Tags: Mike Levy
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.
Sarah Moore    May 12, 2021
Field Trip: Ripley vs Trance X vs Siskiu vs Marshall vs Rift Zone - Value Full-Suspension Roundtable Field Trip: Ripley vs Trance X vs Siskiu vs Marshall vs Rift Zone - Value Full-Suspension Roundtable
The five bikes that ended up in full-suspension category of our latest Value Bikes Field Trip had between 120 and 135mm of rear travel and cost between $2,300 and $3,000 USD, but were very different bikes out on the trail.
Sarah Moore    May 11, 2021
Field Trip: Ibis's $2,999 Ripley AF is a Precision Weapon Field Trip: Ibis's $2,999 Ripley AF is a Precision Weapon
The Ripley AF will make a great partner for a rider who wants to cover a lot of ground, possibly while pedaling hard, and have a hoot on the way back down.
Mike Levy    May 11, 2021
The Pinkbike Podcast: Episode 61 - Athlete Pay, Lycra, Equality and More from the State of the Sport Survey The Pinkbike Podcast: Episode 61 - Athlete Pay, Lycra, Equality and More from the State of the Sport Survey
Nearly 50% of EWS racers believe that doping could be an issue, just 8% of World Cup downhillers want to wear Lycra, and cross-country racing seems to be where the money is.
Sarah Moore    May 10, 2021
Field Trip: Devinci's $2,299 Marshall is a Capable All-Rounder Field Trip: Devinci's $2,299 Marshall is a Capable All-Rounder
The Marshall is the least expensive full suspension bike we had on test despite the fact that the frame is made in Canada.
Sarah Moore    May 6, 2021
Field Trip: Marin's $2,849 Rift Zone Is An XC Bike at Heart Field Trip: Marin's $2,849 Rift Zone Is An XC Bike at Heart
The Rift Zone is more aggressive than an XC bike, but its roots are cross-country.
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.
Sarah Moore    Apr 22, 2021
Field Trip: Vitus' $1,449 Sentier Hits That Middle Ground Field Trip: Vitus' $1,449 Sentier Hits That Middle Ground
This 29er hardtail with a 130mm fork comes with a dropper post.
Sarah Moore    Apr 20, 2021
Field Trip: Canyon's $1,200 Stoic Is All You Need to Have Fun Field Trip: Canyon's $1,200 Stoic Is All You Need to Have Fun
Canyon kicks off the Value Bike Field Trip with the wallet-friendly Stoic.
Sarah Moore    Apr 19, 2021
Welcome to the 2021 Pinkbike Value Bikes Field Trip Welcome to the 2021 Pinkbike Value Bikes Field Trip
5 hardtails and 5 full-suspension bikes under $3,000 put to the test on the Sunshine Coast.
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.
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?
Brian Park    Dec 31, 2020
Video: Late Contender for Video of the Year? Video: Late Contender for Video of the Year?
We may need to rescind VOY from Tom van Steenbergen's 'Wild West' because this is a BANGER.
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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 Levy    Dec 23, 2020
Field Test: 10 Trail and Enduro bikes VS the Impossible Climb Field Test: 10 Trail and Enduro bikes VS the Impossible Climb
Yes, the Huck to Flat is coming soon but we have to get to the top first.
Mike Levy    Dec 22, 2020
9 Products I (Mostly) Loved In 2020: Mike Levy 9 Products I (Mostly) Loved In 2020: Mike Levy
On a scale of 1 to over-cooked op-ed, how badly did I mess up this 2020 best-of list?
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.
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?
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 Levy    Aug 25, 2020
Field Test: 9 XC Bikes & the Grim Donut VS the Efficiency Test Field Test: 9 XC Bikes & the Grim Donut VS the Efficiency Test
Just how efficient are the latest cross-country bikes?
Sarah Moore    Jul 30, 2020
Field Test: 2020 Canyon Lux - A Very Fast Baseline Field Test: 2020 Canyon Lux - A Very Fast Baseline
How much has cross-country geometry evolved in the past two years?
