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Video: Thrills & Spills – EWS Pietra Ligure Finals RAW

Video: Thrills & Spills – EWS Pietra Ligure Finals RAW

 What an innocent looking bike-wrecker! Seems like it’s fine if you commit to either the straight-line huck or the zig-zag, but try to be subtle with a scrub and you’ll fall into a trap.And how ’bout that surgically precise huck at 3:19? Better...

Race Day Photo Epic: The French Connection – EWS Pietra Ligure

Race Day Photo Epic: The French Connection – EWS Pietra Ligure

The Enduro World Series continues to live up to its nickname as round two got underway today in Pietra Ligure. Whilst the weather was not of the insane sort we saw in Zermatt, we were pulled abruptly from sleep around 5:30 to a rather raucous thunderstorm. The dust we...

Bike Check: Ella Conolly’s Cannondale Jekyll – EWS Pietra Ligure 2020

Bike Check: Ella Conolly’s Cannondale Jekyll – EWS Pietra Ligure 2020

For 2020 Ella Conolly stays onboard the Cannondale Jekyll that saw her take third at EWS Madeira in 2019. After a great start to the 2020 season in Zermatt with a third place finish she will be looking for another top result this weekend.Ella’s bike this weekend...

Bike Check: Iago Garay’s Santa Cruz Megatower – EWS Pietra Ligure 2020

Bike Check: Iago Garay’s Santa Cruz Megatower – EWS Pietra Ligure 2020

2020 sees no major changes for Iago Garay as he remains with Santa Cruz and SRAM for this year’s racing. He’s running a Megatower with the new RockShox Zeb fork set at 170mm. After picking up his new race bike just before the first EWS round in Zermatt he...

Video: EWS Pietra Ligure Practice RAW

Video: EWS Pietra Ligure Practice RAW

 If all the top riders from last year’s Northstar event were at this one, the top 3 would be easy to pick. This looks tame compared to the Manzanita Chunk Tunnel in Georgetown California [Reply]...

Practice Photo Report – EWS Pietra Ligure 2020

Practice Photo Report – EWS Pietra Ligure 2020

After the crazy opening race we saw in Zermatt, many of the EWS crew moved directly to Italy to lay low, do some riding and warm their bones up a bit. It’s been a pleasant couple of weeks and the EWS staff have been hard at it again trying to get the pro-only...

The Pinkbike Podcast: Episode 23 – Grim Donut 2 is Live!

The Pinkbike Podcast: Episode 23 – Grim Donut 2 is Live!

Better late than never, right? The second chapter of the Grim Donut was just released and, well, it didn’t really go how we expected. The Donut’s conception was equal parts tongue-in-cheek and genuine curiosity, but we never thought it’d actually...

Video: Giant’s New Trance X Advanced Pro 29 – First Look

Video: Giant’s New Trance X Advanced Pro 29 – First Look

Giant released their aluminum Trance X six weeks ago, and now you get to see the Trance X Advanced Pro 29, otherwise known as the fancy carbon fiber version that weighs less and costs more. It’s 135mm of travel is paired with a 150mm fork, and Giant describes it...

Pinkbike Primer: Everything You Need to Know Ahead of EWS Pietra Ligure 2020

Pinkbike Primer: Everything You Need to Know Ahead of EWS Pietra Ligure 2020

And just like that, the end of the EWS season is in sight. Pietra Ligure will be the penultimate round of this year’s race series with the traditional finale coming in Finale next weekend. Pietra Ligure stepped in at the last hour in August to provide another...