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Video: Fabien Barel heads to Morocco for the latest Mojo Trail Diary

Mondraker bikes rider Fabien Barel was not content with finishing his year off at the Trans Provence in France so he jumped on a plane and joined MBUK’s head tester Robin Weaver and the team from Mojo Suspension in Morocco for their latest Trail diaries video.

With the Atlas mountains as their playground with and the latest Mondraker Forward Geometry Foxy XR bikes between their knees the team were set for a week in North Africa.  After a long journey which consisted of planes, trains, vans and motorbikes the crew assembled in Marrakech.  Multiple World Champion Fabien Barel joined Chris Porter from Mojo, Robin Weaver from MBUK and Mark Weir from the USA and it was with eager anticipation that the team headed out on a trail finding mission on Morocco’s red soil.  With lost bags, steep tracks and inquisitive local this edition of the Mojo trail diaries had all the marks of being a classic.  Watch part 1 of the video to see how the team got on.

Mojo Trail Diary, Morocco | Part 1 Ft. Fabien Barel & Mark Weir from Eyesdown Films on Vimeo.

Planes, trains and automobiles! In sha’Allah

The Mojo Trail Diaries were intended to show people how capable the modern trail bike has become - to encourage people to spread their wings and try something new, the bike and suspension won’t hold you back!... In the previous edits in the series we climbed hills, munros and mountains, hit jump spots, slippy and grippy singletrack and rocky scree fields. We’ve had Aaron Gwin, Fabien Barel, Steve Peat, Guy Martin and even web susperstar Danny Mackaskill! During the ‘England, Wales and Scotland’ edits we’ve subjected those boys to wind, rain, sleet, snow, fog and basically bikes and riders have always come up trumps. There is nothing we could throw at the modern trail bike that it could not do!

So where do we go now to show the riders who may be stuck in a rut a new way to get out of it?

Not Whistler! Let’s go to Africa? More specifically Morocco’s Atlas mountains!

Mark Weir, Fabien Barel and the Mojo van are already at the Trans Provence the week prior to our plan, ChrisP is riding around Spain on his touring motorcycle? So everyone’s already halfway there right?

Ferry strikes, unplanned Chunnel journeys, biblically wet weather in France and Spain, flights via Madrid, Nice and Casablanca, lost luggage and a final Mojo van dash from Malaga to Marrakech in a day via Algeciras/Tanger! What could go wrong?

MUSIC
Hocine Slaoui - Yal Cahla
Grapes - Mesetta
Aether - Clouds
Beatfux - Indulgence
Ego Trip - Suit up (How to Lose)

MAPS
Imagery ©2012 TerraMetrics, Map data ©2012 Basarsoft, Google, ORION-ME, Tele Atlas

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