Video: What's Enduro Mountain Biking?

Jan 31, 2014
by Rachelle Frazer Boobar  



177 Comments

  • + 169
 Finally! An enduro specific video!
  • + 8
 I heard bobby stenson is enduro
  • + 32
 I liked the part where he said "Enduro"!
  • + 17
 What kind of spokes you got........enduro.
  • + 26
 Yeah, that's what enduro needs....to be more gayWink
  • + 3
 ....I'm referring to Stenson, here,of course.
  • + 45
 so when's the IFHT enduro video coming out?
  • - 6
flag Quesadilla34 (Jan 31, 2014 at 23:08) (Below Threshold)
 Lmao, as if eveything isnt enduro, enduro bearings and bushings of all sorts, seals, yet most of it is for dh only lmao
  • - 6
flag jimmyrecard (Feb 1, 2014 at 10:52) (Below Threshold)
 fat guys in lycra wtf!
  • + 5
 you do realize enduro is the name of the company that makes the bearings...
  • + 12
 See, how big it's got. Enduro has there own bearings.
  • - 3
 Sadly all mountain biking is becoming more gimmicky ,
  • + 27
 Let's just go smoke an enduro joint
  • + 1
 Naw dude im an enduro dare model
  • + 3
 Chuck Norris once sold his stinky socks, on ebay, and they became enduro.
  • + 1
 I wanted to enduro but I can't keep my shoes white... :/
  • + 114
 I can't believe i wasted four and a half minutes that I could spent enduroing
  • + 2
 Yea brap*!
  • + 93
 These guys aren't enduroing properly, everyone knows that when you're enduroing you have to enduro as hard as you can at all times, or you might be mistaken for a trail or an all-mountain biker, and that means never stopping even to talk to your fellow enduroers. Seriously am I the only one that spotted this?
  • + 45
 commenting on this video isnt very enduro.
  • + 3
 I guess it's a good job I went out earlier and enduroed as hard as I could to make up for it then, and the same yesterday, and probably tomorrow too.
  • + 13
 see thats where your mistaken, the only time you can stop enduro-ing is for the untimed climb back up, thats when you whip out the un-enduro smart phone to comment on enduro.
  • + 30
 One of the guys on this video was at the Angel Fire Enduro last year and got into a huge (near) fight because someone "cut in line" regardless of who might have been at fault it was an embarrassing display of sportsmanship and this was from a lift accessed stage, not a pedal up stage. Self deprecating humor though might be evidence of a more mature outlook on our hobby....at least I hope so.
  • - 107
flag marklovesbikes (Jan 31, 2014 at 15:14) (Below Threshold)
 One of the guys on this message board (minotro) is a douche because he thinks that people give a shit about someone arguing about place in line.
  • + 59
 Tt was more than some small quiet argument. There were minutes long yelling....to my recollection things such as, "I hope you fall and break your f*cking neck..I hope you die....etc. etc. and it didn't end there, they continued to confront each other at the bottom during the after party. You know, people like to drink beer eat food and enjoy the experience not have to listen to that kind of bullshit. But hey, If I'm a douche for being disappointed and annoyed at what was an otherwise positive and fun experience, then well. I'm a massive douche.
  • + 29
 So Enduro!
  • + 34
 Agreed. That story was pure enduro.
  • + 55
 Not closing your quotation marks is pretty enduro.
  • + 15
 I cringed when I saw the rasta outfit for one reason. The last satge at angel fire BME.

The "rasta boys" were...well, a giant pain in the a$$. A lot of people talked about banning them as a joke. Then on angels plunge (last stage start point) the yelling and bs started. It was disturbingly awkward for everyone.

@minotro, I agree it was a good experience. Save for the five mins of "I hope you die!!" while everyone wondered what the hell he was on. But the race was over two days and one dude in an "enduro specific rasta douche top" didn't ruin it.
  • + 16
 ^^browntown40, accidentally hit negative prop. Sorry meant to hit positive, can't "undo" it because changing things isn't enduro.
  • + 8
 Enduroers are bike racers.

And a solid 27.5% of bike racers in all disciplines have a button on their taint that, when press either by sitting on a bike or wearing a tight chamois, makes them into complete raging a*sholes with the maturity of a spoiled 13 year old.

