Tags: Op Ed
Mike Kazimer    Jul 20, 2022
No, Mondraker Isn't Working on a 31” Wheel Enduro Bike No, Mondraker Isn't Working on a 31” Wheel Enduro Bike
Don't believe everything you read on the internet.
Mike Kazimer    Jun 24, 2022
Opinion: How to Make the Enduro World Series More Exciting for the Fans Opinion: How to Make the Enduro World Series More Exciting for the Fans
The Enduro World Series holds a lot of potential for fans and spectators, but there's work to be done.
Seb Stott    May 24, 2022
Opinion: When It Comes To Suspension, Don't Forget The Basics Opinion: When It Comes To Suspension, Don't Forget The Basics
Without proper service, a top level fork can end up performing worse than its budget-priced counterpart.
Beta MTB    Mar 31, 2022
Opinion: It's Time to Recalibrate Our Ideas About Chainstay Length Beta MTB logo Opinion: It's Time to Recalibrate Our Ideas About Chainstay Length
As reaches have grown, what we think of as "short" and "long" chainstays needs to start shifting as well.
Beta MTB    Mar 24, 2022
Martin Whiteley on the Complexities of Hosting World Cups & Why USA Rounds Are Scarce Beta MTB logo Martin Whiteley on the Complexities of Hosting World Cups & Why USA Rounds Are Scarce
The reasons behind Lourdes' return to the World Cup calendar after a five-year absence.
Beta MTB    Mar 22, 2022
Opinion: The Hidden Difficulties of the World Cup Calendar for Privateers Beta MTB logo Opinion: The Hidden Difficulties of the World Cup Calendar for Privateers
Life as a privateer is challenging enough financially, and this year's race calendar makes it even harder
Beta MTB    Mar 18, 2022
Opinion: Judging Bikes by Their Geometry Charts Doesn’t Tell the Full Story Beta MTB logo Opinion: Judging Bikes by Their Geometry Charts Doesn’t Tell the Full Story
Travis Engel thinks information overload has people missing the point.
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.
Beta MTB    Feb 23, 2022
Opinion: Thank You Red Bull Beta MTB logo Opinion: Thank You Red Bull
Discovery may have won the World Cup broadcast rights, but let's not forget who got us here. Matt Wragg weighs in.
Beta MTB    Feb 15, 2022
Opinion: Complete Bikes Shouldn’t Come With Dropper Posts Beta MTB logo Opinion: Complete Bikes Shouldn’t Come With Dropper Posts
Travis Engel's take on the dropper post dilemma is a controversial one, to say the least.
Beta MTB    Feb 11, 2022
Is E-bike Battery Standardization a Pipe Dream? Beta MTB logo Is E-bike Battery Standardization a Pipe Dream?
Of course it is—this is the bike industry we're talking about.
Henry Quinney    Jan 27, 2022
Opinion: Why 3/4 Shells Aren't As Silly as They Look Opinion: Why 3/4 Shells Aren't As Silly as They Look
If you’re riding trails that demand more protection and yet still involve pedaling, why on earth wouldn’t you go for a lightweight enduro full face? Henry Quinney has some thoughts on the topic.
Matt Wragg    Dec 27, 2021
Opinion: Gratitude Opinion: Gratitude
Matt Wragg reflects on the year that was—and shooting with Loic Bruni.
Seb Stott    Dec 22, 2021
Nerding Out: Why You Shouldn't Worry About Pedal Kickback Nerding Out: Why You Shouldn't Worry About Pedal Kickback
Turns out, taking your chain off probably isn't the secret to winning a World Cup.
Taj Mihelich    Dec 14, 2021
Why Taj Mihelich Has Sympathy for Mountain Bike Designers Why Taj Mihelich Has Sympathy for Mountain Bike Designers
Designing parts for riders of all different shapes and sizes comes with huge challenges—never mind that Taj considers frames, forks, and bars "wear parts"...
Henry Quinney    Nov 18, 2021
Story Time: Everything I Know About Bikes is Wrong Story Time: Everything I Know About Bikes is Wrong
Henry receives a serving of humble pie, courtesy of some extra-talented XC racers.
Mike Kazimer    Nov 5, 2021
Counterpoint: World Cup Dual Slalom Isn't The Answer Counterpoint: World Cup Dual Slalom Isn't The Answer
Slalom is fun, but it doesn't need to be elevated to the elite level.
Matt Wragg    Nov 5, 2021
Point: Bring Back Dual Slalom Point: Bring Back Dual Slalom
Adding dual slalom to a World Cup weekend would make things even more interesting.