Sarah Moore    Jul 29, 2020
Field Test: 2021 Cannondale Scalpel - Deceptively Fast Field Test: 2021 Cannondale Scalpel - Deceptively Fast
The Scalpel proves that a bike doesn't have to feel harsh to be fast on the climbs.
Sarah Moore    Jul 28, 2020
Field Test: 2020 Trek Supercaliber - Short On Travel, Not on Traction Field Test: 2020 Trek Supercaliber - Short On Travel, Not on Traction
A pure cross-country race bike designed with Olympic cross-country in mind, featuring just 60mm of rear travel.
Mike Levy    Jul 16, 2020
Video: Why Are We Using 12-Speed Drivetrains? - The Explainer Video: Why Are We Using 12-Speed Drivetrains? - The Explainer
What’s the deal with these 12-speed drivetrains? What did they give us, and what did they cost us?
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.
Brian Park    May 21, 2020
Interview: Trek's Travis Brown On Experimenting With 32" & 36" Wheels Interview: Trek's Travis Brown On Experimenting With 32" & 36" Wheels
Big wheels aren't coming any time soon, but Trek's field test lead has a lot to say about them.
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 21, 2020
Field Trip: 8 Value Bikes VS the Impossible Climb, 1 Huge Upset Field Trip: 8 Value Bikes VS the Impossible Climb, 1 Huge Upset
Did the $1,300 Bossnut really out-climb bikes that cost more than twice as much?
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.
Mike Levy    Apr 14, 2020
Review: Kona's Fresh Hei Hei Can Make Cross-Country Fun - Pond Beaver 2020 Review: Kona's Fresh Hei Hei Can Make Cross-Country Fun - Pond Beaver 2020
The new Hei Hei is a 120mm-travel cross-country-ish 29er that's ideal for all-day adventures.
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    Apr 1, 2020
Video: We Tested Our Bike From The Future - The Grim Donut Part 2 [April Fools] Video: We Tested Our Bike From The Future - The Grim Donut Part 2 [April Fools]
The time has come to test the Donut. Will a bike from 2030 even work in 2020?
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 Levy    Mar 17, 2020
Review: RockShox's All-New SID Goes Bigger and Lighter Review: RockShox's All-New SID Goes Bigger and Lighter
There are two new SID forks, one for riders looking for the lightest fork possible, and the other for riders who prefer a little more down in their cross-country riding.
Mike Levy    Feb 11, 2020
First Look: Santa Cruz's First eMTB, the 2020 Heckler First Look: Santa Cruz's First eMTB, the 2020 Heckler
The aptly named Heckler is a Shimano-powered, pedal-assist Bronson. Surprised? Or was it about time?
Mike Levy    Feb 11, 2020
Interview: Santa Cruz's Rob Roskopp Talks eMTBs Interview: Santa Cruz's Rob Roskopp Talks eMTBs
One of Santa Cruz’s original founders talks about how much of their catalogue could be electric in the coming years, and much more.
Mike Levy    Jan 27, 2020
Video: What's the Deal with Chains? - The Explainer Video: What's the Deal with Chains? - The Explainer
How much do you know about your bicycle chain?
Mike Levy    Jan 9, 2020
Video: Spot's Carbon Leaf Spring - The Explainer Video: Spot's Carbon Leaf Spring - The Explainer
Think leaf springs are only for big trucks and farm equipment? Spot builds theirs out of carbon fiber, and here's how it works.
Mike Levy    Dec 26, 2019
Field Test: 13 Bikes VS The Impossible Climb Field Test: 13 Bikes VS The Impossible Climb
Thirteen bikes compete for honors up a tricky climb littered with roots, wet rocks, tight corners... And banana peels?
