2012 - A Year in Review - Part Two

Dec 25, 2012
by Scott Secco  
 
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July

Where the Trail Ends full trailer was released
http://www.pinkbike.com/news/Where-The-Trail-Ends-Exclusive-Teaser.html

Views: 163,082    Faves: 1,570    Comments: 93


Gwin and Rachel won the Windham World Cup
http://www.pinkbike.com/news/Windham-DH-UCI-World-Cup-2012.html


We got the first look at SRAM's XX1 drivetrain
http://www.pinkbike.com/news/SRAM-XX1-One-by-Eleven-Drivetrain-First-Look-2012.html


Filipe Perestrelo ''the Supermarket Bike'' rider won Giant's 'Ride Giant. Ride Whistler' contest
http://www.pinkbike.com/news/Ride-Giant-Ride-Whistler-Video-Contest-Winner-2012.html

Views: 193,171    Faves: 1,956    Comments: 362


Harrison Mendel and Dustin Gilding brought us The Revealing
http://www.pinkbike.com/news/Dustin-Gilding-The-Revealing-PT1-2012.html
http://www.pinkbike.com/news/Video-Dustin-Gilding-The-Revealing-Pt-2-2012.html

Views: 114,958    Faves: 3,086    Comments: 250


Semenuk won Chatel, Crankworx Les 2 Alpes, Claymore, and the Colorado Freeride Fest... not bad
http://www.pinkbike.com/news/2012-Chatel-Mountain-Style-Final-Results.html
http://www.pinkbike.com/news/2012-Crankworx-Les-2-Alpes-IXS-Slopestyle-Results.html
http://www.pinkbike.com/news/Claymore-Challenge-2012-Finals-Pics-and-Recap.html
http://www.pinkbike.com/news/Colorado-Freeride-Festival-Semenuk-wins-Shimano-Slopestyle.html


Andreu Lacondeguy let loose
http://www.pinkbike.com/news/Lacon-de-Catalonya-edit-2012.html


RC asked, ''what's the most influential innovation?''
http://www.pinkbike.com/news/Poll-Most-Influential-Invention-of-Last-10-Years-2012.html


We learned that Martin Soderstrom is hilarious (and pretty good on a downhill bike)
http://www.pinkbike.com/news/Martin-Soderstrom-Rides-Downhill-2012.html

Views: 185,070    Faves: 4,235    Comments: 138


Team Rocky Mountain visited Argentina
http://www.pinkbike.com/news/Rocky-in-Argentina-2012.html


Finn Finestone and Ian Morrison rode Whistler together
http://www.pinkbike.com/news/Growing-Up-Whistler-video.html

Views: 181,842    Faves: 3,278    Comments: 197


The Bulldog and Rachel won in Val d'Isère
http://www.pinkbike.com/news/Val-dIsere-DH-Finals-in-Photos-UCI-World-Cup-2012.html


DVO Suspension is born
http://www.pinkbike.com/news/DVO-Suspension-Birth-Of-A-Brand.html


Redalp's downhill bike sparked ''discussion''
http://www.pinkbike.com/news/Redalp-Downhill-Bikes-2012.html


Tyler Maine discovered what people are riding in Whistler
http://www.pinkbike.com/news/What-folks-are-riding-and-using-in-the-Whistler-Bike-Park-2012.html


Matt Macduff successfully rode the open loop
http://www.pinkbike.com/news/Matt-Macduff-Open-Loop.html



August

Matt Wragg brought us a beginners guide to Enduro
http://www.pinkbike.com/news/Beginners-Guide-to-Enduro-Bicycles-2012.html


Gwin and Rachel won the World Cup overall
http://www.pinkbike.com/news/Aaron-Gwin-has-taken-the-World-Cup-Overall-Title.html


Semenuk won the Bearclaw Invitational
http://www.pinkbike.com/news/Bearclaw-Invitational-Day-2-Finals.html


