Tags: Reviews and Tech
Jessie-May Morgan    May 16, 2024
Ohlins File Patent for Electronic Control of Suspe Ohlins File Patent for Electronic Control of Suspension Damping & Seat Post Position
We've seen electronic Ohlins suspension on the DH circuit; are they working on something for trail and XC riders too?
Dario DiGiulio    May 16, 2024
Video: All the New Tech at the Bielsko-Biała DH W Video: All the New Tech at the Bielsko-Biała DH World Cup 2024
This is Poland’s debut on the World Cup DH circuit, and the mystery of the fresh track is sure to yield some puzzling and fresh setups.
Dario DiGiulio    May 16, 2024
Review: 10 Months With Shimano's GE9 Gravity Shoes Review: 10 Months With Shimano's GE9 Gravity Shoes
They're not the stiffest things out there, but the GE9 shoes are very comfortable.
Jessie-May Morgan    May 15, 2024
Review: The New Marin Alpine Trail is More Adjusta Review: The New Marin Alpine Trail is More Adjustable & Capable Than Ever
The Alpine Trail moves to a four-bar layout, with twelve geometry configurations to choose from.
Alvin Holbrook    May 15, 2024
Review: The New SRAM Red AXS Groupset Pulls out All the Stops Beta MTB logo Review: The New SRAM Red AXS Groupset Pulls out All the Stops
Improved lever ergonomics and vastly improved braking performance define the worst-kept secret in road cycling tech.
Henry Quinney    May 15, 2024
Review: Motion Instruments System 2 Data Acquisiti Review: Motion Instruments System 2 Data Acquisition Kit
Suspension nerds rejoice - Motion Instuments' new system is less expensive and easier to use.
Matt Beer    May 15, 2024
DT Swiss Releases Value Oriented F1900 Classic DH DT Swiss Releases Value Oriented F1900 Classic DH & Freeride Wheelset
DT Swiss' latest wheels use new aluminum rim profiles with J bend spokes and 370 series hubs.
Mike Kazimer    May 14, 2024
Review: Sweet Protection Primer Mips Helmet Review: Sweet Protection Primer Mips Helmet
The Primer Mips is a comfortable option with modern, low-key styling, but there's one detail missing.
Matt Beer    May 13, 2024
Bike Check: Marcel Hunt's 27.5" Forbidden Druid Ji Bike Check: Marcel Hunt's 27.5" Forbidden Druid Jib Bike
Dual 27.5" wheels, specially-tuned suspension and custom machined bits.
Leatt .com    May 13, 2024
Leatt Announces New Apparel Collection with Cargo Leatt Announces New Apparel Collection with Cargo Carrying Features
Leatt’s new jerseys, pants, and shorts feature integrated storage features.
Seb Stott    May 10, 2024
Pinkbike Poll: Where Do High Pivot Bikes Make Sens Pinkbike Poll: Where Do High Pivot Bikes Make Sense?
Are you holding out for a high pivot XC race bike?
Jessie-May Morgan    May 10, 2024
Review: iXS Trigger X 3/4 Shell Helmet Review: iXS Trigger X 3/4 Shell Helmet
The Trigger X is one of the lighter 3/4 shell helmets on the market.
Outside Online    May 10, 2024
New Shimano Patent Details 13-Speed Wireless Road Drivetrain Beta MTB logo New Shimano Patent Details 13-Speed Wireless Road Drivetrain
Could a new Shimano patent point to a design direction that could leapfrog both SRAM and Campagnolo groupset designs?
Seb Stott    May 9, 2024
Now THAT Was a Bike: 2016 Pole Evolink Now THAT Was a Bike: 2016 Pole Evolink
Sometimes you can only fully appreciate innovation in hindsight.
Mike Kazimer    May 9, 2024
Ari Releases Updated Cascade Peak Aluminum Trail B Ari Releases Updated Cascade Peak Aluminum Trail Bike
The Cascade Peak gets a refresh, with a little more travel, a lighter frame, and new geometry numbers.
Jessie-May Morgan    May 8, 2024
Bike Check: Joe Barnes' Custom Hazzard Hope HB916 Bike Check: Joe Barnes' Custom Hazzard Hope HB916
Hope Technology's trickiest customer goes to great lengths for a more compliant setup
Nick Bentley    May 8, 2024
Spotted: Privateer Bikes Prototype Downhill Bike Spotted: Privateer Bikes Prototype Downhill Bike
Privateer looks to be working on a full-fledged DH rig to round out their gravity lineup.
Seb Stott    May 8, 2024
Review: SeaSucker Talon Bike Rack - Does It Suck? Review: SeaSucker Talon Bike Rack - Does It Suck?
The SeaSucker Talon uses three suction cups to securely hold a bike on the top of a vehicle's roof.
Matt Beer    May 7, 2024
Review: EXT Aria Air Shock Review: EXT Aria Air Shock
There were a few hiccups, but by the end of testing the Aria delivered excellent mid-stroke support and bottom out resistance.
ECHOS Communications    May 7, 2024
Chris King Introduces Generation 4 Hub System Chris King Introduces Generation 4 Hub System
The hubs have a new driver / axle system, and more universal parts.
Jessie-May Morgan    May 6, 2024
4 Tech Takeaways From the Fort William DH World Cu 4 Tech Takeaways From the Fort William DH World Cup
We take a moment to reflect on a track that is faster than ever, and the bikes and technology being deployed to help riders beat the clock.
Dario DiGiulio    May 6, 2024
Review: Starling MegaMurmur - The Big Bird Review: Starling MegaMurmur - The Big Bird
With 165mm of rear travel, this British-made beast is meant to handle the fastest and gnarliest terrain around.
TEBP    May 6, 2024
Day 2 Randoms: Bike Festival Riva 2024 Day 2 Randoms: Bike Festival Riva 2024
There are some seriously wild designs in this roundup from Riva.
Outside Online    May 6, 2024
Our 5 Favorite Trail Bikes Right Now Beta MTB logo Our 5 Favorite Trail Bikes Right Now
Of the 15 trail bikes we tested last year, these impressed us the most.
