Tags: Mike Kazimer
Mike Levy    Sep 2, 2021
The Pinkbike Podcast: Episode 79 - What's The Future of eMTBs? The Pinkbike Podcast: Episode 79 - What's The Future of eMTBs?
Episode 79 sees the crew talk battery and motor tech, what counts with eMTB spec, whether you should get a lightweight or full-fat eMTB, and we ask some important questions while answering some of yours.
Mike Levy    Aug 28, 2021
The Pinkbike Podcast: Episode 78 - Modern Geometry Explained The Pinkbike Podcast: Episode 78 - Modern Geometry Explained
If you had to narrow it down to just one thing, what would you say has been the single most important advancement in mountain bikes... And why is it geometry?
Mike Levy    Aug 24, 2021
The Pinkbike Podcast: Episode 77 - Interview with Outside CEO, Robin Thurston The Pinkbike Podcast: Episode 77 - Interview with Outside CEO, Robin Thurston
Talking to Outside CEO Robin Thurston to skip the guessing and get to the facts about Pinkbike's future.
Mike Levy    Aug 19, 2021
The Pinkbike Podcast: Episode 76 - MTB Originals and Copycats The Pinkbike Podcast: Episode 76 - MTB Originals and Copycats
There aren't a lot of truly new and innovative mountain bike products out there, with most (hopefully) being improvements on already existing ideas.
Mike Levy    Aug 13, 2021
The Pinkbike Podcast: Episode 75 - Things MTB Brands Waste Money On The Pinkbike Podcast: Episode 75 - Things MTB Brands Waste Money On
What's the number one way that you see brands wasting money? Where could they save a few bucks?
Mike Levy    Jul 30, 2021
The Pinkbike Podcast: Episode 73 - The Details That Matter... and Some That Shouldn't The Pinkbike Podcast: Episode 73 - The Details That Matter... and Some That Shouldn't
Tire pressure and suspension sag, of course, but do you also need your cable housing to be perfectly parallel or your dropper post to sit flush with the top of the seat tube?
Mike Levy    Jul 2, 2021
The Pinkbike Podcast: Episode 70 - The Good, Bad, and Strange Bikes We've Owned - Part 2 The Pinkbike Podcast: Episode 70 - The Good, Bad, and Strange Bikes We've Owned - Part 2
Our personal bike ownership history, including more sketchy hardtails, exotic downhill race bikes, and a few modern classics.
Mike Levy    Jun 24, 2021
The Pinkbike Podcast: Episode 69 - The Good, Bad, and Strange Bikes We've Owned The Pinkbike Podcast: Episode 69 - The Good, Bad, and Strange Bikes We've Owned
Judging each other's questionable bike choices, from an RM7 that tried to rattle itself apart to a Remedy with a suicide shifter mounted on its top tube.
Mike Levy    Jun 18, 2021
The Pinkbike Podcast: Episode 68 - Who Are Mountain Biking's Unsung Heroes? The Pinkbike Podcast: Episode 68 - Who Are Mountain Biking's Unsung Heroes?
Do you know someone (or something) that hasn't received the kudos they deserve?
Mike Levy    Jun 11, 2021
The Pinkbike Podcast: Episode 66 - The Best and Worst of Repairing Bikes The Pinkbike Podcast: Episode 66 - The Best and Worst of Repairing Bikes
We head into the workshop with RC to talk about fixing bikes, some of our favorite tools, and the repair jobs we'd prefer to never do again.
Mike Levy    Jun 3, 2021
The Pinkbike Podcast: Episode 65 - The Hardtail Episode The Pinkbike Podcast: Episode 65 - The Hardtail Episode
The pros and cons of riding without rear-suspension, how to get the most out of your hardtail, and why we don't review many of them.
Mike Levy    May 27, 2021
The Pinkbike Podcast: Episode 64 - Who's On Your MTB Mount Rushmore? The Pinkbike Podcast: Episode 64 - Who's On Your MTB Mount Rushmore?
Wade Simmons, John Tomac, Nicolas Vouilloz, Anne-Caroline Chausson, Jacquie Phelan, Joe Breeze... and Josh Bender, of course? It's time to argue about whose 60ft tall face gets carved into a granite mountain.
