Isabeau Courdurier’s Race Winning Lapierre Spicy

With alloy handlebars and no battery on the dropper, Courdurier clearly has some distinct preferences.
That’s an aluminum Renthal handlebar at the helm.

After the course length and requisite fun factor had been cleaved in half, athletes at the first round of this year’s Enduro World Series would need to ride with even greater precision than usual. Reigning champion, Isabeau Courdurier, kept the knife’s edge steeled, finishing ahead of second place Morgane Charre by just under ten seconds on stage one, and over twelve seconds on the last lap.

With a good portion of the competition unable to attend the event, the women’s top ten results were split between four French riders, four women from the UK, one Swiss athlete, and Miranda Miller as the sole Canadian in tenth position.

Let’s have a look at the winner’s 170mm mixed-wheel whip.

The small Spicy Team frame has a set of 200mm rotors front and rear, gripped by SRAM G2 RSC brakes.
A RockShox Super Deluxe Coil Ultimate RCT trunion mount shock keeps things smooth and grippy.
This massive hunk of protection keeps the carbon safe from the front tire’s constant scatter shot.
A lot of riders are clipping into different pedals this season. Courdurier is on the T1 Enduro Race Pedals from HT Components.
The rear shaped mud flap looks to be making some compromises between stone deflection and rebound access.
Quarq Tyrewiz pressure sensors allow riders and mechanics to check the pressure without mounting a gauge and losing precious PSI. The Lapierre Zipp Collective is on the Zipp 3Zero Moto rims, and the sensor integrates well with the external profile.
Courdurier typically runs a set of Hutchison Griffus tires, but the heavy rains convinced her to swap in a set of the brand’s burlier Toro tread. These are not the Toro model you can buy off the shelf. The sidewalls are marked with codes for the compounds and casing she’s testing.
The strong Frenchwoman pushes into a 170mm 29″ fork to balance the 27.5″ rear end. This new Zeb is looking great in action under a lot of racers.

Finally, Courdurier’s bike has a SRAM X01 AXS wireless drivetrain bolted up, giving it a clean look at the handlebar. Her 125mm dropper post is hydraulically actuated, despite the fact that RockShox makes the Reverb AXS in that length. I suspect we’ll see the battery powered dropper on her bike at some point this season.

We hope to collect photos and info of several other pro builds at the next two rounds of the EWS. Are there athletes whose bikes you would like to see in detail? Let us know in the Singletracks comments.