Tags: Industry News
Ed Spratt    Jun 25, 2022
Industry Digest: More Porsche Investments, Airbag Shorts & More Industry Digest: More Porsche Investments, Airbag Shorts & More
All the latest tidbits and gossip from the industry this month.
Ed Spratt    Jun 23, 2022
Mondelēz International Acquires Clif Bar for $2.9 billion Mondelēz International Acquires Clif Bar for $2.9 billion
Clif Bar & Company is set to be acquired by the owner of Oreo, Cadbury and more.
Sarah Moore    Jun 22, 2022
Round Up: 18 Bike Industry Jobs Available Right Now Round Up: 18 Bike Industry Jobs Available Right Now
We round up some of the more awesome-looking job opportunities in the bike industry that we've seen lately.
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Sarah Moore    Jun 22, 2022
Pivot Cycles Names Bryan Mason as New President Pivot Cycles Names Bryan Mason as New President
Bryan Mason will transition from Global Sales Manager to the new leadership role.
James McKnight    Jun 21, 2022
Details Announced for EP2 - A Journal by Downtime Podcast & Misspent Summers Details Announced for EP2 - A Journal by Downtime Podcast & Misspent Summers
The latest issue gets inside the minds of riders and racers, amateurs and pros, exploring and explaining a shared love of the sport through painstakingly compiled stories, photography, illustration and design.
Ed Spratt    Jun 14, 2022
Now Finished: Ask Me Anything with Chris Ball on Organising Future World Cups Now Finished: Ask Me Anything with Chris Ball on Organising Future World Cups
You can check out all of Chris' answers in the comments.
Ed Spratt    Jun 10, 2022
Team Behind the EWS To Lead Future World Cup Organisation with Warner Bros. Discovery Team Behind the EWS To Lead Future World Cup Organisation with Warner Bros. Discovery
The UCI has announced that the EWS team will be working on next year's World Cups.
Trans Cascadia    Jun 9, 2022
Trans-Cascadia Announces No Race for 2022 but Adds Four Free Work Party Events Trans-Cascadia Announces No Race for 2022 but Adds Four Free Work Party Events
Trans-Cascadia announces no race for 2022 but opens registration for four free R&R work parties in the Pacific Northwest.
Ed Spratt    Jun 8, 2022
Porsche Takes Complete Ownership of Fazua Porsche Takes Complete Ownership of Fazua
Porsche has upped its stake in Fazua with a complete buyout of the eBike motor and battery brand.
   Jun 7, 2022
Introducing Cycling Avenue - An Online Retailer of Refurbished Bicycles Introducing Cycling Avenue - An Online Retailer of Refurbished Bicycles
Cycling Avenue’s mission is to give every bike a new life by refurbishing them.
Alicia Leggett    Jun 3, 2022
What’s the Significance of the Specialized Direct-to-Consumer Move? It’s Complicated. What’s the Significance of the Specialized Direct-to-Consumer Move? It’s Complicated.
A look inside some recent business moves and a bizarre bike shop proxy war.
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Alicia Leggett    Jun 2, 2022
Enduro Bearings Launches Direct-to-Consumer Website Enduro Bearings Launches Direct-to-Consumer Website
Adding to the list of bike industry brands selling online, Enduro Bearings has launched a new web store and aims to make a wider variety of its products available to consumers.
Sarah Moore    Jun 1, 2022
Katy Bond Named CEO of Rocky Mountain Katy Bond Named CEO of Rocky Mountain
Company owner Raymond Dutil will now become Executive Chairman and Coach of Innovation.
Ed Spratt    May 27, 2022
Industry Digest: eBike Regulation, Stolen Bikes, Zwift Layoffs & More Industry Digest: eBike Regulation, Stolen Bikes, Zwift Layoffs & More
What's going on in the cycling industry this month?
Alicia Leggett    May 27, 2022
What We Know So Far About the Heartbreaking Murder of Moriah "Mo" Wilson What We Know So Far About the Heartbreaking Murder of Moriah "Mo" Wilson
The off-road cycling community is devastated by the senseless killing of rising star Mo Wilson, which looks to be the result of a love triangle involving Kaitlin Armstrong and prominent US gravel racer Colin Strickland.
Sarah Moore    May 20, 2022
Proving Grounds to be Broadcast Live for 2022 in Partnership with the Natural Selection Tour Proving Grounds to be Broadcast Live for 2022 in Partnership with the Natural Selection Tour
Proving Grounds and the Natural Selection Tour are forging a partnership that will meld what Natural Selection does on snow with what Proving Grounds is accomplishing on dirt.
Cush Core    May 23, 2022
CushCore Partners with Whistler Mountain Bike Park CushCore Partners with Whistler Mountain Bike Park
CushCore is celebrating the start of bike park season by outfitting the bike park staff and demo bikes with tire inserts.
flag Outride    May 18, 2022
Outride Commits Over $450,000 in the U.S. to get More Kids On Bikes Outride Commits Over $450,000 in the U.S. to get More Kids On Bikes
Outride has announced $462,000 in matching community grants to 44 youth cycling organizations across the United States.
Blackcomb Helicopters    May 17, 2022
Whistler Heli Biking Returns for Summer 2022 with Brand New Alpine Trail Whistler Heli Biking Returns for Summer 2022 with Brand New Alpine Trail
Blackcomb Helicopters will be opening a newly built heli-biking trail between Whistler and Pemberton, which they will be operating under a new division specific to adventure tourism, AlpX Expeditions.
flag RideWrap HQ    May 12, 2022
RideWrap Opens Installation Shop In Santa Cruz, California RideWrap Opens Installation Shop In Santa Cruz, California
RideWrap can now provide professional installation of their protection products to riders in California and surrounding areas.
flag April Whitney    May 11, 2022
Work Begins on a Key New Trail Connection near McCall, Idaho Work Begins on a Key New Trail Connection near McCall, Idaho
An 8.4-mile trail that connects the popular Bear Basin and Brundage Mountain trail systems has the green light to be built this summer.
Alicia Leggett    May 6, 2022
Tomas Lemoine Introduces the Lemoine Invitational Skate Park Jam May 13-15 Tomas Lemoine Introduces the Lemoine Invitational Skate Park Jam May 13-15
Many freeriders can trace their mountain biking roots back to skate park riding.
Alicia Leggett    May 6, 2022
Specialized Hires Former Canyon CEO Armin Landgraf as Chief of Worldwide Markets Specialized Hires Former Canyon CEO Armin Landgraf as Chief of Worldwide Markets
After running Canyon since 2019 and Pon.Bike before that, Armin Landgraf has been brought on to help Specialized "create a modern ecosystem."
James Smurthwaite    May 6, 2022
Shimano Sells Pearl Izumi to United Sports Brands Shimano Sells Pearl Izumi to United Sports Brands
After 14 years of ownership, Shimano has sold off the Pearl Izumi brand to United Sports Brands.
Alicia Leggett    May 6, 2022
Vista Outdoor Separates Shooting from Mountain Bike & Other Non-Shooting Brands Vista Outdoor Separates Shooting from Mountain Bike & Other Non-Shooting Brands
The now-two companies will be publicly traded and fully independent of each other.
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Ed Spratt    May 6, 2022
Falling Batteries & Risk of Fire Leads to Santa Cruz Recall of 2022 Heckler eMTBs Falling Batteries & Risk of Fire Leads to Santa Cruz Recall of 2022 Heckler eMTBs
Heckler 9 eMTBs sold between January 2022 and March 2022 are being recalled after 12 reported incidents.
Alicia Leggett    May 5, 2022
Cube Issues Statement On Delivery Delays - 'Unlikely to Improve in the Foreseeable Future' Cube Issues Statement On Delivery Delays - 'Unlikely to Improve in the Foreseeable Future'
"It only takes one lacking component to prevent us from building a bike altogether."
Alicia Leggett    May 5, 2022
DAZN to Broadcast Crankworx & Other Events Through Red Bull Deal DAZN to Broadcast Crankworx & Other Events Through Red Bull Deal
DAZN claims to be the world's largest sports streaming service, and the deal with Red Bull marks its entry into action sports.
James Smurthwaite    May 5, 2022
YT Replacing Capra Shred Dampers Due to Shock Failures YT Replacing Capra Shred Dampers Due to Shock Failures
The action only affects YT Capra Shred 2020/21 frames with the Fox DHX2 Performance Elite shocks.
Alicia Leggett    May 4, 2022
Shaun Palmer's Truck, Motorcycle, & Mountain Bike Stolen & Truck Totaled in High Speed Chase Shaun Palmer's Truck, Motorcycle, & Mountain Bike Stolen & Truck Totaled in High Speed Chase
Palmer's longtime friend has started a GoFundMe campaign to help the downhill legend recoup his losses.
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Alicia Leggett    Apr 29, 2022
Q1 Reports Continue to Show Bike Boom Slowing for Garmin & MIPS; Shimano Stock Dips Q1 Reports Continue to Show Bike Boom Slowing for Garmin & MIPS; Shimano Stock Dips
More confirmation that companies in the bike industry are still growing, but not nearly at the same rate as the last two years.
