After 10 World Champion titles and 5 overall World Cup wins, Nicolas Vouilloz still wants to be and feel fast. A different kind of fast, perhaps. While racing DH, Nico was known for his unconventional and extreme equipment choices. He’s now getting ready for the first Enduro World Series season. A riding style that requires a different bike setup, a discipline where racing is spread over an entire day, with many stages and kilometres of riding. Because of these differences, gone are the days of ridiculously low spoke tension, or extreme suspension setups. Nico now makes choices based on a balance of factors such as weight, efficiency and durability. These choices allow Nico to be his fastest and a true pleasure to witness riding.
After being the most successful male mountain biker of all time, and a rally car racing champion, Nico now embarks on the next phase of his competitive life. This time, in the pursuit of balance.
Filmed and edited by Victor Lucas – Vintage Nicolas Vouilloz footage courtesy of Alex Rankin