Mike Levy    May 14, 2021
The Pinkbike Podcast: Episode 62 - Editor Preferences and Why They Matter The Pinkbike Podcast: Episode 62 - Editor Preferences and Why They Matter
Being transparent about our preferences in product reviews, be it a fondness for a certain suspension trait, an unexplainable love for headache-inducing internally routed cables, or maybe only liking blue bikes.
Mike Levy    May 6, 2021
The Pinkbike Podcast: Episode 60 - What Kind of Mountain Biker Do You Want to Be? The Pinkbike Podcast: Episode 60 - What Kind of Mountain Biker Do You Want to Be?
Whether it's the result of conscious decisions or adapting to new circumstances, the majority of us will cycle through different versions of our riding selves.
Mike Levy    Apr 29, 2021
Pinkbike Podcast Episode 59: Value Bike Field Trip Surprises & Spoilers Pinkbike Podcast Episode 59: Value Bike Field Trip Surprises & Spoilers
Talking all things Value Bike Field Trip, our winners and losers, some surprises, and where we think some budget-minded bikes are still coming up short.
Mike Levy    Mar 11, 2021
The Pinkbike Podcast: Episode 52 - Our Most Embarrassing MTB Moments The Pinkbike Podcast: Episode 52 - Our Most Embarrassing MTB Moments
Broken parts, viral crashes, tubeless explosions, and forks falling off... C'mon in, but leave your pride at the door.
Mike Levy    Mar 4, 2021
The Pinkbike Podcast: Episode 51 - Should MTB Media Post Spy Shots? The Pinkbike Podcast: Episode 51 - Should MTB Media Post Spy Shots?
We explain embargoes and talk about the ethics of whether we should be posting spy shots at all. Spoiler alert: the answer is hell yes.
Pinkbike Originals    Feb 16, 2021
Video: Riding Silver Mountain Bike Park's Insanely Long Trails in Kellogg, Idaho - First Impressions Video: Riding Silver Mountain Bike Park's Insanely Long Trails in Kellogg, Idaho - First Impressions
Join Angi Weston, Alli Gaertner, and Pinkbike’s Mike Kazimer as they take their first laps down Silver Mountain.
Mike Levy    Feb 4, 2021
The Pinkbike Podcast: Episode 46 - The RockShox Zeb vs Fox 38 Deep Dive The Pinkbike Podcast: Episode 46 - The RockShox Zeb vs Fox 38 Deep Dive
We compare RockShox and Fox's new long-travel single-crown forks after six months of back-to-back testing.
Mike Levy    Feb 2, 2021
The Pinkbike Podcast: Episode 45 - What Makes a Good Riding Buddy? The Pinkbike Podcast: Episode 45 - What Makes a Good Riding Buddy?
Everyone needs a riding buddy that brings tasty trail-side snacks. I mean, just as long as they show up on time and usually have their bike in running order.
Mike Levy    Jan 29, 2021
The Pinkbike Podcast: Episode 44 - Mountain Bike Suspension Decoded The Pinkbike Podcast: Episode 44 - Mountain Bike Suspension Decoded
How do you get the most out of your suspension without spending any money? WTF did metric shock sizing accomplish? Do you need moar shimz? We talk to RockShox's Chris Mandell to get some answers.
Mike Levy    Jan 26, 2021
The Pinkbike Podcast: Episode 43 - Dangerholm's Wildest Custom Mountain Bikes The Pinkbike Podcast: Episode 43 - Dangerholm's Wildest Custom Mountain Bikes
But how scary is it using a huge knife to scrape all the paint off a brand new carbon frame?
Mike Levy    Jan 20, 2021
The Pinkbike Podcast: Episode 42 - Mountain Biking's Guilty Pleasures The Pinkbike Podcast: Episode 42 - Mountain Biking's Guilty Pleasures
It's safe to say that all of us have at least one or three guilty pleasures, things that we're into but maybe we'd rather not broadcast to the world. Except that's exactly what we're doing today.
Mike Levy    Jan 12, 2021
The Pinkbike Podcast: Episode 40 -  The Pinkbike Awards Explained! The Pinkbike Podcast: Episode 40 - The Pinkbike Awards Explained!
We explain our nominations for each category, why we chose each winner, and answer your questions from the awards articles.
Mike Levy    Jan 1, 2021
Pinkbike's 2021 Predictions Pinkbike's 2021 Predictions
Will 2021 see more e-bikes but fewer downhill bikes, a calendar of World Cup racing that's in question, and empty shop floors but very busy trails?
