Pinkbike's 50 Most Viewed Photos of 2013

Jan 7, 2014
by Scott Secco  

2013 was a milestone year for the photographers (both amateur and professional) of Pinkbike: this season the 10,000,000th photo was posted on our servers, our staff covered every major event, and Sterling Lorence won our third ever Photo of the Year contest. Below are the 50 most viewed images of the year, we hope you're inspired by these incredible photographs and we can't wait to see what you, our users, have in store for 2014. Enjoy.

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double backflip saracen bikes advert in mbuk 288



Kevin Landry sending one in the sunshine for Eric Lawrenuk s film Alchemy.


 Autumn Sunset shot by Daniel Geiger


Huge suicide no hander during early morning session


Nepalese mountain bike guide Mandil Pradhan leading a group of riders across a suspension bridge as the 8 167 meters high Mt Dhaulagiri stands tall in the background.




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More moss than dirt on the island Jill rides through the enchanted forest of Orcas Island.


Once in a life


Few photos to go up with a photo story article about Malaga Spain and Roost DH


Utah local Dustin Schaad falling the farther than most people ever should. Somehow he limped away from the whole thing.


I d been eyeing this line up for a while pondering the possibilities. In the end it s a good job Chris Akrigg managed to bed it in for us mere mortals so we can stop pondering and swiftly move on.


Day two no-foot-can taking it to dirt at 10.


Sequuence of Brendan doing a step down https AspectMedia


Dirt farming with Brian Lopes


Wintertraining in the Netherland with the Rose Vaujany Mountainbike Team. Credtis Michiel Rotgans


Photo Christoph Laue


2012 Red Bull Rampage https LongNguyenPhotography ref hl Copyright Long Nguyen Photography


High speed stepdown scrub to high speed jet hop to corner.


Photo Christoph Laue


at whip off championships crankworx 2013 whistler bc




Photo Immersive Media


Photo to go up with his new edit.


Unpredictable weather and extreme exposure can turn riding adventures into extreme situations. Knife edging along Rhyd Ddu on Snowdon became rather exciting - Laurence CE -




Few photos to go up with a photo story article about Malaga Spain and Roost DH


Katrina Strand and Max Squamish BC


Trevor Parson Freehub Magazine Transition Racing Smith Optics Royal Racing Five Ten Continental Tires SR Suntour Race Face with another gnarly moto whip Pushing it past 90 degrees Follow me at reilshiftmedia


After work...


Shooting the Redbull Rampage mountain biking event for 2012.


scrub snap dirt mag 131


Brett Rheeder goes over vert on the Frew Farm in Winton New Zealand for Anthill s upcoming film NotBad.


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The chapter strong Stories from Laurence CE goes motion with this piloting episode of Stories inMotion which follows Duane Walker as he takes you to some of North Wales newsest and most looked apon riding spots - Laurence CE -



Livin the dream



Wade Simmons riding with style and confidence on a greasy day on sumas


Claudio Olgu n Parra


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A few more from Super Bowl Sunday...


At 4 years old Charlie Preston drags some bar. Photo Credit Eric Eilers http




What will happen next


Daniel Klose


Thomas Vanderham drifts through a berm in the Kamloops Bike Ranch BC.


Tanner Stephens kills it....

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  • 191 5
 #4 ....... Really!!
  • 9 2
  • 7 4
 still dont get it
  • 11 2
 @David84 the exact words in my head when i saw that.
  • 52 4
 #4 Shows a guy who really had to take a piss real bad so the camera catches him just as he leans his bike down before he runs to the bushes to desperately relieve himself.
  • 39 2
 We can only blame ourselves for looking at it.....damn
  • 5 2
 lmao yes, we are at fault here. some kind of hidden allure present there.
  • 4 2
 I was looking for #3 all the way down. Can't believe it got it the top 3!! Classic!
  • 23 0
 Most viewed does not mean most liked... People view it so they can hate it more!
  • 5 0
 Haha! So true!
  • 7 2
 I think PB should have buttons for LIKE and DISLIKE
  • 1 0
 #3 is the land mine comment photo. Brilliant! Laughing again now!
  • 2 1
 Such a joke, how!? On its pod it got ripped, and yet its back up on the list. I could stand with my bike tilted toooo! Its not cool or special
  • 1 1
 yeah! i was like; What a faaaaaaack!
  • 1 0
 Because it's so bad perhaps.
  • 7 1
 Sorry lads but I don't see why your giving out about road biking. Im not talking just about the photo but the sport in general. Yeah its not as extreme as the s**t we get up to but neither is Curing or Pool. But I bet the people doing it are happy as could be. I ski and get abuse from snow boarders, I surf and hear body boarders getting crap in the line up. What is the point? Just focus on getting the most out of your sport and let people get on with theirs, no matter what you think about it.
  • 5 1
 to be honest, im more afraid of going out on my road bike than my downhill bike. it is extreme, considering the ease of getting up to speed. you where a small helmet and lycra and your going faster then mopeds who legally have to have a motorsport qualified helmet (in this country at least). I would be in a lot more trouble after a small fall on my road bike than a small fall on my dh bike.
  • 7 0
 No ones knocking road biking in these comments....... Just the Photo! because its just..... awful!
  • 4 0
 Hahahahaha, u no its bad when there os more rippin on the pic than on road biking
  • 2 0
 im thinking maybe it got lots of views because so many clicked the photo to leave a comment and tell him how ridiculously camp he looks
  • 32 1
 At least my POY got #1, even if not the real title
  • 9 0
 Same thing for me. Such a crisp, powerful shot. Bravo Dave!
  • 7 0
 agreed. dave's shot deserves the recognition - good to see he got it here!
  • 3 0
 wait on your profile it sais your called ian?
  • 2 0
 What? Yes my name is Ian (unless people have been getting it wrong for the 25 years). When I said "my POY" I mean "my favourite picture of the year". Like hell I have enough skill to take a photo like that, I can just about find the camera button on my iPhone!
  • 16 0
 I hate to be this guy, but... This is a photo posted in 2013 and it beat some of these for most views. It also beat the photo of the year the month it was posted.