Pinkbike Originals    Nov 25, 2019
Video: Nino Schurter VS Mike Levy - Humbled Video: Nino Schurter VS Mike Levy - Humbled
Cross-country racing's GOAT shows Levy what it's like to ride and train in Lugano. It does not go well for Levy...
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.
Mike Levy    Oct 31, 2019
Opinion: Does Your Riding Style Match Your Lifestyle? Opinion: Does Your Riding Style Match Your Lifestyle?
If you're sketchy on the bike, does it mean that you're probably sketchy in life as well?
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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.
Pinkbike Originals    Sep 16, 2019
Video: Gee Atherton VS Mike Levy - Humbled Video: Gee Atherton VS Mike Levy - Humbled
Levy takes Gee into the Whistler Bike Park to show him how to ride... Or something like that.
Mike Levy    Jul 22, 2019
Review: Ibis' 4th-Generation Ripley Is More Capable, But Still Very Much A Ripley Review: Ibis' 4th-Generation Ripley Is More Capable, But Still Very Much A Ripley
Slacker, longer, and with revised suspension kinematics... But is it still a Ripley? Levy finds out how Ibis' trail bike has evolved.
Mike Levy    Jul 5, 2019
Review: Orbea's New Rally On Linkage for the Rallon Review: Orbea's New Rally On Linkage for the Rallon
Orbea is updating the 2020 Rallon with more travel and revised kinematics, but you can retrofit the new linkage to the previous version. Levy finds out if it's worthwhile.
Pinkbike Originals    Jul 2, 2019
Video: Pinkbike Hot Lap with Mike Levy Video: Pinkbike Hot Lap with Mike Levy
An old freeride bike from 2002, a rooty and rocky course, and Levy... What could go wrong?
Mike Levy    Jun 18, 2019
Review: 6 Months on the Trust Message Linkage Fork Review: 6 Months on the Trust Message Linkage Fork
Is this a better way to do front suspension? Levy spent six months on Trust's $1,975 carbon fiber linkage fork to find out.
Mike Levy    May 2, 2019
Point: Suspension Lockout Levers Have Made Bikes Worse Point: Suspension Lockout Levers Have Made Bikes Worse
Mike Levy thinks today's full-suspension bikes would be much, much better if lockout levers were never a thing.
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.
Pinkbike Originals    Apr 15, 2019
Video: 8 New Suspension Forks - Sea Otter 2019 Video: 8 New Suspension Forks - Sea Otter 2019
Take a tour with Levy to see the freshest forks from RockShox, Fox, Marzocchi, X-Fusion, Trust, Öhlins, MRP, and DVO.
Pinkbike Originals    Apr 14, 2019
Video: 7 More New Products - Sea Otter 2019 Video: 7 More New Products - Sea Otter 2019
Pole's glued-together Stamina 140 and a whole bunch of carbon fiber were just a few of the things Levy spotted on his ElliptiGo tour of Sea Otter. Yes, you read that right.
Pinkbike Originals    Apr 13, 2019
Video: 8 New & Interesting Products - Sea Otter 2019 Video: 8 New & Interesting Products - Sea Otter 2019
Can't make it to Sea Otter? Take a tour with Levy to check out a handful of new and interesting products. There are burnouts, too.
Mike Levy    Apr 12, 2019
Video: Rotor's 13-Speed Drivetrain is Powered by Mineral Oil - Sea Otter 2019 Video: Rotor's 13-Speed Drivetrain is Powered by Mineral Oil - Sea Otter 2019
Now you can choose between a traditional steel cable, an encrypted wireless network... And mineral oil.
Pinkbike Originals    Apr 11, 2019
Video: Structure Cycleworks’ Carbon Enduro Bike and Linkage Fork - Sea Otter 2019 Video: Structure Cycleworks’ Carbon Enduro Bike and Linkage Fork - Sea Otter 2019
Bored by "normal" linkage forks? The all-carbon SCW 1 enduro bike promises out-of-this-world handling thanks to its integrated linkage front-end.
