Spotted: New Grim Donut Prototype?

Oct 8, 2021
by Mike Levy  
sPy PhOtO
Does the 'Grim Donut' logo on the top tube mean that this is the new Grim Donut? We can only speculate at this point, but at least it can fit a water bottle.


The race season is pretty much over and half the world is entering six months of wet, cold darkness, but that doesn't mean that brands have stopped testing and developing prototypes that you might see on the sales floor down the road.

Long-time Pinker Montgomery Wilberfahrt was on his way to his favorite bean roastery after some Mt Seemore e-bike shuttle laps and spotted what appears to be the new Grim Donut prototype strapped to the back of a rusty car that was parked near some smelly dumpsters. Thinking fast, he was able to take a quick photo before the car sped off, nearly torque-steering right into a ditch in its hurry to escape.

Like any good Pinker, Wilberfahrt followed the unknown test rider non-stop for the next two weeks, sleeping in his Tacoma's roof-top tent across the road from the tester's house and even following him to the closest Tim Hortons an astonishing dozen times every day. Laying on his stomach under a truck, Wilberfarht was finally able to snap another photo of the wild-looking machine with his cellphone before being chased off by the angry tester who apparently had three double chocolate donuts in his mouth while screaming something about an erosion of trust between brands and media.


sPy PhOtO
We would've sent Wilberfahrt two t-shirts as payment but he can't even take a spy shot that's in focus.


For his part, Wilberfahrt told us that he sent his hard-earned spy shots to all the major mountain bike websites but was told that posting them would only generate more clicks, more community discussion, and probably piss off a brand who would then refuse to send them free tall socks and a box-shaped t-shirt. So they refused. But since Pinkbike has its own t-shirt store, we've chosen to share the photos regardless of the unnamed test rider's threats.

We reached out to Grim Bicycle Company for a quote about what appears to be the new V2 Donut prototype, but they immediately panicked and asked us to delete the photos and hit Wilberfahrt with the ban-hammer for going against Shore Code article 3.27b: 'Something something bro secrets and loam something something, etc.' Grim then pointed out that they advertise on Pinkbike, paying for a 100 x 200px banner on the homepage and that means they're protected by an unwritten agreement that has more or less always existed between bike companies and media outlets to not post photos of unreleased prototypes. Losing Grim's ad revenue means that we'll have to fire Kazimer, of course, but this story is a quick win that we can't say no to. Sorry Kaz.

Wilberfahrt was sent a single Pinkbike t-shirt for his efforts.




Did we just leak our own bike? Does that mean these aren't real spy shots? Is there a review tomorrow? Stay tuned for more about the new Grim Donut that's manufactured at Pivot's US prototyping facility in Arizona, including how it can use two different suspension links (one provides zero pedaling performance on purpose, while the other is designed by an actual engineer). As for the geometry, it's probably still the right amount of stupid.

If you're at Sea Otter, head to Pivot's booth (#R36) on Saturday morning to see the new Grim Donut in person and pick up some donuts of your own.


313 Comments

  • 405 1
 A lot of people are saying this is a false flag event coordinated by Outside
  • 493 2
 I’m actually a crisis actor.
  • 64 0
 My mother in law had a Grim Outside Doughnut for a while.
  • 50 0
 @BenPea: Don't know what that really means, but it sounds naaaasssty.
  • 77 0
 I love how this is just pinkbike trolling themselves.
  • 65 1
 Are you suggesting that people who go to the pivot booth to see it will have to sit thru a long time-share style presentation about the benefits of joining outside+ before being allowed to see it?
  • 59 0
 @mikelevy: if you are under duress, blink twice.
  • 21 0
 If we learned anything from the first grim donut, this is likely 2 more years until its actually released as anything other than teasers.
  • 3 0
 I hear you have to wear a Jade Helm to safely ride it.
  • 5 0
 @mikelevy: That explains a lot.
  • 21 16
 conspiracy theorists would be hilarious if they weren't the biggest f'ing losers on the planet lol
  • 10 6
 @SterlingArcher: Like the one about the globalist bankers putting the world into never ending debt?
hilarious.
  • 4 16
flag SterlingArcher (Oct 8, 2021 at 20:34) (Below Threshold)
 @DDoc: get a job
  • 2 0
 @mikelevy: dude, we all know you can’t act.
  • 1 0
 @BenPea: It was also probably pink.
  • 5 0
 @mikelevy: See. Levy gets it. Man just understands how this all works and what the people want. Should be running the ship really.
  • 1 0
 @kcy4130: "so after these 4 hours of joining Outside and reviewing our new pivot, you'll be able to see the grim donut for 5 minutes""
  • 1 0
 @brianpark

