Rocky Mountain Bicycles is no stranger to the Enduro World Series (EWS), and for 2018 the company has decided to partner with another British Columbia-based brand, Race Face. The Rocky Mountain Race Face Enduro Team will take on the full season of racing with three team riders: Jesse Melamed, Remi Gauvin and ALN (Andréane Lanthier Nadeau).
The two brands have deep history, both in mountain biking and in collaboration. Race Face and Rocky Mountain were founded in 1993 under the same roof, building bikes and components for North Shore riders taking part in the early days of freeride. While no longer under the same roof, both are still based in the heart of the Shore, and still making gear for those pushing boundaries.
Last year, Jesse Melamed ended the season with a crash in Finale Ligure and a 12th EWS overall ranking, including a first place in Whistler. Melamed is recovered and ready for 2018.
Remi Gauvin finished 2017 ranked in the 8th overall, with his highest finish at Whistler in 5th place.
ALN finished 11th overall, securing 3rd in Wicklow, Ireland. She’ll miss the first two EWS stops of 2018 due to a wrist injury, but keep an eye out for her after that.