Alicia Leggett    Apr 26, 2022
Bike Boom Shows Signs of Slowing for Shimano & Thule Bike Boom Shows Signs of Slowing for Shimano & Thule
The bike market is still growing, but not nearly as quickly as it has been for the last two years.
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flag Andrew DeVier-Scott    Apr 26, 2022
Video: Bryce Bike Park Announces Opening Day April 30th & Revamps Original Trails Video: Bryce Bike Park Announces Opening Day April 30th & Revamps Original Trails
Bryce has been working hard to prep for opening day which is set for this Saturday, April 30th.
Ed Spratt    Apr 25, 2022
Round Up: 16 Bike Industry Jobs Available Right Now Round Up: 16 Bike Industry Jobs Available Right Now
Fancy taking the leap into the bike industry? Check out these vacancies.
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Ed Spratt    Apr 22, 2022
Industry Digest: Tektro Electronic Shifting, Battery Recycling, Stem Lawsuits & More Industry Digest: Tektro Electronic Shifting, Battery Recycling, Stem Lawsuits & More
All the latest tidbits and gossip from the industry this month.
RideWrap HQ    Apr 22, 2022
RideWrap Celebrates Earth Day By Partnering With Trees For The Future RideWrap Celebrates Earth Day By Partnering With Trees For The Future
RideWrap plants one tree for every purchase of a RideWrap Bicycle Protection kit.
Ed Spratt    Apr 21, 2022
Armed Thieves Target Mountain Bikers in Oakland Armed Thieves Target Mountain Bikers in Oakland
Armed thieves are reportedly stopping mountain bikers in the Oakland Hills and taking their bikes at gunpoint.
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Alicia Leggett    Apr 20, 2022
E-Bike Battery Fire Destroys Florida Bike Shop E-Bike Battery Fire Destroys Florida Bike Shop
The fire started when a battery was left charging unattended.
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   Apr 16, 2022
Val di Sole Bike Park to Open June 2nd Val di Sole Bike Park to Open June 2nd
It's almost bike park season.
WhistlerMountain BikePark    Apr 15, 2022
Whistler Mountain Bike Park Closes Creekside to Prepare for Big Plans Ahead Whistler Mountain Bike Park Closes Creekside to Prepare for Big Plans Ahead
The mountain launches a summer of construction to upgrade the Creekside Gondola and Big Red Express chairlift.
Ed Spratt    Apr 8, 2022
CeramicSpeed's Stolen Bikes Worth $80,000 Recovered After Suspect Visited Local Bike Shop CeramicSpeed's Stolen Bikes Worth $80,000 Recovered After Suspect Visited Local Bike Shop
"It was so obvious that this guy was a thief. He even had bolt cutters in his backpack!"
flag Blackcomb Helicopters    Apr 8, 2022
Blackcomb Helicopters Acquires Tyax Adventures Blackcomb Helicopters Acquires Tyax Adventures
Blackcomb Helicopters has bought Tyax Adventures and launched AlpX Expeditions, a new dedicated backcountry tourism operation.
DMBinS DMBinS    Apr 5, 2022
The Tweed Valley Trail Association Collaborates With BASE College for Trail Work The Tweed Valley Trail Association Collaborates With BASE College for Trail Work
The team got some serious work done on their first dig day.
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Ed Spratt    Apr 4, 2022
$80,000 Worth of Bikes Including Two CeramicSpeed Chainless Prototypes Stolen $80,000 Worth of Bikes Including Two CeramicSpeed Chainless Prototypes Stolen
Thieves have made off with two one-off prototypes and an eMTB after breaking into a CeramicSpeed office in Boulder.
Ed Spratt    Apr 4, 2022
Trek Features in TIME's List of the Most Influential Companies in 2022 Trek Features in TIME's List of the Most Influential Companies in 2022
Trek was recognised for its sustainability report and the Trek Foundation
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Alicia Leggett    Mar 31, 2022
Round Up: April Fools Jokes From Around the Cycling Industry Round Up: April Fools Jokes From Around the Cycling Industry
We'll continue to update this article throughout the day.
Alicia Leggett    Apr 1, 2022
Tom Pidcock Signs New 5-Year Contract with Ineos Grenadiers Tom Pidcock Signs New 5-Year Contract with Ineos Grenadiers
The Olympic champion isn't changing teams anytime soon.
Brian Park    Apr 1, 2022
BMX Backgrounds Now Available BMX Backgrounds Now Available
Thanks to Taj Mihelich.
Alicia Leggett    Mar 31, 2022
New Zealand Freerider Robin Goomes Signs with Yeti New Zealand Freerider Robin Goomes Signs with Yeti
Robin Goomes made waves last summer as the first woman to ever backflip in a Crankworx competition.
Ed Spratt    Mar 31, 2022
Revenue Round Up: Sales Increases Continue Despite Stock Shortages Revenue Round Up: Sales Increases Continue Despite Stock Shortages
2022 looks set to be another successful year for the industry
DMBinS DMBinS    Mar 31, 2022
Work Starts on New £750k Mountain Bike Trail Centre for Aberdeenshire Work Starts on New £750k Mountain Bike Trail Centre for Aberdeenshire
Tarland Trails 2 project supports the region’s ambition to be a leading adventure tourism destination.
   Mar 23, 2022
Details Announced for 2022 IMBA Europe Summit Details Announced for 2022 IMBA Europe Summit
It is now possible to sign up for the 10th edition of the IMBA summit to be held in Val di Sole the first week of June.
Alicia Leggett    Mar 23, 2022
SBJ Capital Sells Troy Lee Designs to 2Ride Group SBJ Capital Sells Troy Lee Designs to 2Ride Group
2Ride Group (2RH) specializes in the design and production of moto equipment.
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Guerrilla Gravity    Mar 22, 2022
Guerrilla Gravity Introduces Quick Ship Option Guerrilla Gravity Introduces Quick Ship Option
There are now Quick Ship build kits available that ship out the next business day from GG's Colorado manufacturing facility.
Alicia Leggett    Mar 22, 2022
European Bike Associations Launch Campaign to Reduce Plastic in Industry European Bike Associations Launch Campaign to Reduce Plastic in Industry
SRAM, Bosch, and Mondraker are among the 56 companies that have already signed the pledge, signaling big changes by 2025.
Alicia Leggett    Mar 22, 2022
FloSports Announces Broadcasting Partnership with Life Time Grand Prix Series FloSports Announces Broadcasting Partnership with Life Time Grand Prix Series
The Grand Prix will start at Sea Otter and will include events like the Leadville Trail 100 MTB, now available to watch using the subscription video streaming service.
flag Outride    Mar 21, 2022
Outride Releases Findings from Investigation into the Benefits of Cycling for Young People Outride Releases Findings from Investigation into the Benefits of Cycling for Young People
The report draws from youth surveys at more than 20 middle schools across the U.S.
Henry Quinney    Mar 18, 2022
6 Things That Didn't Happen in the Bike Industry in February 2022 6 Things That Didn't Happen in the Bike Industry in February 2022
Transition making an eMTB is the largest shift in mainstream culture since Zain Malik left One Direction.
Brian Park    Mar 16, 2022
Mike Sinyard Steps Down as CEO of Specialized Mike Sinyard Steps Down as CEO of Specialized
Sinyard will stay on as Founder, Chairman and Chief Rider Advocate, while Dyson's Scott Maguire has been appointed as CEO.
James Smurthwaite    Mar 16, 2022
Rose Bikes Announces 10% Price Increase Rose Bikes Announces 10% Price Increase
The German brand announces a second increase in just over a year.
Ed Spratt    Mar 14, 2022
Dainese Acquired by Investment Firm Carlyle Dainese Acquired by Investment Firm Carlyle
Another buyout in the cycling industry.
Sarah Moore    Mar 9, 2022
SRAM Enters Softgoods Market with Purchase of Velocio Apparel SRAM Enters Softgoods Market with Purchase of Velocio Apparel
This is SRAM's third acquisition in the past year after the purchase of Time Sport and Hammerhead, but will be SRAM's first foray into apparel.
DMBinS DMBinS    Mar 7, 2022
DMBinS Launch New Scottish Ride Guide & 5% for the Trails Initiative DMBinS Launch New Scottish Ride Guide & 5% for the Trails Initiative
The Ride Guide builds on the Scottish strategy to build sustainable tourism into mountain biking.
Ed Spratt    Mar 4, 2022
Good Month / Bad Month - February 2022 Good Month / Bad Month - February 2022
A look back on a packed month.
flag RideWrap HQ    Feb 25, 2022
RideWrap Announces New Production & Installation Facility in the USA RideWrap Announces New Production & Installation Facility in the USA
RideWrap's operations now include a local production and installation facility in Golden Colorado, USA.
Brian Park    Feb 23, 2022
Opinion: The Proxy War Between Discovery & Red Bull Is Official Opinion: The Proxy War Between Discovery & Red Bull Is Official
The Salzburg-based energy drink brand has always had a complicated relationship with our sport, but the broadcast group that's replacing them has big shoes to fill.
James Smurthwaite    Feb 22, 2022
Why Are So Many Bike Companies Being Bought at the Moment? Why Are So Many Bike Companies Being Bought at the Moment?
