Pinkbike is the largest community of bikers on the planet. There are hundreds of thousands of riders on the site from over 200 countries around the globe who shred and want whats best for biking. At Pinkbike we are constantly working to elevate the quality of our site and hope you can help by elevating the quality of your posts and comments. When commenting, try to follow the guidelines below and respect your fellow riders, we all share the same love for the sport.
Whether you're into DH, XC, DJ or BMX, all bikers have a common interest in this two-wheeled sport. Pinkbike is used by all types of riders and we promote and encourage all types of riding. All forms of biking have their own struggles; whether it be BMXers trying to keep skate parks open, or DH, XC riders trying to get new singletracks built and sanctioned, or DJers fighting to not get their jumps flattened. There are enough issues trying to promote and expand all forms of biking. So lets end any squabbles among bikers and just enjoy your genre and respect others. Fight for each other, instead of against each other. It's in everyone's interest.
Disagree with or dislike a photo, video or article? Feel free to get it off your chest, but explain your reasoning as thoroughly as you can. Think about how your comment can help the person who posted the content. Comments like 'lame', 'its ugly' or 'this sucks' don't add anything productive to the conversation and will be deleted. Try to be positive and helpful whenever possible and just remember, if you have nothing nice to say, it's probably best to keep it to yourself.
Before asking a question that seems obvious, read the comments as it's probably already been asked. If you want to know what the song in the video is, look around, it has probably already been answered.
Review what you wrote, check your spelling and grammar. Does it make sense? And remember you have 2 minutes to 'edit' your comments after posting them to make any last second gramatical/spelling fixes. Use it wisely!
Every amazing photo you've ever seen has probably been enhanced with a program like Photoshop. Whether touching up the colors, smoothing objects or adding blurs, most photos go through some after-effects. Some more than others. But when claiming a photo is 'photoshopped', it refers more so to the manipulation of the photograph and adding a rider to another background like this and not adding effects. Don't write comments like 'zomg photoshopped'; if it has actually been photoshopped, it's pretty clear...Everyone makes adjustments and adds effects, so making comments about Photoshop are pointless and will be deleted and get you banned.
Pinkbike was created with the motto 'Share the Ride'. The purpose of the site is to help and educate people in biking. So try to help out your fellow bikers if they seek help; even if the question seems really basic to you. Everyone started somewhere, don't be disrespectful.
Please 'report' any issues you have with users comments by using the 'report user' button on profile pages. Don't engage in flame wars as it will just result in the both of you kicked out.
How Pinkbike moderators deal with issues
In an conversation it's important to stay on topic.