Bar Nov

You don’t ride ‘on’ your bike, you have to ride ‘with’ it

Bar Nov in action in Julis, Israel on April 13th 2011
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Hi, my name is Bar Nov. My discipline is enduro. I was born on 3 October 1994 in Israel. My special talent is basketball. My philosophy of life is only do what is best for you and what makes you feel good. My favourite food is my mum’s home cooking, especially pasta bolognese. My favourite music is hip hop.


"Each time I ride, it's explosive," exclaims Enduro pro Bar Nov. He first got on a bike at the age of 14 and soon become one of the sport's brightest prospects.

Nov trains hard, both on the bike and in the gym, as he believes that physical fitness is hugely important in his chosen sport. He trains with his mentor, Matan Nir, twice a week and works out in the gym for the other five days. “It is important to work out and train concurrently,” he says. This is a good philosophy, as most endurance races last for 2-3 hours and are extremely intensive.

Nov has already started to reap the rewards of his dedication to training as the career successes continue to mount up.

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Career Highlights

  1. 2014
    1. 16th Place: Enduro Grand Prix of Romania

      Buzau, Romania

  2. 2011
    1. 5th Place: Israel National Enduro League Race

      Overall Finish: 5th


    2. 1st Place: Israel National Enduro League Race

      Israel Rally/Cross Country - Class 250


  3. 2009
    1. 2nd Place: Baja Zeelim Israel

      Pacific Coast, Israel

    2. 1st Place: Baja Zeelim Israel

      Pacific Coast, Israel

  4. 2008
    1. 1st Place: E1 at Israeli Enduro League (round 3 and 4)

      Beit Keshet, Israel