It's clear that money is flooding into the cycling industry, but what decisions are driving the sales of these bikes brands?
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Ed Spratt    Feb 21, 2021
Industry Digest: $2 Billion of Bike Imports in 2021, Decathlon Shuts US Stores & More Industry Digest: $2 Billion of Bike Imports in 2021, Decathlon Shuts US Stores & More
What's going on in the cycling industry this month?
Ed Spratt    Feb 21, 2022
Discovery to Broadcast World Cup Coverage from 2023 Discovery to Broadcast World Cup Coverage from 2023
Discovery Sports will take over the organisation and promotion of UCI Mountain Bike World Cup for eight seasons, from 2023 to 2030.
Brian Park    Feb 18, 2022
An Update on Pinkbike & Beta MTB An Update on Pinkbike & Beta MTB
Here's what's going on.
Henry Quinney    Feb 18, 2022
8 Things That Didn't Happen in the Bike Industry Last Month - Round Up 8 Things That Didn't Happen in the Bike Industry Last Month - Round Up
This article is a figment of Discount Lafoof III's imagination - and definitely none of it ever happened.
James Smurthwaite    Feb 17, 2022
127 Giant eBikes Stolen from Container in England 127 Giant eBikes Stolen from Container in England
A lorry full of 2022 ebike models was broken into near London, England.
Alicia Leggett    Feb 16, 2022
Vali Höll to Race EWS & 4 Other Surprises From the EWS Team Release Vali Höll to Race EWS & 4 Other Surprises From the EWS Team Release
The EWS has released its 2022 teams, and there were a few pieces of info we weren't expecting.
flag Orbea    Feb 16, 2022
Support Colorado Trails For The Chance to Win an Orbea Support Colorado Trails For The Chance to Win an Orbea
Colorado Mountain Bike Asociation, Boulder Mountainbike Alliance, and Orbea have teamed up with Jagged Axe Trail Designs to bring you the newest bike-only, downhill-only trail at Maryland Mountain.
Alicia Leggett    Feb 16, 2022
Matt Stuttard & Brady Stone Sign With New EWS Team Polygon Factory Racing Matt Stuttard & Brady Stone Sign With New EWS Team Polygon Factory Racing
Polygon Factory Racing has entered the EWS scene, signing Matt Stuttard and young gun Brady Stone.
Alicia Leggett    Feb 15, 2022
Intense Factory Racing Seems to Have Signed With Vee Tire Co. Intense Factory Racing Seems to Have Signed With Vee Tire Co.
Intense's team members haven't been shy about posting photos of their bikes set up with tires from Vee Tire Co.
Alicia Leggett    Feb 10, 2022
Maxxis Introduces Maxxis Factory Racing with Haley Hunter Smith, Andrew L'Esperance, Sophie Allen & Colton Peterson Maxxis Introduces Maxxis Factory Racing with Haley Hunter Smith, Andrew L'Esperance, Sophie Allen & Colton Peterson
2021 Tokyo Olympian Haley Smith will join three other racers on a new cross country and enduro team.
Norco Bicycles    Feb 10, 2022
Norco Partners with the Dirt Series Mountain Bike Camps Norco Partners with the Dirt Series Mountain Bike Camps
The 44-event schedule zig-zags across the US and Canada.
Ed Spratt    Feb 10, 2022
Porsche Buys 20% Stake in Fazua Porsche Buys 20% Stake in Fazua
Porsche has continued its expansion into the cycling industry.
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Yoann Barelli    Feb 9, 2022
Yoann Barelli Launches the Into the Gnar Progression Team Yoann Barelli Launches the Into the Gnar Progression Team
Yoann Barelli embarks on his latest adventure.
   Feb 9, 2022
BikeFlights Announces 2022 Brand Ambassadors BikeFlights Announces 2022 Brand Ambassadors
The ambassador list consists of 39 individuals and one team.
   Feb 9, 2022
GARAGE 31 Launches the PR.0 Tubeless Valves GARAGE 31 Launches the PR.0 Tubeless Valves
There's a stylish new valve on the block.
James Smurthwaite    Feb 8, 2022
Truck Driver Gassed & 10,000 Bikes Worth of Shimano Kit Stolen in Germany Truck Driver Gassed & 10,000 Bikes Worth of Shimano Kit Stolen in Germany
The parts were stolen from the largest Czech bicycle producer, Bike Fun International.
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Sarah Moore    Feb 8, 2022
NICA Names Amanda Carey as New President NICA Names Amanda Carey as New President
Carey has been involved with NICA since 2015 and the NICA Board says that Carey was unanimously selected after a nationwide search.
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Alicia Leggett    Feb 3, 2022
Canyon Bicycles Appoints Former Nike Executive as New CEO Canyon Bicycles Appoints Former Nike Executive as New CEO
Nicolas de Ros Wallace is entering the bike industry after more than a decade with Nike.
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7mesh    Feb 3, 2022
Rémy Métailler Partners with 7mesh for 2022 Rémy Métailler Partners with 7mesh for 2022
7mesh will now be Rémy Métailler's head-to-toe apparel partner.
RideWrap HQ    Jan 31, 2022
RideWrap Releases Dealer Software for On-Site, On Demand Protection Kits RideWrap Releases Dealer Software for On-Site, On Demand Protection Kits
Shops can now print their own Ride Wrap kits.
Alicia Leggett    Jan 27, 2022
Updated: Specialized Plans to Add Consumer-Direct Sales February 1 Updated: Specialized Plans to Add Consumer-Direct Sales February 1
Specialized is the first major traditional sales brand to offer a consumer-direct option.
Ed Spratt    Jan 27, 2022
Industry Digest: Tony Ellsworth Rejoins Ellsworth Bikes, the Possible Return of 'InterBike' & More Industry Digest: Tony Ellsworth Rejoins Ellsworth Bikes, the Possible Return of 'InterBike' & More
All the latest tidbits and gossip from the industry this month.
Alicia Leggett    Jan 25, 2022
Canyon & Pirelli Announce Another CLLCTV Team Canyon & Pirelli Announce Another CLLCTV Team
We will now see the Canyon CLLCTV Pirelli DH team racing alongside the existing CLLCTV teams at downhill World Cup events.
Ed Spratt    Jan 25, 2022
Mondraker Now Ships Bikes in 100% Recyclable Packaging Mondraker Now Ships Bikes in 100% Recyclable Packaging
No zip-ties, plastic or even foam will be found in Mondraker bike boxes.
Sarah Moore    Jan 25, 2022
Now Finished: Ask Us Anything with Norco Bicycles Now Finished: Ask Us Anything with Norco Bicycles
Ask your questions to the people behind the 2021 Pinkbike Mountain Bike of the Year.
James Smurthwaite    Jan 24, 2022
Owner of Lapierre, Ghost, Haibike & More Bought in €1.56 Billion Deal Owner of Lapierre, Ghost, Haibike & More Bought in €1.56 Billion Deal
The KKR Group paid a premium of 21% over Accell's all-time high share price.
Ed Spratt    Jan 24, 2022
Round Up: 19 Bike Industry Jobs Available Right Now Round Up: 19 Bike Industry Jobs Available Right Now
Fancy a new job where you're most likely to be able to jump out for a ride at lunch or get to geek over bike-related things all day?
Ed Spratt    Jan 21, 2022
Trek & World Bicycle Relief Raise $1.8 Million To Support Communities in Underserved Regions Trek & World Bicycle Relief Raise $1.8 Million To Support Communities in Underserved Regions
Trek and World Bicycle Relief raised over $1.8 million in a joint campaign to benefit communities in remote and underserved regions.
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James Smurthwaite    Jan 20, 2022
Orbea Announces Price Increases Due to Supply Chain Issues Orbea Announces Price Increases Due to Supply Chain Issues
Raw materials, shipping and a stretched supply chain contributed to the price increases.
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Alicia Leggett    Jan 20, 2022
European Study on Trail Sustainability Gives New Insight on Mountain Biker Motivations, Illegal Trail Use, & More European Study on Trail Sustainability Gives New Insight on Mountain Biker Motivations, Illegal Trail Use, & More
A recent study found that mountain bikers are largely driven by motives like appreciation for nature, and the vast majority say their behavior has changed to better take care of their environment.
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Sarah Moore    Jan 19, 2022
SRAM Acquires Cycling Computer Brand Hammerhead SRAM Acquires Cycling Computer Brand Hammerhead
Hammerhead will remain a stand-alone brand within the SRAM portfolio.
Sarah Moore    Jan 19, 2022
Darren Berrecloth Hangs Up Red Bull Helmet After 15 Years Darren Berrecloth Hangs Up Red Bull Helmet After 15 Years
Darren Berrecloth is hanging up his Red Bull helmet after 15 years of representing the brand.
James Smurthwaite    Jan 19, 2022
Kona Bikes Sold to Kent Outdoors Kona Bikes Sold to Kent Outdoors
Kona has new owners and a new CEO.