Pinkbike Originals    Mar 29, 2019
Video: 7 More New Products From the Taipei Cycle Show Video: 7 More New Products From the Taipei Cycle Show
Wireless drivetrains from China, computerized valve caps that measure your power, and other goodies from inside the Taipei Cycle Show.
Pinkbike Originals    Mar 27, 2019
Video: 6 New Products from the Taipei Cycle Show Video: 6 New Products from the Taipei Cycle Show
Can't make it to Taiwan? Follow Levy on a two-wheeled tour of the Taipei Cycle Show to see what's new and interesting.
Brian Park    Mar 12, 2019
An Update on Richie Rude & Jared Graves' Failed EWS Drug Test An Update on Richie Rude & Jared Graves' Failed EWS Drug Test
The EWS released a statement on the pair's eligibility to race, and we have more answers about the situation.
Mike Levy    Mar 6, 2019
The Explainer: What's the Deal with Linkage Forks? The Explainer: What's the Deal with Linkage Forks?
They look strange but always sound so promising, so where the hell are all the linkage forks? Levy explains how they work and why we're not all using them.
Mike Levy    Feb 25, 2019
Staff Rides: Levy's Giant Trance  - A Lot of Pivots, Not Much Travel Staff Rides: Levy's Giant Trance - A Lot of Pivots, Not Much Travel
Out of the box or out of his mind? A Trust linkage fork, one-piece carbon wheels, and a one-piece carbon stem and handlebar all make this short-travel Trance a strange creation.
Mike Levy    Feb 6, 2019
Video: SRAM's Wireless Eagle AXS Drivetrain Explained Video: SRAM's Wireless Eagle AXS Drivetrain Explained
It's finally here and there isn't a steel shift cable in sight.
Mike Levy    Feb 6, 2019
Video: RockShox's Wireless Reverb AXS Dropper Post Explained Video: RockShox's Wireless Reverb AXS Dropper Post Explained
No hose, no worries? RockShox's new Reverb AXS trades its hose in for an encrypted wireless network.
Mike Levy    Feb 5, 2019
Video: Spengle's 3-Spoke Carbon Wheels Video: Spengle's 3-Spoke Carbon Wheels
Swiss-made wheels that are low on spokes and high on carbon fiber.
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Mike Levy    Dec 5, 2018
Field Test: Trek Remedy 9.9 Field Test: Trek Remedy 9.9
We find out how the latest version of the Remedy performs.
Mike Levy    Dec 4, 2018
Specialized S-Works Stumpjumper 29 Review - Field Test Specialized S-Works Stumpjumper 29 Review - Field Test
With the lines between categories blurring, Specialized's new Stumpy aims to be an ideal all-arounder. Is that the right approach for you?
Mike Levy    Dec 3, 2018
Field Test: Kona Process 153 CR/DL 29 Field Test: Kona Process 153 CR/DL 29
Next up in our Field Test series is Kona's big-wheeled 29er enduro bike, this time in carbon fiber.
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 Levy    Nov 26, 2018
Exclusive: Richie Rude & Jared Graves Failed Drug Test at EWS France Exclusive: Richie Rude & Jared Graves Failed Drug Test at EWS France
The former teammates have confirmed to Pinkbike that they returned Adverse Analytical Findings from an in-competition drug test back in May.
Mike Levy    Nov 26, 2018
Interview: Jared Graves Comments on Failed Drug Test Interview: Jared Graves Comments on Failed Drug Test
We sat down with Jared to get the specifics of the situation from his perspective.
Mike Levy    Nov 26, 2018
Interview: Richie Rude Comments on Failed Drug Test Interview: Richie Rude Comments on Failed Drug Test
We reached out to Richie to hear his side of the story.
Mike Levy    Nov 22, 2018
Opinion: E-bikes are Breeding the Components Riders Want Opinion: E-bikes are Breeding the Components Riders Want
Regardless of your feelings about battery-powered bikes, they might hold the answer to a load of reliability issues that many of us face.