Mike Levy    Dec 30, 2020
The Pinkbike Podcast: Episode 38 - Editors Defend Their 2020 Best-Of Picks The Pinkbike Podcast: Episode 38 - Editors Defend Their 2020 Best-Of Picks
Pricey Italian suspension, recycled rims, Minions that might be better than Minions... and a Honda Ridgeline?
Mike Kazimer    Dec 21, 2020
10 Products I Loved In 2020: Mike Kazimer 10 Products I Loved In 2020: Mike Kazimer
A fancy tube strap, aluminum wheels, and an Italian fork all made Kazimer's list of favorites.
Mike Levy    Dec 17, 2020
The Pinkbike Podcast: Episode 36 - Grilling Kazimer About Field Test Enduro Bikes The Pinkbike Podcast: Episode 36 - Grilling Kazimer About Field Test Enduro Bikes
How many enduro races did Kazimer win on the Altitude? What was the highest wheelie drop he did on the Norco Shore? Why the heck does the Propain Spindrift climb so well? How come he put the Nomad's Fox 38 on backward? And is the Trek Slash his favorite Halloween-themed enduro bike?
Mike Levy    Dec 16, 2020
The Pinkbike Podcast: Episode 35 - Things in the Woods (Story Time Edition with RC) The Pinkbike Podcast: Episode 35 - Things in the Woods (Story Time Edition with RC)
Today's story time chat covers naked cyclists, plane crashes, car chases (RC, who knew?), a few AK47s, and unmarked helicopters patroling semi-abandoned rocket testing facilities.

Alternate title: A Tiny Bit of Pee Came Out
Mike Levy    Dec 9, 2020
The Pinkbike Podcast: Episode 34 - Grilling Levy About Field Test Trail Bikes (and His Bonspiel) The Pinkbike Podcast: Episode 34 - Grilling Levy About Field Test Trail Bikes (and His Bonspiel)
If you've read the Field Test reviews and still want more info, today's Pinkpod is a must-listen.
Brian Park    Nov 25, 2020
The Pinkbike Podcast: Episode 32 - What Needs to Change in the Bike Industry? The Pinkbike Podcast: Episode 32 - What Needs to Change in the Bike Industry?
Mountain biking is pretty great right now, but there's still a lot of room for improvement.
Mike Kazimer    Nov 18, 2020
The Pinkbike Podcast: Episode 31 - Wet Weather Riding Tips & Tricks The Pinkbike Podcast: Episode 31 - Wet Weather Riding Tips & Tricks
For episode 31 we turned our attention to some helpful hints for enjoying those cold and muddy rides.
Sarah Moore    Nov 13, 2020
The Pinkbike Podcast: Episode 30 - Would You Rather? The Pinkbike Podcast: Episode 30 - Would You Rather?
Episode 30 will make you ponder some difficult choices that you're unlikely to ever have to make, but that doesn't make choosing any less difficult.
Mike Levy    Nov 5, 2020
The Pinkbike Podcast: Episode 29 - Freeride or Die! The Pinkbike Podcast: Episode 29 - Freeride or Die!
When was your last wheelie drop and how high was the loading dock?
Sarah Moore    Oct 29, 2020
The Pinkbike Podcast: Episode 28 - All About Women's Bikes The Pinkbike Podcast: Episode 28 - All About Women's Bikes
We examine the different approaches brands take to women's bikes, as well as interview Kelli from Juliana, Brook from Liv, and Elorie from Pivot.
Mike Levy    Oct 1, 2020
The Pinkbike Podcast: Episode 25 - Fall Field Test Preview The Pinkbike Podcast: Episode 25 - Fall Field Test Preview
We're planning the next Field Test series, this time with the latest trail and enduro bikes. And definitely no Lycra.
Mike Levy    Sep 24, 2020
The Pinkbike Podcast: Episode 24 - Why Even Buy a DH Bike? The Pinkbike Podcast: Episode 24 - Why Even Buy a DH Bike?
If any downhill bike on the market can make you feel like a World Cup pro, how come we're wondering why you'd buy one?
Mike Levy    Sep 17, 2020
The Pinkbike Podcast: Episode 23 - Grim Donut 2 is Live! The Pinkbike Podcast: Episode 23 - Grim Donut 2 is Live!