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James Smurthwaite    Jan 19, 2022
SRAM CEO: 'We Have More Finished Goods on Our Shelves Right Now Than We’ve Ever Had' SRAM CEO: 'We Have More Finished Goods on Our Shelves Right Now Than We’ve Ever Had'
Shipping delays continue to afflict the bike industry.
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Sarah Moore    Jan 19, 2022
Now Finished: Ask Us Anything - Atherton Bikes on Launching Direct to Consumer Sales Now Finished: Ask Us Anything - Atherton Bikes on Launching Direct to Consumer Sales
Ask Dan Atherton, Gee Atherton, Rachel Atherton, Dan Brown, Rob Gow, and Will May-White your questions.
Sarah Moore    Jan 18, 2022
Atherton Bikes Launch Direct to Consumer Website Sales Atherton Bikes Launch Direct to Consumer Website Sales
Atherton Bikes' downhill and enduro bikes are now available to purchase online.
flag Alex Johnson    Jan 17, 2022
ASBO Interactive is Looking for a Programmer for their Shred 3 Video Game ASBO Interactive is Looking for a Programmer for their Shred 3 Video Game
Cool job alert—if you skills in Unreal Engine, C++, and blueprints.
Alicia Leggett    Jan 11, 2022
Mechanics Petition for Durability Standards & Repairable Budget Bikes Mechanics Petition for Durability Standards & Repairable Budget Bikes
Bikes should be built to last, the petition argues.
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flag Brett Cotter    Jan 11, 2022
The Big Bike Film Night Announces 2022 Selection & Dates The Big Bike Film Night Announces 2022 Selection & Dates
The Big Bike Film Night returns for 2022, with shows across New Zealand from February to May.
Alicia Leggett    Jan 11, 2022
Bike Industry Veteran Will King Joins 5 Dev as Vice President Bike Industry Veteran Will King Joins 5 Dev as Vice President
King worked for SRAM for 11 years but now heads to 5 Dev, a new division of 5th Axis that makes bike components.
Ed Spratt    Jan 7, 2022
Kitsbow Becomes Employee Owned and Aims for B Corp Status Kitsbow Becomes Employee Owned and Aims for B Corp Status
Employees and investors local to North Carolina bought the apparel brand from its shareholders on January 3.
Ed Spratt    Jan 6, 2022
Starling Cycles Founder Has One-Of-A-Kind Bike Stolen Starling Cycles Founder Has One-Of-A-Kind Bike Stolen
Thieves broke into the Founder of Starling Cycles' shed and took his unique single speed trail bike.
Alicia Leggett    Jan 5, 2022
Bike Index Uncovers International Bike Theft & Sale Operation Bike Index Uncovers International Bike Theft & Sale Operation
As it turns out, some of our biggest bike theft stories of the year are actually connected.
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James Smurthwaite    Jan 4, 2022
SRAM & Fox End 6 Year Chainring & Axle Legal Battle SRAM & Fox End 6 Year Chainring & Axle Legal Battle
The legal battles have been raging since 2015.
Alicia Leggett    Dec 22, 2021
Matt Stuttard & Privateer Bikes Part Ways Matt Stuttard & Privateer Bikes Part Ways
Stuttard's partnership with Hunt Bike Wheels led to the development of Privateer's first enduro bike, but now it's time to move on.
James Smurthwaite    Dec 22, 2021
British Rider Needed 17 Stitches After Hitting Barbed Wire Trail Trap British Rider Needed 17 Stitches After Hitting Barbed Wire Trail Trap
Warning: Graphic content inside. Thankfully the rider did not need surgery after this horrific incident.
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James Smurthwaite    Dec 21, 2021
DT Swiss Acquires Trickstuff DT Swiss Acquires Trickstuff
Trickstuff will continue to operate as an independent brand.
James Smurthwaite    Dec 21, 2021
Luca Shaw is in Peille & We Think He's Signing for Canyon Luca Shaw is in Peille & We Think He's Signing for Canyon
Luca is posting from the home area of a lot of downhill teams.
Alicia Leggett    Dec 20, 2021
Orbea Licenses Internal Routing Design to Canyon & Plans to Donate Proceeds to Trail Projects Orbea Licenses Internal Routing Design to Canyon & Plans to Donate Proceeds to Trail Projects
Canyon will be able to use certain elements of Orbea's Inside Line design and trail builders will get more support.
Rocky Mountain    Dec 18, 2021
Carson Storch & Rocky Mountain Part Ways Carson Storch & Rocky Mountain Part Ways
After a successful career with Rocky Mountain since 2016, Carson Storch is moving on.
Alicia Leggett    Dec 16, 2021
New Owner of Chain Reaction Cycles & Wiggle Goes Public, $1 Billion Corporation Sets Sights on US Bike Industry New Owner of Chain Reaction Cycles & Wiggle Goes Public, $1 Billion Corporation Sets Sights on US Bike Industry
A merger with a sports e-commerce giant means that CRCWiggle is now part of a publicly-traded online retail group.
James Smurthwaite    Dec 15, 2021
Industry Digest: Ellsworth's New Owners, Shimano Shuts Down Fake Website & 2022 Predictions Industry Digest: Ellsworth's New Owners, Shimano Shuts Down Fake Website & 2022 Predictions
All the latest tidbits and gossip from the industry this month.
Ed Spratt    Dec 10, 2021
Update: Spectator Fined €1700 for Causing Massive Pileup on Stage 1 of the Tour De France Update: Spectator Fined €1700 for Causing Massive Pileup on Stage 1 of the Tour De France
Prosecutors in the case initially wanted a suspended prison sentence, but the spectator will only see a financial penalty.
James Smurthwaite    Dec 9, 2021
Mountain Biker in Spain Shot After Being Mistaken for a Rabbit Mountain Biker in Spain Shot After Being Mistaken for a Rabbit
Paramedics later removed 20 pellets from his skin.
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James Smurthwaite    Dec 8, 2021
Christchurch Adventure Park ‘Bro Zone’ Renamed ‘O-Zone’ Following Social Media Backlash Christchurch Adventure Park ‘Bro Zone’ Renamed ‘O-Zone’ Following Social Media Backlash
The Bro Zone was criticized as it could discourage women riders from the pro area of the park.
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Alicia Leggett    Dec 6, 2021
Evan Wall Parts Ways with Orbea Evan Wall Parts Ways with Orbea
The 2020 Pinkbike Academy champ will be on a different bike next season.
Matt Beer    Nov 26, 2021
[Updated] Schwalbe Sets Sights On Manufacturing Tires From Recycled Rubber [Updated] Schwalbe Sets Sights On Manufacturing Tires From Recycled Rubber
Schwalbe plans to take the secondary raw materials from the recycling process and put them towards brand new products.
rasoulution    Dec 6, 2021
Gravity Card Bike Park Pass Announces Pre Sales for 2022 Ticket Gravity Card Bike Park Pass Announces Pre Sales for 2022 Ticket
The Gravity Card Bike Park Pass returns for 2022 after a successful 2021.
Alicia Leggett    Dec 3, 2021
Global E-Bike Market Forecasted to Exceed $120 Billion by 2030, eMTBs Fastest Growing Segment Global E-Bike Market Forecasted to Exceed $120 Billion by 2030, eMTBs Fastest Growing Segment
The market is expected to grow nearly threefold in a decade.
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Velosolutions Global    Dec 3, 2021
A Look at Velosolutions' Innovative New Bike Park in Norway A Look at Velosolutions' Innovative New Bike Park in Norway
The project includes what is currently the world's northernmost pump track(s).
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FOX Factory    Nov 30, 2021
Fox Factory Introduces Trail Trust Initiative Fox Factory Introduces Trail Trust Initiative
Fox has invested an initial $500,000 in organizations that support recreation access and trail stewardship.
Alicia Leggett    Nov 29, 2021
Bruno Long Wins Red Bull Illume Photo Contest RAW Category Bruno Long Wins Red Bull Illume Photo Contest RAW Category
Bruno Long captured Dylan Siggers in just the right beam of light, no editing needed.
James Smurthwaite    Nov 26, 2021
Pinkbike Annual Community Survey: Full 2021 Dataset Pinkbike Annual Community Survey: Full 2021 Dataset
All the numbers from our survey in one place if you want to nerd out.
James Smurthwaite    Nov 25, 2021
Pinkbike Annual Community Survey Results: What Bikes Do Pinkbike Readers Ride? Pinkbike Annual Community Survey Results: What Bikes Do Pinkbike Readers Ride?
Are you sold on mullets? Do you all think carbon is evil? And are you planning on buying a bike with a motor next?
Mons Royale    Nov 25, 2021
Mons Royale Announces Details for 'Climb For Climate' Challenge Mons Royale Announces Details for 'Climb For Climate' Challenge
Starting at midnight Thursday 25th November until midnight Sunday 28th November participants have 3 days to log as many vertical meters as possible, using any form of physical activity.
Alicia Leggett    Nov 24, 2021
NICA President Steve Matous Resigns NICA President Steve Matous Resigns
Matous saw the organization through two challenging race seasons and now will temporarily be replaced by VP Amanda Carey.
