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Fantasy Enduro League: Prizes Announced for Round 5 - EWS Les Orres 2019

Jul 1, 2019
by Pinkbike Staff  

We're heading into the fifth round of the Fantasy Enduro Presented by Shimano. So far over 19,000 Pinkbike readers have picked their dream Enduro World Series team to be in the running to walk home with a Pivot Firebird 29er carbon frame kitted out with Shimano XTR and other prizes!

Read on to see all the prizes up for grabs during the fifth round, learn more about how the league works and increase your chances of taking home a prize. See who is racing by checking the live updating and searchable form on the Enduro World Series website. Just scroll down and click on ‘Participating Riders' to see who is entered into the race.

There are prizes for each round, so if you haven't already, make sure to build your team today! If you've already got a team in the mix you're in the running to win the Grand Prize, so visit the Fantasy homepage to make sure you have the fastest team possible for Round 5.


Grand Prize
Season Overall

At the end of the season the overall Fantasy Enduro Champion will win an Enduro World Series ready, Pivot Firebird 29 outfitted with XTR M9100, Fox Suspension, PRO Components including the new 170mm Koryak dropper post and same Stan’s Flow EX rims that have landed on top of more than one EWS podium! Whether your goal is to conquer the EWS race series or just shred your local trails this bike is up to whatever challenge you give it, so get in the game for your chance to win this epic ride!


First Place Prize
Round 5: Les Orres, France

Pick the best team for this round and you can walk away with a Shimano XT M8100 12-Speed Groupset.

Second Place Prize
Round 5: Les Orres, France

Pick the second best scoring team for this round and you can walk away with a PRO Dropper Koryak, your choice of 150mm or 170mm.

Third Place Prize
Round 5: Les Orres, France

Pick the third fastest team for this round and you can walk away with a pair of Shimano ME7 SPD Shoes.

Fourth Place Prize
Round 5: Les Orres, France

Pick the team that scores enough points for fourth for this round and you can walk away with a Lazer Impala MIPS Helmet.

Fifth Place Prize
Round 5: Les Orres, France

Pick the last team to make it into the top 5 for this round and you can walk away with SAINT PD-M828 Flat Pedals.

Random Drawing
Round 5: Les Orres, France

Have your team picked in a random draw and you can walk away with a Shimano Tokyo 15L Backpack.

3-Day Blackout Period

In order to avoid players copying each other's teams, all rider selections will be hidden for 72 hours before each race. Start playing mind games with your friends that you know are shoulder-hopping your choices.

Unlimited Trades

You're allowed unlimited trades after each round. You can stick with what's working, or change your whole team out after every race.

Injury Icon

We've added an injury icon to show high profile athletes who are injured. This is not foolproof or exhaustive, so you'll still need to do your own research into your picks. If you know of riders who are injured, mention them in the comments and we’ll keep this updated.

Office Leagues

Employees at Pivot, Muc-Off and more are battling it out behind closed doors in their Office Leagues.

Offices can set up private leagues in addition to playing the main public league. Let the trash talk begin!


MENTIONS: @shimano

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 I really like the new Shimano XT M8100 12-Speed Groupset. It would be great on my XC rig. I am even considering buying it if I don't win...but The only trouble is, that I CAN'T GET THE MICRO SPLINE FREEHUB for my wheels cos Shimano has licenced about five out of aprox. million hub manufacturers out there.
  • 1 0
 Sunrace or sram cassette will be the normal with a shimano derailleur for a good few years now...
  • 1 0
 @willaasss: OK, but I have the old Shimano freehub so I can't fit the 10 tooth cog which is quite crucial to get the desired range. Also I have an old 10s xt cassette on one bike and a Sunrace 11s on another (xt shifter and derailleur) and I must say, that there is a massive difference in shifting performance (which I don't mind on my enduro rig but it's a no-go for xc). So I want the no compromise full gruppo and that's impossible right now.
  • 3 1
 @willaasss: you lose the benefits of super smooth shifting under stress if you don't use the shimano cassette
  • 2 1
 @IluvRIDING: buy a bigger front ring problem solved.
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 @IluvRIDING: If you're on the old Shimano freehub, you'd have to change the freehub to get the 10t that you're looking for anyways. So either change the freehub and go SRAM cassette, rebuild your rear wheel with a microspline compatible hub, or just get an 11-50 cassette.
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 @JaredHarzan: I know that there are plenty of options. Like going 11-50 with the Sram NX cassette or getting an XD freehub. Or rebuilding my wheels. But I want the whole package. And anything else than getting a new freehub is not worth it for me. I don't get their policy. Shimano is killing it's own business (because until they make the 12s system available for evryone people are gonna ride much cheaper 10s or 11s components, or another brand).
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 @IluvRIDING: The much cheaper 10s or 11s stuff that people will look to is likely also Shimano, so they're not really hurting themselves with that. Most people who really want 12s are already on SRAM, or they're too broke to afford SRAM and they're likely on Shimano now, and will stay with Shimano. The people who got stuck with the NX eagle on their bikes when they bought them will likely still be stuck with NX or Sunrace until they pony up the money to dig themselves out of that hole with a new freehub or entirely new hub/rear wheel (if they even see it as a hole, who knows, maybe they love it), the horrible part being that they're likely the ones with the least amount of disposable cash to do so.

Shimano had to change the freehub to get a 10t cog. And they needed the 10t cog to compete with SRAM. It's a big bummer that not everyone is making them/has them in stock for every hub every made right this instant but that's life.

Friendly tip: The full M8100 groupset that you mentioned wanting costs $622 (without brakes) per pinkbikes press release. The SLX groupset costs $410. The remaining $210 difference would go a long way towards a DT Swiss 350 or I9 101 hub. Or you can wait a season and see who gets to manufacture the micro spline freehub next. According to singletracks, Bontrager is making them now as well, so more options are coming.

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