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Jerome Clementz’ 2013 Cannondale Jekyll

Enduro World Series Leading Bike

Words by Morgan Taylor. Photos by Morgan Taylor.
August 23rd, 2013

Jerome Clementz really needs no introduction. He is the current leader of the Enduro World Series, with countless other titles under his belt from Megavalanche to Trans-Provence and just about every other Enduro race you can name. We went for a ride with Jerome while he was in Whistler for the 5th round of the EWS.

While Matt Dennison’s video – which we’re really looking forward to – is still on the horizon, we also got up close and personal with Jerome’s Cannondale Jekyll. We talked about how his setup changes from race to race and even from stage to stage. There are lots of sweet details; click in to the first photo and advance through.

Jerome Clementz, Cannondale, Jekyll, Enduro, enduro world series, SRAM, XX1, Mavic, Pike

The Jekyll is a 26″ wheeled, 150mm frame. While there has been much debate over hoop sizes this year, the trusty 26 obviously works well for Jerome.

Jerome Clementz, Cannondale, Jekyll, Enduro, enduro world series, SRAM, XX1, Mavic, Pike

It’s not too difficult to print up stickers with your name on them, but…

Jerome Clementz, Cannondale, Jekyll, Enduro, enduro world series, SRAM, XX1, Mavic, Pike

Jerome’s carbon BlackBox bar from Truvativ is a bit more special. 750mm wide, 20 rise, with a 7×5 bend.

Jerome Clementz, Cannondale, Jekyll, Enduro, enduro world series, SRAM, XX1, Mavic, Pike

And attached to that bar, custom engraved brake levers. It’s not over yet though.

Jerome Clementz, Cannondale, Jekyll, Enduro, enduro world series, SRAM, XX1, Mavic, Pike

XO Trail is Jerome’s choice for the Enduro circuit.

Jerome Clementz, Cannondale, Jekyll, Enduro, enduro world series, SRAM, XX1, Mavic, Pike

There’s nothing quite like a set of grips you’ve carved to perfection.

Jerome Clementz, Cannondale, Jekyll, Enduro, enduro world series, SRAM, XX1, Mavic, Pike

And controlled from that side of the bar, SRAM’s XX1 drivetrain. Jerome ran a 34 tooth ring for Stages 1-4 of the Whistler Enduro, and switched up for the big 38 tooth for Stage 5.

Jerome Clementz, Cannondale, Jekyll, Enduro, enduro world series, SRAM, XX1, Mavic, Pike

But there’s another shifter there… what gives?

Jerome Clementz, Cannondale, Jekyll, Enduro, enduro world series, SRAM, XX1, Mavic, Pike

Cannondale’s DYAD shock allows the rider to switch the Jekyll between 150mm and 90mm of travel from the bar. That cable between the two red rebound knobs is connected to the grip shift seen above. For an Enduro race bike, this on-the-fly adjustability seems quite appropriate.

Jerome Clementz, Cannondale, Jekyll, Enduro, enduro world series, SRAM, XX1, Mavic, Pike

Rebound is adjustable separately for the long travel and short travel modes.

Jerome Clementz, Cannondale, Jekyll, Enduro, enduro world series, SRAM, XX1, Mavic, Pike

The Jekyll’s linkage driven single pivot rear end.

Jerome Clementz, Cannondale, Jekyll, Enduro, enduro world series, SRAM, XX1, Mavic, Pike

Name dropping continues.

Jerome Clementz, Cannondale, Jekyll, Enduro, enduro world series, SRAM, XX1, Mavic, Pike

Jerome runs a 160mm RockShox PIKE. For Whister he ran one (of a possible three) volume spacer, while at the previous race in Colorado he went without spacers.

Jerome Clementz, Cannondale, Jekyll, Enduro, enduro world series, SRAM, XX1, Mavic, Pike

Colour matched to the frame. Looking good.

Jerome Clementz, Cannondale, Jekyll, Enduro, enduro world series, SRAM, XX1, Mavic, Pike

Mavic’s all aluminum Crossmax Enduro wheels.

Jerome Clementz, Cannondale, Jekyll, Enduro, enduro world series, SRAM, XX1, Mavic, Pike

For the Enduro wheelset Mavic has developed specific front and rear tire/wheel combinations. Here we see the 2.4″ front tire on a 21c UST rim..

Jerome Clementz, Cannondale, Jekyll, Enduro, enduro world series, SRAM, XX1, Mavic, Pike

And out back, a 2.3″ tire on a 19c rim. 20 spokes on the rear wheel, and 24 on the front.

Jerome Clementz, Cannondale, Jekyll, Enduro, enduro world series, SRAM, XX1, Mavic, Pike

The world’s top Enduro racers need purpose-built bikes, and Jerome’s Jekyll is exactly that: everything in its place.

Jerome Clementz, Cannondale, Jekyll, Enduro, enduro world series, SRAM, XX1, Mavic, Pike

Jerome Clementz 2013 Cannondale Jekyll Enduro race rig.

Jerome Clementz, Cannondale, Jekyll, Enduro, enduro world series, SRAM, XX1, Mavic, Pike

The man and his steed.

Jerome Clementz, Cannondale, Jekyll, Enduro, enduro world series, SRAM, XX1, Mavic, Pike

Stay tuned for an upcoming piece with Jerome where we talk race strategy, line choice, the history and future of Enduro, and more…


Jerome’s bike is fully dialed. Perfectly chosen parts everywhere, many of which Jerome had a hand in developing. No wonder he’s at the top of the heap.

  • Tuskaloosa

    talk about perfection… nice insight

  • wa90

    He has probably one of the funnest jobs in the world.