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Alicia Leggett    Nov 24, 2021
Esker Cycles Announces Equity Crowdfunding Campaign to Fund Prospective Growth Esker Cycles Announces Equity Crowdfunding Campaign to Fund Prospective Growth
Esker has plans in the works for an ambitious period of 'hypergrowth."
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James Smurthwaite    Nov 24, 2021
Revenue Round Up: 'A Lull in the Cycling Boom' Revenue Round Up: 'A Lull in the Cycling Boom'
There are some signs that the bubble could be starting to lose some air.
James Smurthwaite    Nov 23, 2021
Rossignol Sells Felt Bicycles to KTM Parent Company Rossignol Sells Felt Bicycles to KTM Parent Company
Rossignol is changing its approach to the cycling industry while Pierer Mobility is expanding its scope.
Sarah Moore    Nov 22, 2021
Transition Bicycles Is The Latest Victim of Bike Theft Transition Bicycles Is The Latest Victim of Bike Theft
Bellingham-based Transition Bicycles has shared that their headquarters was broken into last Wednesday.
James Smurthwaite    Nov 22, 2021
8 Men Charged in $1.5 Million Mountain Bike Shop Burglary Criminal Ring Investigation 8 Men Charged in $1.5 Million Mountain Bike Shop Burglary Criminal Ring Investigation
The men allegedly raided 29 bike shops with the approximate value of the stolen bikes at $985,000.
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flag Thredbo MTB    Nov 22, 2021
Australian MTB Interschools Set to Take Over Thredbo in 2022 Australian MTB Interschools Set to Take Over Thredbo in 2022
As mountain biking booms in Australia, Thredbo is helping to encourage the younger generation to experience the downhill thrill of mountain biking by holding the 22nd Australian Mountain Biking Interschools.
James Smurthwaite    Nov 22, 2021
Woman Sentenced to 2 Years in Prison & Ordered to Pay $170k Following Mountain Bike Company Embezzlement Woman Sentenced to 2 Years in Prison & Ordered to Pay $170k Following Mountain Bike Company Embezzlement
Joan Trower, 51, worked for the brand from July 2015 until May 2018 and embezzled $150,000.
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Ed Spratt    Nov 22, 2021
Porsche Acquires Majority Stake in Greyp eBikes Porsche Acquires Majority Stake in Greyp eBikes
Porsche has expanded further into the eMTB market.
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Ed Spratt    Nov 19, 2021
6 Environmental Initiatives in the Bike Industry: Recycled Batteries, Carbon Neutral Production & More 6 Environmental Initiatives in the Bike Industry: Recycled Batteries, Carbon Neutral Production & More
Take a look at the recent announcements that move the industry forward in reducing its impact on the environment.
Alicia Leggett    Nov 16, 2021
Swedish MTB Community Rallies to Save Gothenburg Dirt Jumps, Emil Johansson's Old Stomping Grounds Swedish MTB Community Rallies to Save Gothenburg Dirt Jumps, Emil Johansson's Old Stomping Grounds
There's no known plan for the land once the dirt jumps are destroyed, and the mountain bikers have started a petition in hopes that the city will change its mind.
Alicia Leggett    Nov 16, 2021
Danny Hart's Descend Bike Park Ransacked & Robbed Danny Hart's Descend Bike Park Ransacked & Robbed
Generators, bike tools, cash, and more disappeared overnight.
James Smurthwaite    Nov 15, 2021
Guerilla Gravity Showroom Stripped of Bikes After HQ Break In Guerilla Gravity Showroom Stripped of Bikes After HQ Break In
Guerilla Gravity is asking riders in the Denver area to keep an eye out for suspicious bikes.
Alicia Leggett    Nov 15, 2021
NFT Trading Has Officially Infiltrated Cycling NFT Trading Has Officially Infiltrated Cycling
We’re still not sure where the actual bike riding comes in.
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James Smurthwaite    Nov 12, 2021
Slack Randoms: A Parallelogram Suspension Stem, Dangerous Deer and Brazen Thieves Slack Randoms: A Parallelogram Suspension Stem, Dangerous Deer and Brazen Thieves
Another round of assorted findings from all corners of the internet.
Seb Stott    Nov 10, 2021
Are Bike Brands Greenwashing? We Asked An Expert Are Bike Brands Greenwashing? We Asked An Expert
Environmental claims critiqued by a professional sustainability consultant.
Alicia Leggett    Nov 8, 2021
Cairn Offers 'Gear Up Give Back' Program to Revamp Used Gear & Benefit Outdoors for All Cairn Offers 'Gear Up Give Back' Program to Revamp Used Gear & Benefit Outdoors for All
Cairn has launched the 'Gear Up, Give Back' initiative to benefit outdoor programs for people with disabilities.
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Ed Spratt    Nov 5, 2021
Round Up: 17 Bike Industry Jobs Available Right Now Round Up: 17 Bike Industry Jobs Available Right Now
Fancy a new job where where you're most likely to be able to jump out for a ride at lunch or get to geek over bike-related things all day?
Alicia Leggett    Oct 27, 2021
[Update: 24-year-old Warehouse Worker Charged With Murder] Employee Found Dead at Jamis Bikes Headquarters [Update: 24-year-old Warehouse Worker Charged With Murder] Employee Found Dead at Jamis Bikes Headquarters
Christian V. Giron was a co-worker of Jeanette Willem at Jamis.
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Andrew Cho    Oct 28, 2021
Mind Yourself: A Call for Support as North Vancouver's Derek Dix Battles Brain Cancer Mind Yourself: A Call for Support as North Vancouver's Derek Dix Battles Brain Cancer
Derek’s friends have created an auction to support him through his battle with cancer.
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Sarah Moore    Oct 26, 2021
Cindy Devine & 4 Others To Be Inducted Into Canadian Cycling Hall of Fame Cindy Devine & 4 Others To Be Inducted Into Canadian Cycling Hall of Fame
Cindy Devine won the first-ever rainbow stripes awarded in the downhill category back in 1990.
Ed Spratt    Oct 25, 2021
Shimano Releases Warning About Fake Clearance Store Shimano Releases Warning About Fake Clearance Store
Don't be fooled by the temptingly low prices.
James Smurthwaite    Oct 19, 2021
Industry Digest: Trek's Direct to Consumer Box, Low Salaries, Sea Otter & More Industry Digest: Trek's Direct to Consumer Box, Low Salaries, Sea Otter & More
A peek behind the curtain from our sister site, Bicycle Retailer and Industry News
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Richard Burgoin    Oct 18, 2021
Peaty's Bike Bonanza Returns for 2021 Peaty's Bike Bonanza Returns for 2021
Peaty's bargain hunt returns in November.
James Smurthwaite    Oct 12, 2021
UCI Helps Rescue 165 Refugees From Afghanistan UCI Helps Rescue 165 Refugees From Afghanistan
The refugees will be resettled in Switzerland, Canada, France, Israel and the USA.
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James Smurthwaite    Oct 11, 2021
Pon Holdings Buys GT, Cannondale, Schwinn & More in $810 Million Deal Pon Holdings Buys GT, Cannondale, Schwinn & More in $810 Million Deal
Pon.Bike could now be the biggest bike company in the world.
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James Smurthwaite    Oct 11, 2021
Jordie Lunn: 1983 - 2019 Jordie Lunn: 1983 - 2019
#livelikeJordie
Henry Quinney    Oct 11, 2021
Things That Didn't Happen in the Bike Industry Last Month - Round Up Things That Didn't Happen in the Bike Industry Last Month - Round Up
Justin Timbersnake and Gareth Yoghurtbottom are back for another round of entertaining industry news that probably didn't really happen.
flag    Oct 8, 2021
G-Form Announces Soil Sessions Initiative to Support Trail Building Organizations G-Form Announces Soil Sessions Initiative to Support Trail Building Organizations
Soil Sessions is a new apparel line that will directly give back to select trail building organizations across the country.
James Smurthwaite    Oct 6, 2021
Tinker Juarez Announces Split with Cannondale in Now Deleted Social Media Post Tinker Juarez Announces Split with Cannondale in Now Deleted Social Media Post
Juarez, a Mountain Bike Hall of Famer, World Cup winner and two-time Olympian, first signed with Cannondale in 1994.
Snow Summit    Sep 23, 2021
Summit Bike Park Re-Opening September 24th Summit Bike Park Re-Opening September 24th
The Bike Park will be open Friday to Monday until closing day on Oct. 11.
James Smurthwaite    Sep 21, 2021
Protection Insert Brand D3O Acquired by Elysian Capital Protection Insert Brand D3O Acquired by Elysian Capital
D3O provides protective inserts for brands such as Fox Racing, Scott Sports, Troy Lee Designs, Pearl Izumi, SixSixOne and Endura.
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Ibis Cycles    Sep 17, 2021
Robin Wallner Announces Retirement from EWS Racing Robin Wallner Announces Retirement from EWS Racing
Robin Wallner began his EWS career at Finale Ligure in 2014, so it's fitting that he announced his retirement today at the same venue.
   Sep 17, 2021
Competitive Cyclist & Backcountry Launch 'Expedition Perks' Loyalty Program Competitive Cyclist & Backcountry Launch 'Expedition Perks' Loyalty Program
Users can now earn rewards points on Competitive Cyclist and Backcountry purchases.
