Enduro is dominating the mountain bike world. This format - attracting DH racers, XC athletes and every type of rider in between - is quickly becoming the most popular form of mountain bike racing. The Rise of the Enduro delves into the roots of the format while showcasing the world's most respected riders racing some of the most epic, breathtaking terrain in the world.
Presented By: Shimano
In Association with: Pinkbike Enve Marin Bikes Maxxis
o jeah and I sgned up for the next enduro race in Italy
did I do it right?
i stopped racing 14 years ago because it sucked and i started racing enduro last year because a friend told me i should give it a go. for me, enduro races are perfect. super laid back, i don't have to try if i don't want to, none of the xc sufferfest. i place almost dead middle every race (amateur) and that's fine with me because i'm not there to win. i'm there to have a good time, ride with my friends, do a little racing, and go for a little ride afterwards. finish the day with a beer and what's not to like?
anyway, the best thing to come out of enduro is that bikes don't suck anymore.
I applaud any promoter who has been willing to put on a quality Enduro as they are not easy events to do. I also applaud Devon and his crew for committing to this movie. I think they did a great job.
I'm glad someone made a movie about racing format that I am glad exists. But the whole thing is boring to follow... Fun to practice, boring to watch - unlike fail compilarions on youtube - do I want to concince you to find it boring? no
On a serious note; I really enjoyed the film! Much appreciated.
BTW - After living 24 years in Poland, Following Swedish politics is like watching soft porn in mute with Greek subtitles.
LOL on that last part.
I see the opposite , maybe fun to take part in but sleep inducing to watch.
This is not the format that's gonna put MTB into the limelight and draw people to the sport , I mean they even say multiple times that enduro is what normal riders do every weekend , hardly selling it are they ?
The main reason I think it makes for unexciting spectator viewing is that the format just doesn't work for TV/live stream , they can just about make it look exciting in a highlights video but that of course lacks the excitement and anticipation of not knowing the results.
If I could choose to be really into any sport in the world I think it would be skiing.
Great to watch on TV/screen but again probably not so great for live spectating due to impossible locations and not exactly an accessible for most people either.
dirtmountainbike.com/videos/bonkers-ski-chute.html#MeHMwhlBDgOJecYy.97 dunno if you seen this yet but WOW !
But at the same time all the other cool sports that we , and other posters have mentioned , is that they have a WOW factor that comes with being at the sharp end of an extreme sport , and to me Enduro doesn't have that .
You have to be some what into the sport of mountain biking to appreciate how talented these guys are riding gnarly trails on ' little ' bikes that to the general public look like the ultimate mountain bikes in the world.
f*ck selling me something i can't do on my home trails, Enduro is a way for competition heads to fight out "who's the best at f*cking around on a mountain bike, chill uphill n bomb down."
or speeded up?? Looks so unnatural. Would prefer less talking and more biking in real time!
Enduro is never going to make a good spectator sport , sure watching a good rider shred is fun but the format makes for some incredibly dull viewing , can't be live streamed in any meaningful or interesting way like DH/4x or even free ride like rampage.
Might be fun taking part perhaps but as a spectacle I would say it's very anti climatic.
If they just could have done the Squamish section at regular speed that would have been amazing.
Listing to the history of the EWS (things that happened last year) wasn't really all that exciting. Anyone who follows enduro closely already knows all those things and events.
It´s like you have a neccesity of making fun of the Enduro Format. Finally, you want it or not, thanks to you, Enduro is getting all the attention it needs to grow. If it wasn´t for all the hating, Enduro might be a lot smaller as a sport than it is.
anyway, good anglo-saxon video
It doesent really bother me what its called, i rode ENDURO on a CRM250 Motorbike and enjoyed that as much as i enjoy it on a Mountain Bike.
The sad bit is i can remember Fluoro Kit and bikes from the last time it was out, the good bit is i,m still riding!
Watching guys pull into overhead, bombing Pipeline or Teahupoo makes for great f*cking television...but I have neither the balls or skills to surf either spot in those conditions. On the other hand, I can watch guys rip Trestles on television AND surf those same waves. It may not make as exciting of a television show, but there is something to be said for watching the pro's rip the same waves/trails that I can....
It's a bit of a conundrum for mountain bike companies these days. Do we invest in enduro racing, which is the bikes most people buy and ride? Or do we invest in DH racing, which is what everybody wants to watch?
life is a ride " la bici es todo "
A bit too much product placement. Yes, sponsors, I know you paid for it from the opening credits and I'm grateful you did so. Thank you. No need to slo-mo every f*cking logo...Don't let your sponsorship detract from the riding or filmmaking, ok?
But for a free video, incredible production and it made me wanna go ride...and maybe even race.
I do have to give the producers credit for all the female rider coverage. Its nice to see some women getting the coverage they deserve. I think its the first MTB film i have seen in years that had a women riding segment.
And they don't write back
n' heavy as freeride, fast 'n fun as AM, but in the end the fun is in riding and enjoying the ride. It's very hard to convey that to the spectator, it's a rider's experience.
I like it
Not many people on this website like going up hill, and most of the downhillers would argue that DH is a true bike race, not this pansy, weight weenie, spandex wearing uphill lark you speak of!
The root of riding isn't necessarily riding hard either, it's having fun.
Nothing new learnt, but I guess with sponsers it's always going to be restricted options.