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Endura MT500 Burner Lite and Singletrack

Endura MT500 Burner Lite and Singletrack

30.08.23 08:08 60Text: Erwin Haiden (translated by AI)Photos: Erwin Haiden, Lisi HagerWith the popular MT500 and the flexible Singletrack collection, Endura not only covers a wide range of clothing from gravel to downhill use, but also offers everything essential that bikers can wear on their bodies, from toe to nose.30.08.23 08:08 63

Endura MT500 Burner Lite and Singletrack

30.08.23 08:08 63 Erwin Haiden (translated by AI) Erwin Haiden, Lisi Hager
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With the popular MT500 and the flexible Singletrack collection, Endura not only covers a wide range of clothing from gravel to downhill use, but also offers everything essential that bikers can wear on their bodies, from toe to nose.30.08.23 08:08 63

The MT500 collection as the flagship and the lighter Singletrack line from Endura have been some of my favorites for years when it comes to bike clothing. My pieces so far are not only excellently made, they also fit comfortably on the body and depending on the cut are also perfectly suitable as universal casual wear.
Reason enough, then, to stock up on a few fine pieces for the current season ...

 Summer 2023 is Endura Time 

Technical MT500 in black and colorful Singletrack parts
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For most of my outings, I prefer lightweight clothing. It should be nicely airy when going uphill in the scorching heat, reasonably robust when thorns are waiting at the edge of the ideal line, not too loose so nothing flutters bat-like during the downhill, but also not restrictive and offering enough freedom of movement in tight corners or when stumble biking. The pants, for my taste, don't need to be too long because I very rarely wear knee protectors.

 Blueberry or Tangerine 

Frucade or eggnog, the main thing is vegetables
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Singletrack Print T-Shirt LTD Blueberry

The great thing about the majority of the Endura collection is that various pants and shirts can be well combined in terms of color. Thus, individual color accents reappear in the most diverse products - from pants and shirts to accessories like socks, gloves, helmets or sometimes even colored protectors.
The Singletrack Print T-Shirt is airy, light, relatively timeless, and without frills and pockets, sits comfortably loose without being too fluttery.

Tech Specs:
  • Lightweight Trail Tech T-Shirt
  • Quickly wicks moisture away, lightweight fabric
  • > 80% recycled material
  • Easily combinable print in limited edition
  • Regular fit
  • Size S-XXL
  • Price € 49.99
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Singletrack Shorts II Blueberry

Blueberry, Cranberry, Hayberry. Softberry, Wildberry, Forestberry, Bickberry, whatever. The color-coordinated Singletrack Shorts II are one of my personal highlights of the Endura collection. They are robust and yet not too bulky. The pockets are an essential criterion for me.
With ventilation openings and an easily adjustable waistband, the shorts are fun both on the bike and during various other leisure activities. With the Clickfast system, compatible inner shorts can be connected to the Singletrack Shorts II. By the way, they are also available in several versions as the “Ergonomistry Short” with a professional insert, as a liner short, and as a Singletrack Bibliner with suspenders, all three with the Clickfast system.

Tech Specs:
  • Robust trail short full of features. Fall down, get up, continue
  • Durable nylon fabric with long stretch panels
  • PFC-free, durable, non-toxic, water-repellent finish
  • Pockets and zippered side phone pocket
  • Moisture-wicking waistband with Velcro® closure
  • Reinforced seams at high-stress points
  • Compatible with Clickfast inner shorts
  • Special cut for knee protection
  • Zippered ventilation slits on the legs
  • Sizes S-XXL
  • Price € 89.99
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    Clickfast System
    Clickfast System
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    simply externally adjustable waistband
    simply externally adjustable waistband
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    Ventilation openings

Spiky Socks Navy Blue

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Zap-Zap, the spiky socks are already on the feet. The material is robust and very pleasant to wear and by no means too thin - so definitely nothing for nylon fans (there are other products in the Endura collection for them), but great for rough terrain, carrying passages, and long bike tours.