So you guys have a 40 and DPX2, while the sea otter bike has a 38 and a coil.

How many of these bikes are actually out in the wild, and what’s this bike’s intent? DH makes the most sense, but the specs of the two we’ve seen in existence have thrown me off with suspicion.

Absolutely keen to potentially buy one, just based on the whole ‘right amount of stupid’ concept.
  • 221 5
 I wonder how pivot feels about this being the most interesting bike they've ever made?
  • 6 1
 Question of the year !
  • 136 2
 Only one bottle, not quite 90 degree seat tube angle, meh I’ll wait for the Grim 3.0
  • 118 1
 Let me know when there is a "donut hole" internal frame storage option.
  • 13 2
 @rustiegrizwold: I really feel on the grim it might be called “creame hole” or maybe “jelly hole”.
  • 1 0
 Hearty lol @ the 90 degree STA.
  • 89 1
 @njcbps: you laugh but I was seriously tempted to do "Perfectly Balanced Geometry" (PBG™) with a 90° STA and chainstays that always matched reach.
  • 7 0
 @sunringlerider: wash you mouth out with soap young man!
  • 1 0
 @brianpark: oh god that would've been amazing.
  • 1 0
 also waiting for 90+ degrees
  • 4 0
 @finistere: Corrects to 90* when sagged at 25%?
  • 7 0
 @sunringlerider: "...now with integrated donut hole storage... we present to you, the GloryHole!"
  • 2 0
 @brianpark: Isak Leivsson beat you to it!
  • 1 0
 No idler pulley?!
  • 1 0
 @islandforlife: Giant already did that, but failed spectacularly at marketing the crap out of it.
  • 3 0
 @brianpark: I'm just going to put in a plug for "Very Stable Genius" as a fully meaningless name that could potentially work well here.
  • 1 0
 @islandforlife: I will, if you can tell me the difference between jelly and jam.
  • 1 0
 @brianpark: But would look better with a linkage fork?

What is the reach number?
  • 1 0
 @brianpark: that'd be some real unicycle pedaling comfort
  • 1 0
 @brianpark: we need gif’s on here!!!! That will blow the minds of the industry if you just start doing things like this………

Are you some kind of wizzard!
  • 1 0
 @2-1RacingUK: Check Isak Leivsson’s latest build, its an equal lengths chainstay and reach, 85° STA, high pivot idler pulley cornering monster.
  • 1 0
 @dirtmcleod: interesting. Not sure if I’m fully sold on the idler system yet but that’s just me. Everyone’s different.
  • 1 0
 @2-1RacingUK: Descending it has some pros and feels good in repetitive hits but I don’t love how some of them corner since the wheelbase gets longer. I think Trek got it right with a low idler but I also don’t think it’s a game changer, yet.
  • 1 0
 @dirtmcleod: that’s some good, honest, and factual points. You must be in marketing……. Hahaha.

How, will a frame mounted gearbox make a difference to that equation…..?
  • 2 0
 @2-1RacingUK: It wouldn’t change the growing wheelbase in corners but the low COG a gearbox gives the bike makes them corner very well. If someone makes a low friction gearbox with a good shifting design, it will be hard for flimys, finicky, high maintenance derailleurs compete. Gearboxes do have to be armored well since they have semi thin cases to save weight and are in a vulnerable place but all in all, one day gearbox bikes will be the mainstream. I can only poke holes in the shifting for gearboxes on ebikes since all the weight and efficiency penalties are overcome by digital horsepower.
  • 3 0
 @2-1RacingUK: Forgive my typos please. Also, I am not professionally in marketing yet but I am studying it heavily as I am about to release some bike products.
  • 1 0
 @JokerT: Looking good even covered by cookies!
  • 124 0
 This is exceptional work on all fronts.

