Video: Going Full Enduro In The French Alps

Sep 3, 2014
by raceco  
Views: 22,743    Faves: 163    Comments: 3


Santa Cruz Bicycles' team riders Kilian Bron and Iago Garay have found a scary-fast mountain biking track to battle on. Watch them jump, whip, overtake, and tear around some super tight corners on this amazing track. Whatever you do, don't touch the brakes...

Making off The Steep World of Kilian Bron ep.4 ---- Photo Oqamy Visuel

Photo: Antonin Pergod - Oqamy Visuel
www.oqamy.fr
RIders: Kilian Bron and Iago Garay


61 Comments

  • + 34
 So ENDURO is wearing a full face helmet, pushing your bike up a hill and bombing the single track? Sounds like Downhill to me.
  • + 28
 Your downhill is their enduro. That says more about you than them.
  • + 10
 defining your riding style by your bike is ridiculous. great edit though.
  • + 5
 Your riding style should determine your setup. Ergo, if your riding style demands a burlier longer travel xc it is enduro.
  • + 14
 As Wikipedia said about enduro motorcycles: An enduro motorcycle is an off-road racing motorcycle used in enduros, which are long-distance cross-country time trial competitions.
Further down it saysThey may have special features such as oversized gas tanks, engines tuned for reliability and longevity, sump protectors, and more durable (and heavier) components. Enduro bikes combine the long-travel suspension of an off-road motocross bike with engines that are reliable and durable over long distances.
The bike class is named after the motorcycle class: tougher long legged race machines. The happy medium between dh and xc. Even the wheel size is in the middle.
But honestly if you haven't figured it out yet then you likely are pretty thick. As for me, I love burly 6" rigs. It has been a niche that we've all loved for years. Just ask kona. The coiler was aimed at that bracket years ago. The spesh enduro has been a 20% up 80% down screaming demon for ever.
If you don't think the bracket needs to exist, if all we need is dh rigs and xc bikes, then stop watching enduro videos and enjoy the rest of the genre.
  • + 3
 Now your comment needs it's own video taletotell.
  • + 5
 #1 rule of Pinkbike: Never film the uphill. They probably had to climb an anthill, maybe two, on their way down. Totes enduro.
  • + 0
 what's the difference Enduro and DH?
Enduro is cool
DH is very very cool :p

Peace XD
  • + 11
 Funny how many are easily baited into so much agitation with every video that mentions the word enduro here. Check back on every post about enduro and count how many are so opposed to it. For a life style that was born on the quest for freedom and not giving a fuck,why is it so hard for us to accept the difference in riding discipline.
  • + 3
 agree to zuman !
  • + 1
 Relax everybody! I'm just making fun how the term ENDURO is used for every video now. But, shouldn't they have shown them pedalling up the hills if this was true Enduro?
  • + 1
 Those transitions go uphill. That's climbing. That's enduro.
  • + 0
 Speed and style just had sex with enduro.
  • + 3
 IMO enduro means endurance, which is pretty much what enduro is; long trail courses of mixed DH, cross country and climbing, time trials.

A five mile ride is just a cruise, seeing a 24/42 mile ride to the end is an endurance test of self.
  • + 23
 THIS!!! This... made me wanna go ride my bike!
  • + 1
 nothing wrong with enduro when its like that
  • + 2
 Didn't make enough of my trips to the alps this year, illness f*cked me up over there, this video makes me realise how important next years trip is :-)
  • + 11
 Looks like a good time to me. Call it what you want.
  • + 5
 i love watching these 2 ride. the nomad premier video with these 2 was awesome and is one of my favorite videos to watch and daydream/kill time to.
  • + 3
 Killian Bron did not do the Nomad commercial, that was Dylan Wolsky (might be mispelled) riding along Iago Garay
  • + 1
 oh yeah you're right. my bad!
  • + 2
 It's amazing how many people take the title of a mtb vid so seriously! LOL.... The creators probably did that to f*ck exactly with everyone who enters in this debate of whether it's enduro, or not, not 100%, they're not pedaling...blah blah BLAH!
Take it for what it is, two dudes shredding some awesome trails.... in their enduro bikes, going FULL Enduro!
HA!
  • + 7
 I like to ride bicycles.
  • + 5
 If this is enduro then sign me up!!!
  • + 3
 Great video! Loved the action and synchronized music score. Makes me want to get out there and DHEnduroAllMountainTrailRide too!
  • + 4
 Looks a lot less like the mudbath me and my mates spent a fortnight riding two weeks back.
  • + 1
 Nice riding Iago and company, on nice bikes! I do have to agree though... That's a DH course.