Thomas Genon won the Red Bull Joyride
http://www.pinkbike.com/news/Crankworx-2012-Recap.html

Views: 115,428    Faves: 1,180    Comments: 64


We brought you a massive amount of Crankworx coverage
http://www.pinkbike.com/news/Crankworx-2012-Recap.html


Chris Akrigg returned to full strength!
http://www.pinkbike.com/news/Chris-Akrigg-Through-The-Mill.html


James Wilson explained what muscles we use to pedal
http://www.pinkbike.com/news/Which-Muscles-are-Really-Used-During-the-Pedal-Stroke-2012.html


Hylands visited the Baja with Lopes, Schley, and friends
http://www.pinkbike.com/news/Baja-Fresh-A-Punta-San-Carlos-Adventure-with-Brian-Lopes.html


Pinkbike covered Eurobike
http://www.pinkbike.com/news/Eurobike-2012-products-random.html


Nine Knights got rowdy
http://www.pinkbike.com/news/Nine-Knights-MTB-official-highlight-clip.html


Pinkbike visited Italy to cover Trek's new releases
http://www.pinkbike.com/news/Trek-fuel-ex-rumblefish-stache-2013.html


Shaun Palmer: The Miserable Champion released
http://www.pinkbike.com/news/Chainsaw-Productions-Shaun-Palmer-The-Miserable-Champion-dvd.html


September

Greg Minaar and Morgane Charre win World Championships
http://www.pinkbike.com/news/Results-Leogang-DH-Finals-UCI-World-Championships-2012.html


Mike Hopkins and Absolute Zero take us to the Loam Factory
http://www.pinkbike.com/news/Loam-Factory-with-Mike-Hopkins-2012.html

Views: 175,256    Faves: 3,714    Comments: 151


Stevie Smith won his first World Cup! And Rachel won another round
http://www.pinkbike.com/news/Photos-Norway-DH-Finals-UCI-World-Championships-2012.html


Pinkbike covered Interbike
http://www.pinkbike.com/news/Random-Products-Part-Two-Interbike-2012.html


Anthill Films gave us the builders section from Strength in Numbers
http://www.pinkbike.com/news/Strength-in-Numbers-BC-Builders-Segment-2012.html


We brought you an exclusive in-depth look at the Devinci Wilson Carbon
http://www.pinkbike.com/news/devinci-wilson-carbon-in-depth-2012.html


Pinkbike partners with Red Bull Media House, Freeride Entertainment, Specialized, Contour, Dolby and Troy Lee Designs in support of the groundbreaking MTB film, Where The Trail Ends
http://www.pinkbike.com/news/Where-the-Trail-Ends-Las-Vegas-Premier.html


Mike Goldstein and Whistler Bike Park brought us the incredible Elevation video
http://www.pinkbike.com/news/ELEVATION-Elements-of-Perfection-video-2012.html

Views: 79,132    Faves: 1,467    Comments: 92


Margus went all mountain for Garett Buehler's Day Off
http://www.pinkbike.com/news/Garett-Buehlers-Day-Off-margus-riga-2012.html


Clay Porter's Four By Three debuts
http://www.pinkbike.com/news/Atherton-Racing-Four-by-Three-Rachel.html


Justin Olsen snapped behind the scenes photos of Where the Trail Ends
http://www.pinkbike.com/news/Behind-the-Scenes-with-WTTE-in-Utah-2012.html


Sean Anderson's film ''Above the Noise'' premiered
http://www.pinkbike.com/news/Above-the-Noise-Full-Length-Film-Premiere-2012.html

Views: 80,380    Faves: 1,235    Comments: 56


October

RC asked, ''is this the end of flat pedals?''
http://www.pinkbike.com/news/The-World-Cup-Downhill-Signals-the-End-of-Flat-Pedals.html


Kurt Sorge won the Red Bull Rampage!
http://www.pinkbike.com/news/Red-Bull-Rampage-2012-120.html


