Rowena Fry and Izzy Flint – two pinned women from Launceston – gave the 2018 Scott Genius a bit of a dream Aussie launch, winning the Australian Enduro National Champs in Elite Women and Under 17 Women. Not a bad weekend for Scott or Tassie mountain biking then!
Row Fry is a legend of the sport here in Australia, though you’d most likely associate her name with XC racing, rather than Enduro. She’s former National XC Champion and marathon racing star, and it’s only recently that she turned her hand to Enduro (read our interview with Row Fry here) and has quickly risen to the top. Isabella Flint is a young pinner on the ascension – at just 15 her performance at the Enduro National Champs would have placed her fourth in Elite Women. She has the EWS in her sights and will be one to watch closely.
We caught up with Row and Izzy at Blue Derby, just a hour or so from their hometown of Launceston, for an arvo of ripping the trails. Enjoy! And if you want to read more about the bikes they’re riding, make sure you check out our Genius First Ride Impressions here, or our First Bite pieces on the Genius 920 and Contessa 720.