Sea Otter Europe    Sep 17, 2021
Sea Otter Europe Returns to the City of Girona on September 24 Sea Otter Europe Returns to the City of Girona on September 24
Sea Otter Europe Costa Brava Girona by Continenta
Alicia Leggett    Sep 16, 2021
WADA Will Review its Cannabis Ban in 2022 WADA Will Review its Cannabis Ban in 2022
Marijuana could be removed from the banned substances list next year.
Canyon    Sep 10, 2021
Details Announced for Canyon Demo Tour & A Guided Tour of the Setup with Fabio Wibmer Details Announced for Canyon Demo Tour & A Guided Tour of the Setup with Fabio Wibmer
The CLLCTV Sessions Truck is back on the road for a packed September and October of events
flag Fred Austruy    Sep 9, 2021
Fred Austruy Opens the Fun Ride 30 Park Fred Austruy Opens the Fun Ride 30 Park
Pro rider Fred Austruy has opened his own bike park.
Henry Quinney    Sep 8, 2021
8 Things That Didn't Happen in the Bike Industry Last Month - Round Up 8 Things That Didn't Happen in the Bike Industry Last Month - Round Up
Tinder date goes from bad to worse as man finally lifts kneepads from ankles, only to reveal ankle socks.
Ride Concepts    Sep 8, 2021
Ride Concepts Is The Official Shoe Of The Whistler Bike Park Ride Concepts Is The Official Shoe Of The Whistler Bike Park
Ride Concepts continues their relationship with Whistler Mountain Bike Park as the official shoe sponsor.
Alicia Leggett    Sep 7, 2021
What Does the Vietnam Covid Shutdown Mean for Carbon Bikes? What Does the Vietnam Covid Shutdown Mean for Carbon Bikes?
The shutdown of a key factory in Vietnam is causing even more delays.
   Aug 31, 2021
Propain Announces 'Propain Friends' App Propain Announces 'Propain Friends' App
Find test rides in your area, get rewards, and receive invitations to exclusive events and push notifications for "early news".
James Smurthwaite    Aug 27, 2021
'I Feel Like We've Been Dragged Into the Black Hole' -  What's Next for Afghanistan's Mountain Bikers? 'I Feel Like We've Been Dragged Into the Black Hole' - What's Next for Afghanistan's Mountain Bikers?
Cyclists in Afghanistan are trying to evacuate after a period of relative peace.
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James Smurthwaite    Aug 19, 2021
Marin Recalls 20 Models Due to Bottom Bracket Faults Marin Recalls 20 Models Due to Bottom Bracket Faults
The bottom bracket on certain Marin models can break during use causing a rider to lose control, posing fall and crash hazards.
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Felix    Aug 19, 2021
German Jump Zone S_trails_2.0 Faces Possible Demolition German Jump Zone S_trails_2.0 Faces Possible Demolition
German dirt jump riders hope to convince the district council of the park's importance to the riding community.
Alicia Leggett    Aug 18, 2021
Round Up: Women's MTB Wednesdays - Issue 2 Round Up: Women's MTB Wednesdays - Issue 2
Celebrating all the female riders out there working together to push our sport forward.
James Smurthwaite    Aug 17, 2021
Revenue Round Up: Strong Sales Amid Supply Chain Issues Revenue Round Up: Strong Sales Amid Supply Chain Issues
A look at how some of the big players got on through the first half of 2021
Alicia Leggett    Aug 12, 2021
Rapha Foundation Supports Grow Cycling Foundation with 2021 Grant Rapha Foundation Supports Grow Cycling Foundation with 2021 Grant
Grow Cycling Foundation plans to build a 30,000 square foot pump track in Los Angeles to help increase diversity and inclusion in mountain biking.
Outride    Aug 11, 2021
Outride Fund Donates $530,000 To Youth Cycling Programs Outride Fund Donates $530,000 To Youth Cycling Programs
Outride is a nonprofit organization that researches the benefits of biking and aims to improve access to the sport for all.
RideWrap HQ    Aug 10, 2021
RideWrap Announces Details for Production Facility in the UK RideWrap Announces Details for Production Facility in the UK
RideWrap's operations will now include local production based in the UK.
BC Bike Race    Aug 10, 2021
The BC Bike Race Adds an eMTB Event, the Mega Volt The BC Bike Race Adds an eMTB Event, the Mega Volt
The Mega Volt will be the first multi-day eMTB race in North America.
Handup Gloves    Aug 6, 2021
Handup Gloves Launches HANDUP x Pabst Blue Ribbon Collaboration Gear Handup Gloves Launches HANDUP x Pabst Blue Ribbon Collaboration Gear
Handup and PBR have joined forces to create a line of apparel and gear that's fit for parking lot beers.
Henry Quinney    Aug 5, 2021
6 Things That Didn't Happen in the Bike Industry in July 6 Things That Didn't Happen in the Bike Industry in July
Mountain biker having a hard time staying cool despite ownership of Pit Vipers.
flag    Aug 5, 2021
Support the Wood River Trails Coalition and Enter to Win a Kona Process Support the Wood River Trails Coalition and Enter to Win a Kona Process
The WRTC is raffling off a Kona Process 134 CR 29 to its supporters.
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Alicia Leggett    Aug 3, 2021
YT Industries Acquired By Private Equity Group Ardian YT Industries Acquired By Private Equity Group Ardian
Private equity group Ardian aims to help YT expand its market in Europe and the US.
Alicia Leggett    Aug 3, 2021
Sea Otter Classic Acquired By Life Time Sea Otter Classic Acquired By Life Time
Sea Otter will join the Leadville Trail 100 MTB, Unbound Gravel, the Miami Marathon, the New York City Triathlon, and other events as a Life Time production.
Sarah Moore    Aug 2, 2021
CyclingTips Digest: A Guide to Air Compressors, 3D Printed Carbon Shoes, Motor Doping & More CyclingTips Digest: A Guide to Air Compressors, 3D Printed Carbon Shoes, Motor Doping & More
Plus what Jolanda Neff had on her downtube during the Olympic race, a review of Specialized's lace off-road shoe, and more.
James Smurthwaite    Jul 30, 2021
Muc-Off Withdraws Commencal 21 Sponsorship & Insists Amaury Pierron Take Course After 'Racial Stereotyping' Muc-Off Withdraws Commencal 21 Sponsorship & Insists Amaury Pierron Take Course After 'Racial Stereotyping'
"We completely oppose any and all forms of racial stereotyping, and we have taken direct action with the teams involved."
Alicia Leggett    Jul 30, 2021
Fabio Wibmer Becomes 'Laureus Sport for Good' Ambassador, Will Help Bring Sports to Disadvantaged Youth Fabio Wibmer Becomes 'Laureus Sport for Good' Ambassador, Will Help Bring Sports to Disadvantaged Youth
Fabio Wibmer will help young people learn valuable tools to make positive changes in their lives.
Sarah Moore    Jul 22, 2021
Amaury Pierron & Commencal 21 Team Manager Apologize for Instagram Stories Amaury Pierron & Commencal 21 Team Manager Apologize for Instagram Stories
'I would like to sincerely and deeply apologize to all.'
Sarah Moore    Jul 21, 2021
Round Up: Women's MTB Wednesdays - Issue 1 Round Up: Women's MTB Wednesdays - Issue 1
Celebrating all the female riders out there working together to push our sport forward.
flag    Jul 22, 2021
Sea Otter Australia Postponed to September 2022 Sea Otter Australia Postponed to September 2022
Sea Otter Australia will now be held September 29 – October 3, 2022.
Matt Wragg    Jul 21, 2021
Opinion: Should We Be Racing eMTBs at the Elite Level? Maybe Not Yet. Opinion: Should We Be Racing eMTBs at the Elite Level? Maybe Not Yet.
Matt Wragg thinks that when it comes to eMTBs, our industry has a racing problem.
Alicia Leggett    Jul 20, 2021
Update: Queenstown Dirt Jumps Saved from Demolition Update: Queenstown Dirt Jumps Saved from Demolition
The legendary dirt jump spot will remain a destination.
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Alicia Leggett    Jul 19, 2021
Canada to Reopen Borders for Nonessential Travel Canada to Reopen Borders for Nonessential Travel
We know lots of you have been missing your Whistler fix.
James Smurthwaite    Jul 19, 2021
Smith & Koroyd Sue Burton For Use of WaveCel in Helmets Smith & Koroyd Sue Burton For Use of WaveCel in Helmets
Bontrager's 'Wavecel' is a rotational and impact protection technology first released in March 2019.
Ed Spratt    Jul 19, 2021
5 Environmental Initiatives in the Bike Industry: Trek Removes 433,600lbs of Plastic, Sustainable Manufacturing, & More 5 Environmental Initiatives in the Bike Industry: Trek Removes 433,600lbs of Plastic, Sustainable Manufacturing, & More
The reality is that buying less, reusing, repairing, and riding locally are among the best things we can do for the planet, but we commend the brands that are taking action, too.
