10 Bikes From The French Enduro National Championships

Jun 28, 2018
by Yaroslav Alpizar  
For any race, your weapon of choice is important. Here are some of the main rider's bikes from the past weekend's French Enduro Series and French Championships in Val d'Allos.

TLAP grabbed 1rst overall and first ever French Enduro Champion. Faster and faster each day on his Orbea Rallon
TLAP grabbed 1rst overall and first ever French Enduro Champion. Faster and faster each day on his Orbea Rallon

bigquotesEach day I feel more connected to my Rallon, it seems like I've been riding on it forever.Thomas Lapeyrie

Nico Quere nothing to add 2nd on the overall with his beefed up Giant Reign
Nico Quere, nothing to add, 2nd on the overall with his beefed-up Giant Reign

Alexander Cure riding his BH was fast all the weekend to get 3rd overall
Alexander Cure riding his BH was fast all the weekend to get 3rd overall

Julie Duvert ready to tackle the weekend on her Ibis Mojo
Julie Duvert ready to tackle the weekend on her Ibis Mojo

A hammered XTR runs the rear transmission it has seen some battles already
XT for the cranks with a Fox Float X to match the Fox36 Factory Series in the front
A hammered XTR runs the rear transmission, it has seen some battles already and XT for the cranks with a Fox Float X to match the Fox36 Factory Series in the front

bigquotesMy Mojo feels like it can do everything, it's perfect for this weekend's race.Julie Duvert

Ludovic Oget on his Pivot 4th on the overall
Ludovic Oget on his Pivot who came 4th overall

Valentin Escriou came 6th on the overall he likes to keep thing tied up on his Norco
Valentin Escriou came 6th overall, he likes to keep thing tied up on his Norco

Yannick Pontal 7th overall that Norco really fits him well
Yannick Pontal 7th overall, that Norco really fits him well

Cedric Ravanel always friendly with everyone who approaches asking for questions or photos. 1rd Master 9th overall
Cedric Ravanel, always friendly with everyone who approaches asking for questions or photos. 1st Master 9th overall

bigquotesSeriously, best bike ever, and that's the end of it!Cedric Ravanel

Levy Batista on his Rocky Mountain came 11th on the overall
Levy Batista on his Rocky Mountain came 11th on the overall

Levy Batista Rocky Mountain cranks details
Levy Batista Rocky Mountain with his OneUp Component extra tool on the fork tube perfect for keeping everything tide
cranks details and OneUp Component extra tool on the fork tube, perfect for keeping everything tide

bigquotesI tune my suspensions with a motocross suspension specialist and I like to keep them on the hard side.Levy Batista

Louis Jeandel fast with his Cube coming 11th on the overall.
Louis Jeandel fast with his Cube, coming 12th on the overall.


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42 Comments

  • 82 0
 Great article !
Too bad you did not show Laura Charles's bike, who actually won the women category, with an "old" Stumpjumper !
And she has no team support, so that she won't be at the EWS in Austria/Slovenia...
  • 2 0
 Honest question - who is Laura Charles? Previous gen stumpy with Fox Performance spec... I can't find much online about her that isn't in French. If she was good enough to win why isn't she sponsored? I seem to remember some male racer hanging with the top dogs in one of this year's EWS but can't remember the details.
  • 33 9
 Ahh the Orbea Stumpjumper!
  • 73 2
 Pretty sure it's the Specialized Rallon.
  • 2 78
flag TheJD (Jun 28, 2018 at 4:17) (Below Threshold)
 I am sure you have it mixed up. You wanted to say Specialized Stumpjumper.
  • 29 0
 @TheJD: .... Swoooooosh ....
  • 98 0
 Orbecialized Stumplon
  • 12 2
 It can be a Stumpjumoer orbea Rallon, the choice is yours!
  • 1 15
flag Xc2dh1 (Jun 28, 2018 at 7:50) (Below Threshold)
 More like the Specialized Rallon.
  • 2 0
 Altho it aint a horst link..
  • 2 0
 @Tmackstab: stumpmore orbeallon
  • 8 0
 I can't figure out where that Cube ends and his shorts begin. And I like the Norco's, can't figure out why though exactly.
  • 8 0
 Coils on a Pivot again...
  • 4 0
 I thought that was highly illegal?
  • 3 0
 If it's not a Push 11-6 I believe it is. Wondering how he's getting enough ramp up on that CCDB coil to make it work. Maybe a progressive spring?
  • 2 0
 @OriginalDonk: Might just be riding a heavier spring. It's a simple way to overcome bottom out with more linear bikes
  • 5 0
 Wow, so many coil shocks. That really surprises me.
  • 1 0
 Long downhills=coil
  • 3 0
 I have thought about other places to mount my GPS - like Julie Duvert on that Ibis. But isn't she one wreck + turned bars from a complete GPS detonation? #skerred
  • 3 0
 Cool to see Formula, EXT (?), and Cane Creek suspension in the mix with all the Fox and Rockshox, and right up there in terms of results.
  • 4 1
 Ravanel could do with a shave.
  • 1 0
 On Julie Duvert's Ibis, the rear shock and water bottle are so close! Does that even work very well or just for show? Id like to that bike in person !
  • 2 0
 So what are all these stickers on the bikes that look like warning labels?? Are they timing devices/chips?
  • 4 0
 You have to have certain parts marked by an official, you must finish the race with with the marked parts on your bike.
  • 3 0
 When is POC gonna fire the dude that designed their full face helmet???
  • 3 0
 Bravo, c cool d'ĂȘtre sur Pink Bike !!!
  • 6 4
 God help us all if the Orbea and Cube decide to procreate...
  • 2 0
 As long as its doesnt come out looking like a bh...poor lil bike as a hunchback
  • 1 0
 Escriou's foot looks a bit dislocated there. But at least he seems to be comfortable.
  • 2 0
 TLD/100% lids make people look right. The rest...
  • 1 1
 Is that a small frame bag below the bottle on the Orbea? That bike is beautiful.
  • 5 0
 Its to hide the motor...
  • 1 0
 Ya the bike comes with that. Its does limit the bottle size tho. Prett cool tho
  • 1 1
 How can Cedric Ravanel be 1st in masters and 9th overall with such a heavy bike?
  • 1 0
 Look how close that bottle is to the piggyback on the Rallon!!
  • 3 6
 not a single mattoc ? -i ve been riding it for 2 weeks now and it is head and scoulders above my previous pike . (better airchamber(IRT); better rebound, better (hydraulic ) bottom out -basically better everything
  • 1 0
 Reign!
  • 1 2
 That Orbea is a hideous whale.
  • 1 3
 no TREK?!?!?!?
  • 2 0
 They were concentrated on e-bikes this year
  • 1 0
 @forz: And every other year. Trek is gross.

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