RideWrap HQ    May 6, 2024
RideWrap Launches Protection Film Made from Recycl RideWrap Launches Protection Film Made from Recycled Materials
The bicycle-specific protection film is made from 77% recycled materials with embedded superhydrophobic ceramic and self-healing properties.
TEBP    May 4, 2024
Day 1 Randoms: Bike Festival Riva 2024 Day 1 Randoms: Bike Festival Riva 2024
All sorts of eye candy, including a bike called the 'Cowboy Cookie' from Sour Cycles, and a lugged carbon prototype from Hott Cycles.
Nick Bentley    May 5, 2024
Extra Tech Randoms: Fort William DH World Cup 2024 Extra Tech Randoms: Fort William DH World Cup 2024
Loic's disc rotor fairings with imagery of the team mechanics giving it some elbow grease
Mike Kazimer    May 3, 2024
Pinkbike Poll: Hip Pack, Vest, or Backpack? Pinkbike Poll: Hip Pack, Vest, or Backpack?
Or maybe you fill your cargo pant pockets with snacks and tools?
Jessie-May Morgan    May 3, 2024
First Look: Vittoria's New Mostro Enduro Race Tire First Look: Vittoria's New Mostro Enduro Race Tire
Vittoria roll out a new gravity tire that sits between the Mota and the Mazza.
Henry Quinney    May 2, 2024
Video: The Latest Tech from the Fort William World Video: The Latest Tech from the Fort William World Cup | The New Foxxer?
Henry brings you the latest tech from the first downhill world cup of the year.
Matt Beer    May 2, 2024
First Ride: YT Tues MK4 Downhill Bike First Ride: YT Tues MK4 Downhill Bike
The new Tues has more adjustments, and can now run either a 27.5" or 29" rear wheel.
Jessie-May Morgan    May 2, 2024
First Ride: 2025 Orbea Rise LT - More Torque, More First Ride: 2025 Orbea Rise LT - More Torque, More Travel
The Orbea Rise is more capable than ever, up and down the mountain.
Formula    May 2, 2024
Formula Announces New 'Nebbia' Air Shock Formula Announces New 'Nebbia' Air Shock
The new shock is designed to be reliable and easy to set up, with enough tuning options to suit a wide range of riders.
Jessie-May Morgan    Apr 30, 2024
Spotted: Vali Holl Appears to Be Testing a Flight Spotted: Vali Holl Appears to Be Testing a Flight Attendant Equipped RockShox Boxxer
It's already available for XC and trail bikes, so it makes sense that a DH version of RockShox's electronically controlled suspension is in the works.
Dario DiGiulio    Apr 30, 2024
First Look: BikeYoke Revive Three Dropper Post First Look: BikeYoke Revive Three Dropper Post
No new lengths available, but there are some finer details hiding in the third iteration of the Revive.
Starling Cycles    Apr 30, 2024
Starling Cycles Extends Warranty To 7 Years Starling Cycles Extends Warranty To 7 Years
Existing customers will receive an extension on their existing warranty - and new ones will receive the full seven-year policy from the point of purchase.
Matt Beer    Apr 29, 2024
Review: Zerode G3 - A Belt Driven, Gearbox Equippe Review: Zerode G3 - A Belt Driven, Gearbox Equipped DH Bike
The Zerode is available with Pinion's new electronic Smart.Shift system.
NeroCentauro    Apr 29, 2024
Introducing A New Style of Ankle Brace Introducing A New Style of Ankle Brace
The Anti Case Ankl brace is solely aimed at Dorsiflexion support, "like a suspension Bump Stop".
RNDMcompany    Apr 29, 2024
Bas Van Steenbergen Dives Into the Goggle & Ey Bas Van Steenbergen Dives Into the Goggle & Eyewear Space with His New 'RNDM Company'
Bas Van Steenbergen says his fascination with goggles and eyewear stemmed partly from not having an eyewear sponsor for the last few years.
Matt Beer    Apr 27, 2024
Bike Check: Evan Wall's Haro Greer Prototype Endur Bike Check: Evan Wall's Haro Greer Prototype Enduro Bike
Evan Wall's prototype race bike is running Classified's Powershift hub.
Jessie-May Morgan    Apr 26, 2024
Pinkbike Poll: Riser Bar or Extra Spacers Under th Pinkbike Poll: Riser Bar or Extra Spacers Under the Stem?
How do you prefer to alter your bike's effective stack height?
Outside Online    Apr 25, 2024
Good Faith Error or Patent Games? Qvist & Elitewheels Have Somehow Ended Up with the Same Hub Design Beta MTB logo Good Faith Error or Patent Games? Qvist & Elitewheels Have Somehow Ended Up with the Same Hub Design
In a complicated international patent case, Qvist and Elitewheels have pending and approved patents in different countries for a very similar, unique hub design.
kellyatbfco    Apr 24, 2024
MEC Announces New Provincial Bikepacking Collectio MEC Announces New Provincial Bikepacking Collection
The new Provincial frame bag and pannier collection are waterproof and designed by the MEC label team in Vancouver.
Cycles Devinci    Apr 24, 2024
Devinci Announces All-New E-Troy Lite & Yoann Devinci Announces All-New E-Troy Lite & Yoann Barelli Shreds It
The Troy has 150mm of rear travel, mixed wheels, and a Bosch Performance Line SX 55Nm motor with a 400Wh battery.
Dario DiGiulio    Apr 23, 2024
Downhill Bikes of Sea Otter - Part 2 Downhill Bikes of Sea Otter - Part 2
Five more downhill machines, most built for speed and one built for mega hucking.
Dario DiGiulio    Apr 23, 2024
Dario's Final Sea Otter Randoms Dario's Final Sea Otter Randoms
"I have become the otter...I know not of bicycles or their constituent parts, I know only of clams, rocks, and water."
