Bike Checks: William Gibson and Jonny Blease – Sospel Beverally Ultra Enduro

Both Will and Jonny were taking part in the Beverally Enduro in Sospel this weekend, an ‘ultra’ enduro with 75km of riding and 3600m of climbing over the two days along with 9 stages, quotes as ‘being harder than an EWS round’ by fellow pro riders, the bikes had to be up to scratch. We managed to catch up with them after one of the stages to check out their rides and see what kind of new tech they were running on their bikes, looks like there is a few secret things in the works…

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Kona Process 153DL 2015 (Mk II, after the first one was nicked)
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Seeded 34th for today, Jonny adjusting the compression on his Rockshox Pike’s in the background although he was hesitant to give us exact numbers
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Jonny was running some prototype cable mountings behind his crankset, we’ll reveal all later in the year
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This bridge is carbon….alright!
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Special dust resistant finned brake pads kept the brakes on point
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Go faster stripes on the bars this weekend
PRO hubs for PRO rouders, well loud mate
PRO hubs for PRO riders, well loud mate
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Mondraker Foxy XR 2015 – Mark II rear end after the last one fell to bits
Prototype of a prototype ghetto single ring alu narrow/wide 11spd chainguide
Prototype of a prototype ghetto single ring alu narrow/wide 11spd chainguide, only one dropped chain all weekend meant it must have been working exceptionally well
Seeded 33rd to start the weekend - paint already coming off from the top speeds hit early morning
Seeded 33rd to start the weekend – paint already coming off from the top speeds hit early morning
Home is where the heart is - Northumberland
Home is where the heart is – Northumberland
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Monoblockdesign – marginal play in the rear end allows from some rear steer action to get round those 195º turns
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No glove, no love.
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Tyre pressures were hard to come by but clearly not high enough to prevent any tubeless jizz seepage
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