We chat about filming, what we expected to happen and what actually happened, and our EWS dreams with V2 of the Donut.
Mike Levy    Sep 2, 2020
The Pinkbike Podcast: Episode 21 - Stuff We Were Wrong About The Pinkbike Podcast: Episode 21 - Stuff We Were Wrong About
Admitting you were wrong usually isn't fun, but it was today: Episode 21 is all about eating crow.
Mike Levy    Aug 28, 2020
The Pinkbike Podcast: Episode 20 - MTB Conspiracy Theories The Pinkbike Podcast: Episode 20 - MTB Conspiracy Theories
Do you believe in the derailleur cabal, spy shots, and planned obsolescence?
Mike Kazimer    Jul 22, 2020
The Pinkbike Podcast: Episode 15 - What's Holding Mountain Biking Back? The Pinkbike Podcast: Episode 15 - What's Holding Mountain Biking Back?
What's stopping mountain biking from becoming more mainstream? And why do tires still go flat?
Mike Kazimer    Jun 29, 2020
MTB on a Budget: Where to Spend & Where to Save on Bike Parts MTB on a Budget: Where to Spend & Where to Save on Bike Parts
Mountain bike is an expensive sport, but there are lots of ways to save without losing performance.
Mike Levy    Jun 11, 2020
The Pinkbike Podcast: Episode 11 - Are We Going Racing This Year? The Pinkbike Podcast: Episode 11 - Are We Going Racing This Year?
Downhill World Cup double-headers on the same weekend?! And we could see the muddiest, shortest season ever...
Mike Levy    May 21, 2020
The Pinkbike Podcast: Episode 8 - Do We Need an Even Larger Wheel Size? The Pinkbike Podcast: Episode 8 - Do We Need an Even Larger Wheel Size?
We call Trek's Travis Brown to find out about their 32" and 36" wheeled prototypes. And no, you won't need that pitchfork anytime soon.
Mike Levy    May 13, 2020
The Pinkbike Podcast: Episode 7 - Wild Project Bikes, Foxzocci Forks, and Suicide Shifters The Pinkbike Podcast: Episode 7 - Wild Project Bikes, Foxzocci Forks, and Suicide Shifters
Who hasn't shifted their planetary gearbox crankset via a fork lockout that's mounted on the underside of the top tube?
Mike Levy    Apr 29, 2020
The Pinkbike Podcast: Episode 5 - Can You Trust Bike Reviews? The Pinkbike Podcast: Episode 5 - Can You Trust Bike Reviews?
We look at the different types of reviews out there, talk about how we like to do it, and get into press camps, embargos, and biases.
Mike Levy    Apr 20, 2020
Field Trip: Is Buying a Used Mountain Bike Worth It? Field Trip: Is Buying a Used Mountain Bike Worth It?
Don't accidentally trade your Xbox for a lemon.
Brian Park    Apr 2, 2020
The Pinkbike Podcast: Episode 1 - Why Are Bikes So Expensive? The Pinkbike Podcast: Episode 1 - Why Are Bikes So Expensive?
Levy, Kaz, & Brian have a frank discussion about value in the bike industry.
Mike Levy    Mar 31, 2020
Field Trip: Sub-$2,000 Trail Bike Round Table Field Trip: Sub-$2,000 Trail Bike Round Table
Four bikes, two weeks, a $2,000 price cap, and a lot of rocky trails.
Mike Levy    Mar 30, 2020
Field Trip: Calibre's $1,400 Bossnut - The Boss of Low Cost Field Trip: Calibre's $1,400 Bossnut - The Boss of Low Cost
With a price tag of just $1,400, can the Bossnut keep up with its more expensive competition?
Mike Kazimer    Dec 23, 2019
Field Test: 2020 Yeti SB165 - A Pedalable Park Bike Field Test: 2020 Yeti SB165 - A Pedalable Park Bike
Do you prefer trails that are on the steeper and scarier side of the spectrum? The SB165 could be worth a look.
Mike Kazimer    Dec 19, 2019
Field Test: 2020 Specialized Enduro S-Works - Basically a DH Bike Without a Dual Crown Fork Field Test: 2020 Specialized Enduro S-Works - Basically a DH Bike Without a Dual Crown Fork
The new Enduro is faster than ever, with a serious appetite for high speed, technical descents.
