Video: The Rocky Mountain Race Face Enduro Team Warms Up in Queenstown

Mar 20, 2019 at 17:23
by Race Face  

The Rocky Mountain – Race Face Enduro team is back at it again for 2019! After a great off-season the team is chomping to get back to the thrill of racing the Enduro World Series on amazing trails around the globe! We caught up with Jesse Melamed, Remi Gauvin and Andréane Lanthier Nadeau as they were getting acclimatized to the New Zealand dirt and sun in Queenstown before heading over to Rotorua for EWS Round 1! The team is ready to go full gas and challenge for podium places - Huge thanks to all the team sponsors that help make the team so damn fast!

Jesse Melamed - International man of mystery

Andreane Lanthier Nadeau - #ALNstandsforallin !!

Remi Gauvin - Fashion Icon

2019 Rocky Mountain - Race Face Enduro Team - Sponsors

Videographer: Extremekid Productions
Editor: Connor Macleod
Photos: Dave Trumpore



  • + 22
 No broken scaphoids, wrists, or collarbones this year for you three please. Let's see you all fully pinned through Finale. I've had a chance to speak with all three of you and you're all exceptional human beings. Looking forward to seeing how things shake out for you all this year.
  • + 12
 That's the plan! Thanks!
  • + 13
 Can't remember a time when the Rocky Mountain Bicycles Enduro team were all heading into the season healthy ( AND had a healthy off season).

Watch out for them this year... They're going to be running the show...
  • + 5
 It's been a while...we're all very happy to be starting the season together!
  • + 1
 Yesss! The whole team is healthy for once, so stoked to see what they do this year!

I think it's really cool that @JesseMelamed drops in here to answer questions; dude's got to be pretty busy getting ready for the season but he makes time to talk to us! (And it's not a one-off, he does this fairly often).
  • + 1
 I'm glad you appreciate it!
  • + 1
 I still find it kind of strange that the enduro team all ride the Altitude rather than the Slayer. Must just be the 29er thing?
  • + 1
 They run the Instinct BC Edition.
  • + 1
 I`ve had the same thought.... It will probably happen when the Slayer will have big wheels, which is rather uncertain... Also these Instinct BC Edition must be so damn efficient!!! ;-)
  • + 1
 @Franzzz: Slayer is going in a different direction. i'm not sure i get it either but i'm nearly certain that these guys could ride which ever Rocky they want. i figured the Slayer was the most pure 'enduro' as well, but i'm not a pro so what do i know?
  • + 8
 It is mostly about the wheelsize, we like the benefits of the 29er wheel.
  • + 1
 @JesseMelamed: Very interesting. I love my Slayer but super curious to try an Instinct 29er.
  • + 3
 It's true for a lot of companies. Santa Cruz team rides bronson or hightower instead of Nomads, Specialized tend to ride stumpy instead of Enduro, Devinci tends to ride troy instead of Spartan. Generalization of course, but my point being - don't read too much in to what the pros ride when you are considering your own ride (unless you are also at the very competitive end of the spectrum)
  • + 1
 Looking forward to seeing these three rad shredders in action (stay healthy, please!).
  • + 2
 Racing starts 24-3-19
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