Mike Levy    Nov 14, 2018
Video: This is the Fastest* Bike in the World Video: This is the Fastest* Bike in the World
This 7ft-long carbon fiber monster was ridden to nearly 184mph behind a frickin' drag car on the Bonneville Salt Flats. It's also really, really weird.

*Motor-paced bicycle land speed record.
Mike Levy    Oct 30, 2018
The Outdoor Demo-ish - Taipei Cycle Show 2018 The Outdoor Demo-ish - Taipei Cycle Show 2018
Ever been to an outdoor demo held in the middle of a city of 2.6 million people?
Mike Levy    Sep 28, 2018
Bike Check: Brodie's 2002 8-Ball & the Case for Incremental Improvements Bike Check: Brodie's 2002 8-Ball & the Case for Incremental Improvements
The 8-Ball is a hefty reminder that slow changes are better than no changes.
Mike Levy    Aug 15, 2018
Riding Troy Brosnan's World Cup DH Bike - Crankworx Whistler 2018 Riding Troy Brosnan's World Cup DH Bike - Crankworx Whistler 2018
Brosnan's Sender goes from a 2nd place at the Mont-Sainte-Anne World Cup only a few days ago to being ridden by Levy in the Whistler Bike Park.
Mike Levy    Jul 18, 2018
Here's My Unno Dash Test Bike - Tell Me What You Want to Know Here's My Unno Dash Test Bike - Tell Me What You Want to Know
It's exotic. It's expensive. And it's rarer than hens' teeth.
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Mike Levy    May 31, 2018
Video: The Cannondale / Pong Concept Bike Video: The Cannondale / Pong Concept Bike
Alex Pong's CNC'd creation may be nearly a quarter-century old, but it still looks as wild as ever in 2018.
Mike Levy    May 10, 2018
What Are Your MTB Pet Peeves? - Opinion What Are Your MTB Pet Peeves? - Opinion
Mountain biking is so damn good, but it ain't perfect. Levy has a few pet peeves - what are yours?
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Mike Levy    Apr 12, 2018
What the Heck is a Down-Country Bike? - Opinion What the Heck is a Down-Country Bike? - Opinion
Is there a new breed of mountain bike on the horizon?
Paul Aston    Apr 1, 2018
Pinkbike Editor Mike Levy Concedes He Was Wrong About Everything Pinkbike Editor Mike Levy Concedes He Was Wrong About Everything
In bombshell report, we reveal that technical editor Mike Levy took delivery of a Nicolai EBOXX E14, and had to re-evaluate his life.
Mike Levy    Mar 30, 2018
Breeding the Ultimate Mutt Bike - Opinion Breeding the Ultimate Mutt Bike - Opinion
What would your two-wheeled mutt look like if you could combine traits from a handful of your favorite bikes?
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    Feb 15, 2018
Good Ideas Executed Poorly - Opinion Good Ideas Executed Poorly - Opinion
Sometimes, great ideas fall out of favor even though they make a lot of sense. Levy argues that was the case with Rapid Rise, THE Eliminator rims, and even Dual Control. What other concepts should have stuck around longer?
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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 Levy    Jan 25, 2018
Failing the $2,000 Bike Challenge - Opinion Failing the $2,000 Bike Challenge - Opinion
You have $2,000 USD to piece together the bike of your dreams. What does it look like?
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Mike Levy    Jan 5, 2018
Humbled: Mike Levy vs Richie Rude in the Gym - Video Humbled: Mike Levy vs Richie Rude in the Gym - Video
Here's what happened when an overly confident Levy challenged Yeti's Richie Rude to a battle in the gym.
Mike Levy    Dec 21, 2017
Three Christmas Wishes - Opinion Three Christmas Wishes - Opinion
The Grinch, a genie in the bottle, and three Christmas wishes.
