Must Watch: Enduro World Series Round 5

Aug 12, 2013
by Karl Burkat  
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Video credits: Aaron Larocque, Harrison Mendel, Jamie Ledson, GBB Media, Scott Secco, Jasper Wesselman.

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  • 109 3
 CG, no air in the back tyre, no f*cks given !!
  • 21 2
 "I'm CG I can do whatever I want !"
  • 11 1
 gracia 4 presiden!!!!!!!!!
  • 11 0
 The man has a good time no matter what!
  • 3 0
 So glad to see CG still shredding
  • 4 0
 I dont always kill enduro stages, but when I do, I dont need air in my back tyre... Says CG
  • 43 0
 CG killing it with a flat tire. Legend!
  • 8 0
 he can do anything on a bike! legendary
  • 13 2
 "but he's so immature!" - said nobody ever
  • 2 0
 Any one know the music in the background that starts at about 20 seconds and ends at 4.02, Ive heard it before but I cant put my finger on it.
  • 1 0
 Wolfmother
  • 2 0
 The tune before that. I found it now a member messaged me about it, its Bonobo All In Forms. thanks any way man.
  • 32 1
 Enduro is actually the definition of perfect mountain biking
  • 44 2
 agreed! i'm prob gonna get neg propped as everyone has their own idea, but XC MTB to me is like watching road racing on dirt (cool at first but get's a bit boring after a while), and DH MTB is fantastic, but without any climbing it's very narrow in the scope of what "mountain biking" is all about. What's not to love about enduro? It has EVERYTHING. Especially with this track...some of those sections look horrendous, I bet even on a DH bike those steeps would be a PITA to get down!
  • 4 0
 Enduro is the perfect balance I definitely agree. Should watch Marco Fontana's (Cannondale Factory Team) interview on XC races. He describes XC not as a road race on dirt; to be fair.
  • 2 0
 some may not like endure because of how hard it is
  • 17 2
 Think i'd take more of an interest if they showed us it in a more racey format with timers on the screen etc. It's hard to feel involved when you're just watching (admittely excellent) riding down some trails with no explanation of who is winning, who is catching up and whether they can pull back the lead etc. That's racing.
  • 10 0
 100% agree. I wish they could have coverage like any live event, with cameras along the course and commentary. It's cool to watch an edit after a race, but there's just no beating the feel of watching it happen live.
  • 8 0
 It's a shame that we're unlikely to see EWS live in its entirety any time soon, owing to the logistics (and just plain cost) of showing the whole race.