Matt Beer    Apr 23, 2024
A Deeper Look At The Latest Trinity MTB Gravity Pr A Deeper Look At The Latest Trinity MTB Gravity Project
Mic Williams explains how he has applied the WRP Centre Hub to a custom built gearbox.
Saracen Bikes    Apr 23, 2024
Saracen Announces New Re-designed Myst Saracen Announces New Re-designed Myst
Saracen's redesigned race bike is now available to buy.
Seb Stott    Apr 23, 2024
First Ride: All-New Saracen Myst First Ride: All-New Saracen Myst
Saracen's redesigned race bike is now available to buy
sarisnews    Apr 23, 2024
Saris Announces New Tailgate Pad Saris Announces New Tailgate Pad
The Small (up to five bike positions) will retail for $219 and the Large (up to six bike positions) is available for $229.
Brian Park    Apr 22, 2024
Brian's Randoms from Sea Otter 2024 Brian's Randoms from Sea Otter 2024
The sun was out, and there was SO MUCH interesting new bike tech on display.
Dario DiGiulio    Apr 22, 2024
First Look: Deity Releases New Stems, Grips, & First Look: Deity Releases New Stems, Grips, & Pedals
Flat Trak, Supervillain, Megattack, and Copperhead all hit the lineup this year.
Dario DiGiulio    Apr 20, 2024
Randoms Round 3: Dario's Treasures Randoms Round 3: Dario's Treasures
A bird, lots of suspension, various doodles, and much more.
Mike Kazimer    Apr 20, 2024
Even More Randoms - Sea Otter 2024 Even More Randoms - Sea Otter 2024
New shoes, forks, fancy kids bikes, tall bikes, and tire piles.
Nikki Rohan    Apr 20, 2024
What's New in Women's MTB Apparel at Sea Otter 202 What's New in Women's MTB Apparel at Sea Otter 2024
A selection of this year's women's specific mountain biking apparel.
Mike Kazimer    Apr 19, 2024
Randoms Round 2: New Tools, Goggles, Grips, Racks, Randoms Round 2: New Tools, Goggles, Grips, Racks, & More - Sea Otter 2024
Everything from extra-heavy-duty bikes racks to goggles designed for half shell helmets.
Dario DiGiulio    Apr 19, 2024
First Look: Vorsprung's New Telum Coil Shock First Look: Vorsprung's New Telum Coil Shock
The Telum is the first standalone product from the Canadian suspension manufacturer.
Pinkbike Originals    Apr 19, 2024
Video: Carbon Chainrings & BMX Inspired Enduro Video: Carbon Chainrings & BMX Inspired Enduro Bikes from Sea Otter
Join Mike Kazimer and Dario DiGiulio for a run down of the newest tech from the 2024 Sea Otter Classic.
Dario DiGiulio    Apr 19, 2024
Madrone Cycles' SRAM Eagle Repair Kits & Proto Madrone Cycles' SRAM Eagle Repair Kits & Prototype Derailleur
Featuring some details we haven't yet seen on any existing 12-speed systems.
Sarah Moore    Apr 19, 2024
First Look: Pinarello Renews Focus on MTB with Dog First Look: Pinarello Renews Focus on MTB with Dogma XC & XC Now Available in FS & HT
No guarantees that riding the same bike as Tom Pidcock and Pauline Ferrand-Prévot will improve your race results.
Mike Kazimer    Apr 18, 2024
Randoms Round 1 - Sea Otter 2024 Randoms Round 1 - Sea Otter 2024
The first batch of assorted new products on display in Monterey, California.
Mike Kazimer    Apr 18, 2024
Praxis' New Flat Pedals, Stem, & Carbon Bottle Praxis' New Flat Pedals, Stem, & Carbon Bottle Cage
The Podium flat pedals are back, this time with steel pins and a wider platform.
Mike Kazimer    Apr 18, 2024
First Ride: Maxxis Team Spec Aspen ST Tire First Ride: Maxxis Team Spec Aspen ST Tire
The 170 TPI Aspen ST isn't just for World Cup cross-country racers anymore.
Mike Kazimer    Apr 18, 2024
Vittoria Releases New Peyote & Mezcal XC Race Vittoria Releases New Peyote & Mezcal XC Race Tires
A new tread pattern and an updated, single compound XC Race construction.
Industry Nine    Apr 17, 2024
Industry Nine Introduces SOLiX M Hubs & Wheels Industry Nine Introduces SOLiX M Hubs & Wheelsets
Industry Nine has rolled out a new line of XC and trail wheels.
Dario DiGiulio    Apr 16, 2024
First Ride: The Sub-$600 RockShox Domain and Psylo First Ride: The Sub-$600 RockShox Domain and Psylo Forks
These low-cost alternatives to the Lyrik and Zeb might just be worth a second look.
Matt Beer    Apr 16, 2024
Review: Race Face's Era Chainring Uses Steel, Carb Review: Race Face's Era Chainring Uses Steel, Carbon, & Aluminum
The new Era chainrings boast impressive durability at a light weight, but they don't come cheap.
iXS    Apr 16, 2024
iXS Announces New Hex Pull-Over Protector iXS Announces New Hex Pull-Over Protector
iXS says their new back protector offers both high protection and great ventilation, making it suitable for the bike park or enduro races.
TRPCyclingComponents    Apr 16, 2024
TRP Cycling Releases New S05E Race Rotor TRP Cycling Releases New S05E Race Rotor
The rotor uses a new hole pattern which TRP says improves heat management.
Digit Bikes    Apr 15, 2024
Digit Announces New Ring Trail Bike Digit Announces New Ring Trail Bike
The Ring has 128mm of travel, a 140mm fork, and 29" wheels.
Henry Quinney    Apr 15, 2024
Ohlins Release RXF38 & DH38 Conversion Kits Ohlins Release RXF38 & DH38 Conversion Kits
New spring cartridges are now available for Ohlins' DH and enduro forks.
jennaalpkit    Apr 15, 2024
Sonder Launches New Evol All-Mountain Bike Sonder Launches New Evol All-Mountain Bike
The new Evol has 160mm of travel, mixed wheels, and revised geometry.
