
 But only 650b.
  • + 2
 The 29's look stunning apart from the non internal dropper routing.
  • + 2
 Why are they not going for the Slash? Why Remedy instead, any ideas?
  • - 5
flag torero (Mar 26, 2015 at 14:19) (Below Threshold)
 rolandpoland, for marketing reasons - propaganda. Probably sell more remedy that slash.
  • + 2
 I thought the Slash would be a better weapon for this. Surely its the riders choice?
  • + 0
 29'ers haul with the right riders on them.
  • + 14
 Cedric is holding a Bronson not a nomad..
  • + 42
 Correct. The banana peel made us lose concentration and type the wrong model. It's fixed now.
  • + 18
 Cedric is bananas!!!
  • + 28
 So, you slipped up?
  • + 4
 CG is the man. Always having fun
  • + 1
 the banana peel? i'm trying to figure out what's on his face
  • + 4
 Crank bros 'tattoo'?
  • + 1
 A Crank Brothers Logo
  • + 6
 I was like "why the hell does that guy have a banana peel on his - oh, it's CG."
  • + 12
 I'm wondering why gt made the seat tube so damn long on the sanction. That made the frame unbuyable for me. Dan and Martin have to slam the seatpost all the way down either.
  • + 1
 You have to fit a dropper in there somehow, any shorter and it would hit the shock
  • + 2
 Where is the carbon sanction mooted to be at this event?
  • + 2
 @finnrambo not sure about that, but that would only justify the seattube length on the smallest frame.
I was about to buy a large one but the seattube is at least one inch too long.
  • + 3
 Maes is on L and Affy is on XL is that right? Deffo looks like it could be shorter on Affy's
  • + 10
 "Smile Dan"
"I am smiling...take the bloody pic"
  • + 14
 Cedric Gracia - cool as penguin piss.
  • + 11
 Mr Yt Capra looks like the man!
  • + 1
 I want his TLD top
  • + 3
 I want his golf shoes!
  • + 0
 Interesting to see it side by side with the Ibis. Loooooonnnngggg wheelbase.
  • + 1
 Different frame sizes.
  • + 1
 YT FTW!!!
  • + 7
 Good To see Greg Callaghan in there aswell , wishing him luck with the Cube Team this year
  • + 8
 I wonder what they'd actually ride if they weren't sponsored?
  • + 1
 The only rider near the top 20 with a free choice of bike is Thomas Lapeyrie as Sunn haven't got their frames into production yet. He rides and Orbea Rallon.
  • + 6
 Man Leov's Trek is one of the best 29er's I've laid eyes on. Not for paint or spec but stance, that thing just looks right.
  • + 4
 Woohoo got one (Radon)...

BTW: I didn't know that Manitou is still producing rear shocks. Are they any good? You hear nothing about them...
  • + 4
 Im suprised non of the trek crew are on a SLASH as that is what they advertise that model as.some bloody nice bikes there though
  • + 3
 Bit of a boat anchor though init? Just shows how capable a 5" 29" can be I guess.
  • + 5
 Dan Atherton: "Me and me bike is gunna f*ck you up, right...?"
  • + 4
 Dan 'Statham' Atherton?
  • + 2
 You could spot an "Atherton" a mile away!
  • + 10
 Most people would have to if they went riding with one..
  • + 5
 Just love these!! keep them coming pinkbike please!!!
  • + 1
 those looks like some tall chainrings. what size are they running? They look like some could be a 36. with that much climbing? Are some of them running a 2 ring set up (ie. 2 narrow wide rings) I didnt see any as I looked closely at each photo
  • + 5
 Tracy looks like a Hobbit in her photo.
  • + 1
 She not tall but it's probably a combo of massive wheels and she's standing slightly down the hill. Unfortunately.
  • + 8
 Yeah, but she rides like a Wraith !
  • + 1
 Goofy helmet to looks like a halfords special!
  • + 0
 Where did her Neck go!
  • + 1
 I love how CG's bike is just a mish mash of colours. He's not all chic like my spacers gotta be the same colour as my rear mech housing and my chainring.Go ride your bike, get it all dirty, scratch it dent it and beat the shit out of yourself while you're at it.
  • + 2
 Am I the only one to notice that you can't ride enduro unless you have a go pro or sony action came on contour camera on your hemet? only about 3 riders without.
  • + 0
 True, but they use it for training. They don't get many practice runs so they study film for different lines.