As an aside, @mikelevy, is it weird knowing that all your work is read/watched by people exclusively on the toilet? Do you have to write/record it whilst on the toilet to get in the headspace of your readers?
  • 146 0
 That's where I've done some of my best work.
  • 25 0
 His work helps stimulate my bowel movements.
  • 57 0
 @jmhills: I'll take that as a compliment.
  • 4 0
 @mikelevy: good job...
  • 19 0
 @fartymarty: username checks out
  • 10 0
 Hey I take offense to that... I'm sitting here at work, at my desk, with my door closed and a shit ton of work waiting for me... while I read these very, VERY important articles...
  • 8 0
 Every time I forget the wipe it’s because of @mikelevy
  • 1 0
 @mikelevy: With a bike that long need to be careful dont tag something?
Donut is twice as long as mini is wide!
  • 85 0
 This is classic. So well done. Leaning in to 5 different Pinkbike comment tropes and building a joke of a bike that might not be a joke. You guys are amazing
  • 12 0
 Only way this could have been improved was if the spy shots were posted a day after the review!
  • 2 0
 @Mugen: maybe have the review with only out of focus spy shots that don't show any details of the caption below.
  • 64 1
 This shore code document is fascinating when you get into it, here a couple more notables I found:
Shore code article 4.20.69c 'When loading a shralp sled onto the North Shore rack of a 2nd gen Tacoma, one must ensure great care is taken to not catch the pins of one's Chromag Dagga's on the knee stitching of one's NF pants, the knee fabric must remain tight as possible around the knee pad beneath."
Shore code article 4.20.69d "During the lift onto the rack, it is required a darkside bro exclaim one of the following phrases: "Yeah dude, I never ride sanctioned trails anymore so I just deleted Strava for good", "I ended up having a buddy weld the frame, these taco engines will go forever so it was a no brainer to spend the 5k", or "Oh yeah dude, she's definitely dry enough for that freshy loamer to go today, it hasn't rained in like a week".
  • 44 0
 We all know whos mini that is.
  • 35 0
 Mr. Bean!! Oh, wrong mini.
  • 30 4
 Nice exhaust. The local asthmatics thank you.
  • 6 0
 here for the bike but I need to know more about that car...old school mini, fender flares, Bosozoku exhaust?!
  • 2 1
 @SATN-XC: I don't know about the current iteration of the Mini, but Mike used to have a Honda power plant there at some point. His ride was even covered by some modified car youtube channels. Was really cool seeing our boy Levy getting famous outside of the mtb world.
  • 7 1
 DUDE! Somebody report this vehicle for pollution
  • 19 0
 @audeo03: ...for polluting my mind with great ideas
  • 1 0
 I’d love to see how much wider than the mini the bike is.
  • 29 0
 How about a “down country” version? Maybe the Dour Cruller?
  • 160 0
 Slim Donut is in the works.
  • 3 0
 @mikelevy: Can I cro-nut mullet be far behind?
  • 1 0
 @jbarraza23: aaaaaand that’s where I was hoping someone would go. All hail the mullet CroNut!!!
  • 2 0
 @mikelevy: You can call it Donette,it is a very popular mini donut snack here in Spain:

