Elliott Heap & Kelan Grant’s new whip

Thursday, March 1st, 2018

“CRC-Mavic team bike check”


Fresh from the CRC-Mavic Pro Race team camp with Sram in Windrock, Tennessee, he’s a quick look at the bikes that U23 rapid Wiganer Elliott Heap and Mini Johnny Bravo impersinator Kelan Grant will be using to take on the Enduro World Series.

Now in his 4th year with the team Elliott Heap is making the full time switch to the EWS. With a win in Ireland’s EWS last year already under his belt, he’s looking for a strong season in the U23 and against the overall times too. Elliott’s progression in the sport has been incredible, only starting to race “properly” 5 years ago. But with huge family support and team manager Nigel Page his progression has been rapid, taking 3rd overall in the Junior Downhill World Cup in 2016.

Team youths Jacy & Jot

2017 Irish national champ Kelan Grant is no stranger to Nukeproof. 3 years with the Nukeproof development team (racing downhill & enduro), before securing a place on the Nukeproof sponsored Team Wideopenmag in 2017. After finishing his university degree last year Kelan went on to pull out some seriously impressive results. Win’s Tweedlove, Ard Rock, Red Bull Fox Hunt, Megavalanche and the Irish national champs showed that there is raw potential to the big lad. Now with the support of CRC-Mavic he will be taking on the worlds elite in the full EWS.

 Ready to eat (& race)

Nigel Page once again is back as the captain of mischief & team manager. After gracing the EWS podiums in Masters, he will be on his Mega 275c at select EWS rounds and events. Mountain bikes and racing are in his blood, as a professional racer in Downhill he’s the perfect man to have at the helm.


Fresh ice cold blue and pearl red Mega 275c.
Kelan, Nigel and Elliott will start the year on the Nukeproof Mega 275c (Elliott 5’7 on the Medium and Nigel-5’10 and Kelan 6′ rides a Large). Team headline sponsor Mavic will support the team with fresh ride kit, shoes (clipless) and their legendary Deemax Pro wheelsets.
Mavic distinctive yellow Deemax shoes will stand out on the hill 
Custom frame graphics from Slik Graphics, protected thanks to Invisiframe and Mudhuggers Shorty mudguards.

The new Michelin rubber has already impressed the team.

Michelin’s all new Wild Enduro front and rear will be on the teams bikes for most of the season.

Can’t miss them on the hill with these custom Muc Off 100% lids and Goggles for Elliott & Kelan

Both Kelan and Elliott will run Nukeproof’s Horizon CS clipless pedals

Each rider has their own preference on set up. All three will run the Rockshox Lyric (170mm or 180mm depending on trails) up front. After a month “on holiday” in New Zealand, Elliott has been experimenting and getting on well with the new super Deluxe coil shock.

Kelan are on the Super Deluxe air. 

 Our award winning Horizon Carbon bars on Kelan & Elliott’s bike with Sam Hill Signature grips
SRAM Eagle X01 12 speed offers a huge range and slick shifting for the team 




Facebook: @kelangrantracing

Instagram: @KelanGrant

Follow Elliott on:

Facebook @ellottheapmtb 

Instagram: @Elliottheap



Roll on EWS Round 1….

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Photos: Fraser Britton

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