The Ride

:: The ride ::

 

Trail biking, All-Mountain, Enduro, Enduro Rally, Enduro Classic, the real Mountain Biking... there are so many words to describe mountain biking... At Legenduro we differentiate between "All-mountain" and "Enduro":

 

allmountain adventure

 

"The journey is more important than the destination" is the perfect summary.

 

On All-Mountain days we go riding in the mountains, leaving civilisation and ski resorts behind, in search of epic trails in pure nature.

 

The trails are selected to enjoy climbing and descending; the ride is less about adrenaline and more about touring. These trips are open for all trail bikers who love technical riding but without the craziness.

 

On All-Mountain days we get a shuttle drop off at the highest point and then continue climbing by bike.

gravity enduro

 

This is the pure sense of Enduro, it's all about having a blast on specials.

 

On Gravity Enduro days we search for the technical challenges. We ride natural single tracks with obstacles like roots, rock sections, switchbacks, high speed shredding... and of course we can't miss the best parts of the bike park.

 

On these days we get the most out of the descent by always using lifts and/or shuttles.

:: Technical skills ::

 

These levels are for trail mountain biking; this is a mix of classic xc and downhill biking.

 

It could be that you're a strong xc rider, but just a rookie in trail biking.

 

 

level 1 - rookie

 

You just started trail mountain riding

or you are a technically strong XC rider.

 

You can easily ride all your local loops.

You can control the speed and handling of the bike on hilly terrain.

 

 

level 3 - advanced

 

You are an avid trail mountain biker

with experience in alpine terrain.

 

You are fully in control on all kinds

of single tracks (dry and wet):

technically steep terrain with stone drops and rough roots don’t hold you back.

You can ride medium drops (<75cm) and jumps.

 

You're comfortable to ride with exposure.

 

level 2 - intermediate

 

You are a trail mountain biker

with experience in hilly terrain.

 

You're in control on

moderate steep single tracks

with some loose rocks and roots.

You can ride small unexpected steps (<35cm).

 

level 4 - expert

 

You're a bike-a-holic

and have shredded on your bike for years.

 

You look forward pushing yourself on

steep trails (dry and wet) that are rooty, rocky, packed with jumps, drops, wallrides...

Riding (double) black mountain bike runs

in bike parks is totally cool.

 

You're comfortable to ride with exposure.

 

:: Fitness ::

 

The daily positive height difference is the best measure for your fitness:

 

level 1 - no training

 

You exercise often but never really "train".

 

You are comfortable with 3-4 hours of exercise over 2-4 consecutive days.

 

 

 

 

level 3 - regularly training

 

You ride your bike several times a week

and get in the miles.

 

You can ride comfortably at sustained pace

with long periods of anaerobic effort.

You can climb for hours and ride for 6+ hours each day for 4 consecutive days.

 

Climbing 1500m each day is okay.

 

level 2 - occasionally training

 

You go for a weekly bike ride

 

You can ride comfortably at athletic pace

with short anaerobic efforts.

You ride 4-6 hours a day

over 2-4 consecutive days.

 

Climbing is limited to 1000m a day.

 

level 4 - intensif training

 

You are very fit and you get after it.

 

 

You ride from dusk till dawn,

nearly every day of the week.

 

You have the ability to climb +2000m each day for 7 consecutive days.

 

info@legenduro.com

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Legenduro

La Balme

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France

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