Tech Specs:
  • These socks with a spiky motif offer a high level of style and comfort.
  • Soft, moisture-wicking material
  • The grooves in the upper part of the socks ensure a good fit
  • Elastic support at the arch of the foot
  • Padded soles for extra comfort
  • Flat toe arch
  • Easycare machine wash
  • Single pack
  • Size S-M, L-XL
  • Price € 19.99


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Singletrack Core T-Shirt II Mandarin

Casual readers might now say: this is the same as blueberry, just as tangerine - but careful: Singeltrack Print (see above) and Core differ slightly, for example in the arm finishes - here flatter - or the collar solution, here more contrasting and classic round.
Anyone who wants to know why tangerine at all: Of course, so that the shirt matches the shorts; the Lite version (see below) of the Singletrack Short (see above), to be exact. However: For the combo to really match, "Harvest" is actually the color choice for the pants because tangerine turns to brown in the back. Confusing? Doesn't matter...

Tech Specs:
  • Lightweight Trail Tech T-Shirt
  • Quick moisture-wicking, lightweight fabric
  • Contains > 80% recycled fabric
  • Material at the collar provides contrast
  • Full sublimation print
  • Regular fit
  • Timeless design with seasonal print
  • Size S-XXL
  • Price € 39.99
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  • Ventilation openingsVentilation openings
    Ventilation openings
    Ventilation openings
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    even more
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    Clickfast System
    Clickfast System
  • PanniersPanniers
    Panniers
    Panniers
  • Rear bag and waist adjustmentRear bag and waist adjustment
    Rear bag and waist adjustment
    Rear bag and waist adjustment
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Singletrack Lite Short Harvest

The Lite Short is not only a tad lighter than the Singletrack Short, but it is also available in two different lengths: +/- 4 cm which, as we all know, can often make a big difference.
In this case, I prefer the longer version. It fits perfectly and offers the best of all worlds for me: Just sturdy enough for trail biking, ideal for XC or an occasional gravel ride, and definitely wearable in leisure time.
When I'm still groggy, walking with flip-flops from the hotel towards the bike garage, the three pockets provide enough space for the "holy trinity" in the form of a cellphone, wallet, and car keys, keeping my hands free for the water bottles.

Tech Specs:
  • Breathable trail short made from stretch material that you barely feel
  • Lightweight, durable 4-way stretch nylon fabric
  • PFC-free, durable, non-toxic, water-repellent finish
  • Moisture-wicking waistband with Velcro® closure
  • Perforated ventilation slots on the thighs for better air circulation
  • Zip pockets as well as a safety pocket in the back area
  • Compatible with Clickfast liner shorts
  • Two different leg lengths available
  • Size S-XXXL
  • Price €89.99

Jagged Socks Jade

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Ok, but now these are really the same toe warmers as above... Depending on the application, I sometimes prefer thicker, sometimes thinner socks. The Zacken definitely belong to the first category, even in "Jade".
Generally, Endura has something in the program for every taste. One of my favorite socks are the Endura Coolmax socks, which are also available in neutral designs and have lasted me a very long time.

Tech Specs:
  • These socks with a spike motif offer a high level of style and comfort.
  • Soft, moisture-wicking material
  • The grooves in the upper area of the socks ensure a good fit
  • Elastic support at the arch of the foot
  • Padded soles for extra comfort
  • Flat toe arch
  • Easycare machine wash
  • Single pack
  • Size S-M, L-XL
  • Price € 19.99
  • Endura MT500 Burner Lite and Singletrack

The MT500 Collection has always been a part of Endura and is somewhat like the company's core product. Tested and developed in racing - in collaboration with the Athertons and the Hazzard Racing Team - even the average user quickly notices how well-thought-out each piece is.
There are no scratchy, annoying Velcro fasteners on the inside, the pants have pockets and ventilation openings in the right places, and of course, the Clickfast system. The materials are lightweight yet durable.

Attentive readers might still remember a photo or two of me in the blue/blue Endura Burner outfit. Back then, I wasn't sure how often I would wear the long-legged and -sleeved pieces, but they have since become one of my favorite outfits - especially in the bike park or during the transition period.

The MT500 Burner Lite Series is, in terms of features, comparable to the previous Burner products, but more breathable and lighter, making it a good choice depending on the uphill:downhill ratio also in summer or during the transition period.

