Introducing the Rocky Mountain Race Face Enduro Team - Video

Feb 6, 2018
by Rocky Mountain Bicycles  

PRESS RELEASE: Rocky Mountain Bicycles

We're very excited to return to the Enduro World Series in 2018 and announce the formation of our new Canadian partnership with Race Face Performance Products. We're incredibly proud to form the Rocky Mountain Race Face Enduro Team, and to tackle a full season of racing with passion, drive, and dedication.

EWS Team

Our two brands have a deep history together that began in 1993. When freeride was born Rocky Mountain and Race Face were there, under the same roof, meeting the needs of demanding North Shore riders. Now, 25 years later Race Face is making some of the best components in the world, and we're honored to be officially reunited through our EWS team partnership.

TEAM RIDERS


Jesse Melamed

EWS Team
EWS Team

2017 SEASON HIGHLIGHTS
12th EWS Series Overall Ranking
1st EWS Whistler, Canada

bigquotesI'm excited to start a new chapter of this team, with Race Face on board to strengthen the Canadian vibe. I'm really looking forward to working closely with another local brand that shares my passion and roots. The crash I had in Finale Ligure at the end of last season was a tough one to recover from, but I've been training hard and am confident I am going to come into the first race strong!" - Jesse Melamed

Remi Gauvin

EWS Team
EWS Team

2017 SEASON HIGHLIGHTS
8th EWS Series Overall Ranking
5th EWS Whistler, Canada

bigquotesPartnering up with Race Face and their strong Canadian roots is something that is unique to the EWS and exciting for myself. I'm really looking forward to getting things kicked off in South America in a few weeks, traveling with Jesse, ALN, our new crew of mechanics and Team Manager! This off season has been really productive for me, and I feel super-strong coming into the first round." - Remi Gauvin

Andréane Lanthier-Nadeau, aka ALN

EWS Team
EWS Team

2017 SEASON HIGHLIGHTS
11th EWS Series Overall Ranking
3rd EWS Wicklow, Ireland

bigquotesI feel really happy and at home with our team for 2018. With such a good set up, it really is a bittersweet feeling to be sidelined for the two first rounds with a wrist injury. With the team supporting me, the matter at hand is to regain my maximum shred capacity to join the party ASAP. I look forward to seeing us evolve as a team this season and to enjoy not only the racing but the whole vibe." - ALN

Rocky Mountain Bicycles R amp D Centre

EWS Team
EWS Team

EWS Team

EWS Team
EWS Team

EWS Team

EWS Team

EWS Team

EWS Team

EWS Team
EWS Team

EWS Team

EWS Team
EWS Team

EWS Team

EWS Team

EWS Team

EWS Team
EWS Team

EWS Team

We would also like to extend a huge thank you to the team sponsors!

Photography by: Paris Gore

Team Sponsors

149 Comments

  • + 122
 YESSSSSSSS!!!!! METAAAAAALLLLLL!!!! All-Canadian domination!!!!
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 Glad you enjoyed it! We are stoked to feature a local Vancouver band - Waingro for this one, Canada Rocks!

waingro.bandcamp.com
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 @raceface: You betcha! That rocked my face clean off! My two favourite Canadian companies, the GODFATHER, my favourite Canadian riders, and CANADIAN METAAAALLL! A++++, would rawk out again.
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 @raceface: Canada still has a lot to answer for musically. Waingro go some way to making up for this but we're going to need a lifetime of great videos with a bangin' soundtrack and stylish riders to make up for:
Justin Bieber
Bryan Adams
Celine Dion
Alanis Morrisette
Avril Lavigne
and the ultimate raper of ears, Nikelback
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 @egb81: Don't blame us... we extradited them all^ for a reason.
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 WAINGRO! You guys just needed some backpatches on those denim vests and it would have felt like a show at the Rickshaw
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 @egb81: Hahah! Is that what they play on "North Korean" radio? Well, your limited Canadian musical palette needs some help then. Let me get you started: Voivod, Strapping Young Lad/the ALMIGHTY Devin Townsend, Cryptopsy, Despised Icon, Frontline Assembly, Cancer Bats, SNFU, Anvil, Fcuk the Facts, Ion Dissonance, Comeback Kid, Bison B.C., Sacrifice, RUSH, the Smalls, Propagandhi, Malefaction, Ken Mode, D.O.A., Choke, Skinny Puppy, Protest the Hero, No Means No, Cursed....

