Quiz: Can You Guess These High Pivot Bikes from the Silhouettes?

Nov 18, 2021
by Ed Spratt  
How well do you know your high pivot bikes? We have put together a collection of modern and retro high pivot bikes with no branding, colours or decals, can you guess the correct makes and models?

























































































How many did you get right?






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83 Comments

  • 192 1
 Welcome to the next instalment of the worst quiz format that ever existed...

UX very poor here, even if you just used something like this it would make this way less painful

----> Quiz Idea ----
  • 53 0
 Can we acknowledge the pain and suffering this individual has gone through to create this new genius quiz idea!
  • 12 0
 I'll get your cape
  • 57 0
 Where's the poll option for "didn't make it through, got annoyed by page redirects"
  • 8 0
 Thank you. This will surely be implemented by late 2023 due to a shortage of UX designers.
  • 7 0
 Someone is racking up pageviews
  • 14 0
 I thought you were about to Rick Roll everybody on Pinkbike, kinda disappointed
  • 3 0
 You're hired!
  • 2 0
 Outside: Pages per visited are down this month....
PB: Releases another quiz
  • 66 0
 Got most wrong… but I am having problems with my current pillow
  • 12 0
 But do you have bmx background?
  • 4 0
 You got Redalp wrong? Really?
  • 2 1
 Talk to Mike Lindell
  • 35 0
 Session Session Session Session Session Session RN-01 Session Session Session Balfa Balfa Balfa Balfa Balfa
  • 9 0
 Kinda odd actually to talk about a high pivot Trek Session and not have a Trek Session 10 in the article. (And no, 9.9 still isn't a proper 10.)
  • 1 0
 HAHAHAHAHAHA
  • 3 0
 @vinay: or a Trek Diesel, the first and maddest Trek HP DH bike.
  • 1 0
 @lukeb: the early 2000s, when orange's frame design was so state of the art, even Trek copied it.
  • 21 0
 Thought the GT was a session there...
  • 21 2
 I thought they were all sessions
  • 7 1
 The only one I didn’t guess session on was the session…
  • 11 1
 Never ever fancied a cannondale, but that Jekyll is easily the cleanest looking frame.

Although shame the deviate wasn’t built up, as that would be up there too.
  • 4 0
 Good to see K9 there. Would have been unfair to show a current GT without showing the old K9. Same for trail bikes, good to see good ol' Craftworks ENR bike in the mix to avoid the impression that high pivot trailbikes are something new.
  • 7 0
 The amount of bikes I identified, while not having any interest in HP bikes, reflects how much time I spend on bike websites
  • 2 0
 Wondering, would you call a GT i-drive, Mongoose Freedrive (and I think Schwinn also had something similar) high pivot bikes too? That is, is the high pivot defined relative to the front triangle (the part rigidly connected to the headtube) or is it defined with respect to the bottom bracket. Essential questions that need to be answered before we can continue this comment section.
  • 4 0
 Umm me thinks this is a little bit over the pond, no Balfa, Kavenz or ActoFive? Surely you could have avoided repeating some of the brands? C- Need to try a little harder
  • 1 0
 Is the Appalache not an iteration of the Balfa? I really wish I could get my hands on my old one Frown
  • 7 1
 Looks like sessions
  • 1 0
 no
  • 1 0
 my mind said exactly that about more of them than i want to admit
  • 5 0
 No Brooklyns? The heck kind of a high pivot quiz is this?!
  • 3 0
 I came just to look for the BMW
  • 3 2
 So with the Outside funding, will you ever upgrade your content management system to something better than what the IT intern knocked together back in 2002? This is seriously the most dated "quiz" format I've seen on any website ever since the early days of the web back when we were all using Netscape 4.1.
  • 4 0
 Anyone else get one answer click in and think I don't have time for this? Why can't the answer be on the same page?
  • 1 0
 Gt fury Comencall supreme Norco shore Daviate Devinci spartan Norco range Session Forbidden Gt force Canondale jackel Balfa bb7 Empire Honda rn-1 Lahar Can't remember Canfield Jedi Zerode G1 Can't remember mk2 Redalp I could've remember it's a bulls ARBR last one I should've remember
  • 2 0
 I got the first, second, the Honda and last one (Craftworks). I was surprised to see the crafty in the mix. Often forgotten bike that one, but a great bike!
  • 4 0
 ah the Redalp auto castrater!
  • 2 0
 You're mean @edspratt !!!! Just when we were forgetting about the redalp, you brought it back from the dead.

