With three Enduro World Series (EWS) overall team titles and countless podium finishes at some of the hardest races on the planet, Canyon pro riders have been mixing it at the sharp end of the enduro scene for years. And now, we’re strengthening our ranks even further with a big new name from Down Under – Australian rider Jack Moir.
Jack will be swapping downhill for enduro this season – he will be competing in the EWS alongside two other Canyon stars, Dimitri Tordo and Ines Thoma. His goal is a clear one: to win the EWS outright. ‘Shark Attack Jack’ – as he became known after surviving a shark attack in his childhood – is the perfect rider to round out the team line-up, with his positive outlook and years of experience in the Downhill World Cup.
Cheers mate, glad to be a part of the team!
“I’m really pumped to be joining the Canyon crew,“ enthuses the 25-year-old Moir. “Both the enduro and downhill teams are really successful, and that gives me great confidence in the bikes and equipment I’ll be using. And in the people I will be working alongside, who have an unbelievable amount of experience.” One of those people is Fabien Barel, mentor of the Canyon enduro and downhill teams: “I am super happy to see that Jack is joining our enduro setup,” he explains. “Pro DH racers have always performed highly in enduro, even if physically he will have to adapt a lot to the sport. I have no doubt that his interest in racing and performing will push him to dig into the finest details of enduro racing tactics,” adds the French MTB legend.
Enduro X Downhill
If his racing schedule allows, Crankworx Downhill World Tour 2016 winner Moir will also race at two Downhill World Cup events in the upcoming season. His bikes of choice for this year’s campaign will be the 29er Strive enduro race bike and Enduro downhill bike – both in top-of-the-line CFR trim.