Matt Beer    Apr 12, 2024
Staff Ride: Matt Beer's NZ MTB Rally-Spec Ibis HD6 Staff Ride: Matt Beer's NZ MTB Rally-Spec Ibis HD6
Matt Beer beefed up the HD6 for a week of blind enduro racing.
Saracen Bikes    Apr 12, 2024
Saracen Announces New Ariel 30 Elite & Updates Saracen Announces New Ariel 30 Elite & Updates to Existing Range
Saracen has added a new short travel trail bike to their lineup.
MRP Bike    Apr 10, 2024
MRP Announces New Custom-Tuned Lift Damper MRP Announces New Custom-Tuned Lift Damper
MRP's weight-specific lift damper fits Fox, RockShox & New MRP forks.
Henry Quinney    Apr 11, 2024
First Ride: The 2024 Giant Trance X Advanced First Ride: The 2024 Giant Trance X Advanced
The new Trance X has more travel and is more adjustable than ever.
Dario DiGiulio    Apr 11, 2024
First Look: Marzocchi's New Super Z 38mm Fork First Look: Marzocchi's New Super Z 38mm Fork
The new Super Z has 38mm stanchions, and is available with up to 190mm of travel.
Intend BC    Apr 11, 2024
Intend Announces New Blackline Fork Models Intend Announces New Blackline Fork Models
The Blackline forks have milled aluminum stanchion protectors.
Seb Stott    Apr 11, 2024
MRP's New Weight-Specific Lift Damper Fits Fox, Ro MRP's New Weight-Specific Lift Damper Fits Fox, RockShox & New MRP Forks
The Lift has five damping tunes to suit riders in five distinct weight categories.
Wolf Tooth Components    Apr 10, 2024
Wolf Tooth Announces Ripsaw Aluminum Flat Pedals Wolf Tooth Announces Ripsaw Aluminum Flat Pedals
A new, slightly convex flat pedal option from the Minnesota machinists.
Jessie-May Morgan    Apr 11, 2024
First Look: The Raaw Jibb V2 is More Versatile wit First Look: The Raaw Jibb V2 is More Versatile with 130mm or 141mm Travel
The Jibb V2 goes slacker, now with a multitude of geometry adjustments as well as MX compatibility and an expanded size range
Knolly Bikes    Apr 11, 2024
Knolly Launches Updated Fugitive Trail Bike Knolly Launches Updated Fugitive Trail Bike
The new Fugitive receives updated geometry and undergoes the straight top tube treatment.
DVO Suspension    Apr 10, 2024
DVO Introduces New Diamond Fork DVO Introduces New Diamond Fork
The new Diamond has a 36mm chassis and an improved damper system.
OhlinsMTB    Apr 9, 2024
Öhlins Release New 140-mm RXF34 m.2 Fork Öhlins Release New 140-mm RXF34 m.2 Fork
Öhlins Racing is expanding its footprint in the short-travel trail category with the launch of the brand’s latest MTB fork – a 140mm version of the Öhlins RXF34 m.2.
ForbiddenBike    Apr 9, 2024
Forbidden Announces Dreadnought V2 Forbidden Announces Dreadnought V2
Forbidden's new high pivot layout is now available on their 160mm Enduro/Bike Park platform.
Dario DiGiulio    Apr 9, 2024
First Look: The 2024 Fox 32 Step-Cast Fork Has a R First Look: The 2024 Fox 32 Step-Cast Fork Has a Reverse Arch
Fox's littlest mountain bike fork got a bold new redesign this year, and now weighs only 1287 grams.
Mike Kazimer    Apr 9, 2024
First Ride: 2024 Norco Range VLT eMTB - The Bosch- First Ride: 2024 Norco Range VLT eMTB - The Bosch-Powered High Pivot Machine
The Range VLT returns with a new suspension layout and a Bosch Performance CX motor.
Jessie-May Morgan    Apr 9, 2024
First Look: The New Liv Intrigue X is Highly Adjus First Look: The New Liv Intrigue X is Highly Adjustable
Reach and bottom bracket height adjustments are on the table, with both MX and 29" permissible for larger frame sizes
Jessie-May Morgan    Apr 9, 2024
First Ride: 2024 Mondraker Dune eMTB - Punchy, Man First Ride: 2024 Mondraker Dune eMTB - Punchy, Maneuverable, & Light Enough
The 2024 Dune is a (relatively) lightweight Bosch SX powered eMTB with 165mm rear wheel travel
Matt Beer    Apr 9, 2024
Review: SDG Tellis V2 Dropper Post - No Slop, More Review: SDG Tellis V2 Dropper Post - No Slop, More Drop
The new Tellis is available with more drop, and has an ingenious saddle rail clamp design.
Akta mtb    Apr 9, 2024
Akta MTB Launches 24 Trail Collection Akta MTB Launches 24 Trail Collection
Atka MTB is launching their second collection.
Henry Quinney    Apr 8, 2024
Review: 2024 Orbea Occam LT - Modernly Convenient Review: 2024 Orbea Occam LT - Modernly Convenient
The Occam LT is an efficient all-rounder, which could be just the ticket for many riders.
Project321    Apr 8, 2024
Project321 Launch Canadian-Made G3 Hubs Project321 Launch Canadian-Made G3 Hubs
Project321's new hubs have 288 points of engagement and are available in 12 colors.
Jessie-May Morgan    Apr 5, 2024
SRAM Patent Shows Compact Motor x Battery Unit SRAM Patent Shows Compact Motor x Battery Unit
Will the e-bikes of the future be USB-C rechargeable?
PROPAIN-Bicycles    Apr 4, 2024
Propain Release New Sresh CF eMTB Propain Release New Sresh CF eMTB
The Sresh is a lighter weight, full power eMTB with a focus on all-round trail riding.
