Wonder what that is?
Well it’s a happy blend of snow and enduro. For us at Devinci, it’s synonym of friendly races in local trails, a tournament stretching through the entire winter so adrenalin doesn’t freeze completely. After the very first snow storm, you see plate numbers popping out of cardboards, stopwatch appearing along with warm winter gear. ‘Cause no, it’s never too cold to postpone one of the 5 races planned for the season. And this year, ultimate treat for the final: we created the Snoduro World Championships. Yes sir!
Jealous? We hope so!! To share the joy, we’ve put together this, handy guide to make your own snoduro», all this topped with our best 2017 experiences.
At -22°C, this is the maximum of person we could wait for. Jumping Jacks & hot packs are a must.
… and enough time on your snowshoes to walk the trail if you’re blessed with 32 cm of snow the night before the race.
The first name out becomes the front timer, and the last one gives the start.
You are now ready to race! Now the fun part: strategies! For your pleasure, here are our classics.
Finally, find a coffee/bar where you can share your stories post-race. Our edition’s favourite comes from a Devinci machinist, who beautifully crashed his (no Devinci) bike while giving it all down a curvy slope. Now named “Bench test”, Mick bought himself a Minus frame and we all chipped in for components. In exchange, he welded the precious, the sweetest trophy that crowned the 2017 Snoduro World Champion! It would be a lie to say we didn’t care that the winner was not a Devinci staff. But, we’ll just hit harder next winter. And if you start your own Snoduro in your local trails, send us an invite! We would be thrilled to join you for a race or two. Enjoy!