The Ultimate Gym: Training in Les Vosges with Rémy Absalon and Elliot Trabac - Video

Dec 11, 2017 at 8:04
by SCOTT Sports  

If you have never ridden in the Les Vosges region of France, perhaps it is time to look into booking your trip. Endless singletrack, diversity in terrain, and year-round riding makes it a region that produces some of the enduro world's best talent. Head out for a typical offseason day of training with Scott SR Suntour's Rémy Absalon and Elliot Trabac.

The Ultimate Gym

Photo Keno Derleyn
The Ultimate Gym

The Ultimate Gym

The Ultimate Gym

The Ultimate Gym

The Ultimate Gym

The Ultimate Gym

The Ultimate Gym

The Ultimate Gym

Photos: Keno Derleyn
Video: ShapeRideShoot


MENTIONS: @SCOTT-Sports / @ReyGaetan




28 Comments

  • + 14
 Nice seeing a bit of climbing and pedaling in a vid.......even if it's just for a second.
  • + 7
 Please local riders post some footage on Trailforks. I keep visiting Les Vosges twice per year and always have to discover trails - sometimes without any success. Merci!
  • + 1
 I have met Nico Lau together with the VeloVert photographer by accident two years ago when looking for trails over there and they told me they're shooting for an article about Vosges-local pros. I told them that there is an absolute zero info about the trails online and they said that this series of articles will fix that. Well, I could not find those articles afterwards on VeloVert... Maybe you could try googling for them in French :-) So +1 to your comment!
  • + 1
 Have a look at the area around the village of "Mollau", we posted some enduro trails and it should be enough for a couple of riding days Smile
  • + 2
 I did the French enduro rd earlier this year. Map is on strava, but will upload to trail forks. Excellent trails!
  • + 1
 Have a look for Coupe de France, they will be there soon (2 days/routes)
  • + 1
 What you could also do, is buy one of the french IGN maps in their "Club Vosgiens" edition.
www.club-vosgien.eu/cartes-de-randonnee-au-125-000-index-2.html
90% of these trails (that are not specifically built for biking obviously) are perfect for biking. Check the altitude lines on the map and if a given trail is singletrack or rather gravel road, and just start connecting as much of them as you wish. You'll end up with a pretty dense network of nice mtb trails. Bare in mind you might come across pedestrians (or even horses).
  • + 1
 @Sean-Louis: That look very nice, I'll come check it out once snow is gone.
  • + 1
 For the moment the trails are not on trailforks because most are illegal and we work to formalize them.
But in France it's long and complex.
If you need a bike guide www.siaventure.fr/enduro-pilotage
  • + 1
 @SebIsen: Yes I know, I live in île-de-France and bicycles are basically banned from the forests. I found trails by luck by meeting local build crews. Smile I'm hope that gouv is not using the Trailforks to close down illegal trails Smile
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  • + 3
 Brain farted and read Las Vegas. Temporary confusion ensued. Recovered now.
  • + 2
 That was a nice vid, ShapeRideShoot...you rock. Looks like I really have to go there next season. Sweet. And not that far away from the area where I live, near Wuppertal.
  • + 3
 Great video. I love riding there. Does anyone know where it was filmed?
  • + 3
 This scott genius is a really sexy bike
  • + 1
 Awesome riding, great locale, but I wonder if they ever came across the Lost Battalion...
  • - 1
 Durolux on Scott Genius?
How does that work - Genius, Twinloc cables and Suntour...?
And why add an extra 500gr with that heavy stout (and cheap: 270€ at RCZ!!!)fork on that super light carbon frame?
  • + 4
 its called sponsoring
  • + 1
 Not much clearance on this bike...
  • + 1
 Well, if you ride like them, you don't need it.
  • + 1
 Anyone know of any Enduro type Guiding companies in Les Vosges?
  • + 5
 Rémy has one! Check out www.irwego.com - you'll be glad you did!
  • + 1
 @SCOTT-Sports: Sweet, thank you - I'm heading to the Vosges on a family holiday next year, planning to get some bike days in. Can I hire bikes while there too?
  • + 2
 @graeme187: Or www.guideon.fr headed by Gwen Fouché. Rémi and him used to work together. They are both great dudes anyway, so you can't make a wrong choice there. The Vosges mountains are an amazing terrain for MTB.
  • + 1
 @EnduroManiac: Thank you!! Great stuff
  • + 1
 frenchmen know how to ride! beautiful trails
  • + 1
 Clicked for a’Remy’
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