www.gastronomicspain.com/en/categoria-25/donettes-donuts.html
  • 2 0
 A super Long, Super Low Super Slack downcountry bike with similar geometry to the Donuts would be a good expwriment@mikelevy:
  • 10 0
 @mikelevy: How about the Grimbit?
  • 1 0
 @mikelevy: That's amazing. I keep clicking the upvote, but it only seems to work once *insert mtb product comparison here*
  • 3 0
 @k2theg: That'd be the kids version
  • 26 1
 Only one waterbottle? It was supposed to have three and have a virtual high pivot w/ idler... Oh how the mighty have fallen.
  • 29 0
 it has a virtual idler with low pivot
  • 5 0
 It'll never take off if it isn't a mullet, high pivot with idler, gearbox equipped, steel enduro sled with 3 water bottle mounts. Get gooder internet...
  • 25 0
 No Flight Attendant, no AXS, no motor, it’s not turquoise, how are you going to market it for £10k+? Foolish.
  • 102 0
 We looked at 2011 and 2021 prices for the most expensive bikes and extrapolated an MSRP of approximately 4.6 Outsidecoins when it comes to market in 2031.
  • 26 0
 @brianpark: ah, it’s so obvious now. Launch a Pinkbike crypto. Next step, your own range of spaceships and curiously named children.
  • 3 0
 @brianpark: Grim Donut NFT is the way.
  • 1 0
 @brianpark: so if that’s 4.6 outsider coins, what does that equate to in PlayStations, Xboxes and how many games????

Asking for a friends child?!…….
  • 21 0
 Waiting for the PB Academy episode that has all of the contestants racing V2. Winner gets a full factory ride, but just can't trust the bike.
  • 35 0
 @jasonlucas I don't hate this idea...
  • 21 0
 Climbs better than a Range
  • 19 0
 What kind of oil are you running in the Mini? Extra virgin?
  • 80 0
 Very little oil to save wieght.
  • 3 1
 Head gasket gone pop?
  • 1 0
 Baby
  • 18 1
 Lmao I can't believe y'all incorporated the DW-link onto this bike. I guess pedal bob was a huge issue on V1. Love it!
  • 71 0
 we’re claiming it was a feature not a bug.
  • 31 0
 @brianpark: Spoken like a true Rocky Mountain guy!
  • 7 0
 @brianpark: If you time the bobs correctly, it can help you clear rocks and avoid pedal strikes on a tough climb
  • 13 0
 Good ol' pedal bob. Love that guy
  • 3 0
 @brianpark: It's obviously not pedal bob (low anti-squat), it's the traction mode!
  • 1 0
 That's not DW-link though.
  • 8 1
 @BenTheSwabian: It has a non-DW link setup in these photos, but will also come with another link and shock position that adds a ton of anti-squat for the DW setup Smile
  • 4 0
 @mikelevy: can you explain what makes it not be a DW setup? Visually I can't see the difference but I'm not a suspension linkage expert.
  • 1 0
 @mikelevy: This thing is going to be nuts! I already cannot wait to see footage of it on the trailSmile
  • 4 0
 @BenTheSwabian: This thing is going to be (do)nuts!

I apologize.
  • 1 0
 @MisterChow: Deadly burn!
  • 17 0
 I was kinda also hoping to see it as a 31er with 250mm rotors and 13 speed but maybe thats for future versions
  • 32 0
 Tires is the hardest part. A 32" front rim is relatively simple and a few brands were willing to make us one, but tires are a bit of a nightmare to make a one-off.
  • 21 0
 @brianpark: So in other words, there was an attempt for 32" wheels
  • 50 0
 @Grantma: I just want to watch the world burn.
  • 3 1
 @brianpark: it'll happen for the front wheel at some point, but I wonder; 24, 26, 27.5, 29... 30.5? Maybe the laws of physics would prefer 30".
  • 3 0
 @brianpark: Never stop.

