New this year, discover Morzine in the best season, the autumn!

No chairlifts (although we might use some uplifts) but… the mountain to yourself! Come and ride with/like the locals.

L’Aiglon (www.bikeaiglon.com), is offering some superb flats, self or fully catered, a massive safe garage, bike wash and more. Here is an example of price:

4 night stay (based on 6 people sharing a 3 bedroom apt) €555 per person
Includes :- return transfers, 3 packed lunch’s, 4 evening meals, 3 full days MTB guide.

Contact us for more details or a personalised quote.

 

We’re often asked what to pack for a day’s riding around the Portes du Soleil.

Here is what Jo carries every day, of course some of it would be overkill but it might give you some ideas…

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What’s in my Dakine Seeker 15l:

  • water bladder, minimum 2l
  • first aid kit
  • jacket (even when the weather’s good)
  • repair kit for tubeless tyres
  • tube patches
  • 27.5″  tube (fits in 26″ and 29″ tyres), presta
  • spare dérailleur hanger for my Santa Cruz
  • “universal” dérailleur hanger
  • Hope brake pads
  • a small bottle of lubricant
  • dérailleur cable
  • power link for, 9/10/11 speeds
  • a bag of various bolts (for… spds clits, rotors, chainring, brake caliper,…)
  • Lézine mini floor pump (with a few lengths of duct tape wrapped around it)
  • HP Rock Shox HP pump
  • Fix it Stick multi tool, with tyre levers
  • light chain tool from MSC
  • Leatherman
  • zip ties
  • electrical tape
  • a small strap
  • mini lock
  • PDS  pass (the best way not to leave it in dirty shorts)
  • sunglasses wipe
  • drops for my contact lenses
  • RideAbility stickers !!

Didn’t make the shot:

  • cones for the skill sessions
  • smartphone with Iphigénie app (if you don’t know it, look it up!)
  • home made cereal bars
  • a bottle of isotonic drink (usually carried on the bike)
  • a spare pair of gloves (they doesn’t take much room, or weigh much but useful more often than you’d think)
  • an old piece of tyre to fix ripped sidewalls
  • suncream

 

Les Gets will open its bikepark non stop from the 15th of June (for the crankworx), but also the previous weekends from the 26 of May (apart from the Mt Cherry apparently).

In Morzine, the Pleney will open non-stop from the 9th of June and Super Morzine from the 20th of June.

 

 

 

Here it is, my new DH steed!

The bike’s race pedigree speaks for itself, its most impressive trait? The way it accelerates out of corners!

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Frame 2017 V10 C, XL

Shock Fast Suspension Holy Grail

Fork Fox 40 Performance Elite (coil)

Wheels E13, 27.5″

Brakes Hope V4, 203mm/200mm

Crankset Truvativ

Seatpost Thomson

Bar Raceface 6XC, carbon, 780mm/30mm

Stem Santa Cruz

Grips Santa Cruz

Saddle WTB

Chainguide E13

Pedals Hope F20

Shifter Sram GX DH

Chain+K7 Sram GX DH 7spd

Derailleur Sram GX DH

Tyres Maxxis High Roller DH
Total weight: 16.3kg

A massive “thank you” to, Santa Cruz Bicycles, Hope Technology and Fast Suspension.

In 2017 I (Jo) will be riding on Santa Cruz bikes, after 9 years on a different brand, it’s a big change!

Here is my enduro bike… this thing rip!

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Frame 2017 Bronson CC, Large

Fork Lyrik RCT3, 160mm

Wheels Hope Enduro with Pro4 hubs

Brakes Hope E4 Tech3, 203mm/180mm, floating rotors

Crankset Hope 170mm with 30t spider ring and Hope press fit BB

Seatpost Yep Uptimizer HC 150mm

Bar Alpha 780x30mm

Stem Hope AM 35mm

Grips ODI

Saddle old Fizik (Fabric Spoon coming soon)

Chainguide OneUp

Pedals Hope F20

Shifter Sram X1

Chain+K7 Sram X1 10/42

Derailleur Sram GX

Tyres Michelin Wild Rock’R2 Advanced Reinforced
Total weight: 14.2kg

A big “thank you” to Santa Cruz, Hope, Fast and Yep for their support.

The Pass’ Portes 2017 online registrations opens on the 8th of February, be warned the event sells out very quickly.

Did you know, though, that if you are part of an identified group (club, corporate, association,…) of at least 7 riders, you could book from the 11th of January?

For more info contact the Portes du soleil: vtt @ portesdusoleil.com