Video: A Portrait of Damien Oton That Goes Beyond the EWS

Sep 19, 2018
by Cycles Devinci  


On-call plumber, or on-point pro athlete. Anything’s possible. And the Catalan Eagle is well familiar with destiny’s seismic shifts, having moved on from snaking toilets in another life, to now hot-lapping the globe as an elite EWS racer. Here, Oton introduces us to yet another plot twist in his evolutionary tale. Meet 17-month-old Joy, a pint-size source of bubbling energy and endless inspiration. Being a new dad, Oton says, has given new meaning to his everyday existence. And while an EWS Championship (see you in Italy!) remains the focus, whatever the end result, seeing Joy’s grinning face after swooping across the finish line is genuinely hard to beat.









Rider: Damien Oton

Film/Photo: Thibault Menu



MENTIONS: @devinci / @UniorDevinciFactoryRacing




19 Comments

  • + 11
 Does anyone know the producer of that kids seat?
  • - 1
 make your children losing them teeth before they even got some
  • + 4
 Looks like the Thule one. If so, it's solid. I put one on the front of my Remedy and took my dude all over double-track trails when he was too small to ride a Strider. Both of us loved it. One good thing is that the seat detaches from a bracket on the steerer, so you can easily take it on and off.
Also, it's kinda hilarious, but a ~140mm full squish with a dropper is perfect for one of these seats. It keeps the jitters down, lets you get in some decent miles with the kid laughing, and you can easily maneuver/dismount with the seat out of the way.
  • + 1
 @ajBoogaloo: Sounds perfekt for my Slash ;-)
  • + 2
 Am I allowed to say that would be mega on an eBike...
  • + 3
 @ajBoogaloo: thanks for posting dude... I have a 5 week old boy but am already looking at options to take him out when the time is right.. same as you looking at riding mellow double track just to get him into the forest on a bike until he can start with a run bike.
  • + 1
 @ajBoogaloo: On my list of baby essentials - thanks for the review!

My 11m/o will be shreddy to rip next spring.
  • + 3
 Met the guy at Megavalanche last year (which he won). I approached him when he was working on his bike next to his van and his kid was in a stroller. We exchanged a couple words, about the weather and the bikes and smalltalk like that. I congratulated him on the kid and wished best of luck in the race. He's super approachable and a very nice guy. All the best, Damien!
  • + 1
 Monster is what he is.What a race to win.
  • + 2
 oh look a Spartan29 @devinci
  • + 1
 worst secret ever
  • + 1
 @jaydawg69: no kidding , I hear they are sitting in boxes at dealers waiting for their release. But a embargo prevents it.
  • + 1
 Who cares, i bought a yt now
  • + 1
 He needs a Tout-Terrain Singletrailer!
  • + 1
 Nice vid!Good message there,just enjoy your life and ride at your best!!
  • + 1
 Gran persona i gran rider encara q sigui baixet el gitano????????
  • - 1
 Hè rides An E-bike!
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