Semenuk won the FMB overall
http://www.pinkbike.com/news/Brandon-Semenuk-is-the-2012-FMB-World-Tour-Champion.html


The van Steenbergen brothers burst onto the scene
http://www.pinkbike.com/news/Video-Bas-van-Steenbergen-at-Silver-Star-2012.html
http://www.pinkbike.com/news/Video-Tom-van-Steenbergen-Rise-2012.html

Views: 120,293    Faves: 2,505    Comments: 72


Martyn Ashton showed us what's possible on a road bike
http://www.pinkbike.com/news/Martyn-Ashton-Road-Bike-Party-video-2012.html



Levy asked, ''does size matter?''
http://www.pinkbike.com/news/specialized-intense-burning-question-2012.html


RC showed us Fox's electronic suspension
http://www.pinkbike.com/news/Fox-iCD-Suspension-Electronic-Warfare-Begins-in-Earnest.html


MTBCut profiled the great Fabien Barel
http://www.pinkbike.com/news/Fabien-Barel-My-Way-The-story-of-his-World-Championship-victorie.html

Views: 74,897    Faves: 577    Comments: 38


GoPro released the Hero 3
http://www.pinkbike.com/news/GoPro-announces-the-HERO3-2012.html


Tippie had a Halloween special
http://www.pinkbike.com/news/Things-That-Go-Tipp-In-The-Night-video-2012.html

Views: 47,292    Faves: 742    Comments: 55


November

New Pinkbike profiles were unveiled
http://www.pinkbike.com/news/Pinkbike-Profiles-Pages-Get-a-Facelift-2012.html


Aaron LaRocque and Nic Genovese team up, Mindspark Cinema is born
http://www.pinkbike.com/news/MindSpark-Creation-Video-2012.html
http://www.pinkbike.com/news/2012-Mind-Spark-Dreams-Matt-Macduff-2012.html
http://www.pinkbike.com/news/2012-54-Fails-Friday-Mind-Spark.html

Views: 104,053    Faves: 1,443    Comments: 68


Brett Rheeder won the AT Showdown
http://www.pinkbike.com/news/Finals-2012-ATs-Showdown.html


We got an exclusive look at the DVO Emerald fork
http://www.pinkbike.com/news/dvo-emerald-first-look-2012.html


Chris Kovarik blew minds
http://www.pinkbike.com/news/Chris-Kovarik-Summer-of-Summit-The-Dirt-Chronicles-video-2012.html

Views: 225,271    Faves: 2,773    Comments: 150


Enduro World Series announced
http://www.pinkbike.com/news/Breaking-News-Enduro-World-Series-2012.html


Levy recommended lower travel bikes
http://www.pinkbike.com/news/The-Argument-For-Short-Travel-Bikes-Opinion-2012.html


Aggy and the Tippie brothers shredded gravel
http://www.pinkbike.com/news/Gravel-Pit-Pillows-Aggy-And-the-Tippie-Brothers-2012.html

Views: 152,331    Faves: 2,047    Comments: 80


Where the Trail Ends wins at X-Dance
http://www.pinkbike.com/news/Where-The-Trail-Ends-Wins-At-X-Dance-2012.html


Wragg showed us the 2013 Santa Cruz V10 Carbon
http://www.pinkbike.com/news/Santa-Cruz-V10-carbon-2013-first-look.html


Tyler Maine's Hurtin' for Vert trip was alltime
http://www.pinkbike.com/news/Hurtin-for-Vert-2012-Part-4-of-4.html


December

Toby Crowley won Photo of the Year
http://www.pinkbike.com/news/2012-Photo-of-the-Year-Winner-is.html


Pinkbike went to Sedona
http://www.pinkbike.com/news/Sedona-Mountain-bike-trip.html


Dylan Sherrard and Mitchell Scott argued in favour of long travel bikes
http://www.pinkbike.com/news/The-Argument-For-Long-Travel-Bikes-Opinion-2012.html