It's just a part of it.
  • + 2
 true enduroers are like DH'ers.... they have a taint as hard and tough as John Wayne's saddlebags
  • - 6
flag Zimmer68 (Jan 31, 2014 at 19:08) (Below Threshold)
 I never understood why chamois are such a big "thing". I rode in an endurance race for 7 hours, no chamois, just under-armor shorts with regular shorts over them. My taint didn't explode lol sure it hurt, man up! /ranting
  • + 0
 If I had button on my taint I'd by a raging a..hole too, I think
  • + 4
 Yeah I thought the dude getting verbally accosted was remarkably composed about the situation, not sure what that was all about but the scene up top on the last stage was just embarassing. Seems to me the rasta dude was lucky, the other guy looked like he could have throttled the belligerent rastafarian.
  • + 10
 "..belligerent rastafarian"

Good god, what is this world coming to!
  • + 3
 rasta dude didn't really get the concept, did he?
  • + 2
 So story goes, that guy keeped cutting the lines all during the event. So , i called him out. Granted it went a little too far. But if you riders, who probably finished behind me, Went to the rest of the events you would have seen how good team Rude Boy was for the culture of this racing discipline. See you haters this season bigger and better.
  • + 6
 I guess every sport needs a villain. haha, just kidding, have a good season and DO NOT GET INJURED. I HOPE YOU HAVE A GREAT EXPERIENCE AND DO WELL! no really, I mean it. good luck.
  • + 1
 Still pretty Enduro.
  • + 1
 Thanks man. No worries, everything is all good. Hope you can make it out to more events this year. Good times had by all.
  • + 24
 I like hikers. No.
  • + 17
 "hikers are not enduro" best part
  • + 5
 I don't like hikers?
  • + 12
 I take the fastest, straightest line, which is usually over hikers.
  • + 1
 Anyone that's ever ridden at Blue Mountain, Ontario can relate to the hikers. We have a local points rating for taking these idiots out, since they cannot read the big red signs that say "These trails are for Biking ONLY". It may not be #enduro but it's damn FUN!
  • + 20
 I'm still unsure what Enduro is..
  • + 25
 your Enduro is probably hanging out then....
  • + 6
 Careful PB might suspend you!
  • + 3
 Is that because PB Enduro?
  • + 4
 No, PB doesn't recognize any "enduro" its called xc here.
  • + 19
 So... you're "unsuro" about "Enduro"?
  • + 18
 Hater wanna hate. Lovers wanna love. I don't even want none of the above. I wanna piss on you.
  • + 7
 only thang make my life complete, when i turn yo face into a toilet seat
  • + 14
 "Enduro is when you really ride, not for fun " hahaha
  • + 13
 a neck brace with a xc helmet... hmmm new fad?
  • + 3
 I think the neck brace is Enduro.
  • + 6
 They're lethal without a full-face! Suprised he risked riding like that.
  • + 7
 neck brace with jersey is enduro neck brace with tshirt is freeride
  • + 6
 That might be the most succinct and useful explanation I've seen. The enduro is strong with this one.
  • + 6
 Thanks for watching everyone and leaving awesome good and bad comments I love it all. This was the hardest #enduro editing I've ever had to do and I will have the word Endruo in my Dreams for the next couple months haunting me, but I think it was worth it.
  • + 1
 Thank you soloninja. You did a great job editing our freestyle.
  • + 4
 My wife and I had this conversation just the other night while we were watching a DH world cup.
Me "So this is Downhill, which as you can see only goes downhill and then there's XC or trail which is what we and most people are doing almost all of the time"
Wife "So what's Enduro?"
Me"umm...hmmm. I think it's something in the middle but I've also heard it depends on what side of the pond you live on"

I thought this video was hilarious, the best I could come up with in our conversation was that it was slightly less aggressive downhill racing in a stage race format.
  • + 2
 Yea I agree with that. It's basically long, slightly less aggressive downhil riding. People always like to say it's an all mountain race, but to me if you are not timing the climbs or even taking a lift for some stages then it's still a gravity discipline. Which is why the ex downhillers have a lot if success when they transition over.
  • + 6
 That's why specialized enduro is the bike of the year and please be very careful on how you use the name enduro you can be sue by specialized they own enduro
  • - 5
flag thrasher2 (Feb 1, 2014 at 10:00) (Below Threshold)
 The specialized Enduro predates Enduro racing by several years.
  • + 3
 Actually enduro racing started in France before the Spesh Enduro model came out.
  • + 3
 Thrasher2 must be a Specialized lawyer.
  • + 4
 WTF's with that one punk who went off trail? Looks like a "freerider" to me. WTF? That's so 5 years ago!!!!

