Join Ric McLaughlin and Ruaridh Cunningham from the Enduro World Series as they talk racing, riders and tech from inside the world's most-exciting mountain bike race series!
Episode 5: Have we reached the ceiling of enduro bike development? Orange are back, Peugeot make a big signing and Ruaridh's hair remains uncut...
In the fifth episode Spring is threatening to spring and thoughts are turning to bike racing... We report from the Intense Cycles Capital Kamikaze from Mount Stromlo down under as the EWS Qualifiers continue to roll out.
Ruaridh and Ric also debate whether or not we've reached the ceiling of big enduro bike tech developments and what elements of them designers have yet to crack.
There's more team news too with Giant Factory Racing Off-Road and Sunn French Connexion Racing announcing their squads, a big signing for Peugeot Cycles and an icon returns in the form of Orange Factory Racing from the UK! We assess what we should be expecting from them in 2021, remember some of their previous greatest hits AND we answer your questions...
Episode 4: Whistler, the first EWS Qualifier of 2021 and we get new bikes!
In the fourth episode of the podcast Ric McLaughlin and Ruaridh Cunningham discuss some news about the EWS calendar, the first EWS Qualifier of the year in Falls Creek and our NEW BIKES! Well, Ric's new bike...
It's another whistle stop tour of Planet EWS with the guys discussing topics including Lapierre Zipp Collective's new young gun, how important comfort on an enduro bike is and whether or not it's better to be best mates with your teammate or your mechanic.
Plus, we answer your questions in the second instalment of our Ask Us Anything section.
Episode 3: MORE silly season! Plus we talk about some new bikes and answer your questions.
This week Ruaridh Cunningham and Ric McLaughlin discuss Devinci's announcement that they are committing to enduro and if they can be a factor in the overall Teams championship. We also discuss Forbidden's new Dreadnought as the latest long-limbed enduro frame breaks cover alongside the future of EWS and EWS-E courses. Will we see the first 6000m of vertical course by the end of the year?!
Also, we answer your questions! And there's everything from dream destinations to bear fights involved!
Episode 2: Silly season! Who will be riding what in 2021 - Ric and Ruaridh explore the EWS transfer market
It's a funny old time of year with many Enduro World Series pro's making announcements, upping sticks and moving teams. Ric McLaughlin and Ruaridh Cunningham set about the mammoth task of attempting to untangle which EWS pro's will be riding for what teams this season. The watering hole is shrinking and there are some big names still to announce!
Plus they shed some light on how the dark art of rider contracts work, who needs to hurry up and find a seat and, on paper at least, which teams are looking like contenders for the 2021 Teams Championship already.
Episode 1: Are long-travel enduro race bikes the future?
Join Ric McLaughlin and Ruaridh Cunningham as they discuss Enduro World Series race bikes getting ever more suspension travel on the day that Nukeproof launch their new 180mm travel Giga. How much is too much and on which 2021 EWS courses will added bounce come in handy?!
They also discuss the rise of the mixed wheel size 'mullet' bikes, Sam Hill turning troll on social media, lockdown hair care and the worst mud that Ruaridh has ever raced in.
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Loved the first episode - a great listen for fans of enduro and mountain biking in general.