The Cannondale Enduro Tour stopped off in Belfort, France, and some big names turned up to race.
The Australian Downhill National Championships went off over the weekend in Bright, Victora. Troy Brosnan took the win with Connor Fearon and Dean Lucas trailing behind on the extremely dry and dusty course. Tracey Hannah, Claire Buchar and Tegan Molloy went one, two and three in the Elite Women class.
You don't know who they are, but at every UCI race during the summer you can pick out a handful of racers who aren't on the podium–or even in the top ten–but are truly riding as fast and loose as they possibly can, teetering on the brink of destruction for their shot at glory.
The Andes Pacifico Enduro went off a few weeks back in Chile. It was a challenging race, with competitors racing blind on technical and loose tracks in often extreme heat.
This is burly. Sedona's White Line trail is every bit as high-consequence as it looks, with a near-vertical drop off the edge if you blow the corner or slide out.
Round one of the 2015 Scottish Enduro Series went down on the steep and sloppy trails of Innerleithen.
A split-personality trail bike, the Trigger rips uphill like an XC bike in short-travel mode and levels descents when flipped to full-travel. The tradeoff for this multiple personality is that it needs to be switched from mode to mode to get the best out of it, and comes with an attendant level of heightened complexity.