Enduro = Next "new" thing MTB corporations are selling to the sheep. Anyone try to trademark it yet?
  • + 3
 Specialized
  • + 6
 They were enduro-ing in my back yard. I wonder if they left any enduro behind?
  • + 7
 now enduro sounds like a weird word...
  • + 4
 "It's like trail riding, but not for fun" haha. Funny, but I hope in real life people are just stoked on bikes regardless of what they call their discipline
  • + 5
 Sooooo...... Freeride is dead?
  • + 18
 Nope, It's just in disguise. I heard big mountain looks a lot like freeride. And DH racers have been spotted doing something that looks suspiciously like "sending it".
  • + 27
 sometimes I go hucking on my AM rig...is that enduro or freeriding? sometimes I go trail riding on my freeride bike...is that All mountain or Enduro? some time I go Snow riding with my fixie....is that fatbiking? some time I ride XC with my DH rig is that DHXC? or is that enduro? sometimes I ride trials on my fatbike...is that trials, fatbiking or is that enduro?

I have 8 bikes and now i just dont know which one to ride when!

Is there an APP for that?
  • + 2
 I think you need to sell half your bikes, buy a half shell preferably something by Urge and goggles then ride HARD. fkin really HARD
  • + 12
 I rode my 20'' BMX bike on a 15 mile trail ride once. Would that be like CircusXC?
  • + 2
 no that's short track, Circus XC is when you race DH on a Fatbike but sit on the handlebars and pedal with your hands...
  • + 1
 The sad thing is, there actually is ...
  • + 6
 Is that enduro?
  • + 7
 Check with VITALMTB , or mtbr ?, they may have the answer Wink
  • + 4
 Some people took this way too serious, I needed a laugh, and I had one, cheers!
  • + 2
 Thanks buddy. Thats what it was meant to do.
  • + 5
 I want the enduro fanny pack.
  • + 3
 it's kind of funny, but needed Matt Dennison to script and direct it just go ride a mountain bike, and chill, FFS too Enduro-serious
  • + 5
 I don't listen to humans in latex.
  • + 1
 don't know why but this comment made me laugh the most hahhahahahah
  • + 2
 I'll tell you. Apart from it's true, it was written to be funny.
  • + 2
 i buy my Enduro trail specific bike specific protein that only helps me on the un-timed climbs. also night riding is not Enduro... its only training for racing in sun light which is Enduro
  • + 2
 I don't think I can endure these comments any more I suppose you could use this word for anything like I don't know if can endure you constantly talking shit all day about mountain biking .
  • + 3
 Yo man, what's up? uh, we are Enduroing! Got my shoes, see say's enduro on it! My helmet too! My rims says for enduro so its good to go!
  • + 1
 Wasn't Enduro supposed to be a discipline where the average Joe could could take part on any bike so that he could have fun despite there lack of funding or fitness? Now look... Enduro bikes cost more than any downhill or XC bike! The biker of limited means once again left out because now he feels he doesn't have the right equipment. I bought a GT Sensor because I couldn't afford a full DH bike thinking I could compete in Enduro instead... Turns out 120mm isn't "Enduro specific".... Back to the drawing board I guess...
  • + 1
 I know its a joke but, the premise is that there's some confusion of what enduro is? its a race format! everything to do with it is enduro! all mountain, xc, trail there lines between those formats is far more confusing.
  • + 2
 I believe you are wrong That trailer isnt enduro specific
  • + 4
 Anyone else want an Enduro Fanny Pack?! ha!
  • + 3
 I mis-spelt it and hashtagged "endo" and went right over my bars and landed on my face.
  • + 1
 Buahahahaha. Be careful next time. This is looking like one of those Chuck Norris things.
  • + 2
 Wellll, good satire is tricky. For the most part, this misses because it's really only one joke, but props for the effort. It's good to poke fun at ourselves.
  • + 3
 this is the best comment feed i've seen from you guys, ever. every single one of you are champions! enduro
  • + 2
 Let all be careful using the "e" word or specialized might try to sue us all and then we will have to call it something else!
  • + 2
 In the '90s I used to go trail riding wearing a fanny pack. Maybe I am the true enduro pioneer! I am so enduro it hurts.
  • + 3
 At 1:16 he wiggles the saddle. Dropper post must need service.
  • - 1
 I too am sick of the overuse of the "E" word.

When discussing bikes, the term should only apply to models/builds that would be SERIOUSLY competitive in the "E"-word Format.

