Rux World Tour Episode 2: Southern France With Sam Reynolds, Carson Storch & Alex Fayolle - Video

Mar 1, 2018
by SR Suntour  
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The Rux World Tour is back for 2018, travelling to more new zones with the SR Suntour Team! Episode 2 takes us to Southern France, where we explore some high alpine castles, the Black Hills, and the Evo Bike Park.

Coming off an incredible 2017, that included World Cup DH and World Championship podiums, another Rampage victory, and countless good times riding bikes, we couldn't be more excited to carry that momentum into 2018. The Rux gets a refined design for 2018, dropping some weight and adding an integrated fender. We continue to develop our fully sealed PCS (Piston Compensator System) cartridges while staying true to our Quick Service Product philosophy. We believe that durability and maintenance-in-mind design equates to “Ride More, Wrench Less.” The Rux continues to prove itself as one the most reliable and toughest DH and Freeride forks on the market. Join us as the shred trains and good times roll on!

This edition of the Rux World Tour includes many familiar faces along with a handful of radical French friends who show us their favourite home turf! Brett Tippie welcomed us to Les Gets, with a blast of his never-ending stoke, highfives, and a joke or two before having to part ways. Riders Carson Storch, Sam Reynolds, Mitch Chubey, Alex Fayolle, Vincent Pernin, Jeremy Stowards, Fabian Cousinie, Romain Baghe, Eliott Lapotre, Hugo Shoonheere, Maxime Danda, and Benoit Coulanges show us how it's done.

The focus of this trip was Southern France, which happens to be home to the young, but already renowned Evo Bike Park. Team riders Romain Baghe and Hugo Shoonheere led the way since they are the driving force behind the park, designing and building every trail with their crew. It was great to see all of the progress they've made over the year since our last visit. Their mission: to create a bike park built by riders for riders. The park is built to accommodate all levels of ability, but especially the highly skilled, as Evo has some of the biggest and gnarliest park lines in the world. Our train made sure to keep speed with Romain and Hugo, and they certainly kept us on our toes. Technical, committing, flowy, and incredibly well built, Evo was a wild good time!

Romain Baghe leading the way

Carson Storch and Sam Reynolds riding the train in style

Jeremy "JerCan" Stowards finding the steeps, eh?

Hugo Shooneere was an excellent park guide, be real careful if you're following his line though!

Once warmed up, the boys really started cutting loose...

Carson Storch

Romain Baghe

Mitch Chubey

Vincent Pernin and Romain Baghe

As a part of our continued support of Evo Bike Park, we gladly helped dig, finalize, and inaugurate a new line, Chainsaw. And we were honoured to ride the first train down the line.

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World Cup racer Benoit Coulanges is no stranger to digging

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That moment when meticulous builders look out at their finalized product

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Riding the first train down Chainsaw!

Building trail takes dedication, thoughtful design, and a ton of hard work. We couldn't be happier to have our name on this one!

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Chainsaw from above

A bunch of sweet bikes with one common thread, The Rux

Benoit Coulanges leads and the train goes on!

Just down the road from the Evo Bike Park are the famous, Black Hills. This is a destination for all Freeriders in Europe, as they call it "the Utah of France." Our crew scrambled all around finding rad and intriguing lines everywhere. Freeriding is all about creativity, and zones like this allow each rider to interpret the terrain and line selection in their own unique way. We had a blast riding and cheering each other on in these Black Hills...


Eliott Lapotre and Hugo drifting through the soft Black Hills dirt

Carson Storch spinning big!

JerCan's not afraid to send'er deep



Doing what we love most, riding bikes with good friends. Chubey spreading his wings as the crew looks on
Then huffing it back up to do it all again
Sam getting that fresh bike shot. Isn't she pretty?


As we concluded our trip we took the time to fully appreciate where we were, jumped in some swimming holes and went out to experience the rich culture surrounding all of this great mountain biking. We've got big plans for 2018, so stayed tuned for the next stop on the Rux World Tour!

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Photos: Hoshi Yoshida
Video: Whyex Productions


22 Comments

  • + 6
 RAD A shred it van made to an edit! I was on my way to Wales an saw my first SHRED IT van, no surprise I was blasting The Sword at eleven then, immediately a Porsche overtakes with a RAD 911 licence plate.... I nearly Exploded from the Maximum Stoke
  • + 1
 Absolutely love what suntour us putting out, recently got a durolux and it's such an awesome fork! Perfect for my delirium. Also I am loving the lack of hate on suntour on here. Keep up the good stuff!
  • + 1
 Have found digging lines in to making lines rideable, makes it a bit too easy, once you have ridden it 10 times, so can only say sick lines!!!!!
  • + 2
 Awesome exposure for EVO bike park ! Now good look staying focused on work for the rest of day after a video like that...
  • + 2
 Great video - Evo looks so fun, good times
  • + 2
 Well that was awesome.......loved that EVO Bike Park!
  • + 1
 guys! im pretty lookin fwd to check your park!! lookin awesome! when do you open?
  • + 1
 Wow, I know where to go now for my next trip to France! What an amazing riding spot!
  • + 1
 I have never seen before the evobike patk and Les terres noires under this angle and so well filmed
  • + 2
 Our hero returns again...ya JERCAN!
  • + 2
 Amazing video and good times!!!!
  • + 1
 Emmmmm. Looks really fun out there.
  • + 1
 Man..what a great video..I'll be coming back to watch it many times..
  • + 1
 Wee need more durolux 29.. at least to bee seen while not available yet...
  • + 0
 Love it when Pinkbike posts a story about a location and it's not even on Trailforks...
  • + 1
 Fabien Couisine, Fabien Barrel, are they brothers?
  • + 4
 Yes, and their father is Fabio.
  • + 13
 NO, I suspect they're only Couisines... I'll see myself out.
  • + 5
 @NicoBoshoff: ha ha haaaa!!
  • + 1
 @NicoBoshoff: I see what you did there...
  • + 0
 The Fire at the end. Waste of good natural resources, but I have never seen anything quite like it at that size way cool !
  • + 1
 Great video. Pro riders!

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