  • + 4
 Hope this is Dan Atherton's comeback year
  • + 4
 Why Curtis Keene don't ride with Specialized tires ???
  • + 3
 The Meta and the Sanction are both stunning bikes Everytime I see the Meta I regret buying my Nukeproof
  • + 1
 Is the sanction available yet? Bout time I hopped back on a Gt. Last ones were sts and lts dh's.
  • + 1
 They wore due out(frame only) on the 23rd this month but there's been a 2 week delay! I'm counting down the days lol
  • + 3
 Did ibis borrow a tin of nomadic paint?
  • - 1
 YT the sickest looking, the Cube a gually has grown on me, just because it has a rocker, dont mean kt looks like an Ellsworth either, thatsachick comment oh they all look the same doh, way better looking than an Ellsworth and in a badass way! YT rules, Justins Trek looks pretty dope and much better setup than the others, Tracys must work for her but looks so XC, ACs HDR mint as well, no bad bikes here, just personal pref,
  • + 1
 Where's the top chief joe Barnes? Looking like a tramp who's been dragged through New Zealand backwards while on fire and railing corners like he's on a roller coaster!
  • + 3
 How many GoPro's does it take to race an enduro world series ?
  • + 1
 Says Mr EWS movie star!
  • + 3
 If I had to pick one... I would go for the YT Capra
  • + 1
 Tanto Sram ya cansa.
  • + 1
 enserio? a mi me encanta Sram, shimano solo compro pedales
  • + 1
 Is it just me or do Justin Leov's wheels look massive? Almost in 29er territory? Maybe I've just had too much coffee this morning...
  • + 3
 Look through the news, article about his bike from last couple of days.. they are big wheels.
  • + 2
 Given the surroundings, ACC's bike could almost be put in the 'stealth' category. If the Predator rode enduro.....
  • + 3
 Ann Caro smiling! Nice.
  • + 2
 Ben Forbes has goggles!!!!
  • + 2
 His kit seared my eyeballs
  • + 2
 Justin Leov's Leiderhosen is very beautiful, Ja?
  • + 2
 Joost Wichman riding flats with a good old pair of Vans. Pro mode.
  • + 1
 Is it just me or does Anka Martins' Julianna Roubion have a 26" rear and 27.5" front?
  • + 1
 Leov and Lau running the electronic XTR will be nice see how it work under such kind of punishment
  • + 2
 that may be the prettiest bronson i have ever seen.
  • + 1
 Man, I might watch just to see Nico, AC and Cedric throw down. Some great talent there.
  • + 1
 Hope They're force to wear that ugly stuff. Some look like they just jump out of bed.
  • + 2
 The prize for goofiest color scheme goes to Cedric Gracia
  • + 2
 I like what Radon is doing with that 2009 Enduro SL frame.
  • + 2
 All but what, two bikes, still had chain guides of some type.
  • + 1
 No disrespect but...Curtis looks Old! Still rides like a teenager though
  • + 2
 He's like Face from the A-team.. on a bike.
  • + 1
 Anybody know what helmet Nico Vouilloz is wearing?
  • + 2
 Seems to be the new 100% one...
  • + 2
 Yeah, 100% Aircraft. Cant seem to find much info on it tho, hopefully it will all be the blue/orange Gulf 917 theme. If so, I know what my next lids gonna be Smile
  • + 1
 Cedric Gracia's banana hahahahahahaha
  • + 3
 Zippy: One skin..... Two skin..... Three skin.... (Sn*gger).....
Bungle: Oooohhh zippy!
  • + 1
 Well done Greg. no more penneys socks. good luck.
  • + 1
 must have camera on top of head there
  • + 1
 YT CAPRA !!! best bike...best price!
  • + 1
 Dan looks like he's just farted
  • + 1
 Who's going to be the winner this year?
  • + 1
 CG WITH THAT CRANKBROTHERS FACE TATOO: PERFECT
  • + 2
 capra. that's all.
  • + 1
 And only one with coil shock. Why?
  • + 1
 Yeti??
  • + 1
 Graves is injured.
  • + 2
 Rude!!!!
  • + 1
 Was Richie on the 5 or 6?
  • + 1
 where's polygon??
  • + 1
 Naves....
  • + 1
 YT Capra is a stunner.
  • + 1
 No Giant Bikes?
  • + 0
 Funny how they placed Anne-Caro immediately after Cedric.
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