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Mike Levy    Nov 7, 2017
How the Polygon UR Team is Unique - Video How the Polygon UR Team is Unique - Video
The Polygon UR Team's setup is unlike any other World Cup outfit on the circuit, so Levy met up with team owner Fabien Cousinié to find out why.
Mike Levy    Oct 12, 2017
Humbled: Mike Levy vs Brendan Fairclough - Video Humbled: Mike Levy vs Brendan Fairclough - Video
Here's what happens when you put one overly confident editor up against an absurdly skilled World Cup racer.
Mike Levy    Jul 20, 2017
The Comfort Zone Doldrums - Opinion The Comfort Zone Doldrums - Opinion
Sometimes you need to shake things up.
Mike Levy    Jun 15, 2017
Staff Rides - Mike Levy's Rocky Mountain Element Staff Rides - Mike Levy's Rocky Mountain Element
Part cross-country bike, part long-term test bed for parts, Levy's Element is a rolling contradiction.
Mike Levy    May 18, 2017
Ban the Berms? – Opinion Ban the Berms? – Opinion
Levy confesses his unpopular opinion about one of the most fun trail features.
Mike Levy    Mar 9, 2017
Shit Happens - Opinion Shit Happens - Opinion
Have you ever had disaster strike you down from out of nowhere?
Mike Levy    Jan 5, 2017
New Year, New You? - Opinion New Year, New You? - Opinion
Do you have any bike-related New Year's resolutions for 2017?
Mike Levy    Nov 16, 2016
The Best Piece of Gear - Opinion The Best Piece of Gear - Opinion
Levy gushes romantically about the best piece of gear he's ever used.
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Mike Levy    Oct 13, 2016
Celebrity Bike Matchmaker - Opinion Celebrity Bike Matchmaker - Opinion
What type of bike does Donald Trump push up the climbs? What would Lemmy be on at the dirt jumps?
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Mike Levy    Sep 7, 2016
Table for Four - Opinion Table for Four - Opinion
Who would you want to have dinner and drinks with?
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Mike Levy    Aug 3, 2016
Stranger than Fiction - Opinion Stranger than Fiction - Opinion
Spend enough time in the forest and you're bound to see a few things that you'll have trouble explaining.
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Mike Levy    Jun 30, 2016
6 Tips for the Best Group Ride - Opinion 6 Tips for the Best Group Ride - Opinion
Use these six tips to make the most of your next group ride.
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Mike Levy    May 31, 2016
5 Questions I Want Answered - Opinion 5 Questions I Want Answered - Opinion
Quiz time is here, and this isn't a multiple choice kinda thing.
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Mike Levy    Mar 17, 2016
Three Legged Dog of a Bike - Opinion Three Legged Dog of a Bike - Opinion
Are today's bikes boring compared to the three-legged dogs that we used to ride?
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Mike Levy    Feb 11, 2016
Just Relax Already - Opinion Just Relax Already - Opinion
How to look like a jerk on your mountain bike ride. And, more importantly, how not to.
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Mike Levy    Dec 31, 2015
Workshop Dreams - Opinion Workshop Dreams - Opinion
If you build it, then you too will have a cave of your own for late night repairs and memories.
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Mike Levy    Mar 13, 2014
Opinion: What's Your Monster? Opinion: What's Your Monster?
Monsters keep you up at night as a child, but they can also shape a lot of your adult life.

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Mike Levy    Feb 13, 2014
Opinion: Is it Time to Revolt? Opinion: Is it Time to Revolt?
Have we lost sight of what's important? Why do we aim for more responsibility instead of more recreation? Levy isn't shy about dodging the former in favour of the latter, so you can guess where he stands...

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Richard Cunningham    Jan 3, 2013
2013 Predictions: RC and Mike Levy Weigh In 2013 Predictions: RC and Mike Levy Weigh In
We stick our necks out once again to foretell the pivotal events and brilliant innovations that may or may not happen in the coming year.

 
Mike Levy

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