Jessie-May Morgan    Apr 3, 2024
Bike Check: Craig Evans' Airdrop Edit V5 Bike Check: Craig Evans' Airdrop Edit V5
Craig Evans walks us around his Edit V5, and shows us how to ride our local tracks in "Golfin isnae Pish".
Henry Quinney    Apr 3, 2024
Review: Logos Eudae 29 HD Carbon Wheels Review: Logos Eudae 29 HD Carbon Wheels
The Eudae HD wheels have survived a year of hard riding, including lots of laps in the Whistler Bike Park.
VerdeBrandCommunications    Apr 3, 2024
Outdoor Research Announces Dedicated Mountain Bike Outdoor Research Announces Dedicated Mountain Bike Apparel Line & Athlete Line Up
Georgia Astle, Bas Van Steenbergen, Tom Van Steenbergen and Damon Iwanaga join the Outdoor Research athlete roster in conjunction with the release of their eight-piece Freewheel product collection.
Bluegrass Eagle    Apr 3, 2024
Bluegrass Releases Jetro 3/4 Shell Helmet Bluegrass Releases Jetro 3/4 Shell Helmet
Bluegrass is the latest company to hop aboard the not-quite-a-full-face helmet train.
Ochain Components    Mar 29, 2024
Ochain Components Announces New Lineup Ochain Components Announces New Lineup
A range of new active spider options designed to be easier to use and maintain.
Henry Quinney    Apr 2, 2024
Review: Knolly Chilcotin 170 - They Haven't Just S Review: Knolly Chilcotin 170 - They Haven't Just Straightened the Top Tube
The Chilcotin rides (and looks) better than ever, but it's not without its quirks.
Dario DiGiulio    Apr 2, 2024
Shimano Releases New $160 Drivetrain - With 8 Gear Shimano Releases New $160 Drivetrain - With 8 Gears
There are also some small-hand friendly shifters for the Cues family.
Alvin Holbrook    Apr 2, 2024
Review: Specialized's New Search ‘All-Road’ Helmet & Recon 2.0 Shoes Beta MTB logo Review: Specialized's New Search ‘All-Road’ Helmet & Recon 2.0 Shoes
The Recon 2.0 shoes add new features and a svelte look, while the new Specialized Search helmet ticks all the boxes.
Matt Beer    Apr 1, 2024
Review: Yoshimura's New Chilao SS Flat Pedals Review: Yoshimura's New Chilao SS Flat Pedals
The new pedals house a spring that's designed to eliminate any lateral play.
Hope Tech    Apr 1, 2024
Hope Announces New smartHub App [April Fool's] Hope Announces New smartHub App [April Fool's]
Now you can choose the buzz of your hub right from your phone.
Outside Online    Apr 1, 2024
Ratio Technology Announces Oval Jockey Wheels [April Fool's] Beta MTB logo Ratio Technology Announces Oval Jockey Wheels [April Fool's]
They claim their oval jockey wheels refine drivetrain efficiency by reducing chain articulation angle through the derailleur cage versus their stock oversized jockey wheels.
Seb Stott    Mar 29, 2024
E-Bike Battery Fires - Should You Be Worried? E-Bike Battery Fires - Should You Be Worried?
Are battery fires really as common as they seem?
Adam Sklar    Mar 29, 2024
Sklar Opens Pre-Order for Tall Tale Hardtail Sklar Opens Pre-Order for Tall Tale Hardtail
The Tall Tale is a steel hardtail designed around 29 x 2.6" tires.
Matt Beer    Mar 28, 2024
Review: 6 Months on the New Race Face Era Carbon W Review: 6 Months on the New Race Face Era Carbon Wheels
Race Face's latest wheels hit the sweet spot when it comes to weight, price, and performance.
Race Face    Mar 28, 2024
Race Face Announces New Era Carbon Wheel Race Face Announces New Era Carbon Wheel
Race Face says the Era is their most durable and compliant carbon wheel.
emptyagency    Mar 28, 2024
Kavenz Adds More Options To Their VHP Platform Kavenz Adds More Options To Their VHP Platform
Kavenz's VHP frame can morph from an enduro bike into a XC machine.
Jessie-May Morgan    Mar 27, 2024
First Look: Crankbrothers Release SOS Line of Trai First Look: Crankbrothers Release SOS Line of Trailside Repair Tools
You're a lot less likely to be stranded in the woods if all the tools are strapped to your frame.
Crankbrothers    Mar 27, 2024
Crankbrothers Announces New S.O.S. On-bike Tool Ra Crankbrothers Announces New S.O.S. On-bike Tool Range
The S.O.S tool is equipped with a multi-tool, chain-tool, spoke wrenches, CO2 inflator, tire lever, tubeless plug kit and more.
Deviate Cycles    Mar 27, 2024
Deviate Cycles Announces the Claymore MX Deviate Cycles Announces the Claymore MX
This long-travel high-pivot enduro bike has a reworked rear triangle, designed to accommodate a 27.5” wheel out back.
Henry Quinney    Mar 26, 2024
BYB Tech Releases Chrono Timing System BYB Tech Releases Chrono Timing System
The new system is designed to make it easy for riders to compare lap times.
Fox Head    Mar 27, 2024
Fox Racing Announces New Union Boa Flat Shoe Fox Racing Announces New Union Boa Flat Shoe
Fox says that then new Union Flat with a Boa offers enhanced fit and performance.
Seb Stott    Mar 26, 2024
Review: Formula Belva Dual-Crown Enduro Fork Review: Formula Belva Dual-Crown Enduro Fork
Formula's long-awaited dual crown enduro fork is finally here.
7mesh    Mar 26, 2024
7mesh Announce Spring 2024 Apparel Line 7mesh Announce Spring 2024 Apparel Line
New colours, a new do-everything trail pant, and a new base layer.
iXS    Mar 26, 2024
iXS Releases New Trigger X Helmet iXS Releases New Trigger X Helmet
For those rides when you want a bit more than a half shell.