Every awesome Nomad video makes me want one, and then I remember it's less than ideal for "actual" enduro races in the states, and for most trails in the states. So... Where are the "Full Enduro" videos for the Bronson?

THAT would be a better ploy, assuming we are going to just keep on the Enduro fad. Smile

Seriously though, nice bikes and nice riding.
  • + 0
 This is the Cachette DH track in Les Arcs. Its not a bad track to ride on Enduro bikes or DH bike, and this certainly is a great video. But sadly for them they missed out on all the really good proper Enduro / Secret Natural Singletrack tracks in Les Arcs......they should told us they were coming and we'd have gladly shown them! Never mind guys - this is what you could have won......http://vimeo.com/104411803
  • + 1
 Don't worry, I think they know about quite a few of the tracks in your video, not all of them but quite a few. Great videos about the Trans Savoie by the way, loved watching those vids !
  • + 2
 Hi guy's.
I lived a long long time in Bourg St Maurice close to Les Arcs, where we filmed.
There are a lot of others secret, natural and beautiful tracks, I agree Wink
We just wanted to film on a speed and aerial track. Cachette is famous but landscapes are amazing and so good to ride.
we keep in touch for others futures project in the French alps!
Thanks Wink
Kilian
  • + 4
 Where exactly is this trail ?
  • + 4
 Les Arcs
  • + 3
 great video comments are funny this works for me .
  • + 2
 6in is all you need on 90% of the trails here in Southern California, which is why I ride and love them
  • + 3
 Going full dh in the bikepark located in the french alps
  • + 1
 Too smooth for dh.
  • + 3
 Best vid on a long time, reminds me of days out with my buddy!
  • + 2
 I only like cherry jello.
  • + 1
 SO much jello, I expected to hear bill Cosby start narrating at any moment.
  • + 1
 If I told you Full Enduro is here just to make you click... Or how to get some attention from Pinkbike. Discuss!
  • + 2
 Amazing video! Love the music! What's the song?
  • + 3
 fullduro
  • + 0
 How can this be 'enduro'? I thought enduro was the cycling event! I'd have been much happier with this if it had been titled 'Two dudes ripping on bikes'!
  • + 2
 NEVER GO FULL ENDURO.
  • + 1
 Everybody know ya never go full Enduro.
  • + 3
 Check it out. Dustin Hoffman, 'Rain Man,' looked enduro, acted enduro, not enduro. Counted toothpicks, cheated cards. Autistic, sho'. Not enduro. You know Tom Hanks, 'Forrest Gump.' Slow, yes. Enduro, maybe. Braces on his legs. But he charmed the pants off Nixon and won a ping-pong competition. That ain't Enduro. Peter Sellers, "Being There." Infantile, yes. Enduro, no. You went full enduro, man. Never go full enduro. You don't buy that? Ask Sean Penn, 2001, "I Am Sam." Remember? Went full enduro, went home empty handed...
  • + 0
 Why dont you have a million likes?
  • + 1
 Thats how you get lime disease...
  • + 1
 The title makes me think of going full retard.
  • + 1
 more like going absolutely HAM
  • + 1
 Nice, but not even close to enduro.
  • + 1
 song?
  • - 1
 so we call downhill, enduro now??
  • + 6
 It's what we call Mountain Biking now
  • + 1
 Wait... Can I ride enduro on that?
  • - 3
 Great video with some epic riding! But why oh why does everything have to be called enduro?!?! Please don't fuel the fire of the enduro fad.
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