Pete Costain    Jul 15, 2021
Video: Montana's First Shuttle Bike Park Now Open Video: Montana's First Shuttle Bike Park Now Open
Legacy Bike Park overlooks Flathead Lake with big jumps and backwoods camping.
Brian Park    Jul 14, 2021
Letter from the Editor: Pinkbike’s Next Chapter with Outside Letter from the Editor: Pinkbike’s Next Chapter with Outside
We’re excited to announce today that Pinkbike has been acquired by Outside—will we finally get a Kaz vs Palmer showdown?
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Alicia Leggett    Jul 13, 2021
Marine Cabirou Joins Monster Energy Roster Marine Cabirou Joins Monster Energy Roster
Marine Cabirou will return to racing with more support than ever.
James Smurthwaite    Jul 13, 2021
Shimano Invests $300m in Japan & Singapore Facilities to Increase Capacity Shimano Invests $300m in Japan & Singapore Facilities to Increase Capacity
Shimano is hoping to increase capacity by 1.5 times by the end of the year.
   Jul 12, 2021
Full Speed Ahead Hires Industry Veteran David Meredith as MTB Marketing Manager Full Speed Ahead Hires Industry Veteran David Meredith as MTB Marketing Manager
Full Speed Ahead has hired long-time industry veteran David Meredith as the head of Mountain Bike Marketing for the Americas.
Outride    Jul 12, 2021
Outride Announces Details for Summit That Will Share Latest Research on Cycling, the Brain & Well-Being Outride Announces Details for Summit That Will Share Latest Research on Cycling, the Brain & Well-Being
The research summit will be live-streamed virtually and registration is free.
Alicia Leggett    Jul 9, 2021
Updated: Montana Grizzly Bear Suspected of Killing Bikepacker Shot & Killed Updated: Montana Grizzly Bear Suspected of Killing Bikepacker Shot & Killed
Our condolences to all those affected by this tragic event.
MET Helmets    Jul 7, 2021
MET Helmets & Bluegrass to be Distributed by QBP in North America MET Helmets & Bluegrass to be Distributed by QBP in North America
Quality Bicycle Products is now the official distributor for MET Helmets in North America with availability expected in fall 2021.
Race Face    Jul 7, 2021
Race Face Brews Announces Another Round of Good Work Beer for a Good Cause Race Face Brews Announces Another Round of Good Work Beer for a Good Cause
Race Face has partnered with IMBA Canada to offer grants that invest in local clubs that want to do good work in their communities.
flag    Jul 6, 2021
Bicycle Broker Specializes in Insurance for the Cycling Community Bicycle Broker Specializes in Insurance for the Cycling Community
A rider-owned, Vancouver-based, insurance service that specializes in serving the cycling community.
Henry Quinney    Jul 5, 2021
8 Things That Didn't Happen in the Bike Industry Last Month - Round Up 8 Things That Didn't Happen in the Bike Industry Last Month - Round Up
Hot off the press, another batch of newsworthy non-news.
Alicia Leggett    Jul 1, 2021
Updated: Chloe Woodruff Resigns from Olympic Team, Replaced by Erin Huck After Arbitration Updated: Chloe Woodruff Resigns from Olympic Team, Replaced by Erin Huck After Arbitration
USA Cycling said today in a statement that Erin Huck will now race alongside Kate Courtney and Haley Batten later this month. What exactly happened is unclear.
Nevis Range    Jul 2, 2021
Muc Off & Nevis Range Announce Partnership for 2021 Muc Off & Nevis Range Announce Partnership for 2021
Muc-Off will be supporting Nevis Range’s Bike School and Bike Track teams as well as helping with future projects and more.
flag    Jul 1, 2021
EXT Suspension Opens US Distribution and Service Center EXT Suspension Opens US Distribution and Service Center
EXT parts and service will now be easier to obtain in the United States.
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flag Alicia Leggett    Jun 29, 2021
KRUSH Grassroots Scholarships to be awarded at Sea Otter Australia KRUSH Grassroots Scholarships to be awarded at Sea Otter Australia
Two lucky young riders will be awarded product, financial support, and mentorship.
Esker Cycles    Jun 29, 2021
Esker Cycles Announces Ride Scholarship Program Esker Cycles Announces Ride Scholarship Program
Esker is especially encouraging newer riders with a vision for a particular ride or adventure and an interest in telling their story to apply.
Mammoth Mountain    Jun 27, 2021
Mammoth Mountain's Panorama Upper Gondola is Now Open Mammoth Mountain's Panorama Upper Gondola is Now Open
Mammoth Bike Park’s gondola is now open to the 11,053’ summit with access to the trails Off the Top, Skid Marks and The Eliminator.
Panorama BikeParkTeam    Jun 24, 2021
Panorama Bike Park Opens June 26 Panorama Bike Park Opens June 26
Panorama Bike Park is all set for its 2021 opening this weekend.
Nick Bentley    Jun 24, 2021
British Cycling Launches New Gravity Development Centers British Cycling Launches New Gravity Development Centers
British Cycling Announce new gravity development centers to strengthen the pathway for aspiring riders.
James Smurthwaite    Jun 22, 2021
British Councillor Objects to Local Bike Park Due to Fears of Child Molesters & 'Aggressive Males' British Councillor Objects to Local Bike Park Due to Fears of Child Molesters & 'Aggressive Males'
The scrutiny committee ended up narrowly rejecting the proposal.
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Nevis Range    Jun 21, 2021
Video: A Sneak Peek at the New Nevis Range Blue Trail Video: A Sneak Peek at the New Nevis Range Blue Trail
The new Blue DH trail is the longest man-made trail in the UK the trails spanning almost 10km
Ed Spratt    Jun 19, 2021
Gee Atherton Airlifted to Hospital After a Crash While Filming Gee Atherton Airlifted to Hospital After a Crash While Filming
Gee Atherton has suffered injuries including broken ribs, multiple fractures and breaks to his femur and wrists.
James Smurthwaite    Jun 17, 2021
Shimano Factory Shut Down in Malaysia May Cause Additional Product Delays Shimano Factory Shut Down in Malaysia May Cause Additional Product Delays
Due to new government COVID regulations the facility is shut down until at least the end of the month.
Sarah Moore    Jun 15, 2021
Moab's Whole Enchilada Trail Closed by Pack Creek Fire Moab's Whole Enchilada Trail Closed by Pack Creek Fire
We wish the wildfire fighters battling the blaze the best of luck.
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Matt Wragg    Jun 15, 2021
Interview: Specialized's Sponsorship Boss Benno Willeit Speaks Candidly About Losing Athletes, Fewer World Cup Teams, & More Interview: Specialized's Sponsorship Boss Benno Willeit Speaks Candidly About Losing Athletes, Fewer World Cup Teams, & More
"Aaron Gwin was expensive, but he was even more expensive when he left Specialized. At that stage, we said enough is enough, we cannot afford or justify that amount of money."
Alicia Leggett    Jun 11, 2021
PNW Components Removing Products From Amazon to Prioritize Retailers PNW Components Removing Products From Amazon to Prioritize Retailers
After a year of high demand and an overburdened supply chain, PNW Components has decided to focus on bike shops and online bike industry retailers.
Alicia Leggett    Jun 9, 2021
Brendan Fairclough Has Hand Infection Due to Splinter Brendan Fairclough Has Hand Infection Due to Splinter
We wish Brendan all the best in his recovery.
James Smurthwaite    Jun 9, 2021
Wyn Masters' Privateer of the Week Award Returns in 2021 Wyn Masters' Privateer of the Week Award Returns in 2021
Wyn gives the €1,000 prize to the best performing privateer rider at each race.
flag Klavdij Blazko    Jun 8, 2021
Announcing the First Slovenian eMTB Mountain Rescue Service Team Announcing the First Slovenian eMTB Mountain Rescue Service Team
This pilot project has gained so much approval that they already expect two new e-MTB Mountain Rescue Service teams across Slovenia in a matter of a few months.
Sarah Moore    Jun 7, 2021
CyclingTips Digest: Gravel Suspension Forks, Silca's Phallic Computer Mount, A Sub-4 Kilogram Bike & More CyclingTips Digest: Gravel Suspension Forks, Silca's Phallic Computer Mount, A Sub-4 Kilogram Bike & More
Plus the best tech from the Handmade Bicycle Show Australia and a discussion about how much mountain bike is too much when it comes to gravel bike geometry.
Brian Park    Jun 4, 2021
Henry Quinney & Matt Beer Join Pinkbike's Technical Editorial Team Henry Quinney & Matt Beer Join Pinkbike's Technical Editorial Team
A former world cup mechanic and a former world cup racer join the Pinkbike tech team.
Ed Spratt    Jun 4, 2021
UCI Releases Sustainabilitiy Guidelines as it Sets Goal to Become Carbon Neutral UCI Releases Sustainabilitiy Guidelines as it Sets Goal to Become Carbon Neutral
The UCI has released its new sustainability guidelines after signing up to the UN Sports for Climate Action Framework in 2020
Saalbach Hinterglemm    Jun 4, 2021
Saalbach Hinterglemm Opens for the 2021 Season Saalbach Hinterglemm Opens for the 2021 Season
Bikepark Saalbach Hinterglemm opens for 2021 with a new 'Learn to Ride Park' and reshapes of some of the rider favorite trails.
