Video: Jesse Melamed, Rémi Gauvin, and ALN in The Jank Files - Ep.1

Apr 8, 2019 at 11:46
by Rocky Mountain Bicycles  

Long flights, technical tracks, and practicing all week in the sunshine only to end up racing in the rain. The best way to describe enduro other than flat-out demanding is to have a laugh at the ridiculousness of it all and call a spade a spade. It’s janky. It's nearly impossible to find your flow between travel, practice, and race day, but when you do and it all starts to click into place, it becomes one of the most rewarding ways to ride a bike.

This is the second year for the Rocky Mountain Race Face Enduro Team, with Jesse Melamed, Rémi Gauvin, and Andréanne Lanthier Nadeau lining up to race a full EWS season. Gaining momentum from last year, they’ve become experts in navigating the jank and have officially hit their flow with a strong start to the 2019 season.

From deep ruts and jungle vines to backyard skateboard sessions and race pit DJ’ing, this is Episode 1 of The Jank Files.

The Jank Files - Episode 1

The Jank Files - Episode 1
The Jank Files - Episode 1

The Jank Files - Episode 1

The Jank Files - Episode 1
The Jank Files - Episode 1

The Jank Files - Episode 1

The Jank Files - Episode 1

Andréanne Lanthier Nadeau

The Jank Files - Episode 1
The Jank Files - Episode 1

The Jank Files - Episode 1

The Jank Files - Episode 1

Jesse Melamed

The Jank Files - Episode 1
The Jank Files - Episode 1

The Jank Files - Episode 1

Rémi Gauvin

The Jank Files - Episode 1
The Jank Files - Episode 1

The Jank Files - Episode 1

Presented by @Maxxis
Filmed by @caldwellvisuals
Photos by @davetrumpore

MENTIONS: @RockyMountainBicycles / @raceface / @Maxxis / @shimano / @foxfactory / @SmithOptics / @wilderness-trail-bikes / @OneUpComponents / Stages Cycling / @evocsports




49 Comments

  • + 32
 Shout out to Tommy... His first time covering EWS races and came away with some gold !!! Nice work
  • + 4
 couldn't agree more!
  • + 7
 So good! Amazing work as always from you as well!
  • + 2
 Big thanks! Appreciate it Dave.. onwards and upwards, catch you in Madeira!
  • + 17
 Rockymountain race team. By @caldwellvisuals ???
That was hilarious and so well filmed and edited. Perfect Match.
  • + 2
 Thanks bud! Glad you enjoyed it. Plenty more to come
  • + 11
 more importantly, what espresso device is that? looks like some sort of portable device with a custom pressure guage tapped in. intrigued.
  • + 3
 my thoughts too ,looks like great cuppa from that.
  • - 1
 did a bit of sleuthing - the tripod base looks like a portaspresso - super trick (super expensive) bits of hardware! www.portaspresso.com/page1003.html
  • + 3
 Andre’s Espresso Forge, best portable espresso machine I’ve ever used, and seems like a really stand up guy from a chats with him in relation to an automated espresso machine start-up that we were both early adopters. The machines are super reasonably priced and can be found here: espressoforge.com
  • + 1
 @xy9ine: Whoah, those ARE expensive. Take a look at www.espressoforge.com (the one in the pics in the story) they’re way less complicated and cost less than half what Portaspresso is asking ($350vs$800) once you factor in the tripod and pressure gauge.
  • + 2
 @catfish9797: thanks for solving the mystery! neat piece of kit!
  • + 14
 @xy9ine: @catfish9797 nailed it. Its my espresso forge and it comes with me everywhere I go...
  • + 6
 @catfish9797: Thanks! Yeah I'm Andre, the Forge creator and maker. Any questions about the device just let me know!
  • + 3
 @remrem: Awesome to see it in use around the world!
  • + 8
 @remrem: BTW, when you said you and your team went biking around the world, I didn't think it was this CRAZY! Amazing to see. Biggest adrenaline rush I get is turning my machine up to full speed Wink
  • + 6
 @espressoforge: We make good use of it! I only get to use it when we travel as it belongs to Remi but I'm thinking I'm going to have to get myself one...
  • + 1
 @xy9ine: thanks
  • + 8
 I've watched just about every EWS team video worth watching. This is definitely my favourite. Love seeing a bit more of the team personalities and BTS stuff. Great promotion for Rocky Mountain and sponsors. Give us moreeeee!
  • + 12
 Awesome! Glad to hear that as that's what we are trying to do! We'll keep them coming!
  • + 4
 Second
  • + 2
 Cheers man, appreciate that. Noted and I'll certainly get more of this into your eyeballs!
  • + 8
 The year of the SEMI !!! Good work team!
  • + 2
 EHHHHHHHH
  • + 5
 "welcome to the jank files"
6 FOOT BERM
  • + 5
 It's not all jank!
  • + 4
 Everything is jank on my crappy hardtail.
  • + 1
 @GDPipsqueak: Find the flow!
  • + 5
 the official jeff hunter!
  • + 3
 looks like they are having well good fun....cool team manager on the decks
  • + 2
 Wicked photos of the team on and off the track! There's more to it than just race day, that's for sure!
  • + 1
 the Rocky Mountain Endurobikes look so good, kinematics are interesting too, unfortunally the prices in Ger are insane and the alloy ones do not look half as cool
  • + 3
 I'm doubtful about the health of those wallaby.
  • + 4
 Stoked for this series!
  • + 3
 Very Cool ! Go team RM / RF !!!
  • + 2
 Beat team in the business.

@caldwellvisuals Tommy you following the whole season pal
  • + 2
 Cheers lad, big up! Should be plenty more to come soon
  • + 2
 What's that song in the beginning?
  • + 2
 C'est La Vie - Tilly Olsterholm
  • + 3
 ALN is goofy sexy.
  • + 2
 Love the ride
  • + 2
 What tyres are they on?
  • + 1
 In the vid he said they are on the assguy... ????......sorry, the Assegai by Maxxis
  • + 0
 man here just promoting maxxis tires
  • + 7
 presented by maxxis, so...yeah
  • + 1
 Don’t think Maxxis needs promoting..
  • + 1
 *tyres

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