Video: Alchemy Bicycles Announces 2020 Enduro Team

Mar 9, 2020
by Joel Smith  
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We will again be contesting the Enduro World Series in 2020, with two new pro riders in Evan Geankoplis and Todd Renwick. Geankoplis will be riding our mixed-wheel nine7five while Renwick will be competing on the Arktos 29. Joining us in our 2020 Enduro World Series effort will be a host of valued partners. We would like to thank all of these companies for helping make this dream a reality: ENVE, Shimano, Maxxis, Cushcore, Fox and Wolf Tooth. Both riders will also be wearing Royal Racing gear with 7 IDP pads.

The Riders




Name: Evan Geankoplis
Age: 28
Home Town: Folsom, CA


Since turning pro back in 2011, the Folsom, California native has shown that consistency is his game. He has won multiple California Enduro Series events and has top fived more races than you can count on your fingers. Nicknamed Geno by his friends, the laid-back rider is known for increasing his pace the rougher the terrain becomes. The loose and technical tracks at EWS Round 2 in Chile should perfectly suit his riding style.

2019 Highlights
• 1st Place 2019 Big Mountain Enduro Round 3
• 1st Place California Enduro Series Round 2
• 2nd Place 2019 Big Mountain Enduro Round 4


Name: Todd Renwick
Age: 24
Home Town: Soulsbyville, CA


Ever since Renwick transitioned from DH racing to Enduro back in 2017, his results have been steadily improving. A highlight of his 2019 season was winning the Big Mountain Enduro event in Big Sky, Montana, but he also finished in the top 5 of all of the California Enduro Series events he entered. The Chile and Colombia EWS rounds will be the first overseas international races for the young rider from Central California.

2019 Highlights
• 1st Place 2019 Big Mountain Enduro Round 4
• 3rd Place California Enduro Series Round 3
• 4th Place California Enduro Series Round 2




The Bikes
Our nine7five and Arktos feature our dual-linkage system called Sine Suspension. The “Sine” comes from the shock rate, which resembles a sine wave when graphed. It’s regressive through the first part of the travel to absorb small bumps and provide climbing traction. In the middle of the stroke, it’s progressive to avoid wallowing on big hits or in hard, fast corners. Then it’s slightly regressive again in the last 15 percent of the stroke to enable the bike to use all of its rear-wheel travel.

“I have been riding the nine7five almost exclusively since I signed with Alchemy at the start of this year. I think the bike really compliments my riding style. The turning is quick and the bike feels poppy, but at speed I still feel the stability of the 29er. I am really liking where I am at with this bike and see myself racing most rounds on it.” -Evan Geankoplis

“From my first ride, I was completely comfortable on the Arktos. It’s stiff, stable yet nimble, and really allows me to ride at my limit. The suspension system really impresses me as well. The Arktos pedals so well, but at the same time can absorb a monster impact. I feel like I can ride it right on the edge very comfortably.” Todd Renwick

The Alchemy Factory Racing Team will debut at the Colombia round of the EWS in late March 2020.




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39 Comments

  • 28 5
 Props to an up and coming American brand for supporting two hardworking up and coming American kids. Can’t wait to see what they can do with an opportunity like this!
  • 13 4
 Wearing clothing with it's roots in Sheffield, Yorkshire.
  • 3 2
 @chrisinleedsuk:

Haha!! Yeah first thing I noticed too... These kids shred hard though! \m/
  • 3 0
 @chrisinleedsuk: also wearing the new 7protection helmet which looks awesome.
  • 8 6
 And all the components and clothing made in East Asia
  • 10 3
 @felimocl: the frames are made in Colorado, the wheels are made in Utah and the Wolf tooth stuff is made in Minnesota. Sorry try again.
  • 4 1
 @Trudeez: Hubs are made in Asheville, North Carolina! i9 hydras
  • 25 1
 The formatting of the 2019 highlights is confusing...
  • 39 1
 Let’s eat Grandma.
Vs
Let’s eat, Grandma.

Commas save lives. Do the right thing...
  • 15 0
 @racerx88: careful... Punctuation corrections can lead to accusations of being a grandma nazi.

(I'll get my coat)
  • 5 2
 @racerx88: great band
  • 2 1
 @Toryt7: I had to search to check because it is a great name for a band...
I did come up with this 37sec long song 2004... "Grandma was a Nazi"

youtu.be/iMhhvWcPJLg

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  • 6 0
 Have the Alchemy team got something transmutable brewing this year? Hopefully they can bring home some EWS gold.
  • 3 0
 Yes!! Both these guys are super Rad doods; funny, fast and kind. It will be really exciting to see that bike in the hands of the likes of these two! Light those fires boys! Here’s to a rippin season.
  • 2 0
 Shredwick had been working so hard these past few years, well deserved! Congrats dude!!
  • 2 0
 I cant believe that Todd is on here.. Congrats Bud, it was a pleasure riding with you!!
  • 2 0
 Big thanks to whomever fixed the formatting. Stoked to see a local guy (Evan) on a well deserved ride and rad team.
  • 1 0
 So stoked that Evan and Essence are on full fledged teams! Excited to see how he does in the EWS. Need more NorCal fellow riders like he and Randy in the EWS. REPRESENT
  • 3 1
 First team to officially announce a rider running a dedicated mullet?
  • 2 0
 I don't know, there must have been some dedicated mullets in the early days of DH world cup.
  • 3 0
 I thought Bruni and a few other DH World Series guys are running mullets?
  • 2 0
 @pgomez: But for enduro I think they're the first? Also are the mullets that Bruni and others run production? I feel like they all have custom rear triangles that you can't just go out and buy.
  • 2 0
 @swenzowski: true. I'm pretty stoked that Alchemy has a production model available to the public Smile
  • 1 0
 @pgomez: yassss I want to try one out! Intense are starting to go in that direction with the Primer S but it's the same geo as the primer just with a plus size 27.5 on the rear which slackens the ST angle, boo
  • 2 0
 Yeah Evan! Hope to see you in Auburn on Culvert one of these days!
  • 1 0
 Congrats Evan! Great to see a local guy from my LBS on a great team. You deserve it!
  • 1 0
 Man those wheels just sound great. Definitely fast.
  • 3 2
 You guys should sponsor a women
  • 1 0
 They have, previously Smile
  • 1 0
 Which one of these two will get Beerten'd
  • 1 1
 alarming speed
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