Bike Check: Specialized Enduro Racer Cecce Camoin's Enduro

Apr 21, 2021
by Alicia Leggett  

Specialized is back in the enduro game this year with a fresh EWS team of Francescu-Maria "Cecce" Camoin, Kevin Miquel, Charles Murray, and Sofia Wiedenroth. The Specialized Enduro Team is supported by SRAM, RockShox, Roval, Renthal, Cushcore, 100%, LOOK, Supacaz, Retül and Motorex, kitting out dream bikes for the four riders.

Cecce, as he is known to friends, will primarily race his S-Works Enduro, but will swap it out for the Turbo Levo for E-EWS rounds. His Enduro is a looker, with fiery paint and lots of attention to detail.

While you may not have heard of him, the 19-year-old French rider is fast. He has racked up a handful of top-10s in the U21s, and his pace from looking at 2019 results puts him on par with some big names. We can only assume he's getting faster, and we are excited to see what he does in the future.

Cecce Camoin // Specialized Enduro Team
Age: 19
Hometown: Corsica, France
Height: 1.73 m / 5'8"
Weight: 60 kg / 132 lbs
Instagram: @cecce_camoin

A 35mm cockpit, that ZEB, and Butchers with CushCore front and rear. It's a monster truck.

Looks fast.

bigquotesI love this bike because I'm really confident when I ride it: stable, precise, player. So you can go really fast on the downhills but it climbs good as well! It's a perfect compromise between bike parks, chill trails and bike trek if you mix a little bit the settings. You just have to enjoy.Cecce Camoin

Frame: Specialized Enduro S-Works 29 size S3
Rear Shock: Rockshox Super Deluxe 170mm
Fork: Rockshox ZEB Ultimate RC2 29 170mm
Headset: FSA
Cassette: SRAM AXS Eagle XG 1299 10-50 12 speed
Cranks: SRAM X01 Eagle (Dub) 170mm
Chainring: 34t 12 speed
Chainguide: e*Thirteen TRS Plus
Rear Derailleur: Sram AXS Eagle Enduro X01 12speed
Shifter: SRAM XX1 Eagle 12 speed
Chain: SRAM XX1 Eagle 12 speed
Handlebar: Renthal Fatbar 35 Aluminum 30mm rise, 760mm
Stem: Renthal Apex 35 Aluminum 33 mm length
Grips: Supacaz
Brakes: SRAM Code RSC
Rotors: SRAM Centerline 200mm front and rear
Inserts: CushCore Pro front and rear
Wheels: Roval Traverser Aluminum 30mm
Tires: Specialized Butcher Gravity T9 29" 2.3 front and rear
Seatpost: Rockshox Reverb 150mm
Saddle: Specialized Power Arch 143mm
Pedals: Look X Track EN-Race Plus Titane

With a Rockshox Super Deluxe and SRAM Code RSC brakes, this bike means business.

A 34t chainring and 10-50t cassette give Cecce plenty of range.

A clean Renthal cockpit. This bike looks great from every angle.

A label with Cecce's name and Look pedals complete the setup.

No details are overlooked here.

On this bike, we're fairly certain Cecce is set up for success this season.


  • 115 7
 Pinkbike, when you do bike checks, could you try to include reasons why a rider chooses a certain rotor size, tread, suspension settings, etc? I could care less that a Specialized and SRAM sponsored rider is riding Specialized and SRAM equipment. It would be nice to know what decisions they made where they actually have a choice in the matter.
  • 69 7
 Let me help you out: “I got this for free” or “This is new so I’m trying it out because I got it for free” or “I like ____________ set up this way for my riding style.”

