Riders, Mechanics and Teams

Enduro Bearings is thrilled to partner with a such talented group of professional riders, mechanics and teams. Here's a little bit of background on everyone along with their Instagram handle for your 'following' consideration. 

Amy Morrison title block
Amy seemingly never runs short on do-good-things energy. She is a high school teacher, a coach, a four-time U.S National Enduro and three-time U.S. National Downhill Champion. Growing up as a competitive barefoot water-skier and pole vaulter laid the competitive foundation for Amy’s quick climb to the top of the podium box in both downhill and enduro racing. She races for Transition Bikes fitted with Enduro Maxhit components and MAX suspension bearings. In April, look for Amy in Grass Valley, California defending last year’s win at the TDS Invitational. Insta: @amymo_11
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Geoff Kabush and Enduro have been spinning together for a few years now.  With more top-shelf gold than a Zale's jewelry store, this 3-time Olympian, 15-time Canadian and 5-time NORBA champion says: "I'll keep riding until the fun stops!" Yeti Cycles, Maxxis and Shimano also support Geoff, a guy who enjoys wrenching on bikes, mountain living, skiing in the off-season, and is an unabashed bookworm, sports nut and coffee nerd. Geoff contributes thoughtful op-ed and lifestyle articles to publications like CyclingTips and PinkbikeInsta: @geoffkabush 
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Josh began racing at age 14 and over the next 20 years his riding got a little out of hand. Progressing through 24-hour races, stage races and onto bikepacking and ultra-races. Josh can now be found racing his bike across continents or sleeping behind a bush at the side of the trail. A past winner of the Transcontinental Race and GBDuro, in 2024 Josh will be doing his very best to test Enduro Bearings to their limits at ultra events around the world. Insta: @joshibbet
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Fluent in both Czech and English, Katerina Nash admits to being a bad speller in two languages. But wow, can she ride a bike and multitask! A 5-time Olympian, 8-time World Cup winner and 2-time Olympic bronze medalist, Nash is also the current UCI Athletes Commission President and a UCI VP. In addition to Enduro; Specialized, CLIF Bar and Shimano offer support to one of our favorite riders who also happens to be a dog lover, hiker, and world-class Nordic and backcountry skier. Insta: @katkanash
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A joy-filled husband, parent, and Curve Cycling business owner, Benky recently won the 2,700 km Rhino Run. He has pedaled almost every continent, only Asia remains on the bucket list and Antarctica isn’t for bikes but one never knows with Benky. “I love to see how fast I can go. I love seeing how far I can go. But further than that honestly, I don’t know. I think that it’s just something that, almost since I started riding when I was 14 or 15, that I’ve always just really enjoyed.” Insta: @kevinbenky
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Marco grew up riding and racing MTBs with his best childhood friends, and NorCal legends Mark Weir and Ben Cruz. His first big pro win came in 2014 at Mammoth Mountain. In town for an enduro, Marco shocked the downhill scene with a US Pro GRT win – on his enduro bike. His resume is loaded with wins and podiums including 2017 and 2019 championships in France at the week-long Trans-Provence Enduro. Marco loves traveling the world, mixing camping and fishing into his pro enduro and downhill racing schedule.  Insta: @marco0sborne92
Meg Whyte portrait, wearing a helmet
Hailing from the middle of the UK, interrupted by a 4-year vacation in the French Alps, and now living in the stunning Lake District, it's all about getting out riding for Meg. Be that a Hike-A-Bike with her Giga or gravel adventures on the Digger. She’s not shy of the competition side of riding either haven raced European Cups, Enduro World Series, National Series and Gravel epics. Better known as the Shark, she’s not afraid to get her teeth stuck into new projects. Insta: @meg_whyte
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After Yuri Hauswald graduated from UC Berkeley, he taught elementary school for 11-years. Then Yuri realized he could ride bikes fast...all...day...long, highlighted by winning 24-hour MTB races and the 2015 Unbound gravel race, in a two-up sprint after 200 miles. Often called the 'Gandalf of Gravel' or the 'Pied Piper of Ride Stoke', Yuri is always ready to explore gravel roads and singletrack at race or chill pace. In addition to Enduro, his sponsors include GU, Sportful and Giant Bicycles. Insta: @yurihauswald
ButcherBox Cycling Team title block
ButcherBox Cycling is a criterium first, road race second and forget about dirt professional men’s and women’s team, ButcherBox Cycling often relies on its riders to maintain their equipment. It only makes sense for the team to spin on Enduro’s trouble-free, durably fast XD15 super stainless / ceramic-hybrid bottom brackets, hub bearings and Directline derailleur pulleys. ButcherBox Cycling will compete at American Criterium Cup events, the Nocturne Series and select stage races and one-day road races throughout the USA. Insta: @butcherboxcycling
CCB Levine Law Group Women's Cycling Team title block
CCB p/b Levine Law Group is an Elite Women’s Cycling Team guiding talented, young athletes to success both on and off the bike. In 2024, National Championship stars and bars will be worn by Betty Hasse (U23 Time Trial) and Lizzy Gunsalus (U23 Cyclocross). Enduro Bearings is supporting this multi-discipline team on the national road racing scene. Outside city limits, the team will venture into the dirt with gravel and MTB racing. Insta: @ccbwomenscycling
Cervelo OrangeLiving Cyclocross Team title block
The Cervélo/OrangeLiving Cyclocross program focuses on the future of the sport with a talented three rider team of U25 riders competing in North America and Europe. Enduro will supply the team's Cervélo R5-CX bikes with a mix of industry-leading, lifetime warranty offerings including XD15 bottom brackets and Directline derailleur pulleys. Additionally, the team will field test Enduro’s growing line of lifetime guaranteed products such as the patented Maxhit T47 bottom bracket. Insta: @cervelo_orangeliving

