On Track With Curtis Keene: The Last Chapter - Video

Nov 7, 2017
by Red Bull Bike  


Curtis Keene wraps up the 2017 Enduro World Series in Finale Ligure, Italy, and takes a look back at the season's highs and lows.

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  • + 25
 I would love to see the series continue with him, I loved the behind the scenes stuff you get to see through the show and his chill attitude but also showing what it takes to need to win or stay competitive in the series. EWS is growing and with the new DH rules set by UCI I wonder how many DH riders will switch to EWS due to not having any chance no to get into DH on a weekend.
  • + 16
 I don't know about any behind the scenes rumors. And I don't want to read between the lines in the video.
but I will say:
On Track with Keene is my favorite & most watched MTB video. It is awesome that that they include all riders in the videos, even if they aren't wearing RedBull helmets. It is awesome that they speak honestly. It is awesome that they show the crashes & the process of picking themselves up after the crashes.
Don't cancel this show, it is awesome.
  • + 14
 It's odd in the video they never out right say he isn't racing EWS next year. He speaks about it but doesn't say it.
  • + 8
 But-is this the last On Track? I hope not- the coverage by the EWS doesn't give enough behind the scenes about what is going on- maybe someone can do a WynTv type of show to pick up where this left off.
  • + 9
 To me it sounds and appears as if Keene doesn't have a seat next year on the Specialized EWS team. If so I bet he still races for Specialized in the US.
  • + 3
 He still has a spot, him and Jared
  • + 8
 @Hobo1337: I hope so man. He's a super cool dude and I still think he can compete for EWS top 10s or better.
  • + 3
 These episodes are a lot more boring when both of them have mechanicals every race. Curtis needs to get off Big S...maybe will have better luck
  • + 4
 @MikeyMT: Agree! I'd love to see him on Trek riding the Slash-that would be such a cool bike for a guy like this.
  • - 4
flag bohns1 (Nov 7, 2017 at 15:42) (Below Threshold)
 @COnovicerider: not so sure about that.. Dude is getting on..
  • + 0
 @COnovicerider: Time for young blood! Or EPO...
  • - 1
 @bohns1: I wouldn't be surprised if they went with someone younger and faster. Man, screw EPO! ha
  • + 7
 Don’t let the man go out ,very nice vibes on the series,and he can ride a bike really well and who knows if he can’t win a phew stages if he gets is mind on fu*kit I’m going for it ,the best for you man ,and again great episodes
  • + 8
 I hope to see some of the other EWS women make a step forward next season and break the stranglehold on the top spot. Ravanel, Moseley and Chausson have won all but 1 round. Pretty crazy that its been limited to that few.
  • + 3
 easier said than done. Those women are FAST and FIT
  • + 2
 @ibishreddin: Oh for sure they are, not saying its easy by any means. Would just be nice to see more of a competition up at the top there. Not taking away from the other competitors, but essentially 3 women have won every round the last 4 years and 1 woman has won essentially all of them the last 2 years.
  • + 7
 Moseley and Chausson were a level above Ravanel. Ravanel herself is a step above the rest of the women so they have a very big step to climb!

We know the ladies can get the fitness - but how do they get the skills??

I can't answer this - maybe Moseley, Chausson and the other ladies (Atherton, Hannah and the new generation of riders that include Tahnee Seagrave can help?)

How do we raise women's racing to the level it could be?
  • + 8
 Sad to see Curtis go, he'll be missed! Hopefully we see the series handed over to Richie Rude?
  • + 4
 It'll probably be a toss-up between Richie or Greg Callaghan
  • + 9
 I think red bull has a contract w/ spesh racing though. Hence why keene and loic bruni are their featured athletes for their shows. The video is so vague, its hard to tell what they mean. Is keene leaving the EWS? The show? Why on earth would you leave the EWS on that note (surely any result would be better than missing half the season due to an injury)? I can't imagine spesh would drop his sponsorship he's marketing gold in terms of attitude and style and stuff.
  • - 21
flag biker4life124 (Nov 7, 2017 at 15:10) (Below Threshold)
 Curtis is most definitely leaving before drug testing is introduced.....
  • - 3
 @bridgermurray: This is my guess as well. Wonder if Red Bull is giving him the boot. Dude hasn't won anything in years.
  • - 4
flag bohns1 (Nov 7, 2017 at 15:42) (Below Threshold)
 @MikeyMT: Exactly! When's the last time he won anything? I don't even recall it.. Better yet when has he been on the podium even?
  • - 3
 @biker4life124: Wow! P-E-D or P-O-T?
  • + 28
 Keene was (is?) a great choice for On Track as he represents the ‘every rider’ competing in the EWS. They didn’t just go and pick the #1 jersey because he was #1. The guy consistently busted his can to compete and did it (does it) with gracious tenacity. His battle to win is a real one met with all the setbacks that go with professional racing. On Track is legitimized by the reality of his plight and doesn’t shy away from where he places while giving credit to those that win. I sure hope he’s not done.

If you wanna throw out comments about him winning or not, that’s fair enough. But don’t throw out baseless and utterly BS comments regarding drug testing. ( @bike4life124 ) That’s infuriating and completely irresponsible.
  • + 11
 @jeremiahwas: But he was winning when they started the On Track series, they just caught him at his peak leading into a somewhat rough point in his racing career. He's got the professional demeanor and charisma for a show like this though, and would be a solid ambassador for any brand.
  • + 1
 @biker4life124: test positive for banging your mom
  • + 7
 I keep the phrase:" I will never retire ".
  • + 6
 Keene was the guy who really got me into riding and pushing my limits-I hope he stays out there-love this series too.
  • + 4
 At the 10:50 mark he says written on the jersey “see you next year!” My guess is true to form he’s pulling the “you’re just going to have till next year sucka’s!”
  • + 3
 All this talk about him retiring is a bit premature in my opinion. Let’s put things in perspective, he finished 52nd in the world. He’s among the top 100 fastest human beings on a trail bike. Take away the bad luck and he would have finished top 20 easily, perhaps even better. I believe he sat 8th momentarily. His best year may possibly still be ahead.
  • + 4
 Curtis Keene, you sir are a champion. Hope to see this series with you in it again next year. And Chris Ball thank you sir for bringing THE best cycling series in the world. Please take over the DH series too.
  • + 4
 They always seem to make the final chapter of a series seem like the last hoo-rah... Hopefully, we see more next season.. Consistently, my favorite series to watch...
  • + 4
 It was cool seeing Keene grab some podiums year before last. Just shows how tough it is to stay competitive.
  • + 3
 I wouldn't know, but the season after the one with success must be insanely difficult mentally to maintain that drive to get even faster
  • + 5
 What a great series. Hopefully they continue on next year.
  • + 4
 He's still posting Instagram stories and hasn't changed that he rides for Specialized yet.
  • + 3
 He`ll leave the Specialized Racing Team....written on the t-shirt "see you next year"...i presume
  • + 3
 We'll see. Tricky video for sure.
  • + 3
 Hey, what the hell's going on!!!???
  • + 3
 Maybe Greg will have his own show!
  • + 2
 All the question about Keene’s future and I’m just here like.... “hey what’s the name of that song at 2:00?”
  • + 2
 On Track with Keene is my favorite & most watched MTB video.!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  • + 3
 He denies retirement on his Facebook
  • + 2
 it's all so emotional, this bicycle racing!!
  • + 1
 With Keene out of the Specialized EWS seat, it sure hurts that Keegan just signed with Devinci.
  • + 2
 #teamrumors
  • + 1
 Me want more Casey Brown
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