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.
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.
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