Mike Kazimer    Mar 25, 2024
Review: Raaw Madonna V3 - Yes, It's Still Great Review: Raaw Madonna V3 - Yes, It's Still Great
An aluminum frame that’s built to last, with more adjustability than ever.
Park Tool    Mar 21, 2024
Park Tool Launches BRK-1 & 1971 Aero Clamp Park Tool Launches BRK-1 & 1971 Aero Clamp
The ultimate mobile mechanic tool kit and an accessory for your bike stand.
Outside Online    Mar 21, 2024
10 Must See Road & Gravel Builds from the Philly Bike Expo Beta MTB logo 10 Must See Road & Gravel Builds from the Philly Bike Expo
The Philly Bike Expo has surprises around every corner, with an abundance of small frame builders and brands showing off fully custom or limited-run frames.
Norco Bicycles    Mar 20, 2024
Norco Announces New Carbon Fluid VLT eMTB Norco Announces New Carbon Fluid VLT eMTB
The Fluid features a complete carbon frame, updated geometry and a Bosch motor.
Mike Kazimer    Mar 19, 2024
Review: Yeti's Back in the XC Game With the 2024 A Review: Yeti's Back in the XC Game With the 2024 ASR
After a nine-year hiatus, the ASR returns to take its place as Yeti's dedicated cross-country race bike.
Mike Kazimer    Mar 19, 2024
First Ride: Atherton S170 - Long Travel & Lugg First Ride: Atherton S170 - Long Travel & Lugged Aluminum
The Atherton's latest creation is an all-aluminum mini-downhill machine.
Mike Kazimer    Mar 18, 2024
Why Did Bernard Kerr's Prototype Frame Break at Cr Why Did Bernard Kerr's Prototype Frame Break at Crankworx Rotorua?
An epoxy bonding issue appears to be the cause of Bernard's catastrophic frame failure.
Ed Spratt    Mar 18, 2024
Bike Check: Nino Schurter's Custom Cape Epic Race Bike Check: Nino Schurter's Custom Cape Epic Race Bike
Nino and his custom-painted Scott Spark have already picked up one stage win at the 2024 Cape Epic.
MTB Hopper    Mar 18, 2024
MTB Hopper Announces the Street Ramp MTB Hopper Announces the Street Ramp
The Street ramp has adjustable legs and weighs just 8.4kg / 18.5 lb.
Hayes Bicycle    Mar 15, 2024
Manitou Releases Limited Edition Mattoc Manitou Releases Limited Edition Mattoc
The new Manitou Mattoc Pro Limited Edition borrows its iconic look from 1992 yet takes all the technology from 2024 and packs it in a 34mm stanchion 29” wheel package that spans multiple riding disciplines.
Revel Bikes    Mar 15, 2024
Revel Announces New Colors, More Travel for the Ra Revel Announces New Colors, More Travel for the Rail29
The Rail29 has been updated with fresh colors and a longer travel fork.
Seb Stott    Mar 15, 2024
Pinkbike Poll: Do You Use Your Climb Switch? Pinkbike Poll: Do You Use Your Climb Switch?
How often do you use those cheater switches?
Jessie-May Morgan    Mar 15, 2024
Next-Gen XPLR? Patents for 4-Piston Flat Mount Brake Caliper & Linkage Fork Intrigue Beta MTB logo Next-Gen XPLR? Patents for 4-Piston Flat Mount Brake Caliper & Linkage Fork Intrigue
Is SRAM set to double down on its gravel offering with a more powerful 4-piston flat mount brake caliper and a linkage fork?
Daniel Blank    Mar 14, 2024
Ninja Mount Announces the Coil Assistant Ninja Mount Announces the Coil Assistant
A new way to measure sag on your coil bike.
Dario DiGiulio    Mar 14, 2024
Meet Your Maker: KT Taiwan's Massive Hub Facility Meet Your Maker: KT Taiwan's Massive Hub Facility - Taipei Cycle Show 2024
Watch your fingers - this factory houses gigantic smashing machines for creating hub shells.
Brian Park    Mar 14, 2024
The Pinkbike Podcast: Secrets of the 2024 Taipei C The Pinkbike Podcast: Secrets of the 2024 Taipei Cycle Show
Dario and Brian are joined by Alvin from Velo to discuss the products we saw, the factories we toured, and the food we ate at this year's Taipei Cycle Show.
Henry Quinney    Mar 13, 2024
Review: Manitou Mattoc Pro Fork - Reversed Arched, Review: Manitou Mattoc Pro Fork - Reversed Arched, Foward Thinking
The Mattoc can be set up with 110 - 150mm of travel, and is designed for everything from XC to aggressive trail riding.
Dario DiGiulio    Mar 12, 2024
First Ride: 2024 Specialized Epic EVO 8 First Ride: 2024 Specialized Epic EVO 8
The Epic EVO gets a longer travel fork and a burlier build kit compared to its more XC race oriented sibling.
Dario DiGiulio    Mar 12, 2024
First Ride: RockShox Flight Attendant XC Suspensio First Ride: RockShox Flight Attendant XC Suspension System
The newest version of Flight Attendant incorporates power data to choose the optimum suspension mode.
Crossworxcycles    Mar 12, 2024
CrossWorx Announces SRAM UDH on Dash & Lite Mo CrossWorx Announces SRAM UDH on Dash & Lite Models
CrossWorx has new drivetrain and bottle mount options for their Dash and Lite models.
Seb Stott    Mar 11, 2024
Review: Whyte Elyte 150 Works - 'One of the Best H Review: Whyte Elyte 150 Works - 'One of the Best Handling E-Bikes'
The Elyte uses Bosch's new SX motor, which has 600 Watts of peak power.
Sarah Moore    Mar 11, 2024
First Look: 2024 Liv Pique Advanced 29 is Slacker, First Look: 2024 Liv Pique Advanced 29 is Slacker, Lighter & Stiffer
The third-generation Pique has evolved to be a more capable bike on increasingly technical cross-country race tracks.