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MT500 Burner Lite Jersey Black

I really like the gray-black outfit, a good contrast to the otherwise colorful colors of my Endura pieces, and yet not too gloomy.
The jersey is very comfortable to wear, offers good support for the photo backpack on the shoulders thanks to silicone strips, and good protection on the sides thanks to robust fabric when coming into contact with vegetation. Laser-cut perforations ensure good ventilation, so the jersey is still fun to wear on the trail even at warmer temperatures.

Tech Specs:
  • Moisture-wicking, lightweight mesh material with robust fabric panels on the sleeves
  • Contains > 50% recycled fabric
  • Silicone print on the shoulders for good grip
  • Close-fitting cut with room for thin protectors
  • Laser-cut perforations for improved air circulation through sleeves and body
  • 90-day satisfaction guarantee
  • Size S-XXL
  • Price €59.99
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  • Waist adjustmentWaist adjustment
    Waist adjustment
    Waist adjustment
  • Ventilation openingsVentilation openings
    Ventilation openings
    Ventilation openings
  • Velcro fastenerVelcro fastener
    Velcro fastener
    Velcro fastener
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    even more ventilation at the back of the knee
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MT500 Burner Lite Pants Black

The lighter version of the downhill pants recommended by the Athertons offers plenty of features without unnecessary frills. For example, I like the simple, external waist adjustment with Velcro, the ventilation openings (laser cut) and the mesh at the back of the knee.
The pants are tapered towards the bottom and still offer enough room for protectors. Clickfast buttons are standard, as are zip pockets. The latter are essential for me to store keys, Garmin, and wallet on the way from the apartment to the bike - or also for the lift card in the bike park.

Tech Specs:
  • Lightweight 4-way stretch material with mesh inserts for cooling
  • PFC-free, durable, non-toxic, water-repellent finish
  • Zip pockets
  • Laser-cut elements for better air circulation on the legs
  • Waist adjustment with secure Velcro
  • Modern, slim cut, space for knee protectors
  • Compatible with Clickfast inner pants
  • 90-day satisfaction guarantee
  • Size S-XXL
  • Price €99.99
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MT500 D3O Glove Black

As a photographer and biker, I like thin gloves. They just provide more feedback on the camera's shutter and buttons, but also on the handlebars of my enduro bike. Unfortunately, thin gloves often also mean compromises in terms of safety.
The MT500 D3O Gloves offer a little relief with a great compromise between lightness and safety. Because unlike R2-D2, D3O is cuddly soft - at least most of the time. While the palm of the glove is made of synthetic leather and comes without padding, for maximum tactile feedback, the D3O “Impact Ready protection” padding ensures a soft exterior - until the moment of impact. Then the non-Newtonian material suddenly becomes rigid, thus mitigating the consequences of the impact.

Tech Specs:
  • D3O® Impact Ready protection on knuckles and fingers
  • 4-way stretch, breathable ripstop upper material
  • Tough synthetic leather palm
  • Without padding for maximum handlebar feel
  • Silicone print on palm and fingertips for maximum grip
  • Absorbent microsuede sweat wipe on thumb
  • 90-day satisfaction guarantee
  • Sizes XS-XXL
  • Price €49.99 (black currently on sale for €34.99/XS, S, XXL)
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Humvee XC Shoe Pewter-Grey

The Humvee XC Shoe is a straightforward, classic yet functional bike shoe with a focus on XC, trail, and gravel riders. The sole is quite stiff and - as expected from Endura's apparel - the shoe is very neatly and robustly made.
In terms of size, the Humvee is pretty much exactly standard or average, however, the forefoot is relatively narrow - unfortunately too narrow for my wide foot. Otherwise, the Humvee would be a shoe exactly to my taste and application area: from XC to Enduro, from one or the other carrying section to countless photo stops with excursions by foot into the vegetable patch.

Tech Specs:
  • Robust shoes for the trails, XC or gravel
  • Lightweight, breathable, perforated upper material
  • Low water absorption, quick-drying lining
  • Three Velcro straps and a middle closure
  • EGM footbed for maximum comfort and efficiency while pedaling
  • Stiff midsole made of nylon composite material
  • Reinforced toe and heel area with robust overlays and outsole wraps provide protection and durability
  • Firm tread pattern ensures good grip
  • Size 38-47, partially in half sizes
  • Price €129.99
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