How to Race: Enduro - Video

Aug 18, 2016 at 12:09
by SRAM  
Views: 18,394    Faves: 204    Comments: 12


Admit it. At least once, recently, in your mountain biking career, you’ve thought it would be a good idea to race an enduro. Or maybe you’ve raced a local event and are considering stepping up to an Enduro World Series event. And maybe, since racing an EWS is going to require travel for most people, the idea of combining an enduro with a trip to the most awesome mountain bike festival in the world seems like the way to go.

But how do you do it? What’s the inside info?

You’re in luck. Yoann Barelli, your favorite Whistler-local Frenchman, is here to answer all your questions — as well as a whole bunch you’ve probably never ever thought about.


Video by Mind Spark Cinema / @mindspark

sram.com / @SramMedia





70 Comments

  • + 79
 #1 - Yoannly live once, I'll get my coat
  • + 5
 and today's winner goes to....
  • + 51
 Rule 1: make sure you are Richie Rude
Rule 2: if you are not Richie Rude, forget racing
  • + 9
 Rule 1.1: if you are Richie Rude and the others are too slow, get a flat and ride the stage on your rim. Then win every other stage and win the race
  • + 33
 Calling it ENRUDO from now on
  • - 1
 @Elputoamo: you win. Everyone else please exit the page.
  • + 3
 Richie Rude is out here in Steamboat Springs for the BME, everyone's now racing for second
  • + 23
 What the hell did R-Dog order for breakfast?
  • + 13
 I sure hope it was glutten free we dont want him to die do we
  • + 3
 @fercho25: I LOL'd.
  • + 3
 cinammon sugar beaver tails
  • + 3
 @a-m-c: did you suddenly and unexpectedly turned into a litle old lady?
  • + 1
 poopootine. canadian original. french fries, curds, gravy.
  • + 16
 Pro Tip: Go that way, really fast. If something gets in your way... turn.
  • - 1
 PS. If there is tape in your way, dont worry just go through it. It doesnt actually mean anything
  • + 4
 @chillrider199: "French lines" as Claudio would say! Smile
  • + 6
 Who's downvoting a "Better Off Dead" quote??? Jeesh!!!
  • + 7
 Well done @thinkbike. Do you know the street value of this mountain!
  • + 3
 French lines, French bread, French dressing...and to drink...Perriooo
  • + 13
 MIND THE GAP. lol
  • + 11
 Fun vid, well done SRAM.
  • + 6
 What do they mean by mind the gap.
  • + 8
 Gap between knee pads and shorts I believe. :]
  • - 1
 the shorts to knee pad GAP.
  • + 3
 @Pauloquincer: Hey Paulo you've never been to Whistler have you!
  • + 4
 If u have to ask...
  • + 2
 The "twat gap"
  • + 1
 @bhizzle81: no, thats the dreaded gaper gap.
  • + 4
 Somedays I don't ride my bike anymore and just get to the end where it really matters, drink beer!
  • + 2
 "Dominoes, Mountain Dew..." HA! For real, though, sweet vid. I was just thinking of bitching out on Saturday's race, then I watched this. It's gonna be a shitshow, but it's probably gonna be fun.
  • + 1
 That was outstanding. If only I had discovered mtb ten to fifteen years earlier. Racing enduro or downhill would be a freaking blast.
  • - 1
 When I was younger I probably would have been all over that. I rode up part of a mountain awhile back with my enduro bike friends, with my dirt jumper, and wow it sucked, I'd rather just drink all the time.
  • + 2
 Hilariously, in the last week or so, I've considered trying enduro.
  • + 1
 Having recently raced enduro, super d and downhill all I can say is: don't suck.
  • + 1
 Nice video, so it's easy now! But the most important is just that ride enduro is just pure fun!
  • + 1
 Must be something about Enduro that people enjoy, sure seems like a lot of people doing it these days.
  • + 4
 If you don't know you're missing out.
  • + 2
 What about the fanny packs and endure goggles????
  • - 2
 I dunno.....
Beginning to feel like I am the target of some joke now. I have been mountain biking since I was 13. So 22 years mountain biking. Always did the usual thing. Riding my bike, dicking about, dirt jumps, DH, trials, street, it was all the same thing to us.
Years have passed, I lost touch but always rode a bike.
Got back into it last year balls deep like. My DH bike had been stolen so I bought a hardtail trying to be realistic about my future. Did some xc races but was very much faster downhill than uphill. Turns out Enduro was a thing and I did my first Enduro this year and I loved it. Did about 50% better than any xc races anyway.
Turns out Enduro is some big inside joke though. But there you go. Thanks guys
  • + 6
 We just don't take ourselves as seriously as the XC and DH guys
  • + 1
 @salespunk: *we just don't take ourselves as seriously as the XC and the Athertons
  • + 1
 Man, that makes me want to try enduro!
  • + 1
 omg isn't the size of the SB6c he's riding too small for him????
  • + 1
 If nothing goes right, go left Smile just say'in
  • + 1
 The part about a mental tune up is missing!
  • + 1
 Podium steeze are crucial! Dont do the lawwill, aka 2 empty hands up.
  • + 2
 use superfoods...
  • + 1
 That beat in the last half of the vid???
  • + 1
 I love this video.
  • + 1
 #1 dirt diary
  • - 1
 be ready for " just the tip"
  • + 0
 NICE !!!
  • - 1
 1) Never go full Enduro
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