I plan to take more like this, and probably start taking a whole set of Chicks that Shred.
  • 3 0
 It would actually be 18th
  • 3 0
 This photo needs to be added to Fantaman┬┤s collection.

Happy new year!!!!!
  • 5 0
 "I plan to take more like this, and probably start taking a whole set of Chicks that Shred."

Yeah, man! Wink We need more such photos
  • 13 0
 I'm really surprised that pic of me on the toilet isn't amongst these photos! Very strange.
  • 14 2
 So proud of my daughter! # 6 she's such a good sport, then my mate Luca # 11 - iMtB family!
  • 9 1
 You've made me want to make offspring just so I can throw dirt at them.
  • 6 0
 1.Right click on photos 2.Save picture as 3. Set as screen saver slideshow! Thanks Pinkbike! (do not save #4!)
  • 3 0
 You would be surprised, if you knew how few of the photographers in this list actually make money shooting photos. Maybe 10 tops, and the majority of "pros" out there (whatever that means) are reall just amateurs.... It's about good and great photography, not some magical title of pro or amateur.
  • 5 1
 Common #28... flip flops... really?
  • 2 0
 At least he's wearing a helmet lol
  • 3 0
 Can we all agree #36 was by far the most impressive? I consider myself 100% shown up.
  • 3 0
 Agreed!! I know that nearly all of the photos are brilliant. But a that kid makes me feel like I should take up golf or something. Maybe he gives lessons?
  • 1 0
 In the first photo (#50) is that guy just landing on the down slope after gapping off the ledge by the top of the waterfall?! That's what I'd say I did but the photographer juuuuuuust missed it...!
  • 4 0
 #7 is just mental
  • 2 0
 Yep, I nearly shit myself when i saw it!!
  • 1 0
 The Laguna Beach PG trail is legendary. And you can ride it during winter. Those locals are so spoiled. Lets get our mean mugs on and face them at California. I'm so envious.
  • 2 0
 Agreed. On one hand, it looks smooth and very ridable. On the other... yikes!
  • 2 0
 Cool to see a Laguna Beach trail make it. PGs is no joke and only a handful attempt it. All the trails are prime right now and it's been short sleeve weather for weeks. We are spoiled.
  • 3 1
 Photo 26 just f*cks up with my mind. And the guy from photo 4 deserves respect. How can you go so low with a road bike?
  • 11 1
 By standing still?
  • 1 0
 I need to find out where a lot of these trails are! beautiful scenery in some
  • 1 0
 Que mejor.. Entre las mejores fotos, entre medio una fotaza de un fot├│grafo de Chile!!.. Grande Waaaza!
  • 1 0
 Out of every possible riding place, two pictures from Woburn is pretty cool.
  • 3 1
 #4 are you f*cking kidding me!
  • 1 0
 no 18... sweeeeeeeeeeeeettt
  • 1 0
 #28-WHAT! Flip Flops sandals and mountain biking don't mix haha!
  • 2 0
 sick bro
  • 2 0
 So many great images!
  • 1 0
 awesome year for photos, cant wait for 2014!
  • 1 0
 38 looks like it's going to hurt!
  • 1 0
 Norbs got robbed on the photo too
  • 1 0
 Damn those are some sick pics
  • 2 1
 No. 6 is all kinds of awesome...
  • 1 3
 and its fake... still cool to see little kids riding
  • 1 0
 Um, how many legs does the rider in pic 21 have?
  • 1 0
 can someone please explain #40 to me?
  • 1 0
 siiick images
  • 1 0
  • 1 1
 i saw my wallpaper up there
  • 1 1
 I saw at least 10 of my wallpapers in there. Great stuff as always PB
  • 1 0
  • 3 3
 photos 6 and 4 are staged, just saying.
  • 1 1
 more like 3, 27, 38and 40
  • 1 0
 are u for real?!? dumbass
  • 1 0
 I'm sorry there man but if you didn't pick up the sarcasm, then question of who the dumbass is has been answered!
  • 1 0
 didnt realise it was sarcasm, wasnt that obvious
  • 1 1
 Sarcasm within sarcasm, brilliant
  • 1 0
 nice, new pc backgrounds
  • 1 0
 35 has to be the cutest
  • 1 0
 you mean 36?
  • 1 0
 yea i mean 36. scrolling too fast..
  • 1 0
  • 1 2
 I really struggled to find some of the "amateur" photos....
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