Mike Kazimer    Dec 18, 2019
Pinkbike Field Test: GT Force 29 Pro - A Solid Descender With Room for Improvement Pinkbike Field Test: GT Force 29 Pro - A Solid Descender With Room for Improvement
The GT Force 29 was designed for downhill performance, but this stout aluminum steed's part spec wasn't quite up to par.
Mike Kazimer    Dec 17, 2019
Field Test: 2020 Ibis Mojo HD5 - An Easygoing All-Rounder Field Test: 2020 Ibis Mojo HD5 - An Easygoing All-Rounder
The Mojo HD5 got a little longer and slacker, but it's still plenty quick in the corners.
Mike Levy    Nov 19, 2019
Field Test: 2020 Intense Primer S - Mixed Wheel Corner Carver Field Test: 2020 Intense Primer S - Mixed Wheel Corner Carver
The all-new Primer S is Intense's go at a trail bike with a 29" front wheel and 27.5" rear wheel, but do mixed wheels just end up sending mixed signals?
Mike Levy    Nov 12, 2019
2020 Field Test: Norco Optic - Short on Travel, Not on Capability 2020 Field Test: Norco Optic - Short on Travel, Not on Capability
The all-new Optic is what happens when you make fun the main priority by combining smart geometry with short travel.
Pinkbike Originals    Sep 30, 2019
Video: 2020 Santa Cruz Tallboy VS Trek Fuel EX - Cage Match Video: 2020 Santa Cruz Tallboy VS Trek Fuel EX - Cage Match
The Fuel EX and Tallboy are both brand new and impressively capable trail bikes, but which one do we prefer? Levy and Kazimer ride both and pick the winner.
Mike Kazimer    May 9, 2019
Opinion: Why Is Everyone Talking About Seat Tube Angles? Opinion: Why Is Everyone Talking About Seat Tube Angles?
Mountain bike geometry continues to evolve, and seat tube angles are the latest hot topic.
Pinkbike Originals    Apr 17, 2019
Video: Mike vs Mike: Geometry Battle - Specialized Stumpjumper vs EVO Video: Mike vs Mike: Geometry Battle - Specialized Stumpjumper vs EVO
Long and slack, or short and steep? Mike Levy and Mike Kazimer enter the ring for a heated debate about modern mountain bike geometry.
Mike Kazimer    Apr 9, 2019
Staff Rides: Mike Kazimer's ‘Foxzocchi’ Equipped Scott Ransom Staff Rides: Mike Kazimer's ‘Foxzocchi’ Equipped Scott Ransom
No, it doesn't have a linkage fork, but there are still plenty of interesting details to examine on this long-travel 29er.
Brian Park    Nov 28, 2018
Video: Introducing The 2019 Pinkbike Field Test Video: Introducing The 2019 Pinkbike Field Test
We flew our entire team of technical editors to Whistler, and spent a few weeks testing a dozen new 2019 bikes on some of the world's best trails.
Mike Kazimer    Apr 10, 2018
Staff Rides: Mike Kazimer's Nukeproof Mega 290 Staff Rides: Mike Kazimer's Nukeproof Mega 290
Take a closer look at Pinkbike tech editor Mike Kazimer's personal ride.
Mike Kazimer    Feb 28, 2018
Mike vs. Mike: The Clipless Pedal Debate - Video Mike vs. Mike: The Clipless Pedal Debate - Video
The flat vs. clipless pedal debate has been argued to death, but how about tackling a different, not-so-hot-topic? That's right, clipless pedal size. Tune in now for another episode of Mike vs. Mike.
Mike Levy    Jan 25, 2018
Mike VS Mike: How We'd Spend Our Money - Video Mike VS Mike: How We'd Spend Our Money - Video
Kazimer and Levy debate how best to spend $200, $3,000, and even $10,000. What would you do with that money?
Mike Kazimer    Jan 14, 2016
Opinion: Should You Take More Risks? Opinion: Should You Take More Risks?
How often do you step out of your comfort zone and into the unknown?
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Mike Kazimer    Mar 19, 2015
Opinion: Don't Shoot the Messenger Opinion: Don't Shoot the Messenger
Mike Kazimer delves into the importance of choosing your battles.
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Mike Kazimer    Feb 20, 2014
Opinion: Should You Be Riding Instead of Ranting? Opinion: Should You Be Riding Instead of Ranting?
Taking a step back and going for a ride can help bring about a shift in perspective.

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