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
https://www.pinkbike.com/news/Where-The-Trail-Ends-Exclusive-Teaser.html

Views: 170,611    Faves: 1,585    Comments: 93


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


We got the first look at SRAM's XX1 drivetrain
https://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
https://www.pinkbike.com/news/Ride-Giant-Ride-Whistler-Video-Contest-Winner-2012.html

Views: 211,476    Faves: 2,027    Comments: 367


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

Views: 127,405    Faves: 3,263    Comments: 259


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


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


RC asked, ''what's the most influential innovation?''
https://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)
https://www.pinkbike.com/news/Martin-Soderstrom-Rides-Downhill-2012.html

Views: 200,182    Faves: 4,420    Comments: 141


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


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

Views: 188,154    Faves: 3,325    Comments: 203


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


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


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


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


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



August

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


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


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


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

Views: 116,968    Faves: 1,179    Comments: 64


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


September

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


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

Views: 187,292    Faves: 3,887    Comments: 155


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


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


Anthill Films gave us the builders section from Strength in Numbers
https://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
https://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
https://www.pinkbike.com/news/Where-the-Trail-Ends-Las-Vegas-Premier.html


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

Views: 81,609    Faves: 1,496    Comments: 94


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


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


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


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

Views: 81,791    Faves: 1,246    Comments: 56


October

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


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


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


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

Views: 127,534    Faves: 2,588    Comments: 73


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



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


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


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

Views: 79,435    Faves: 584    Comments: 38


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


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

Views: 79,728    Faves: 919    Comments: 58


November

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


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

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Views: 105,475    Faves: 1,458    Comments: 70
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Brett Rheeder won the AT Showdown
https://www.pinkbike.com/news/Finals-2012-ATs-Showdown.html


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


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

Views: 241,456    Faves: 2,897    Comments: 152


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


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


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

Views: 161,245    Faves: 2,140    Comments: 87


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


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


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


December

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


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


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


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

Views: 45,797    Faves: 173    Comments: 32


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

Views: 107,222    Faves: 1,976    Comments: 73


Sam Pilgrim went to Iceland
https://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!
https://www.pinkbike.com/news/Video-Robs-Dirty-Business-A-Christmas-Special-2012.html



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



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


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

Views: 33,964    Faves: 480    Comments: 17


Readers learned the dangers of non-certified helmets
https://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
https://www.pinkbike.com/news/Sam-Hill-Signs-With-Team-CRCNukeproof.html

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25 Comments

  • + 42
 where is the..''new colors for contour!''....?
  • - 3
 wheres rampage
  • - 7
flag Mcgeezy (Dec 25, 2012 at 7:13) (Below Threshold)
 That^
  • + 1
 i was expecting to see tom van steenburgen rise
  • + 5
 What's contour?
  • + 4
 ^thats sarcasm for the tards that neg propped
  • + 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
  • + 14
 Heavy Hitting list, honored to be included in it. Bring on 2013
  • + 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
  • + 4
 That chris akrigg vid nearly impressed me as much as one of Danny macaskils vids :p
  • + 5
 More Chris Kovarik next year.
  • + 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....
  • + 4
 Gotta love the way andreu talks and rides
  • + 3
 Chick on demo is best chick of the year?
  • + 1
 i dont know why,but im really sad about ending of this year,it was a great year
  • + 3
 Athertons'
  • + 2
 2012: what a f*ckin' good year for mountain bike!!!!!!!!!
  • + 2
 We have come so far in the past year its amazing.
  • + 1
 Where are all the slopestyle bikes that got released?
  • + 1
 What an amazing and crazy year! can't wait to see what 2013 brings us!
  • + 1
 REDALP?
answer = absolute NO
  • + 1
 can't believe I forgot about the Redalp! what an ugly piece of shit
  • - 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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