Enduro rider Chris Bailey visits EBC Brakes with new KTM 150 XC-W 2018

Enduro rider Chris Bailey visits EBC Brakes with new KTM 150 XC-W 2018

Enduro Rider Chris Bailey visited EBC Brakes World Headquarters on Friday 27th October 2017 with his dad Jon and his brand new KTM 150 XC-W 2018 off-road racing bike ready for the next season’s racing.

Chris has just completed a successful season when he competed in the second Enduroland Scramble on 29th October 2017 and Round Seven of the 2017 Acerbis Race XC season with Enduroland which took place on 8th October at Chacombe Seal Farm, Banbury, Oxon.

Read the full race report and see pictures of next seasons bike below:

Chris and his dad Jon, visited EBC Brakes World Headquarters on a crisp sunny day with his very clean, new and shiny looking KTM 150 XC-W 2018. The bike was purchased in preparation for next season following on from the success of Chris’ results for 2017 when he finished 1st in the Adult Youth Class and 27th overall out of 71 riders, most of which are of varied ages competing in the Acerbis Race XC series with Enduroland. This is a fantastic result for the talented 14 year old who we are sure will continue his high performance in 2018 on the new bike.

The KTM 150 XC-W bike is a race-ready bike built to suit Enduro racing and is custom made to order. Luckily Jon Bailey had put the order in and received it just in time for Chris to put the new bike through its paces before the start of next season at the second Enduroland Scramble, which took place on Sunday 29th October 2017 at Chacombe (see video below). Chris raced a total of eight races, won each one and finished first overall, proof that the bike is definitely a wise buy!

The bike itself has the agility of a 125cc with the power capable to match that of a 250cc. Equipped with EBC enduro racing brakes, this bike is a great choice for the sort of tough terrain as that found on the Enduroland courses.

Great day racing at the Enduroland Scramble. Eight races of one lap each. Eight 1st places and therefore 1st overall. Great day on the new bike with perfect results!

Photo: Chris Bailey in action!
Round Seven Race Report – Acerbis Race XC series

So it’s the last race of the summer season at Enduroland race XC, for this event we were back at Chacombe Seal Farm. With a slight twist to the story for this race, which was that we had sold Chris’ bike and were waiting for the new one to arrive, but due to technical issues at the KTM factory the bike was delayed and would not be here for the last race. So Chris had to use my bike which he had never raced on before, and is also an MX bike so set up slightly different to his normal enduro bike, so after some tinker time, I borrowed a larger fuel tank from a friend, readjusted the suspension, and fingers crossed for the race.

As the checkered flag dropped Chris was second off the line and after a very short battle with first place, took the holeshot by no more than a hair’s width, so the race was on. Chris soon got used to riding my bike and settled into a good rhythm very quickly, this is his favourite track which probably helped. Lap after lap Chris, again constant with his lap times, started to pull a lead over second place, by now half way through the two hours even with a bigger tank he still needed to refuel. I pulled him in for a quick pit stop then sent him on his way.

Chris was now settled with a good pace and continued this way till the end of the race, he finished 5:34 ahead of second place and finish 1st in class, 27th overall out of 71.

Another championship for 2017 under his belt. With six 1st places and one 2nd place.
Thanks to EBC Brakes, without their help none of this would be possible.

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 More EBC Brakes Product Details:

EBC Carbon X or TT Brake Pads

EBC Carbon X or TT Brake Pads
EBC Carbon X or TT Brake Pads are also known as Carbon Enduro formula pads. These brakes have the unique benefit of having lower heat transfer and generation, although they don’t have the same life span as that of a sintered copper brake pad.



EBC MXS Series Moto-X Race Pads

EBC MXS Series Moto-X Race Pads
EBC MXS series Moto-X race brake pads are a great choice for use in all weather conditions, be it wet, or dry as found in motocross racing. This is because of their highest rated HH friction for maximum performance and stopping power. The double H formula also ensures these race specific brake pads have a long lifetime of use.

EBC SV Series Severe Duty Pads

EBC SV Series Severe Duty Pads
If you require durability for all your off road riding needs then these are the brake pads to use! SV Severe Duty ATV Pads are made from a high density sintered copper alloy for longest life possible. They are designed to work hard especially in the wettest, muddiest, dusty and dirty conditions like those found during off road riding and racing.



EBC ATV & Dirt Sintered Brake Pads

EBC ATV Sintered Pads Brake Pads

‘R’ Series Sintered Brake Pads or ATV & dirt sintered brake pads are one EBC product that are designed with a high density sintered copper material that offer very high durability and a high resistance to water, mud, sand and are excellent at coping with all manner of off road racing conditions such as those found in ATV racing.

EBC CX Extreme™ Motocross rotors

EBC CX Extreme™ Motocross rotors
EBC CX Extreme Motocross Rotors are the latest and the greatest motocross brake disc rotor. Designed in a lightweight profiled contour, this motocross brake looks great with the vee design, they self clean as well as give great performance. Manufactured from heat treated and tempered stainless steel.



EBC Motocross MD series rotors

EBC Motocross MD series rotors
Motocross MD Series rotors are manufactured from durable and tough heat treated premium German mill rolled stainless steel in the Northampton based EBC plant.

The diamond ground surface finish is heat treated to give longer lasting performance, the type of which is of vital importance during motocross racing.



EBC Motocross Contour Rotors

EBC Motocross Contour rotors
Motocross Contour rotors are great for motocross racing as they are an ultra lightweight profiled contour series rotor ideal for OE replacement.

They are manufactured from durable heat treated stainless steel and given a zinc coat for rust prevention, making them tough and resilient in all types of terrain.



EBC Enduro Discs / Rotors

EBC EBC Enduro Discs/RotorsEBC Enduro discs / rotors are also known as the CE series. They are manufactured using top quality German mill rolled stainless steel, provide a balanced combination of chrome and carbon. This allows for perfect heat treatment to avoid cracking, keeps off any rusting and offers high strength.

Designed in contour profile, these discs are lightweight, offer great performance, longevity and provide resistance to mud in off-road conditions because of the lack of vent holes in the pad sweep area.


EBC Brakes Oversize MX Disc / Rotors

EBC Oversize MX Disc / Rotors
EBC Brakes Oversize MX Disc Rotors are fully floating with 280mm optimum diameter. Fully floating rotors are perfect for motocross racing as the rotors resist warping better and handle heat loads more efficiently. They are British laser profiled and built with precision engineering and are lightweight with a contoured profile rotor blade that aids self cleaning outside profiled curves.

The rotor blade is manufactured from German mill rolled stainless steel and the centre hub is decorated with the EBC logo that looks great on any bike.


EBC Brakes Supermotard Contour Rotor Kit

EBC Supermotard Contour Rotor KitEBC Supermotard Contour Rotor Kits are designed to be easy to install on a standard caliper using the relocation bracket provided.

The disc comes complete with the patented ‘Square Dive’ button system to enhance brake performance by eliminating distortion and preventing rivet lock up. These discs are strong in structure and also ultra lightweight.


EBC Brakes UTVX Brake Rotors for ATV/Quad/4×4 Machines

EBC UTVX Brake Rotors for ATV/Quad/4×4 MachinesEBC Brakes’ UTVX Brake Rotors for ATV/Quad/4×4 Machines are made from strong, durable heat treated stainless steel in the UK. The discs / rotors are ground with diamonds to provide the rider with improved braking.

Along with the attractive finish, these brakes are designed to be self cleaning whilst delivering high performance.



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