Matt Beer    Mar 11, 2024
Bike Check: Matt Fairbrother's Deviate Highlander Bike Check: Matt Fairbrother's Deviate Highlander II & Kayak System - NZ MTB Rally 2024
Fairbrother is skipping the shuttles, and will be traveling by pedal and paddle power between race days.
Dario DiGiulio    Mar 9, 2024
First Look: Tektro's New Entry-Level Gemini Drivet First Look: Tektro's New Entry-Level Gemini Drivetrain - Taipei Cycle Show 2024
Brian did some very scientific clicking of the shifter on display, revealing nothing. He says it "feels pretty nice."
Mike Kazimer    Mar 8, 2024
Randoms - Sedona MTB Festival 2024 Randoms - Sedona MTB Festival 2024
Hardtails, burly bike racks, titanium handlebars, and more.
Dario DiGiulio    Mar 8, 2024
Interesting Tools from 711L - Taipei Cycle Show 20 Interesting Tools from 711L - Taipei Cycle Show 2024
A chance meeting in a Taichung tool shop (that's also a bar, hair salon, and golf sim) led us to some of the coolest things we found in Taiwan this year.
Seb Stott    Mar 8, 2024
Pinkbike Poll: Do You Need Downtube Storage? Pinkbike Poll: Do You Need Downtube Storage?
Who knew secret compartments could be so controversial?
Dario DiGiulio    Mar 7, 2024
Dario's Day 2 Randoms - Taiwan Cycle Show 2024 Dario's Day 2 Randoms - Taiwan Cycle Show 2024
Future tech, aliens, printed titanium, and the worst cockpit I've ever seen.
Alvin Holbrook    Mar 7, 2024
Vittoria Went High End With Their New Recycled Gravel Tires Beta MTB logo Vittoria Went High End With Their New Recycled Gravel Tires
Other tire brands have brought recycled materials into their products at the lower end of their lineups. Vittoria is starting from the top with their new Terreno Pro T60.
Matt Beer    Mar 7, 2024
Review: Fizik Nanuq GTX Clipless and Flat Shoes Review: Fizik Nanuq GTX Clipless and Flat Shoes
One of the best options for keeping your feet warm and dry during a deluge.
Henry Quinney    Mar 7, 2024
The Pinkbike Podcast: What Makes Your Bike YOURS The Pinkbike Podcast: What Makes Your Bike YOURS
Kaz, Dario, Christina and Henry talk about the identifying personal touches that make their bikes their own.
Jessie-May Morgan    Mar 7, 2024
First Look: Lee Cougan Crossfire Trail XC Bike First Look: Lee Cougan Crossfire Trail XC Bike
The Crossfire's shock is partially hidden in the downtube in order to increase frame stiffness.
Dario DiGiulio    Mar 6, 2024
Prototype Forks From ND Tuned - Taipei Cycle Show Prototype Forks From ND Tuned - Taipei Cycle Show 2024
Do you like stacking shims in your spare time? One of these forks could be for you.
Dario DiGiulio    Mar 6, 2024
Dario's Day 1 Randoms - Taipei Cycle Show 2024 Dario's Day 1 Randoms - Taipei Cycle Show 2024
Anodized everything, plastic handlebars, soy-based tires, and more.
Jessie-May Morgan    Mar 6, 2024
Review: The Pivot Shadowcat is Niche & Nimble Review: The Pivot Shadowcat is Niche & Nimble
A capable ducker and diver for riders prepared to put creativity before haste and hauling.
Evan Wishloff    Mar 6, 2024
Swagman Announces Summit Vertical Rack Swagman Announces Summit Vertical Rack
The Summit can be expanded to carry up to 6 bikes with the optional Add-On Kit.
WTB    Mar 6, 2024
WTB Launches New Tire Plug Kit, TPU Tubes, & T WTB Launches New Tire Plug Kit, TPU Tubes, & Tubeless Valves
A different take on tire plugs, and some lightweight brown tubes.
Dario DiGiulio    Mar 5, 2024
Meet Your Maker: Titanium Frame Fabrication at Ora Meet Your Maker: Titanium Frame Fabrication at Ora Engineering
There's a very good chance you've seen a frame or cranks that were manufactured by Ora.
Brian Park    Mar 5, 2024
Brian's Day 0 Randoms - Taipei Cycle Show 2024 Brian's Day 0 Randoms - Taipei Cycle Show 2024
Another year, another crop of interesting stuff from Taiwan.
Seb Stott    Mar 5, 2024
First Look: Look's X-Track Power Meter Pedals Cost First Look: Look's X-Track Power Meter Pedals Cost a Cool $1,099 USD
If you want power meter pedals for your mountain bike, this is actually one of the cheaper options.
newmencomponents    Mar 5, 2024
Newmen Launches New Phase 30 & Beskar 30 MTB W Newmen Launches New Phase 30 & Beskar 30 MTB Wheels
New carbon and aluminum options from the German wheel specialists.
Race Face    Mar 5, 2024
Race Face Announces All New T3 Tailgate Pads Race Face Announces All New T3 Tailgate Pads
The new T3 is compatible with tonneau covers, uses a two-panel design for exact fit and has more padding than ever before.
Dario DiGiulio    Mar 4, 2024
The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly: What Fenders Pink The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly: What Fenders Pinkbike's Editors Actually Use
Consider yourself lucky if you can ride fender-free this time of the year.
Yeti TransNZ Enduro    Mar 4, 2024
10 Bikes From The 2024 Trans New Zealand 10 Bikes From The 2024 Trans New Zealand
A few of the bikes that took on the 5-day enduro stage race in New Zealand last week.
rimpactmtb    Mar 4, 2024
Rimpact Launches Updated Portable Bike Stand Rimpact Launches Updated Portable Bike Stand
Rimpact has launched a new version of its bike stand.
Dario DiGiulio    Feb 29, 2024
Push Industries Releases Nine.One Inverted Fork Push Industries Releases Nine.One Inverted Fork
US made, coil sprung, and upside down, but it ain't cheap.