Hope that helps
  • 97 3
 Are you new here? This ain't no bike check, it's a Specialized ad.
  • 30 3
 Couldnt? or how much less could you care? Smile
  • 9 0
 @chriskneeland: ya, no fundamental errors so certainly not a pinkbike bike check.
  • 9 3
 @thejake: I think you are missing the point. yeh, they are free bikes to the rides, but WHY are they running XO and not XX, why not the Stumpy Evo, or how many tokens are they using and why, whats the weight savings on a 180 v 220 rotor, and so on.
  • 2 6
flag pipomax (Apr 21, 2021 at 7:50) (Below Threshold)
 You must be a school teacher.
  • 16 0
 @MountainJnky: Thank you; every time I read "I could care less" it triggers me.
  • 4 1
 @pipomax: nope, professional troll.
  • 7 0
 I'm not sure readers are entitled to info about the business, but you could try asking the PB authors to pull back the curtain a bit, and see if a bike check's photos were all sent from the team's marketing people or shot by a journalist and under what circumstances, to what extent the writing was original, paraphrased, or provided whole, who contacted the rider to get a quote about the bike, who chose the quote, etc. Is a bike check a press release about a particular rider's bike, or is it an interview that focuses on a rider's bike, or some hybrid of these? You can imagine that a rider who was really knowledgeable might have a lot to say, but a rider that's really disciplined might just say the marketing copy verbatim. It's not clear that there's consensus around what PB should or shouldn't call a bike check, but you could start building that consensus in the comments
  • 4 0
 @greener1: does that to me as well and it's not even my primary language. f*ck sakes, put some effort into it.
  • 2 0
 @kopaczus: I'll put some effort in. Just for you.
  • 2 1
 @chriskneeland: This is a bike check my friend. relax
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WHY are they running XO and not XX: XO1 is supposed to be targeted towards enduro/trail, XX1 for XC. Mostly marketing.

why not the Stumpy Evo: Specialized wants to advertise their enduro racing bike in an enduro. More marketing

or how many tokens are they using and why: I would imagine that could change based on the course, so it doesn't really matter for the photo shoot. Also going to be very dependent on your riding style, valve tuning, and weight.

whats the weight savings on a 180 v 220 rotor:

Hope that answers your questions.
  • 3 1
 @JSTootell: I always find the suspension setup detail pointless anyway. Different riders, styles, weights, tracks, bikes... I mean really? Why is it helpful to know how many tokens anyone uses? Better to go out and learn how many tokens I want in my bike for my style on my tracks at my body weight.
  • 46 2
 This bike check is cool, and feel free to down vote me but I struggle to recognise anyone outside of the top 5 elite at ews. The media coverage and brand recognition for racers is just not there like dh where I probably know the top 20 or so at least. Suggestion - find some local heroes and do their bike checks. For a randomly picked location eg bright, Victoria, Australia.
  • 5 0
 Will be especially helpful for the Fantasty League too of course. I do get where you are coming from, DH has always been the F1 of the MTB world, getting the most coverage and riders more recognisable past and present. EWS is still relatively new I guess and still breeding the legends to be remembered. There are also a HEAP of very talented DH riders that a lot of people wouldnt know their name or what bike they ride. Very very difficult to break into that "household name" category
  • 5 0
 Difficult to do: take France for example, there must be something like 30 riders able to perform a top10 EWS one day, some are pro some are not... He is a young rider from Corsica who got the opportunity to join Specialized pro team. The average level is very dense in enduro you can't know every top 30 capable rider
  • 14 4
 This is more like Specialized custom build into their quarters, put the sticker, do all the marketing tricks, and then ship to the guy. I doesn´t sounds to me a legit bike check...
  • 11 0
 I’m sure that red background brought out the accent colors. But at least one shot of that beast in the woods would have been sweet.
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  • 12 0
 He is so light they should add weights to his bike...
  • 18 0
 Probably why 38 forks were invented
  • 8 1
 That was my size at age 19. 3 decades of beer drinking and I have at least another 35lbs There is a goal for ya!
  • 8 0
 @onemind123: That was my size in 7th grade. 2 decades and 90 pounds later...holy shit I'm fat
  • 8 0
 @mbourget: happy. We are happy.
  • 1 0
 @onemind123: I was about 125 at his age. Less than 5 years later I was 50 pounds heavier.