When discussing riding, the term should only apply to the race format.

Lastly, NOBODY "rides enduro".

So I really don't care to hear the "E" word until one has a proper bike and actually RACES.

This is the last enduro specific post I'll write. (I may have to stop visiting PB if I get too annoyed)
  • + 3
 I ride enduro! Ha ha get a life dude
  • + 2
 wtf?! lol! i still don't get it with all of this enduro thing... just ride, man...
  • + 2
 "I think Enduro is trail riding, but serious, not fun."
That's as true as it gets
  • + 3
 I still have no idea what enduro is
  • + 3
 great video super funny and oh so true
  • + 2
 Enduo-ing is tantamount to fixie riding in my book. A few less beards though.
  • + 4
 I like to enduro
  • + 3
 If anyone knows ENDURO its these guys riding this trail.
  • + 3
 That was god awful. And WAY too long.
  • + 10
 Don't you like Enduro? That's so unendruo! #notenduro
  • + 3
 Yeah it was tough to enduro the whole thing.
  • + 2
 Holy wide purple handlebars Batman!
  • + 2
 Best video on pinkbike to date #enduro
  • + 1
 Thanks marky mark.
  • + 3
 Lol there off trail
  • + 4
 I did lol at that
  • + 1
 When I'm enduroing I try to find the straightest fastest line ..............which is usually over hikers.
  • + 1
 Good ole Dakota ridge huh?...How many times did "Enduro Curtis" crash in the making of this video?
  • + 1
 hahaha the guy with the green helmet and goggles reminds me of Brick from Anchorman!!
  • + 1
 I just realized that guy has a neck brace with a half helmet. Not good... But he's almost enduro!
  • + 1
 It was difficult to endur'o' this bad video. That is 4:32 of my life I'll never get back.
Thanks.
  • + 8
 I thought it was quite good
  • + 1
 Infinity7 should be top voted post. Too much joe on this webpage ffs omg wtf
  • + 1
 Anyone know where I can get the recipe for that Enduro drink?!
Great Vid cheers
  • + 1
 157 comments and 4 of them had the word gay in them that is so endure and old .
  • + 2
 I put my end in your uro...
  • + 2
 hahahaha ckeck out the neck brace guy Big Grin
  • + 1
 I just enduroed in my pants.
  • + 1
 Enduro = serious All Mountain!
Absolutely true!
  • + 1
 I should not like hikers? I don't like hikers... lol I'm dying
  • + 2
 Its a conspiracy man !!!
  • + 1
 Enduro elitists can all eat a bag of balls.
  • + 2
 ah ah great video!
  • + 1
 Another Dirty Nick production....That was awesome!
  • + 2
 So Stoked on Enduro!
  • + 1
 i like hikers

i shouldn't like hikers?

i dont like hikers
  • + 1
 B-list downhill with manual uplift is Enduro?
  • + 1
 I've always thought it was another term for shuttle
  • + 1
 I remember all these guys, missed them filming though! #enduro
  • + 1
 Apparently, it is all about bright green colored clothes and bikes.
  • + 1
 "most of the good ones are made in France"
  • + 1
 Ahh, so that's enduro. And here I was thinking enduro was 11 speed.
  • + 1
 I use the term "dual-sport" for when I ride to the trails.
  • + 2
 sweet enduro!
  • + 1
 The bit about riding over hikers made me nearly spit my tea out laughing!
  • + 2
 #enduronogoggles
  • + 1
 Enduro = can not cut it in DH, SD or XC
  • + 4
 Ha. Should give it a try before you drink that hater aide. Wait, no you shouldn't. You ride a KHS.
  • + 1
 I think I broke my endureFrown
  • + 2
 Sence enduro
  • + 1
 I'm still unsure what is enduro ????
  • + 1
 I gotta get me some 650 cc wheels! lolz...
  • + 1
 just got done Enduro-ing...
  • + 1
 I want my 4:32 back
  • + 1
 kool aid
  • + 1
 #enduro?
  • + 0
 It's muy duro in life of enduro, no sh.t not kidding .
  • + 0
 all of these guys need to learn how to bleed there brakes
  • + 1
 PMSL _ is that enduro???
  • + 1
 I am Enduro
  • + 1
 DAMN ENDURO RACERS
  • + 1
 Richie rude is enduro.
  • + 0
 Its pretty rough
  • - 3
 AMERICA
  • - 1
 boring seps
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