Seriously please keep pushing the 32"(36?) tires. I'm really curious to see when(?) those will arrive. If they're going to be the next wheel war I'd rather have to upgrade from my 26" full squish once and just skip the 29. Or just buy a used 29er once they're no longer hott.
  • 2 0
 @brianpark: I definitely think a bigger front wheel on mainstream bikes is a likelihood. More a question of when than if.
  • 3 0
 And 900mm bars. 1000mm? And a negative 32mm stem. Can I just flip my normal stem around to the back? Also 35mm is much too small for bar clamp. At least 45mm for strength
  • 2 0
 @brianpark: what fork would you use for 32"? Dorado (or any other usd) or custom linkage?
  • 2 0
 @Upundu: Superstar components did a 915mm bar. They called it the yardstick. You get many questions about fitting through tight woods and I can say that I only crashed twice. And one time I got stuck between the railing of a small wooden bridge.
  • 13 0
 It's alright but no rainbow sprinkles?
  • 33 0
 There may or may not be rainbow sprinkles on the decals.
  • 7 0
 It's cool and all, but I9 wheels? Really?! Where is the super-compliantstiff-aerospace-alloy-carbon-composite-hybrid-mullet 32/30.5 with F1-vibration-dampening-technology and 1090 points of engament wheelset?! I was looking forward to getting a set of the Rim Donuts...
  • 9 0
 Looks like a car accident.
  • 8 0
 Needs an idler for the front wheel.....
  • 4 0
 Have to admit I'm a sucker for coloured spokes. If I wanted to add a single orange spoke to my front and back wheel:
- how would I do it?
- would it affect performance/reliability to have one spoke different from the others?
- how dickish would it be?
  • 7 0
 - get a can of orange plasti-dip - no - a little, but it would be like drift cars when they paint one of their spokes so could be cool
  • 8 0
 In order

- you probably need to buy a new set of wheels

- performance improves but only if you ride with a Fanny pack and a half shell w/goggles

- depends what wheelsize(s) your bike has
  • 4 0
 the only donuts I want are those that make levy smile and wink at us in the group trail categories. I know they're tim hortons and that I have one next to me but bro, they are laced with a special extra of charisma and I want to try whatever Levy is having.
  • 1 0
 We can't handle anymore of those eyebrows!
  • 4 0
 Forget the swat box .
This needs the Tim Hortons Internal Donut Storage System.
THIDSS for short.
I’m surprised Mike Levy would even ride the bike without this feature.
  • 1 0
 No, Baked Gooey Edible Stuff Massively Long Storage BGESMLS
  • 4 0
 I see the future of integration here, live valve + flight attendant + axs + tirewiz + power meter + garmin supercomputer + airtags + flip chip. The future is Grim!
  • 5 0
 We need to see the grim donut next to, not behind, the mini. Which has a longer wheelbase?
  • 4 0
 Now shrink it, make everything pink, and says it's designed for the women's market. It could be called the grim donette. Or pink lady cake.
  • 5 0
 Hope it makes production!
  • 7 1
 Poor kaz
  • 4 0
 By the looks of the smoke coming out of that pipe the mini could use some new rings or donuts
  • 5 0
 Could use a lot of things Wink
  • 9 0
 @mikelevy: an LS3....?
  • 1 0
 Ugh, yeah. Is it already that cold in Canada, or is poor Mike's Mini that... coarse?
  • 5 0
 Needs at least two high pivots and 7 bars, so thanks but not interested
  • 6 1
 @mikelevy when to expect e-donut?
  • 59 1
 Fuck no
  • 41 0
 @Xandr you mean the e-claire? I'll show myself out...
  • 1 0
 @tkclemmer: Thats just the expert model, the pro is called the Jell-E Donut.
  • 1 0
 May I suggest a direct translation from Norwegian?

The Grim Lardring.
  • 4 0
 only fits one water bottle? I though this was supposed to be ground breaking...
  • 6 0
 No idler no buy
  • 6 1
 Tahnee Seagrave to Grim Donut..?
  • 1 0
 @mikelevy - Kinda looks like Levy's modified that Mini to be the grim donut of cars...sounds like a shopping cart even in a photo. Those emissions look baller, but mostly surprised that's not off to one side and a hitch-rack isn't parked right there in the middle, but hey - Levy does what Levy does.
  • 4 0
 "The bakery" enduro team. Yoann Barelli (Mr baguette) on the Grim donut sponsored by Tim Hortons. Please make this happen.
  • 5 0
 Would buy
  • 4 0
 fox 40 w/ a DPX2... interesting but not out of the picture
  • 2 0
 It's the new Float X, the replacement for the DPX2 moving forward. Larger airspring and more oil volume
  • 1 0
 @rowanpzc: awesome thanks! so closer to an X2?
  • 2 0
 @Dmaxwell: It's still definitely a trail shock, but larger or bigger hitting riders might get more support from the new shock. I believe the max pressure is 350 psi now up from 300. I still see the X2 being the go-to enduro and DH shock
  • 3 0
 @rowanpzc: but this is the downcountry version of the doughnut - just wait for the DH one!
  • 1 0
 Still seems an odd choice overall.
  • 5 0
 Return of the King
  • 4 0
 what the hell is going on at the drop outs?1?1?

