VIDEO: Nicoas Vouilloz Testing SRAM Wheels for Enduro Racing 4

After 10 World Champion titles and 5 overall World Cup wins, Nicolas Vouilloz still wants to be and feel fast. A different kind of fast, perhaps. While racing DH, Nico was known for his unconventional and extreme equipment choices. He is now getting ready for the first Enduro World Series season. A riding style that requires a different bike setup, a discipline where racing is spread over an entire day, with many stages and kilometers of riding. Because of these differences, gone are the days of ridiculously low spoke tension, or extreme suspension setups. Nico now makes choices based on a balance of factors such as weight, efficiency and durability. These choices allow Nico to be his fastest and a true pleasure to witness riding.

After being the most successful male mountain biker of all times, and a rally car racing champion, Nico now embarks on the next phase of his competitive life. This time, in the pursuit of balance.

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  • syngltrkmnd

    5/15/2013 10:24 AM

    The guy is in animal. I once heard that he assembled his own race bike in the parking lot at the Vail WC in late 2001, weighing out individual components to build the lightest possible bike. As I understand it 9/11 disrupted travel for so many teams including his mechanic that he had to do it all himself. What a boss.

  • JCL

    5/14/2013 8:54 PM

    At times the way he floats down the trail doesn't look real.

  • buttbongo

    5/14/2013 11:01 AM

    Ya he still rips and good choice having him test out these new wheels. Like the way hubs look, straight pull spokes, rim just need some width to it 30-32mm. Plus remember some of us riders are not millionaires but sram usually decent prices. I sold so far, german design, nico tested, just hit me with some numbers.

  • Hittheshowers13

    5/14/2013 10:05 AM


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