But why could we not have coverage of say, just stage 5 of each race live, with a highlight show from the rest of the stages at the beginning, with full info of standings coming into S5? Not a full live show, but we'd get the excitement watching the finish live. Really hope to see something like this happens in the next few years. It's possible eh?
  • 4 0
 True but Rome wasn't built in one day Wink
  • 2 0
 Why do you think the UCI wanted no real big part of it? It's not a spectator friendly event. I still think it's AWESOME as more than anything this captures true mountain biking. But the filmers and photographers....I feel bad for them. That's a lot of running around!
  • 1 0
 Actually spectators could get to spots on Stages 2, 3, and 4 pretty easy. There were lots of people out on them. Trying to broadcast it all live would be a nightmare. There was live timing on the Crankworx website and Stage 5 was live on the main Crankworx page last night, you can watch the whole thing on recap.
  • 2 0
 Stage 4 had a lot of people out watching on it.
  • 2 0
 I watched the finish live yesterday on the redbull tv app, it was awesome, but they only showed the last 20 seconds of everyone's run, still cool to see, but like you I would love to see if not the whole final stage, then at least 3 or 4 splits highlighted at gnarly section that shows the riders skill, and lets us know where their times are at!
  • 2 0
 But it's not as easily accessible as say cyclocross or XC. I'm sure it's great to watch but considering how steep and long the stages are it's not as easy to show. Watching the recap makes it really hard to see what all goes on during a race. It would be fun to see where the real problem sections are at on the track.
  • 1 0
 I'm pretty sure I saw 3 cameras on the way down, all in the last minute of Stage 5. It would have been really cool to have one camera at the start of Stage 5, you can follow a rider for a ways off the top on Top of the World, second one off the rock drops at the end of In Deep, and then the third of course at the finish.
  • 1 0
 I watched the 3 hr replay on the crankworx website. Dissapointed. Although i'm glad they even have coverage of the event, but 3hrs of talking heads? C'mon now. I understand this is not the easiest course or series to film, but please just get SOME footage on the trails. Nowadays everyone and their mom uses cable cams. Why don't they set up a few of those on key parts of the course. Teradek now makes pretty affordable solutions to broadcast HD video through wifi or cellular. Point is, there are definitely ways to get coverage of these courses.
  • 13 1
 Such an awesome time yesterday racing that. So amazing that us guys in Master's class get to go out and race the same courses as the Pro's. No lame "Pro only" lines, just flat out challenging racing. Still on a high from yesterday.
  • 1 0
 That course was nothing compared to what you dished out for us in our Toonies Wink
  • 3 0
 I'll be sure to step things up for next years Enduro Toonies more rowdy and raw. Nah actually I aim to keep it inviting for all levels, but being the Shore you know it won't be some smooth walk in the park.
  • 14 0
 Tippie's enthusiasm is so great.... CG as always a star great race
  • 1 0
 I agree! What is the song of 4:04?
  • 7 0
 Absolutely amazing!!!! Best EWS round so far!
  • 7 0
 Tippies face when he was interviewing ACC is priceless!
  • 6 0
 Now that is an enduro track!
  • 7 0
 no kidding! gawdamn some parts looked more wicked than some DH tracks!
  • 3 0
 World Cup DH on trail bikes....
  • 1 1
 because those trails are more wicked than most dh tracks...
  • 5 0
 Some of those guys are HAULING on those steeps..... I doubt I was going half as fast on my run!
  • 5 0
 So stoked Graves won!!! Sick trails and great coverage!! Wolfmother gave me goosebumps Razz
  • 1 0
 Jerome is the Joker & Jared the thief. Nicely done Smile
  • 1 0
 What I can see here is that enduro is nothing more but downhill without any lift. Finally mountain biking went for true riding up as well as down. The balance between and the ability to do both is the essence of a proper mtb.
  • 2 2
 That shit was beyond physical capacity of most of us here, even if the uphill wasn't there. The Downhills on this, Les 2 Alpes and Trestle had next to nothing to do with DH racing which at best is a single 5,5 minute sprint. In Enduro you have to do 5 of those and you are equaly if not more tired at the bottom of each as you would be on a finish line of a DH Race
  • 2 2
 However something tells me, that in few years there will be two disciplines, XC Enduro and DH Enduro.
  • 1 0
 What the hell are you on about. You do know they have to pedal uphill between stages right?
  • 5 0
 WAKI likes to comment, just for the sake of commenting. I think He could even change the nickname into WAKIcomments.This could even keep Troy less jealous.
  • 3 5
 I wrote nothing against jedezeja, just wanted to point out that Enduro is about Endurance and it takes wndurance to survive purely downhillish stages alone. But guven the situation you put me into, I wish you two to go fk yourselves in front of each other
  • 5 1
 I was in heaven for 7:45 min
  • 3 0
 Really good Video !!! Fuck need to train more to go one of this races !!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  • 2 0
 I normaly only ride downhill but DANMMM this Enduro stuff is starting to look so f*cki.g sweet!!! nice long trails and loads of fun Smile
Gotta try it Smile
  • 2 0
 Is it just me, or does Tippie look like he's having trouble understanding the likes of Chris Ball & Anne Caroline Chausson??
  • 4 0
 Top of the world ma!
  • 3 0
 One word Epic! CG is the man!
  • 2 0
 "You know what the say: Too much of a good thing...is an awesome thing!" Strong Bad circa some time back in high school.
  • 1 0
 I am a vampire and
  • 4 0
 This is enduro!
  • 3 0
 warner and tippie together would be sick
  • 4 2
 Jerome is the best mountainbiker nowadays... Amazing skills, destroyer style and a fisical beast.
  • 3 0
 this is the real essence of mtb
  • 2 0
 We can call it Enduro but, for what i see, it's DH with never-shown cycling uphill stage.
  • 2 0
 That was super sick trails an like the music, awesome edit!
  • 1 0
 Every time I watch a video from Whistler it makes me want to move to Canada =(
  • 1 0
 That's my stealthy Transition Covert CF at 00:24 Big Grin Hell of a bike, only thing holding it back yesterday was me.
  • 2 0
 Tippies face interviewing Anne Caroline...PRICELESS!!!!!
  • 2 0
 Sic trails, Tippie you are the Warner of Whistler, legend awesome energy!
  • 1 0
 Does anybody know what fork lengths these guys are riding? Are they all on 160mm or are some of them running 180mm?
  • 1 0
 looks like the gnarliest enduro tracks of all. The downhill looks so challenging :O
  • 2 0
 Why isn't Tippie president yet?
Gahh, we've been asking for ages now
  • 2 0
 Jared Graves seems a really down to earth dude
  • 2 0
 What ever happened to Ben Cruz?
  • 2 0
 Epic !
  • 4 3
 I miss seeing Fabien Barel on a Kona Frown
  • 2 0
 He's got a 5 minute penalty! Otherwise he would have finished third.

Read the comment on his Facebook page, it's about forbidden shuttling... §-(
  • 2 0
 WTF are you on about?
  • 1 0
 awesome riding !I wish I could ride these tracks in few weeks !
  • 1 0
 What a showcase for the sport and the trails of Whistler. Well done!!!
  • 2 0
 More BONOBO PLEASE!
  • 1 3
 Can someone explain Enduro to me? I'm not trying to be a wise a*s, I honestly want to know. Is there climbing involved? If so, is that timed and added to your overall time? The racing looks awesome from what I've seen
  • 4 0
 Why do you not just Google it?
  • 1 1
 Just being lazy I guess. Found a good beginner's guide on Bike Radar that explained it. Wish I lived somewhere that had these types of events. It's boring living in the flatlands.
  • 1 0
 Now that's an Enduro race I would love to do!
  • 2 1
 thats right, graves won on a 26 Smile
  • 1 0
 Any one know the music in the background that starts at about 4:00 minut?
  • 1 0
 Can't wait for the journal from Jared!
  • 1 0
 CG - And on that day, not a fuck was given!
  • 1 0
 ¡Excelente!
  • 1 0
 2.59 ! Nice!
  • 4 5
 Whistler was round 5 of the series you muppets.
  • 1 0
 Note that they changed the title since my post.
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