After five years together, Fabien Barel and Mondraker announce they are going their separate ways. Besides bringing Mondraker some great race results, and being an ambassador for the company Barel has been integral in the development aspect too, specifically with the Forward Geometry concept.

But where is the fast Frenchman heading? We're hoping he hasn't hung up his racing shoes for good and will still be racing Enduro events. One possibility would be with Canyon Bikes, Joe Barnes has talked about a French enduro rider joining him on the Canyon set up this year.

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