that looks sketchy
  • 33 0
 One foot of chainstay adjust. So sick of .5 degree and 3mm changes, so we went all the way.
  • 8 0
 @mikelevy: i hope you dont die.
  • 1 0
 @mikelevy: only one foot!? You’ve gone soft in your old age….
Miraculously, you manage to look younger every year?
  • 4 0
 Better get that license plate renewed.
  • 5 0
 @brianpark spare no marketing expenses for this bike release and pony up some money for a vanity plate for @mikelevy ‘S mini:
GRM DNT
  • 4 0
 Best "Leaked Spy Shot" advert ever!!!
  • 1 0
 Battery hidden in ST, BT and Wi-Fi in rear hub, wireless charging on top of the seat, front and rear 326mm travel app ajustable, solar cell hidden in swat (or sweat) box department…. Just one of top secret upgrades.
  • 4 0
 Can we talk about the rack set up? Oh mama.......
  • 3 0
 First time I've used it but it seems to work well.
  • 1 0
 @mikelevy: I used a roof rack on my Minis. Made my '14 Camber Evo look somewhat like the Titanic. Not sure the GD is Thule Proride compatible?
  • 1 0
 Man, there are a lot of bikes being currently produced that don't look a ton different than this thing. And we thought Levy was off his head with this thing! Has the world gone mad - or is this the future?
  • 1 0
 Seriously what happens if the bike ends up working really well, which seems quite possible?

