Bike Check: Martha Gill's EWS Race Machine

Oct 27, 2021 at 7:55
by Duncan Shaw  
A couple of weeks ago as the final round of this year's Enduro World Series got on its way down in the Tweed Valley, Duncan Shaw had the chance to meet up with fellow Marin team rider Martha Gill and take a closer look at her custom race bike and some of the finer details that go into making a bike ready to compete in one of the toughest race series that MTB offers...

Take a look at the bike check below:

Martha Gill s Enduro Rig Rory Semple
Martha has chosen the Marin Alpine Trail Carbon 2 as the base for her bike, giving her a slack and stable platform to tackle arguably the toughest MTB races on the calendar...
Martha Gill s Enduro Rig Rory Semple
As per EWS rules, the frame, forks, and wheels must have number stickers fitted to ensure that these parts are not changed during the course of a race weekend, and as you can tell by this stack of labels, Martha likes to take that a little further and uses the same frame all year round...
 Rory Semple
WTB's New CZR carbon rims paired with tyres fit for the muddy conditions...
Martha Gill s Enduro Rig Rory Semple
Crankbrothers Mallet DH pedals provide a solid and durable platform to transfer power to the bike...
Martha Gill s Enduro Rig Rory Semple
Martha Gill s Enduro Rig Rory Semple
Hope providing the drive components, with their EVO cranks, chain guide, and Pro 4 hubs.
Martha Gill s Enduro Rig Rory Semple
Martha Gill s Enduro Rig Rory Semple
Martha's custom Gowan Girls frame protection adds a personal touch to her bikes as well as helping avoid any unnecessary scratches.
Martha Gill s Enduro Rig Rory Semple
Keeping all the essentials onboard, with a spare tube, CO2 inflator, and water bottle strapped to the frame.
Martha Gill s Enduro Rig Rory Semple
Another essential, particularly for the Tweed Valley, is the Mudhugger mud guard, helping to keep Martha's vision as clear as possible in the sloppy conditions.
Martha Gill s Enduro Rig Rory Semple
The WTB Deva saddle providing the comfort between race stages .
Martha Gill s Enduro Rig Rory Semple
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Martha Gill s Enduro Rig Rory Semple
Marzochi providing the suspension platform, with air upfront and a coil in the rear.




Follow Martha on Instagram: @marthagmarthag
Follow Duncan on Instagram: @duncshaw
Images/Video: Rory Semple & Paul Macdonald


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