We've already got one of the world's greatest rosters of stylish riders. Plus the original Froriders.

And what's wrong with Avril Lavigne?
  • + 4
 @volvoshredder:
You missed Death From Above 1979.

Devin Townsend is a bit of a deity among mortals. Strapping Young Lad are killer.

Even so though, at some point Canada is gonna have to apologise for Chad Kroeger. What did we do to deserve that?
  • + 4
 @egb81: Indeed, I did miss them! Some good stuff.

Mr. Kroeger's citizenship status will be revoked once we elect Tippie for Prime Minister.
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flag Beez177 (Feb 6, 2018 at 13:22) (Below Threshold)
 @egb81: Nickleback hahaha talk about shlock rock. Pretty sure those guys are pole smokers
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 @volvoshredder: Not that it was intentional, but you missed Pezz/Billy Talent!
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 @volvoshredder: you forgot Bishops Green
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 @egb81: counterpoint: tragically hip
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 @br8738br: Hells ya!
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 @volvoshredder: f*cked Up!
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 @egb81: you forgot Rush. The guilt I live with knowing Canada sent Rush out to the world is something I do not wish on anyone.
  • + 43
 Okay so destroying donuts = Canadian. I understand Mike Levy and his great country much better now.
  • + 31
 Cruellers or nothin.
  • + 30
 @bishopsmike: are you guys accepting american refugees yet?
  • + 45
 @adrennan: Only if you help us build a wall to shelter us from that orange dude
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 @maxgod: hell, I bet we can get the oompa-loompa-in-chief to pay for it!
  • + 5
 @maxgod: My Prez will never say 'peoplekind'.
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 @maxgod: those who live in glass houses shouldn't throw rocks...Rob Ford
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 @POZZ: I bet you are right about that. But I think the issue with "your prez" is not what he doesn't say, it's all the nonsense he does say. It's not a coincidence that the same period in history sees a guy the same colour as candy corn become president also sees the resurgence of flat earth believers.
  • + 38
 Please Please get custom water bottles to match the cans of maple syrup for the season
  • + 4
 Here here, these are the small things that would make us so happy!
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 Friggin genius!
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 I want one
  • + 28
 "I got 2 words for ya - enduro". It's awesome how this works with Wade's last video appearance - "I got 1 word for ya - linkage plates".

The godfather has his own acting shtick!
  • + 5
 Hahah! I hadn't noticed that! Brilliant stuff!
  • + 1
 Ahhh thanks for the explanation! I wasn't sure if it meant that we were retarded or something... haha
  • + 18
 LOL @ riding an eBike on the trainer. Genius.
  • + 7
 Finally noticed!
  • + 9
 The Euros said they use them for training, so we thought we should give it a go, eh !
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 @andreaneln: i resemble that remark
  • + 14
 Why is the team riding the altitude? Is the slayer too slayer?
  • + 16
 They are riding Instincts in the video.
  • + 12
 @Rick7 - *Instinct, because 29” wheels.
  • + 4
 They have the choose of three bikes for races: Slayer, Altitude and Instinct BC.
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 @ratedgg13: My question is; whether they can be competitive in the team rankings with only 3 Incredibly talented riders? Is Wade going to race masters? Can Remy and Jesse dominate those first two races without ALN? Well Three questions. I'm very excited for the season!
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 @ninjatarian: ah ok thanks all, didnt get that 29inches. Smile
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 @JesseMelamed is a maple syrup bandit
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 New nutrition sponsor I think.
  • + 13
 Win it ya hosers!
  • + 11
 A cameo by Bob and Doug McKenzie would have been a nice touch.
  • + 10
 A classic playoff game between Nordiques and Habs!!!
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 Haha Je suis allé directement aux comments et je me disais ''mais il est bin perdu avec son comment nowhere''.... Apres avoir regardé le vidéo, j'ai compris!!! haha C'était nice quand même! Big Grin
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 You know it !
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 @andreaneln: got to be the classic good Friday game.
  • + 1
 But you now have the classic good saturday game to watch! GO HABS GO !!