Now I am much closer to my age 19 weight than my age 22 weight.
  • 7 0
 Bike check of a bike made of common parts. Build it with parts money can't buy! Like idk, 2021 deore for exemple!
  • 6 0
 Alloy wheels, alloy bars, 2.3" tires and an air shock...but I thought carbon everything, big tires and coil made me faster?
  • 5 1
 i remember seeing the Specialized SX Trail 2011 for the first time. I knew immediately, i will buy it. Almost the same feeling here. but too expensive
  • 4 0
 Excellent rider ! I remember him in a short appearance, in one of Phill's videos in Whistler !
  • 3 0
 Nice looking bike, all the attention to detail for every shot. . then the photographer realises that the rear shock o-ring is at the bottom.
  • 2 0
 What I really want to know is how they stop it from creaking. Mines built pretty much exactly the same, just non s works, no axs x01 and fox, and it is creakier than, um, a really creaky thing.
  • 5 1
 İ would pay a kidney for that paintjob
  • 2 0
 You'd better get colour matching forks for 1 kidney dollar.
  • 2 0
 Might be someone doing vinyl wraps in your area for mountain bikes. There's a guy in my town that does amazing work, if I didn't already like what my frame looked like I'd 100% throw business his way.
  • 1 0
 @Peally: i sent my frame for painting 1 week ago but for a different color Smile
  • 2 0
 I didn't know there was an "enduro" spec version of the rear derailleur. Can anyone enlighten me? New and coming soon?
"Sram AXS Eagle Enduro X01 12speed"
  • 1 0
 X01 was originally marketed to trail, XX1 to XC. That was when Eagle was launched.
  • 3 0
 What a sick machine! I love when the carbon shows through the paint!
  • 2 0
 AXS seatpost but still, there is a cable going to the back other thant the rear brake. Am i missing something?
  • 3 0
 The dropper in the pictures is not AXS, is the regular reverb. Hydraulic hose and no battery.
  • 1 0
 And surprising to have Super Deluxe with no Meg Neg for a EWS racer. Maybe because he's so light but even at 155lbs I've found the meg neg very helpful in the ability to tune
  • 1 0
 He’s 135 lmao
  • 2 0
 @nvranka: I cant even fathom being that light. 5'9", 200lbs, and Im not even that chubby.
  • 3 0
 @jaycubzz: I highly recommend it. Your bike will last forever.
  • 1 0
 I’m 69kg on an s3 enduro. Megneg was no good for me on the enduro. I couldn’t ride it in a straight line. Went back to standard air can and problem solved.
  • 3 0
 @jaycubzz: It's great, I'm 110lbs and I can't break anything. Apart from that shitty Suntour fork I had a while back...
  • 1 0
 @jaycubzz: Not sure if that is the most American thing I have heard a Canadian say, or you are a body builder.

200 pounds is pretty big, unless you are ripping the gym up. I would know, I was there (5' 8"). Now I get upset when I crack 150.
  • 2 0
 @JSTootell: Playing hockey for 20+ does amazing things to your body, especially when combined with cycling and gym I guess.
  • 2 0
 This bike check should have been a lantern show.
  • 2 0
 No Maxxis Sharpie Specials?
  • 1 0
 No specialized tires on my fantast team. Thems the rules
  • 3 0
 Butchers for the pictures, minions for the podiums.
  • 2 1
 Lmfao. On the Enduro owner's Facebook page most of the builds there are way better than this
  • 1 0
 Factory Sram supported and no AXS reverb? Wonder why.
  • 4 0
 Supply issues.
  • 1 0
 I mean.... It certainly looks fast.
  • 2 1
 enduro is the WWE of cycling.
  • 1 0
 60kg / 132lb is he also made out of carbon?
  • 1 0
 Dats a sexy bike!
  • 1 0
 Looks like an ad
  • 2 2
 That is one beautiful bike. (I’d color match that fork though!)
  • 1 0
 looks knolly...knarly
  • 6 7
 First comment below the threshold. Now that's a first.
  • 1 4
 Loic must have gotten a nice bump in salary from Spesh for them to downgrade their Enduro team this badly...
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