THE EX is supported by some of the best names in mountain biking.

We have been in the business of making bikes for over 45 years, and while lots of things have changed over the years, we still make our bikes by hand. It was very much the intention of our founder Ike Tseng to improve the reputation and the quality of bikes ‘Made in Taiwan’, and that still remains the main objective for us today.

The last few years have brought some exciting developments, which shows in the current trail, enduro and e-bike range of the ONE-TWENTY, the ONE-FORTY, the ONE-SIXTY and the eONE-SIXTY. Our test and award-winning full suspension and e-bike range are ready to tackle the challenging tracks of THE MERIDA EX 2019.

We are super excited to be part of this event and have been watching it from the sidelines since its start in 2016. Many of our staff members are avid enduro racers and just can’t wait for the chance to mix it up on the tracks and talk bikes with everybody over après ride drinks.

Besides being our first year of supporting the event, 2019 is a particularly exciting year for us, as we will be having the UK launch of the highly anticipated all-new eONE-SIXTY in Exmoor. One of the reasons why THE EX will now have a dedicated e-bike category.

We can’t wait for the event and are looking forward to welcoming everybody to the best-kept secret in the UK mountain bike event world.

Visit www.merida-bikes.com.

The National Trust has supported THE EX from the word go and have been instrumental in shaping the event to what it is today. A core purpose of the National Trust is to provide excellent access to the outdoors, sometimes through hosting events like THE EX to enable people to re-connect with nature and the great outdoors. This links closely with the Trust’s other core purpose of nature conservation and looking after the countryside forever for everyone.

Hopefully by people having a great experience taking part in events like THE EX it will encourage them to come back as visitors, bring their family and spend more time discovering Exmoor. For the National Trust, it is about building a relationship with people, helping them to understand and care for the countryside, growing support for the organisation and its cause and ultimately enabling them to deliver a healthy, more beautiful environment.

Visit National Trust online.

Fenwick’s has always been about creating innovative, simple and effective solutions for consumers to solve everyday problems.

We are outdoor enthusiasts and take a very positive attitude towards product development, encompassing both our customers’, and our own impact on the environment.

Cycling for us is all about the adventure, freedom and the unknown.

The excitement, the adrenaline, the achievement that cycling gives, is unlike any other sport.

The variety of cycling fuels our passion for ‘Great rides…

It is without a doubt a privilege for us to become involved in such a great riding format and wish I could be riding it, instead of working at it!

Come and say “Hello” and get some great tips on setup and maintenance.

Visit www.fenwicks.info online.

TRP Brakes are designed for superior levels of performance and durability achieved through the use of advanced production techniques, accurate processing and meticulous quality control.

By using exotic materials such as Carbon Fiber, Titanium and TT6 Aluminum, TRP brakes set a new industry standard for lightweight and precise control.

TRP brakes are extensively tested for reliability and safety on and off-road, and in the laboratory – by a company with more than 20 years experience designing and manufacturing bicycle brake systems.

Visit TRP online.

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Quality, innovative components, and thoughtful accessories—all made with a rider-first and no-compromise mentality. Whether you’re looking for a replacement part, upgraded components or wheels, or entirely new add-ons that modify the look and feel of your bike, every Bontrager product is built to make your next ride better than your last.

Visit BONTRAGER online.

Lezyne (say like Design) is a cycling accessory company with a love for cycling and a passion for design.

Since 2007 Lezyne have been making exquisitely designed, intelligently engineered, and functionally complete products that set the standard yet remain great value.

Starting off with Pumps and Tools, Lezyne then moved into more technology-based products adding LED lights in 2011 and then GPS computers in 2015.

Products like the range of digital hand and floor pumps is a good example of where this knowledge combines for even better product solutions.

All Lezyne products are designed in-house between their HQ in San Luis Obispo, California and their manufacturing/assembly factory in Taichung, Taiwan.

Lezyne take pride in the way they stringently control on the full product process from concept, to design, to the parts manufacture using carefully selected vendors, to stringent in-house quality control, to testing and assembly. This delivers best quality product that is backed in the UK by exclusive distributor Upgrade Bikes Ltd.

When you are riding hard for three days at The-Ex Enduro you need to be prepared and equipped out on the trail and back at base.

Lezyne has the lightweight and trustworthy products that will help you service your bike, whether you need a multi-tool, a high-volume pump or a tubeless tyre plug kit.

It’s great to record the whole day too and with industry-leading battery run times, Lezyne’s Mega2 GPS units will easily record all day long and navigate you between stages.

Visit LEZYNE online.

CarbonCycles make the highest quality carbon fibre bicycle components. Their design and manufacturing processes are truly innovative & components perfectly balance light weight & strength.

Visit Carbon Cycles online.

Disco Brakes put the style in stopping! Their range of top quality, low cost brake pads, hoses, cables, adapters and rotors offer incredible performance that can be delivered quickly to your door without breaking the bank.

Visit Disco Brakes online.

RideGuards are designed, tested and made in Bristol, UK.

With over 20 years designing for some of the worlds best-loved bike brands,  combined with our passion for bikes, design and local manufacturing led us to create RideGuard mudguards.

We’ve used multiple guards for all sorts of riding over the years, and we felt we could make improvements. Our guards are designed, tested and made in Bristol, a city with a well-established cycling tradition. One that gives us access to a variety of athletes, riding applications to test our guards, and ensure they’ll work anywhere in the world.

We’re passionate about keeping things local and making our products as eco-friendly as possible. RideGuards are manufactured from recycled industrial waste, don’t require any extra packaging, and with added features like the Sag Setter on the PF1 guards, we’re making the most of every last piece of material.

Visit www.rideguard.co.uk online.

Bristol Beer Factory started life in 2004 brewing just a few standard cask-conditioned ales in a vibrant part of South Bristol.  We soon realised that there is so much more to brewing and many more styles of beer we want to try and so we have developed our production to offer a range of different regular bottled ales, cask ales and a variety of interesting specials throughout the year.

We are not afraid to try something new and the company has a firm belief that all the great ideas are already within the walls of the brewery – it’s just a matter of extracting them out of the team within.

It really is all about the beer.  We love what we do, we love to drink it and we love to experiment.  We are proud to be part of the current ‘craft beer revolution’ and will do our utmost to persuade, convince and tell everyone we meet what they should be drinking.

Visit www.bristolbeerfactory.co.uk online.