24 May, 2024

OET: The price of gold

Year after year the level of demand in the UCI Enduro WCs is getting higher and higher. The races are getting harder and more demanding and the level of the riders is increasing. The combination of these two ingredients means that the margin for error is very small and the preparation before the races has to be the best.

This is Orbea Fox Enduro Team and this is how we live the UCI Enduro WC, don’t miss this opportunity to follow and get to know the team closely. The races are already in progress, the mythical trails of Finale Ligure (Italy) and the fresh new landscapes of Bielsko Biala (Poland) have witnessed the successful races of the team in this first block.

In the OET we have given a lot of importance to this preparation and we have developed it as a team, we come from a complicated year, but with a lot of motivation to change the situation. To do this we have worked as a team more than ever to move the project forward. We have made some changes in the structure, creating a solid team to fight for the top places, starting with the preparation of the riders to their bikes, making the set-up more detailed.

“It is essential to be together and make a deep preparation work, we are conscious that by working together we will get better results. Last year was not the best year for the team, but this year we have come to give our best, to raise the team to the maximum and it has been clear that the work done so far has not been in vain on this first block.”

 

Primoz Strancar.

A team game

That teamwork has paid off at the start of the season. Martin’s podium finish in Finale shows that after a difficult season, he has managed to turn it around and come back with more confidence and motivation than ever.

“After a difficult 2023 for me, I am very happy to be on the podium in this first race. All the work we have done with Gilles (mechanic) and the rest of the team during the preseason has been positively noticed and I have felt much more comfortable on the bike.”

 

Martin Maes.

In Bielsko-Biala, a puncture in the first section forced him to retire, but the team was there to support him. Flo has shown that she is focused on repeating the title she won last year by winning both races:

“I’m very happy with the results, to start winning both races is incredible. The bike has proved once again that it is perfect for these races.”

 

Flo Espiñeira.

Edgar continues recovering his feelings and improving with every new day, and this is reflected in the results obtained in the two races.

 

“I am feeling better and better on the bike. It’s amazing to ride for this team, all the gears are aligned and this helps when it comes to focus on racing and enjoying it too.”

 

Edgar Carballo.

But victories are not the only reason to celebrate this season, as the 50th anniversary of Fox has brought a breath of fresh air to the team. The new Podium Gold Edition forks have been paired with matching coloured bikes and clothing, which the team has customised to celebrate the good relationship between the two brands, giving the team an image that reflects the team’s worth. A team that is worth gold, that has demonstrated the importance of being suported in the hard times and to celebrate in the good times.

This is the Golden hour.

At Orbea, teamwork is very important, and not only in teams but also in the brand and in our organisation, and having seen in our Enduro team a clear example of this, we wanted to show it to everybody, so we present “The Price of Gold”, the first video of this season where you can get to know more about our OET team, our brand and how it is for a team and its members to compete in enduro.

Beyond Power

The Orbea Wild has taken the E-EDR season by storm. Equipped with the new Fox 38 Grip X2 fork in its Gold Edition version, it celebrated the brand’s 50th anniversary with style. Matching custom Oquo MC32 Team wheels took the Wild straight to the top of the podium.

Rallon, capable of anything

The Orbea Rallon has shown just how capable it is. Its updated geometry has managed to make the necessary changes to cope with the most demanding circuits. Add to this a dream set-up for Fox’s 50th anniversary and you have a bike that can do it all.