Throwback Thursday: 12 Enduro Bikes That Have Received In Finale
2013 – Trek Treatment 29″ Prototype & Cannondale Jekyll
2013 marked the primary yr of the EWS and with that an entire vary of various bike setups from riders. Tracy Moseley gained the ladies’s race on a prototype Trek Treatment with a triple chainset. The Trek Treatment was marked as a prototype for this season as they have been experimenting with 29″ wheels. The selection of a entrance derailleur and triple rings is an enormous change from the 1x setups which have develop into the usual in enduro racing. 2013 was additionally Tracy’s first season using a 29″ bike. Jerome Clementz’s profitable Cannondale Jekyll appears to be like much more trendy than the Treatment, with a 1x setup and an even bigger fork. The tire alternative is attention-grabbing to see as he opted for a Excessive Curler II entrance tire and a Larsen TT XC tire for the rear.
2014 – Canyon Nerve & Ibis Mojo
Shifting into 2014 and extra bikes have been being designed across the strains of enduro racing as the game started to develop, and this was seen by the Ibis staff working a prototype for the Mojo that featured a rise in journey to 150mm over the staff’s earlier HDRs that might solely run 130mm of rear journey. Anne Caroline Chausson piloted this bike to a number of wins in 2014, together with the ultimate spherical in Finale. Fabien Barel was opting to run Canyon’s Try. This was an up to date model of the Try that gave it an analogous look and options to the fashionable EWS race weapon. This included the Shapeshifter system that enables the Try to be switched between 130 and 160mm of journey. Barel had been serving to to develop this bike because the first EWS in Punta Ala 2013.
2015 – Yeti SB6c & Trek Treatment
Because the 2015 season concluded in Finale as soon as once more the Trek Treatment was again on the highest step of the rostrum beneath Tracy Moseley. This time the bike was in full manufacturing with extra options which might be nearer to trendy enduro bikes, however Tracy was nonetheless working two chainrings for a wider vary of gearing. Not solely was Finale in 2015 the second win at this venue for the Trek Treatment, however it additionally marked Tracy and the Treatment securing three EWS total titles in consecutive years.
To mark Yeti’s thirtieth anniversary the staff have been working customized painted SB6c’s. Jared Graves’ retro 152mm bike following a more in-depth silhouette to the bikes that might be raced this weekend than the extra trail-oriented Treatment piloted by Tracy, particularly with downhill brakes and tire treads.
The evolution of Tracy’s Trek Treatment race bikes
2016 – GT Sanction & Commencal Meta
2016 completed with one other dominant pressure on the high of the rostrum as Cecile Ravanel kicked off a three-year profitable streak in Finale. For the season nearer in 2016 Cecile was working a brand new brushed model of the Meta AM V4.2 that included a coil rear shock with a distant lockout lever. This was most likely to assist address a few of the robust transitions between phases in Finale.
Martin Maes would additionally take his first and solely Elite win in Finale on board the aluminum GT Sanction.
2017 – Devinci Spartan & Commencal Meta
One other yr, one other finish to the season in Finale and one other win for Cecile Ravanel onboard the Commencal Meta. This time Cecile can be working a stealth matte black Meta; throughout apply she was working a rear air shock with distant lockout, however for race day she swapped to her 2016 setup of a coil shock additionally with distant lockout.
Damien Oton would develop into one other new male rider to win in Finale as up to now no man has gained the race two years in a row. He can be working a really sparkly purple Devinci Spartan for this weekend. This was the most recent addition of the Spartan which was working 165mm of rear journey, 27.5″ wheels, and a full carbon body. The bike was longer than the earlier model, and Damien debated between going with a small or a medium body. He ultimately raced on the medium.
2018 – Yeti SB5.5 & Commencal Meta
2018 would once more see Cecile Ravanel proceed her domination of ladies’s enduro racing as she gained once more in Finale and took the general title. Her Commencal Meta stays principally the identical as her earlier setups, though she was now working the brilliant purple RockShox Lyrik fork and had opted to take away the distant lockout on her rear coil shock.
Richie Impolite could not have gained the general title in 2018 however he did shut out the yr with a win in Finale onboard the SB6.6c. This is able to be his ultimate race onboard the 27.5″ bike as when he returned to racing following his suspension he was using Yeti’s SB150.