It’s finally official! The rumour mill has been out for ages, it was pretty much certain, but things hadn’t been fully announced as such, but now, the videos are out there and it’s all systems go for the legendary Fabien Barel and German bike brand Canyon!
This is absolutely huge news not only for Canyon, but also for the Enduro scene as a whole – Fabien has been instrumental in developing Mondraker’s bikes, so with the resources available to him at Canyon, expect to see some amazing bike developments coming from them real soon! Fabien will be racing the Enduro World Series, as well as acting as a “team captain”, probably a bit like Ned Overend did back in the day for Specialized, guiding and developing the younger riders on the Canyon team. For someone like Joe Barnes, this has to be the dream ticket – his first season on a full factory team, and his team mate is someone that is not only one of the best riders of his generation, but one of the real good guys of the sport and universally respected as a designer, rider, ambassador and coach.
Expect big things this season!