Whilst we have now been stocking mountain bike tyres and accessories for just over 6 months, and have some great riders that we are supporting, we are excited for what the 2019 endurance competitions have in store for us. A number of our riders will be attending some of the following events this season:
Round 1 of Pedalhounds took place at the end of February and is a multi-stage MTB Enduro event that took place in Kent, with 7 rounds taking up most of 2019, ending in October, you will find some of the best competing at this event.
Find out more about Pedalhounds here.
BEMBA National Enduro Series
With the first round being at the beginning of February at Afan Bike Park, we’ve already seen some great successes from our riders…
Round 2 is taking place on the 4th & 5th May at Graythwaite and round 3 on the 17th & 18th August in Scotland, we are hoping to attend both of these, so come and say hi if you’re spectating or competing.
Other mountain bike events you won’t want to miss out on include;
- Battle on the Beach 2019
- Southern Enduro series
- Haibike Mini Enduros
There are also many smaller competitions regularly happening around the UK. Keep an eye on our Facebook page to see our upcoming events.
Are you competing?
You may just be attending the competitions to see what they’re all about, but if you are planning to compete at mountain bike events in 2019, there are a few ways you can prepare for them to ensure you are at the top of your game.
Get the practice in
The old saying practice makes perfect comes to mind, and if you dream of shredding some of the best courses in the UK and competing against the best, then you need to put in the hours.
Ignore the weather forecast, the more mud the better when it comes to practice, challenge yourself and you’ll be a better rider for it.
Get used to the trails
If you can practice at some of the same trails that the events are taking place at then even better. Having a good knowledge of how extreme the trail is will really put you ahead of the competition, and allow you to be a bit more fearless.
Is the trail high-intensity? Does it include lots of steep climbs? Or is there plenty of rocky sections to get through? No matter what type of terrain you come across, gain an advantage by scoping out the course beforehand.
Attend some other mountain bike events
The best preparation is knowing what to expect from a mountain bike event. They all differ hugely, so do your research into what will be best for your level. What categories are available? What is the entry level? How long does the event span for? Can you attend all the rounds if you get through? All of this should be considered before you make your decision.
Use the right tyres
Don’t underestimate the importance of good quality tyres when it comes to competing at mountain bike events. When your fitness is being tested to its limits, the right tyres can make all the difference.
If you are just getting into mountain biking, you could simply settle for the Michelin Force mountain bike tyres, an affordable option that will get you through your ride, and still uses great Michelin rubber technology. But when it gets a bit more serious, you should definitely opt for the Michelin Wild Enduro tyres.
Fairly new to the mountain bike scene, these tyres really are becoming the go-to choice for all our supported riders. Read our recent blog post here to see why our riders recommend the Michelin Wild Enduro tyres.
The Michelin Wild Enduro range benefits from extreme strength and maximum grip, so they are ideal for high-performance mountain biking events. A versatile tyre choice, they are suitable for all terrains, including hard, soft, wet and sand.
Stock up on your accessories
Having the best tyres is one thing, but your competitors have probably considered everything else, giving them the one up on you… from making their tyres puncture proof, to ensuring they are serviced and in the best condition. You could be the best rider in the world, but without the right kit, you’re facing an uphill struggle.
Riders are never short of the correct gear to ensure they don’t get stranded on a trail, and our mountain bike service kits have come in very handy for many riders.
Buy online at Enduro Tyres in preparation for 2019 mountain bike events
If you are looking to buy any Michelin mountain bike products, including the Michelin Wild Enduro tyres or Cush Core, you can find them here.
If you are looking for some advice for your upcoming competitions, give our team a call on 01980 655555.