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She's out there

Where the ladies at? We followed our athletes in different sports to show the diversity of women out there who inspire us every day through their own interpretation of our NO SHORTCUTS way of life.

The concept of NO SHORTCUTS, as an approach to giving it your all, can be applied to any manner of things. It can be taking time for your friends and sharing some good mountain bike rides with them. It can be finding your balance on your road bike, inside yourself or within a team. It’s daring to step out of your comfort zone and running to the top of a mountain. It’s getting out on your skis regardless the weather conditions to just do what you love. It’s living with authenticity and doing things for the right reasons. This series is about you and me. It’s about passionate women who are out there doing what they believe in, whether there’s someone watching or not.



Ep.1 – Sharing Stoke in Sierra Nevada

Karen comes from Germany, is a mother of two and has been living from mountain biking for almost 30 years. Lorraine is a former Canadian DH champion. She loves exploring remote places and sending it sideways on big jumps. Monet is the youngest of the group. She lives in the UK and splits her time between riding bikes and working as a freelance graphic designer.

All three love mountain biking. When they are on their bike, it doesn’t matter where they’re from or what their background is. The only thing that matters is that they’re sharing good times on mountain bikes, and creating memories that will last a lifetime.


Ep. 2 – Race-Life Balance

Get to Know Team Mitchelton-SCOTT

Everyone is after an optimal work-life balance. When your job consists of being a professional cyclist on one of the best Women’s Pro Tour teams, this concept takes on a whole different meaning. For almost 9 months of the year, the girls from Mitchelton-SCOTT live together almost 24/7. So it’s all about finding a good balance in the team, between training, racing and still enjoying life on the road. The hard training sessions are balanced with the good after-ride laughs, the tough races taste so sweet with the euphoria of success, the strengths of your teammates help you overcome your own weaknesses…


“That’s one of the best things about riding with Karen and Lorraine. I can learn so much from them, on every new ride. They’ve been doing it for such a long time and they’re both still having so much fun, they’re both still shredding.”

- Monet Rose Adams -


SHARING THE RIDE WITH YOUR FRIENDS IS WHAT SETS IT APART

IT TRANSFORMS THE ADVENTURE


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From head to toe, SCOTT has all the products to allow you to have the most fun when hitting the trails. With a large choice of feminine cuts, colors and designs, you will for sure find something that not only performs extraordinarily well but also actually fits you. Here are some of Monet’s favorite products!


Knee Guards Soldier 2

Knee Guards Soldier 2

"These knee pads are super comfortable and pretty easy to slide on and off over shoes whilst out riding. However I find them comfortable enough to pedal in all day without any rubbing."

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Vivo Plus Helmet

Vivo Plus Helmet

"The Vivo helmet is great as it’s equipped with mips® which gives me confidence on the hill as I know my head is well protected. Also the vents keep my head cool and stop me from getting sticky helmet hair!"

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Contessa Genius 710 Bike

Contessa Genius 710 Bike

"The Contessa Genius looks amazing and is a complete beast. Spec’d with women in mind, the grips have an ergonomic shape, the stem is slightly shorter and the suspension has been tuned perfectly. Being able to ride a bike that’s thought about women’s needs and takes their ability seriously is really confidence-inspiring on the trail!"

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  • Photos: Gaudenz Danuser
  • Filming & Editing: Shaperideshoot
  • Riders: Karen Eller, Monet Adams & Lorraine Blancher
  • Guiding: Manuel Lozano Chaves

“We can’t just go back to our friends and family on the weekend, or after a race. We have to really put a lot of trust into each other and build the relationships so that we can survive over here for 6 to 9 months of the year.”

- Gracie Elvin -


It’s my whole life, but I’m proud of that

Your team becomes your home


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Are you a racer or a casual rider? Regardless of the look you’re going for, SCOTT has the products to support you along the way from head to toe. With a large selection of fits, colors and designs, you will surely find something that not only performs extraordinarily well but that also fits you like a glove. Here are some of the Mitchelton-SCOTT girls’ favorite products!


Road RC Lady Shoe

Road RC Lady Shoe

"I can ride for hours in my Road RC Lady shoes. They are so comfortable! The double boa gives me a perfect fit and the stiff carbon sole really allows me to get the best efficiency and direct power transfer to the pedals."

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Centric Plus Helmet

Centric Plus Helmet

"With the Centric Plus helmet I can fully focus on my race because I know I have the best protection, and I keep a cool head thanks to great ventilation, which is also really important especially on hot summer days."

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Leap Sunglasses

Leap Sunglasses

"What I like about the Leap sunglasses is that they fit perfectly with my helmet. The lens is also super easy to change and there’s a wide range to choose from."

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Foil RC Bike

Foil RC Bike

"I love my Foil RC! It’s light, stiff and superfast! It’s the first time I ride an aero bike that is so light and I feel really well on it."

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  • Photos: Kramon
  • Filming: Etienne van Rensburg
  • Editing: Shaperideshoot

Ep. 3 – Daring to Take that First Step

As simple as it might look, running is intense. It forces you to push your limits. Every run will push you a little further and will make you discover a lot of things about yourself. Pro runner Ruth Croft has never been scared of stepping out of her comfort zone. She has moved to different places in the world and been through some ups and downs to live the life she has always wanted to live and to become an accomplished and renowned trail runner. Yet despite of all these moves and changes, one thing has remained constant: daring to take that first step, again and again.


“Daring is just giving something a go. You’ve got to be willing to take that first step and not be scared, because if you don’t, you will never know what it could be or what if could bring to you.”

- Ruth Croft -


START OFF AND JUST SET YOURSELF SMALL GOALS

ALONG THE WAY YOU WILL LEARN A LOT ABOUT YOURSELF


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Ready for your next trail running challenge? SCOTT has the products to support you along the effort, from head to toe. With a large choice of fits, colors and designs, you will for sure find something that not only performs extraordinarily well but also actually fits you. Here’s some of Ruth’s favorite SCOTT products!


Supertrac RC Women’s Shoe

Supertrac RC Shoes

“The best shoe for trail running after the 7 league boots. Trust me. I tried both but the latter wasn’t really street legal...”

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Trail RC TR’4 Pack

Trail RC TR'4 Pack

“Wraps around your upper body perfectly and feels really comfortable. It’s like a hug with carrying capacity. Pretty rad.”

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RC Run s/sl Women’s Shirt

RC Run Shirt

“Adding yellow to an ALL BLACK outfit is a bit like throwing fire on a raging bull. Other people have DNS just by seeing this shirt on the starting line. True story.”

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RC Run Women’s Split Shorts

RC Run Split Shorts

“Short shorts with lots of air going through. Who wouldn’t want that for a hot racing day?”

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  • Realisation: Yann Audouin
  • Additional footage: Hensli Sage