Also can we try the new electronic lock out shock thing just on the rear on this bike?
  • 4 0
 Just in time for Rampage !
  • 2 0
 No high pivot with an idler, no coil, no electronic suspension, no 220mm dropper, no $60 fender. This thing is hardly modern now is it?
  • 1 0
 Mike Levy, how dare you. You have the Grimm Doughnut V2 manufactured buy the 2nd most popular dentist bike company. I’m gonna have to stop man crushing on you every chance I get.
  • 3 0
 That dropper definitely has the wrong amount of stupid...
  • 3 0
 Couldn't afford a smoke machine for the launch video
  • 3 0
 Can't wait for the full review tomorrow.
  • 2 0
 Based on how long it took to get the review on the last Grim Donut, we all know that’s not happening…
  • 1 0
 Ah it worked! Joy. Fine work. I'm in the bath so you can extend the above "everybody who reads your work is taking a shit" to "they're all naked"
  • 2 0
 Nice built in kick stand just put one of the pedal down and your good to go.
  • 4 1
 Actually a lot more interesting than Pivot's own line-up...
  • 3 0
 Probly already sold out till 2024, sheesh
  • 2 0
 Prototype dropper? Why is the seat blurred when it's well within the focal plane?
  • 1 0
 Hey @mikelevy can I borrow your smoke machine? Hosting a bachelor party this weekend and the entertainment I booked is best viewed through a thick blanket of smoke/exhaust.
  • 1 0
 I’m so confused…….. all that bike and a DPX2? Because you want to make sure it sucks even if the frame actually works?
  • 2 0
 “Just the right amount of stupid”, that’s your next Pinkbike T-shirt and sticker.
  • 1 0
 Looked pretty good in person, gotta admit. But since I was in full roadie mode from just racing, I didn't want to disgrace it too much with my proximity.
  • 2 0
 "box shaped t-shirt" ha ha ha!
  • 1 0
 Thank god it has a dual crown and a straight seat tube, now we know it’s from the future.
  • 2 0
 This is the best, needs a 26 in rear wheel though.
  • 2 0
 Honestly looks like a World Cup race bike in 2027
  • 1 0
 GD 3.0 model for 2023 will be three wheeler with two super boost standard bottleholder
  • 2 0
 I better see wilberfahrt at the booth or no deal.
  • 1 0
 I demand HA adjust between 57.5 and 57. That SA makes the seat tube look like the rider is getting a colonoscopy.
  • 2 0
 Kazimer, you will be missed
  • 2 0
 White oem max is tyres... can we buy
  • 3 0
 Its is not just a Pole?
  • 44 0
 We'll find out at the Huck to Flat...
  • 3 0
 @mikelevy: Savage. You are not holding back
  • 3 0
 @mikelevy: little bit harsh, they stop advertising with you guys or have they just started making their own t-shirts?
  • 2 0
 @mikelevy: I am starting a petition to save Jason's ankles. I am still shaking from watching that.
  • 5 0
 @Almostredbike: nah, Leo and Pole are good shit. We just like to talk a little trash.
  • 1 0
 @Almostredbike: Just poking fun. I'm a big fan of Leo's bikes, and even how they look haha.
  • 1 0
 @mikelevy: was funny, could see you on a voima too Wink
  • 1 0
 When your push bike is worth more than your car you know you have your priorities right.
  • 2 0
 I heart you @mikelevy, if only I knew how to tag you
  • 1 0
 3
  • 2 0
 I didn't realise you could hit VTEC in neutral.
  • 1 0
 Well done guys, well done. Must say that this bike doesn't look nearly as half baked as the 1.0.
  • 1 0
 Look forward to reading and seeing more on this bike but why no direct mount stem?
  • 2 1
 Just the initial build, things might change.
  • 1 0
 I can't see as much as I want to because of the smoking tailpipe of the Mini. Perfect shot...
  • 2 0
 Hey Mike Your insurance is expired
  • 1 0
 Oh man what a Friday treat! Can't wait to see a review. Gotta love those spy shots.
  • 1 0
 Already looks like it's been hucked to flat! can't wait to see it when it actually happens!
  • 1 0
 This things gonna take off like wildfire! They'll sell at least a baker's dozen!
  • 1 0
 @brianpark Are there any plans of maybe bringing a limited production run of these to the market? As a frameset perhaps?
  • 2 0
 Never say never!
  • 1 0
 Needs a Dorado. With a Kazimer graphic on one leg and pitchfork on the other.
  • 1 0
 Sht needs a triple crown fork and a set of SWAT saloon doors in the downtube. Most def a SLAPPER!
  • 1 0
 can we just get on with a decent huck to flat demo of the current GD…please? all this other stuff is……..nevermind
  • 1 0
 Team Pinkbike riding the Grim Donut soon at a World Cup, co-sponsored by Tim Horton's
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 Heres the other one at sea otter

