Chris Hockey is one of Britain’s top enduro racers, having won 7 ISDE Medals (3 Gold), and is a former British Clubmans and British Expert Enduro Champion. In 2003 he was runner-up in the British Enduro Championship 450cc, 3rd E2 2004, 5th E1 2005, 4th E1 2006, 5th E2 2007, 3rd E2 2008, 4th E1 2009, injured 2010, 5th E2 2011.
- 2008 Winner of the Welsh Two Day Enduro E2, 3rd Overall
- Winner of the East of England Enduro Championship, 8 times
- Winner of the gruelling Dawn til Dusk 12-hour enduro.
- 2002 to 2007 Official Husqvarna Enduro Team ‘Husky Sport’
- 2008 Official Honda Enduro Team ‘PAR Homes Honda’
- 2009 to 2012 Official Yamaha Enduro Team
“Racing motocross bikes from 5 years old and now enduro bikes really makes you apreciate the capabilites of motorcycle suspension and how much the suspension can be adjusted to suit the different terrain changes — you never stop learning.”
Chris is also MotoX / MOTO Magazine enduro tester where as well as authoring monthly enduro tests he also writes the very popular ‘Top Tips’ and is the inventor of the infamous ‘Kiwi’s Endurometer’ (patent pending).
Being able to test almost all the off road bikes available every year makes a huge difference to Dr Shox, as we get a first hand valuation on the way all the off road motorcycles available handle.
By the time most bikes are in the shops we have already ridden them!
New for 2010 is a monthly feature in TBM Magazine called ‘It’s a setup’ This is where one lucky reader per month wins a free ‘Suspension Setup Day’
Enduro Tech was set-up by Chris in 2002 to meet the need for specialist enduro suspension tuning and servicing in the UK.
Dr Shox was introduced in 2006 as a generic name so as not to be associated only with enduro.
Chris is a qualified Marzocchi service engineer, but also has a vast knowledge on other suspension brands including Showa, KYB, WP and many more. His excellent understanding of the mechanics of suspension has led to requests for him to work on other motorcycle suspension, including desert rally bikes, motocrossers and supermotards (supermotos).