   Jun 4, 2021
World Bicycle Relief Announces 2021 Pedal to Empower Ride World Bicycle Relief Announces 2021 Pedal to Empower Ride
World Bicycle Relief’s Pedal to Empower ride, returns for a second year this Saturday, June 5, 2021.
James Smurthwaite    Jun 1, 2021
Crankworx Whistler Cancelled for 2021 Crankworx Whistler Cancelled for 2021
Crankworx is cancelled for the second year running but has announced plans to return in 2022.
Ed Spratt    May 31, 2021
8 Environmental Initiatives in the Bike Industry: SRAM's Fiber Recycling Patent, Sustainable Production, & More 8 Environmental Initiatives in the Bike Industry: SRAM's Fiber Recycling Patent, Sustainable Production, & More
The cycling industry gets away with some pretty wasteful practices, so it's great to see people working on these initiatives.
flag WhistlerMountain BikePark    May 30, 2021
Whistler Mountain Bike Park Announces Details for Opening Week Whistler Mountain Bike Park Announces Details for Opening Week
The unofficial start of summer is upon us. Here's what's happening and what trails are open.
Henry Quinney    May 28, 2021
9 Things That Didn't Happen in the Bike Industry This Month 9 Things That Didn't Happen in the Bike Industry This Month
The bike industry finally breaks Keynesian economics, a Pinkbike editor's dollar-per-comma scandal is exposed, and a bike that's launching without TikTok influencers?
James Smurthwaite    May 27, 2021
Cycling's First NFT is a Picture of a Bike That Sold for $2,000 More Than the Actual Bike Cycling's First NFT is a Picture of a Bike That Sold for $2,000 More Than the Actual Bike
Is buying a 3D rendering of a frame for $8,592 proof that humanity is doomed?
James Smurthwaite    May 24, 2021
Senator Lee Reintroduces Bikes in Wilderness Legislation Senator Lee Reintroduces Bikes in Wilderness Legislation
The Human-Powered Travel in Wilderness Areas Act would empower local managers of Wilderness areas to decide whether to allow and how to regulate non-motorized travel.
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James Smurthwaite    May 24, 2021
Tomomi Nishikubo Signs with Canyon Tomomi Nishikubo Signs with Canyon
The Japanese trials rider becomes the latest member of the Cllctv.
James Smurthwaite    May 21, 2021
Commencal Could Pay for Local Bike Shop Repairs with New 'Care' Program Commencal Could Pay for Local Bike Shop Repairs with New 'Care' Program
The Commencal Care program has been rolled out in Europe, Canada and the USA.
James Smurthwaite    May 20, 2021
Knolly Withdraws Patent Infringement Suit Against Intense Knolly Withdraws Patent Infringement Suit Against Intense
Both sides have agreed to dismiss all claims and counterclaims and Knolly and Intense will be paying their own legal fees.
Alicia Leggett    May 17, 2021
Update: School District in Marin Backpedals on Disbanding High School MTB Teams & May Protect Teams from Future Threats Update: School District in Marin Backpedals on Disbanding High School MTB Teams & May Protect Teams from Future Threats
The school district CFO has pledged to present a solution to the board of trustees that would grant the teams protection against future attempts at dismantling them.
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flag SHIMANO    May 19, 2021
Shimano Celebrates 100th Anniversary By Awarding 100 Trail Building Tool Kits to Cycling Clubs & Qualifying Organizations Shimano Celebrates 100th Anniversary By Awarding 100 Trail Building Tool Kits to Cycling Clubs & Qualifying Organizations
In celebration of Shimano’s 100th Anniversary, Shimano Canada will be awarding 100 trail building tool kits to cycling clubs and qualifying organizations nationwide.
James Smurthwaite    May 18, 2021
Revenue Round Up: Another Quarter of Big Growth for the Bike Industry with Warning Signs on the Horizon Revenue Round Up: Another Quarter of Big Growth for the Bike Industry with Warning Signs on the Horizon
Not surprisingly, brands are reporting growth and even some record quarters.
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Alicia Leggett    May 18, 2021
Eastern Divide Trail Route Nears Completion Eastern Divide Trail Route Nears Completion
Once complete, the 5,000+ mile Eastern Divide Trail connecting Newfoundland to Florida will be the longest established bikepacking route in the US and Canada.
Pit Viper    May 17, 2021
Pit Viper Announces New Team Manager, JP Gendron Pit Viper Announces New Team Manager, JP Gendron
JP has started building Pit Viper's team of mountain bike athletes.
ION Surfing Trails    May 15, 2021
Video: Ion Introduces 2021 Footwear Line in 'Between the Laces,' a Full-On Bike Party Edit Video: Ion Introduces 2021 Footwear Line in 'Between the Laces,' a Full-On Bike Party Edit
This banger video covers all the bases with dirt jump, enduro, and downhill bikes.
Sarah Moore    May 15, 2021
Orbea to Move US Operations to Boulder, Colorado Orbea to Move US Operations to Boulder, Colorado
Orbea is moving their US offices and operations to Boulder, Colorado this May.
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Sarah Moore    May 14, 2021
Rapha Teases MTB Line, Coming June 2021 Rapha Teases MTB Line, Coming June 2021
Rapha announced plans to launch a mountain bike apparel line back in January of 2020.
flag    May 13, 2021
Bike Park Val di Sole Sets Opening Date of June 5 Bike Park Val di Sole Sets Opening Date of June 5
Bike Park Val di Sole in Commezzadura will welcome riders from June 5th until September 26th, with the renewed White Wolf track
James Smurthwaite    May 11, 2021
Pinkbike's State of the Sport Full Release Pinkbike's State of the Sport Full Release
Here are all the stats from the State of the Sport survey.
James Smurthwaite    May 11, 2021
Driven Reaches $1 Million USD Crowd Funding Goal in Just 2 Days & Says it is "Used to the Haters" Driven Reaches $1 Million USD Crowd Funding Goal in Just 2 Days & Says it is "Used to the Haters"
Another incredibly rapid crowd funding in the midst of the bike boom.
James Smurthwaite    May 11, 2021
Speculation Arises Around Wiggle Buyout By German Retail Giant Signa Sports Speculation Arises Around Wiggle Buyout By German Retail Giant Signa Sports
If true, the information, which came from unnamed sources, would take Signa Sports public and create a combined entity with Yucaipa Acquisition Corp worth $4 billion.
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Mammoth Mountain    May 11, 2021
Mammoth Bike Park Re-Opens Chair 16, New Rider Room & Pass Option Mammoth Bike Park Re-Opens Chair 16, New Rider Room & Pass Option
Opening Day in the Mammoth Bike Park is fast approaching.
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Henry Quinney    May 7, 2021
5 Key Stats from Enduro Racers in the Pinkbike State of the Sport Survey 5 Key Stats from Enduro Racers in the Pinkbike State of the Sport Survey
As we roll into a decade of the EWS, it’s still evolving and growing.
Alicia Leggett    May 7, 2021
Kitsbow Expands Sizing Range, Offering Sizes XXS to XXXXL Kitsbow Expands Sizing Range, Offering Sizes XXS to XXXXL
The California company makes its clothing to order in North Carolina and now offers inclusive sizing.
James Smurthwaite    May 7, 2021
5 Key Stats from World Cup XC Racers in the Pinkbike State of the Sport Survey 5 Key Stats from World Cup XC Racers in the Pinkbike State of the Sport Survey
With all of its history and prestige, cross-country is perceived as the most professional and formalized discipline, but this doesn't mean it isn't without its issues.
Ed Spratt    May 7, 2021
Vittoria Announces Five-Year Sponsorship of UCI MTB World Cups and World Champs Vittoria Announces Five-Year Sponsorship of UCI MTB World Cups and World Champs
Vittoria will also be supporting the work of the UCI World Cycling Centre and Solidarity program until 2025.
Ed Spratt    May 7, 2021
X Games Real MTB Attracted More Viewers Than Any Other Real Series Contest X Games Real MTB Attracted More Viewers Than Any Other Real Series Contest
The first X Games Real MTB contest reached nearly 25 million views.
Alicia Leggett    May 6, 2021
4 Key Stats on Social Media & Content Creation - Pinkbike State of the Sport Survey 4 Key Stats on Social Media & Content Creation - Pinkbike State of the Sport Survey
Social media and content creation are increasingly important for sponsored riders. What do they think of that?
James Smurthwaite    May 6, 2021
Only 8% of Downhill World Cup Riders Want Skinsuits to Return - Pinkbike's State of the Sport Survey Only 8% of Downhill World Cup Riders Want Skinsuits to Return - Pinkbike's State of the Sport Survey
The Pinkbike survey has revealed that only 8.2% of World Cup downhill riders want skinsuits to return to the circuit.
Henry Quinney    May 5, 2021
5 Key Stats from Downhill Racers in the Pinkbike State of the Sport Survey 5 Key Stats from Downhill Racers in the Pinkbike State of the Sport Survey
The worlds' best DH racers share their honest feelings on field sizes, national series, the protected rider system, and more.

 
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