Cynisca Cycling’s mission is to help a diverse, young group of athletes and women reach the top tiers of cycling both on and off the bike. Based in France, Cynisca Cycling’s experienced staff is bolstered by the veteran in-race leadership of current U.S. National Gravel Champion Lauren Stephens. The predominately American, sixteen rider team will be contesting road and gravel events on both sides of the Atlantic. Insta: @CyniscaCycling
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Enduro is happily throwing a shoulder behind ‘MFR’ alongside our long-time OEM partners Stan’s No Tubes and Ibis. Look for 2023 Canadian National Champion Andrew L’Esperance leads the team at gravel and MTB events including the Life Time GP and UCI World Cups. The team will be guided by the steady, experienced hands of team manager Drew Esherick. Insta: @maxxisfactoryracing 
Syd and Macky Team title block
In celebration of shade tree mechanics and riders that forgo oiling their chain to sneak-in one more ride, Enduro Bearings is partnering with Syd and Macky. Join us as we follow two dirt loving professional riders who chronicle the good, the frustrating and the fun that accompanies riding and racing at an elite level, long road trips and DIY maintenance and repairs.  Check out their two YouTube channels -- Syd Fixes Bikes for repair and maintenance and Syd and Macky to follow their pro racing adventures. Insta: @sydandmacky  
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Jenny Kallista is all-in when it comes to proper bicycle maintenance and repair. She founded the Appalachian Bicycle Institute on her 30-year journey as a professional mechanic, teaching a variety of one-to-five day classes catering to both career-minded and shade tree mechanics. A former MTB and road racer, Jenny still enjoys all that two wheels have to offer. When not sharing best practices with aspiring mechanics, Jenny enjoys riding ADV motorbikes, ceramics, and exploring the beautiful North Carolina mountains.  Insta: @appalachianbicycleinstitute
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Anait Garushyants left Russia for the USA in 2013 to reunite with her family. Here, she continued to pursue a bicycle mechanic career while learning English on the fly. Then in 2016, Ana and her partner pooled resources to open a bike shop in Huntingdon Valley, PA. Away from the shop, Ana rides MTB, enjoys reading, hiking and snowboarding and has gravel and road bikes on the N+1 wish list. Insta: @ana_8g
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Christopher – let’s call him Zig – Zigmont has returned to his roots after 30-years of technical and marketing roles with SRAM, Mavic and Pedro’s. If he wasn’t strategizing at HQ, Zig was in the field, happily hosting ‘how to’ clinics and rides or driving the Mavic or SRAM neutral support vehicle loaded with wheels at a Best Buddies fundraising ride in America or a World Tour race in Europe. In 2020, Zig and his family returned to New Hampshire to open The Alternate Route, offering top shelf bicycle service, provisions, and field trips to amazing places. Insta: @the.alt.route
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Dan Large is a bike industry icon. Dan owns XL Velo in San Diego and has worked neutral support for Mavic, SRAM and Volvo NRS at hundreds of races. A Navy vet, he also teaches at USAC's Bill Woodul Race Mechanics Clinic and worked for Campy back in the day; after being a US Forest Service firefighter and part-time bartender. He loves all kinds of music and vintage motorcycles. But mostly Dan wants to let you know: "San Diego burritos are the best!" Insta: @xl_velo
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Nic is co-owner and chief wrench at Backyard Bike Shop in Gateshead, England. Next door, you’ll find a café with every beverage a cyclist adores, be it pre- or post-ride libation. In the workshop, Nic fixes whatever needs fixing but is best known for his meticulous custom rollouts. Often featured as the bike builder on YouTube’s Chill Builds, Nic hails originally from South Africa, he loves bikes, is obsessed with tools of all persuasions, and loves his family most of all. Nic rides a lot, dabbles at photography and claims he has a sure fire strategy to win at Monopoly.  Insta: @thebackyardbikeshop
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Cycle Chvch Cycles owner Tim Nicholls shares 23-years of wrenching smarts with his customers and moonlights as Yuri Hauswald’s trusted race mechanic. Prior to opening the bike shop, Tim worked with renowned builder Bruce Gordon, spent a few years at Paul Components and turned wrenches at bicycle retailers throughout California. Away from CCC, Tim hugs his family and rides BMX bikes, singlespeeds and motorcycles.  "If you think you are too old to rock 'n roll then you are." is Tim’s favorite quote. Insta: @cyclechvchcycles