From XC to Enduro

From XC Rider to Enduro Racer

Zoe Dawson is a Squamish local who has been riding cross country, running marathons, and racing triathlons for years. Recently she's tried her hand at enduro racing, but today's enduro tracks demand an incredibly high level of technical ability. Her XC skills simply didn't translate, and she found herself struggling on the steeps, jumps, and drops that are common here. To develop the skills she needs to get between the tape, we paired Zoe up with five expert riders: Georgia Astle, Micayla Gatto, Christina Chappetta, Claire Buchar, and Katrina Strand.

To achieve her goal, Zoe will ride the Spartan 27, Devinci’s enduro weapon. With 165mm of rear travel paired with a 170 mm fork and a modern geometry, the Spartan can charge hard and provide confidence and stability at speed and on steeps.

Follow along with Zoe's journey in this Pinkbike original series, as she goes from XC to Full Enduro.

Spartan 27 full lineup

Episode VII

Episode VI

Episode V

Episode IV

Episode III

Episode II

Episode I

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