photos.app.goo.gl/EuZGj258Y2C8KEnP7
  • 1 0
 Could have at least taken a new "spy shot" of the car that didn't have the insurance expire 12 months ago.
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 Work of art
  • 1 0
 I think…yep, I just had an idea.
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 10/10 would smash
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 Review will be out tomorrow.
  • 1 0
 When a black bike falls into a mini’s bike rack…dead giveaway
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 HAHAHA Good one.....
  • 1 0
 Looks like a copy of the Privateer 161
  • 1 0
 Is that seat tube angle over 90°?
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 Something about this reminds me the sick bikes debacle
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 so weird that it doesn't even look *that* radical anymore.
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 Things are so weird right now that it doesn't even look weird.
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 No electronics? Will a bike even work without in 2030?
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 EMP ready
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 haha hilarious spoof. Seriously though, I want that seat tube angle
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 It can't be! I thought the tester hated color spokes?!
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 No low pivot idler??
  • 1 0
 How did the grim donut get its name?
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 Watch the first video. It is worth your time.
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 Don't forget to update that registration @mikelevy
  • 1 0
 Dual Crown FUJI Dual Crown FUJI
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 that stem????? why no direct-mount????
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 No praxxis cranks? How will the huck to flat go?
  • 1 0
 man this thing looks like the akira bike
  • 1 0
 They say it’s 8 feet big and made to go like heck
  • 1 0
 Please install flight attendant on the donut v.2
  • 1 0
 Spy shot incoming, *sends up smoke screen*
  • 1 0
 Ngl, this sent me on a Rollercoaster ride of emotions.
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 *checks calendar to see if it's April 1st*
  • 1 0
 looks like a switchblade. but dh
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 for sure a downcountry bike, he's running exo + tires
  • 1 0
 UIIIIIII!!! "Grim Donut" another season series!!!! Smile )))))
  • 1 0
 The fakest of the fake spy shots.
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 Full in depth car check please.
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 That is an ingenious way to get oil on the chain!
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 Running rich. And needs twin tail pipes. As per 1275GT.
  • 1 0
 Looks like a Commencal Meta front triangle with the new prototype linkange
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 Now... add a motor... I will take one! :p
  • 1 0
 This is pretty funny, thanks for mixing it up Pinkbike.
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 the other big reveal...Kyle Straight will be riding it at Rampage!!!
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 Not a grim donut, No high pivot with an idler
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 @mikelevy where can we learn more about your Mini?
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 NSMB in Shamblesland right now
  • 1 0
 Mike, you have a head gasket leak!
  • 1 0
 they finally got that pivot partnership
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 Partnering with We Are One? suspension seems like the Arrival
  • 1 0
 Your insurance expired or this photo is old news.
  • 1 0
 @mikelevy are you not concerned with that blue smoke?
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 Hey Mike, what oil are you running in your mini, also, 20:01 or 25:01?
  • 1 0
 Looks like somebody welded a seat onto one of those DH scooters.....
  • 1 0
 Anyone knows what is that for a bike rack ?
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 @mikelevy what's the product name of the bike rack in the picture?
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 pinkbbike can be millionaires if they trademark grim donut.
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 so when is it going to be 26 in the front and 29 in the rear?
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 I'm thinking NSMB is feeling a little wounded after this... ha ha!
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 Ahhhhhhhhh
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 Looks like a Cruller
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 No Live Valve?
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 bottle cage is where it's at...
  • 1 0
 What a scything release.
  • 1 0
 knucklebox lives!!!
  • 1 0
 Double crown, finally
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 Clearly form the photos Pinkbike has sold out and produced a downcountry bike.
  • 1 0
 Very professional
  • 1 0
 Next please!
  • 1 0
 I donut believe it.
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 no high pivot?
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 This explains Pivots pricing, gotta pay for the grim donut proto somehow
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 Pink spokes? So shit looking.
  • 1 0
 DW link?
  • 1 0
 Yessir
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 SPRINKLES!!!!
  • 1 0
 Thrilling
  • 1 0
 Grim doughnut dh bike
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 Ugly as shit.
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 I am expecting an XXS size that fits two water bottles....
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 XXS starts at 500mm reach.
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 @brianpark: Sick! Now if I could only figure out how NOT to get downvoted just because I am a outside+ member...
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 @dmackyaheard: That's the neat part, you don't.
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 @dmackyaheard: don’t worry @mikelevy will be setting up a pinktweet’s soon. It’ll highjack headlines from multiple mtb sites and we can all comment, bitch/complaint/moan/attempt sarcasm/ ironic manipulations of mankind's foibles and troll Americans to our hearts content while he secretly gathers our data for his great nefarious plans.
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flag inside-plus (Oct 8, 2021 at 13:30) (Below Threshold)
 @dmackyaheard: Easy, just don't comment. Can't get downvoted if you don't comment.
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 @inside-plus: lol.... sure... don't participate in conversations
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 @dmackyaheard: Well your tags gone. The funs over
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 @Darwin66: oooo.... looks like I did...
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 @dmackyaheard: Tags gone! Nice job!
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 Looks like a firebird
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 Yeah with Grim Donut V1 being a 180-160mm travel bike, I wouldn't be surprised if Pivot just used a prototype 2022 firebird rear-end and linkage with a new front triangle
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 @rowanpzc: hopefully 500mm chainstays to better match the reach though
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