What a way to ruin a Thrusday morning...
  • 4 0
 Look upon thus Jedi all ye others and despair!
  • 2 0
 Was looking for mine but that would be too hard for most but juniors is there..
  • 4 0
 What no Balfa BB7???
  • 3 0
 It's in there
  • 2 0
 @baulz: oh I seeee. The appalache IS a balfa. I learnt something
  • 3 0
 @bravefart: you and me both
  • 3 0
 That Honda was nearly impossible to recognize in B&W
  • 3 0
 PB might as well just start putting up "printable MTB coloring pages".
  • 3 0
 Answer: "it looks like a bike

Scored 100%

Yeahh
  • 1 0
 Serious question: what happened to Redalp? I ve red the article here when they launched and they were bashed hard here... haha
  • 3 0
 Why no GT RTS?
  • 1 0
 Yeah, and no Trek 9000 either.
  • 1 0
 The higher the pivot, the higher the profit and don't forget the pink and shrink.
  • 1 0
 Did you guys get the Zerode photographers permission to use that photo? 2 Profoto packs and 6 heads are not cheap......
  • 2 0
 What about the Klein Mantra, the highest of high pivots??
  • 2 0
 Ooof, your comment gave me a flash back…The only thing higher than the Mantras pivot was my body pivoting over my handlebars, it was like riding a trebuchet!
  • 1 0
 It would be really cool to see how some of these old framed performe. Seriously, the super high pivot frames are cray!
  • 1 0
 Man there is only one for me , the Zerode Geewasome
  • 2 0
 Gee was awesome ?
  • 1 0
 @fracasnoxteam: no matter if it's the G 1 or 2 it's awesome. I want a new G model.
  • 1 0
 @Serpentras: Ask Atherton grand father to make a new one ! ;-)
  • 3 2
 Wot! No Balfa?

Yeah Appalache almost counts but not quite.
  • 1 0
 Session, with a shadow+ derailleur.
  • 1 0
 Corsair Bikes Crown? 2 rear shock high pivot bike?
  • 1 0
 The Honda looks like my old CR125. That’s a lot of mountain bike
  • 1 0
 Came for the comments, was not disappointed.
  • 1 0
 The Lahar M8 looks like a DH Brompton to me.
  • 1 0
 Do you know your consumer products? Test your knowledge wage slaves!
  • 1 0
 Antidote darkmatter sad noises
  • 1 0
 They all look like sessions to me!
  • 1 0
 ill take that lahar with a 63 HA please!
  • 1 0
 these are all wrong, none of the bikes were made by the company Answer
  • 1 0
 should I be ashamed or proud that I got every one right?
  • 1 0
 High pivots aren't a new idea?
  • 1 0
 For some reason they all look like sessions to me...
  • 1 0
 I found the Highlander, that's all that matters isn't it?
  • 1 0
 Corsair Marque missing like it never existed Frown
  • 1 0
 wow, forgot about the empire and K9
  • 1 0
 Norcos Be safe, Be well. Incognito Robin
  • 1 0
 I didn't click only on the trek session Smile
  • 1 3
 The Norco is the best looking silhouette out of all of them for sure.
  • 1 0
 Which Norco? The shore or the range?
  • 1 0
 @Toymaniac: Both. They just look the same to me in a silhouette!
  • 1 0
 @betsie: Yeah, fair enough.

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