Larock and Genovese visited Mongolia
http://www.pinkbike.com/news/2012-Mongolia-Bike-Challenge-Documentary.html

Views: 44,381    Faves: 173    Comments: 32


Rheeder crushed in Kelowna
http://www.pinkbike.com/news/Video-Brett-Rheeder-in-Kelowna-2012.html

Views: 99,405    Faves: 1,844    Comments: 72


Sam Pilgrim went to Iceland
http://www.pinkbike.com/news/Iceland-with-Sam-Pilgrim-and-Grant-Fielder-2012.html


Rob Warner had his own show... and we hope it gets renewed!
http://www.pinkbike.com/news/Video-Robs-Dirty-Business-A-Christmas-Special-2012.html



The Atherton's new line boggled the mind
http://www.pinkbike.com/news/Vid-Four-by-Three-The-Family-Film-2012.html



Slopestyle added to the 2013 X-Games
http://www.pinkbike.com/news/Slopestyle-Added-to-X-Games-2013.html


Eric Lawrenuk announces his film, Alchemy
http://www.pinkbike.com/news/Chromag-Presents-Alchemy-video-2012.html

Views: 32,838    Faves: 473    Comments: 17


Readers learned the dangers of non-certified helmets
http://www.pinkbike.com/news/Video-Helmet-Safety-Comparison-2012.html

ARF Presents: Certified vs Non-Certified Bicycle Helmet Impact Test from Athlete Recovery Fund on Vimeo.


and, Sam Hill signed with Team CRC/Nukeproof
http://www.pinkbike.com/news/Sam-Hill-Signs-With-Team-CRCNukeproof.html


25 Comments

  • + 42
 where is the..''new colors for contour!''....?
  • - 3
 wheres rampage
  • - 7
 That^
  • + 1
 i was expecting to see tom van steenburgen rise
  • + 5
 What's contour?
  • + 4
 ^thats sarcasm for the tards that neg propped
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  • + 12
 it's great that Pink bike does recaps like this. just going through the list brought back so many memories of when i stayed in that one night from biking just to watch other people do it
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  • + 14
 Heavy Hitting list, honored to be included in it. Bring on 2013
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  • + 2
 POV camera most definitely for most influence! Without videos, there wouldn't be as much inspiration for others, and POV cameras made it easy. It expanded people's worlds, beyond their local trail system and little riding groups. I probably wouldn't have looked for new trails containing certain features if I hadn't seen them ridden in videos, nor would I have flew, floated, and flowed (and fumbled) on them so fast and smoothly, if I didn't see how others push their limits.

Words and a few pics alone can't match the story a few video clips can tell. With POV cams, you can shoot vid and ride at the same time, not just one or the other. Hell, pinkbike wouldn't be such a hotspot for AM/FR/DH type guys without people's hunger for better vid clips.
  • + 0
 i agree. i live far away from any bike park and i am still influenced to go biking everyday
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  • + 4
 That chris akrigg vid nearly impressed me as much as one of Danny macaskils vids :p
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  • + 5
 More Chris Kovarik next year.
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  • + 2
 It's christmas. I haven't gotten up and I'm watching biking videos. This is sorta telling of how this year is going to go....
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  • + 4
 Gotta love the way andreu talks and rides
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  • + 3
 Chick on demo is best chick of the year?
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  • + 1
 i dont know why,but im really sad about ending of this year,it was a great year
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  • + 2
 2012: what a f*ckin' good year for mountain bike!!!!!!!!!
  • + 2
 We have come so far in the past year its amazing.
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  • + 1
 Where are all the slopestyle bikes that got released?
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  • + 1
 What an amazing and crazy year! can't wait to see what 2013 brings us!
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  • + 1
 REDALP?
answer = absolute NO
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  • + 1
 can't believe I forgot about the Redalp! what an ugly piece of shit
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  • - 1
 I hope 2013 will be better than 2012 for riding! I have to say that 2012 has been a good year Smile
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