Just kidding guys! Big Grin Wink
  • + 7
 Great team lineup @RockyMountainBicycles . I think the @EnduroWorldSeries is going to be even more competitive in 2018. Riders changing teams + new riders + new teams = epic racing.
  • + 5
 I followed ALN and another rider (potentially Issabau?) down top of the world a couple years ago on crankworx enduro practice day. Took everything in me to keep up to them for about half of it before giving up, those girls shred hard, awesome to see her getting some great support! The other two guys barely need anything said about them, they both are wicked talented riders, that are thoroughly enjoyable to watch ride!
  • + 9
 sooo, non-Tacoma truck, eh?
  • + 4
 In the words of Juda Priest... "Breaking the law! Breaking the law!"
  • + 7
 Rocky Mountain + Race Face = RMX with full diabolus specs.
Only good things can happen.
  • + 1
 yes, and the pipedream, pellease, and linkage plates
  • + 6
 Pretty sick, rad team!!!! Just bummed they didn't sign any local up and comers, aka Max Leyen, who won the EWS Whistler in U21 as a privateer and is fast as fuck
  • + 7
 Canadians making enduro look cool...
  • + 7
 Way to introduce a team! Let the good times roll.
  • + 5
 Wait...so did they just gap ALN half way down Seymour? A bit of an odd transition from three riders to two though Jesse and Remi are always fun to watch.
  • + 4
 And not a single prerogative was given that day.
  • + 14
 ALN is recovering from a wrist injury and says she is missing the first two rounds still to recover, so pretty sick she was shredding at the speed she was in the parts she was!
  • + 6
 She was the highlight for me!! Girl can rip!!
  • + 17
 As nextchase said below, she is recovering from her wrist injury. That was her first ride in months and she was shredding!
  • + 7
 @JesseMelamed: even with an injury she still ride way better than me and most of us here.
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 @ybsurf: Yes saw her ripping slabs last summer...She can shred with the best!
  • + 4
 The hills are alive with the sound of COO ROO COO COO COO COO COO COO! If you don't know what that means, then TAKE OFF YA HOSER!
  • + 6
 man I wish I was Canadian.
  • + 3
 Killer team intro stoke meter to redline. It's fairly ridiculous how much of a Rocky Mountain/Race Face fan boy I am right now and these press releases only make the maple syrup running in my veins thicker.
  • + 3
 Haha That was funny as hell !! As much as I LOVE poutine and maple syrup, I would have throwed up mixing those two! Maybe even fainted, adding that ice bath! haha
  • + 5
 f*ckin' eh boys (and girls)!
  • + 4
 Hard not to cheer for Rocky’s EWS team with Thr Godfather introducing them!
  • + 3
 Awesome Video...True CANUCK content...Rocky Rules !! Wade Simmons for Prime Minister!!
  • + 3
 Should have been Honey Donuts. Where the hell did Scott Get a Rocky-Hockey jersey? Gimme!
  • + 3
 During the 2011 Canucks cup run rocky made a bunch.
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 @SpruceRipper: I thought they had some in the Frorider era too?
  • + 2
 I agree with the husband on Honey Donuts. Best donuts in the world. Canada, you have it figured out.
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 @husstler: Yep, I still have one, never been worn. I like it better than the one they showed on there. It's white/black/red
  • + 3
 Why don’t RM race Slayers? I thought that bike would be their flagship Enduro bike.
  • + 7
 They went too ENDURO with it.
  • + 3
 I couldn't stop smiling after watching this edit! A team simply can't lose with metal and maple syrup! Go get em, eh!
  • + 3
 Jesse seems like the greatest guy. They're very lucky to have him. All the best guys!
  • + 2
 Is Jeff Bryson no longer wrenching for Rocky? It seemed like he helped Jesse and Remi tons last year and the bikes were mint
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 I wondered the same thing. Looks like he isn't.
  • + 1
 I heard he was again this season , I know he's been busy. He just opened a service shop as well as moved his school to a better location.
  • + 2
 After seeing High On Fire last night, this music keeps the blood pumping! Good stuff.
  • + 1
 Great video @RockyMountainBicycles & @raceface Funny & rad! And Waingro (seriously, I'm not much of a metal guy). But bloody hell, I'm buying that record today!!!
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 Great Canadian humour!! And awesome riding