Seb Stott    Oct 20, 2021
Nerding Out: Why You Shouldn't Worry Too Much About Weight Nerding Out: Why You Shouldn't Worry Too Much About Weight
Seb Stott dives deep into the specifics of how much bike and component weight does (or doesn't) matter out on the trail.
Mike Kazimer    Oct 13, 2021
Opinion: Freeride is Dead, Long Live Freeride Opinion: Freeride is Dead, Long Live Freeride
It's Rampage time, which means the virtual critiquing is in full swing.
Seb Stott    Sep 9, 2021
Opinion: The Case For Being 'Over-Biked' Opinion: The Case For Being 'Over-Biked'
Seb Stott stakes his claim that it's better to have too much travel rather than not enough.
Henry Quinney    Aug 23, 2021
Opinion: Are New Bike Component Standards Really That Bad? Opinion: Are New Bike Component Standards Really That Bad?
After professing his love for internal cable routing, Henry now divulges why he doesn't think changing standards are anything to lose sleep over.
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.
Matt Wragg    Jun 11, 2021
Opinion: The Rules of Mountain Biking Opinion: The Rules of Mountain Biking
Don't worry, this rule book is short and simple.
Seb Stott    May 28, 2021
The Importance of Handlebar Height & Why It's Often Overlooked The Importance of Handlebar Height & Why It's Often Overlooked
Even a five millimeter change in bar height can have a noticeable effect on how a bike handles.
Mike Kazimer    Feb 18, 2021
Opinion: Where Are All the Affordable Bolt-On Tube Holders? Opinion: Where Are All the Affordable Bolt-On Tube Holders?
There really aren't many options to take advantage of those two bolts on the underside of the top tube.
Matt Wragg    Feb 12, 2021
Opinion: eMTBs are Going to Change Mountain Bike Racing Forever Opinion: eMTBs are Going to Change Mountain Bike Racing Forever
Are the sales of eMTBs creating an unsustainable bubble in enduro racing?
Mike Kazimer    Jan 28, 2021
Opinion: 7 Things All New Mountain Bikes Should Have Opinion: 7 Things All New Mountain Bikes Should Have
In the market for a new bike? Hopefully it has most of these features.
James Smurthwaite    Jan 18, 2021
Opinion: How True is the 'Dudes Who Shred' vs 'YouTubers' Meme? Opinion: How True is the 'Dudes Who Shred' vs 'YouTubers' Meme?
Is the bike industry is ignoring the best riders out there and instead spending all its money sponsoring riders who simply have a large following on the video-sharing site and no riding ability?
Sarah Moore    Nov 4, 2020
A Lesson on Getting More Girls in Mountain Biking with Jaime Hill & Miranda Miller A Lesson on Getting More Girls in Mountain Biking with Jaime Hill & Miranda Miller
"If the atmosphere and the environment is there, the girls will show up and the girls will continue to progress and stay in the sport."
Matt Wragg    Oct 10, 2020
Opinion: Helping, Being Helped & Debt - World Mental Health Day 2020 Opinion: Helping, Being Helped & Debt - World Mental Health Day 2020
Today is World Mental Health Day and Matt Wragg reflects on how to help and how to accept help.
James Smurthwaite    Sep 10, 2020
Why Do Luxury Brands Keep Producing Crappy Mountain Bikes? Why Do Luxury Brands Keep Producing Crappy Mountain Bikes?
How's that Alfa Romeo mountain bike working out for you?
Iain Treloar    Jul 14, 2020
The 20-Year History of the Shimano PD-M520 The 20-Year History of the Shimano PD-M520
An ode to a workhorse pedal that has remained practically unchanged for 20 years.
Richard Cunningham    Dec 9, 2019
"A Place Where We Could Get Together & Show What We Were Doing Out There" "A Place Where We Could Get Together & Show What We Were Doing Out There"
RC reflects on his time at Pinkbike, and how a chance meeting with its founder became a nine year adventure.
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?
Sarah Lukas    Oct 14, 2019
Where Have All the Women's Bikes Gone? A Look Inside an Ever-Changing Market Where Have All the Women's Bikes Gone? A Look Inside an Ever-Changing Market
As we approach 2020, the industry is saturated with options, but companies still teeter on the fence, deciding how to market to women.
Richard Cunningham    Oct 5, 2019
Debbi Kalsow: a Different Kind of Pioneer Debbi Kalsow: a Different Kind of Pioneer
Fifteen year old girl scores a victory that alters the course of her sport.

 
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