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 Hell yes! Proper music choice! Stoked!!
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 Get well soon ALN! Good luck team Rocky Face!
  • + 1
 glug glug glug glug... do you have a better bad ass helmet to go with this bad ass music?
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 The Maple Syrup 'glug-glug' sound effects!
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 This team is full of adorables.
  • + 2
 Competitors have been warned....
  • + 2
 Hourra! Vive le Team! Gros Gaz!!!!
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 ALN has so much style that I don't EVEN! YESS
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 Does this mean we can expect a full face from Smith Optics?
  • + 2
 Looks like everyone is big-wheelin' it for 2018.
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 Videos like that are what get me pumped to ride!! Looks like a sick team!!
  • + 2
 Canuck dream team eh! Kill it this season
  • + 0
 Nobody is talking about their special paint job? The normal pleb-available graphics look better IMO so why don't they just use them?
  • + 6
 Thats the stock paint job on the instinct..
  • + 1
 @Roguee: ah, yes. I see that now and I feel like anm idiot. I just assumed they were on Altitudes or Slayers
  • + 2
 I love the cans of maple syrup...eh?
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 Sick roster @RockyMountainBicycles !!!!!! Get after it guys!
  • + 1
 To go Full Enduro! Gully had to go? i hope that's not the reason.
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 the E-bike on the trainer though! ahahaha!
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 Race face sponsorship and XTR cranks
  • + 1
 Sherwood 5030...keeping it real with some good ol' wood der.
  • + 1
 dude I wanna join for the maple syrup
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 Thank you for the metal
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 Frodo!
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 Racing bikes All whacked on tree sap! Aww yeah!
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 So when's Smith going to drop a full face to complete their helmet line?
  • + 2
 F YESSSSS! Dream team!
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 Thoroughly enjoyed that.
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 I would give my nuts to ride those trails!!!
  • + 1
 what a protectionnist team. They re so goddamn right
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 THX for music!!!
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 So Canadian Smile )
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 Rock AM Mountain Dude!
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 Nice !
  • + 1
 Canadiana ek sesiv.
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 what bike is this?
  • + 3
 Hey @nlibot33, the team is going to be rolling on our Instinct BC frame.
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 @RockyMountainBicycles: so no more altitude for 2018 ews?
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 Wicked Introduction!
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 The A Team! Love this
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 Pinned!
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 roster rooster poster coaster
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 Enduro? Why they ride smooth flow trail? :]
  • + 1
 Makes for better shooting for an introduction video like this I'd wager. It's more along the lines of "Hey look here's the team!" not "Look what we can do".
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 Does Rocky Mountain make jamis bikes?
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 Nope
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 . .
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 Best of luck guys and gal ... but those helmets are hideous! holy cow!
  • + 7
 That helmet Looks like stormtroopers finally went full enduro
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 You think those are bad? You must not have seen the Urge helmets they were wearing before...
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 @joepax: I love my Urge wtf
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 @schofell84:

yup just bought my 3rd helmet from them , one of the few companies still selling a non Mips helmet
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