Matt Beer    Feb 29, 2024
First Ride: Revel Rascal V2 First Ride: Revel Rascal V2
The Rascal's back with a lighter frame and updated geometry.
Matt Beer    Feb 28, 2024
Frameworks' Bonded Alloy Prototype Made by Faction Frameworks' Bonded Alloy Prototype Made by Faction Bike Studio
Frank the Gluer just doesn't have the same ring to it.
Pinkbike Originals    Feb 28, 2024
Video: Are High Pivots Only for Downhill Riding? | Video: Are High Pivots Only for Downhill Riding? | Pinkbike Weekly Show Ep. 16
Henry, Christina and Dario tune in for the weekly show. Plus, they showcase some of the latest technology currently available for use in broadcasting.
Mike Kazimer    Feb 28, 2024
Review: 2024 Norco Sight - For All the Mountains Review: 2024 Norco Sight - For All the Mountains
Add the new Sight to the list of bikes that use a high pivot suspension layout.
Matt Beer    Feb 27, 2024
Bike Check: Thomas Genon's GT Fury - Red Bull Hard Bike Check: Thomas Genon's GT Fury - Red Bull Hardline Tasmania
Thomas Genon built up a fresh Fury to take on the high speed Hardline course.
YT Industries    Feb 27, 2024
YT Announces Updated Decoy Core 4 MX & 29 YT Announces Updated Decoy Core 4 MX & 29
Spec highlights include the updated Shimano EP801 drive unit, 720Wh battery and Hayes Dominion A4 brakes.
Mike Kazimer    Feb 27, 2024
Crankbrothers Announce New Mallet & Stamp Trai Crankbrothers Announce New Mallet & Stamp Trail Boa Shoes
Fresh kicks for both flat and clipless pedal riders.
Mike Kazimer    Feb 26, 2024
Spotted: Prototype High Pivot Canyon Sender Spotted: Prototype High Pivot Canyon Sender
A wrapped up downhill bike was spotted in the Canyon pits at Red Bull Hardline.
Jessie-May Morgan    Feb 23, 2024
First Look: DMR's Trailstar Titanium Hardtail First Look: DMR's Trailstar Titanium Hardtail
The Trailstar Titanium celebrates DMR's upcoming 30th anniversary.
Seb Stott    Feb 23, 2024
First Look: Intend Hover Opt Shock First Look: Intend Hover Opt Shock
More tweaks and refinement for one of the most unusual shocks on the market.
Ed Spratt    Feb 22, 2024
Final Randoms - Core Bike 2024 Final Randoms - Core Bike 2024
A final collection of new products from Core 2024.
Dario DiGiulio    Feb 22, 2024
Review: SRAM's New Maven Brakes - The Big Brake Review: SRAM's New Maven Brakes - The Big Brake
The Mavens mean business, with a significant power increase over Codes. Oh, and they use mineral oil.
Seb Stott    Feb 22, 2024
First Ride: 2024 Canyon Spectral CF - Evolution No First Ride: 2024 Canyon Spectral CF - Evolution Not Revolution
The Spectral is now a 140mm trail bike with in-frame storage, and a removable steering stabilizer.
Seb Stott    Feb 22, 2024
First Ride: Scott Voltage - The Electric Genius First Ride: Scott Voltage - The Electric Genius
The hidden shock leaves room for extra water bottle or battery carrying capacity.
Bright Racing    Feb 22, 2024
Bright Racing Shocks F929 Next-3RC: The Evolution Bright Racing Shocks F929 Next-3RC: The Evolution
Bright Racing Shocks inverted fork gets an updated chassis, new internals, and can be setup with 195mm of travel.
Burgtec Limited    Feb 21, 2024
Burgtec Announces New Trek Session 194mm Rear Axle Burgtec Announces New Trek Session 194mm Rear Axle
Available in 9 colours and feature a ‘get out of jail’ 6mm Allen key on the drive side of the axle in case you manage to round the non-drive side.
Delta Cycle    Feb 21, 2024
Delta Cycle Announces Stwap Silicone Strap Delta Cycle Announces Stwap Silicone Strap
The slicone strap stores CO2, a tube, tools and more.
Context Ridewear    Feb 21, 2024
Context Ridewear Add MTB Hoodies, Shorts & Jer Context Ridewear Add MTB Hoodies, Shorts & Jerseys For 2024
The brand's 1 year crash replacement policy continues to be a key cornerstone of their offering, with a 40% discount on replacement gear offered to existing customers if they crash and break their gear within a year.
Jessie-May Morgan    Feb 21, 2024
The Best New Road & Gravel Tech from Core Bike 2024 Beta MTB logo The Best New Road & Gravel Tech from Core Bike 2024
3D-printed saddles, aero and endurance road wheels, titanium gravel bikes, bikepacking kit & more.
Hayes Bicycle    Feb 21, 2024
Hayes Announces Limited Edition Purple Brakes Hayes Announces Limited Edition Purple Brakes
The purple brakes will adorn Hayes' sponsored riders bikes and will have limited availability for consumer purchase.
Ed Spratt    Feb 20, 2024
Day 2 Randoms - Core Bike 2024 Day 2 Randoms - Core Bike 2024
Tow straps, colored bottom brackets, prototypes, and more.
Dario DiGiulio    Feb 20, 2024
First Look: Cube AMS Hybrid One44 First Look: Cube AMS Hybrid One44
The ONE44 has 140mm of travel and uses Bosch's SX motor system.
Alvin Holbrook    Feb 20, 2024
Review: The Favero Assioma Pro MX-2 Power Meter Pedals Are About as Good as It Gets Beta MTB logo Review: The Favero Assioma Pro MX-2 Power Meter Pedals Are About as Good as It Gets
Want to add power data to your mountain, road, or gravel bike? It's hard to do better than these new Assioma Pro MX pedals.
Ed Spratt    Feb 19, 2024
Day 1 Randoms - Core Bike 2024 Day 1 Randoms - Core Bike 2024
New tech from Hope, SDG, Michelin and more
Ed Spratt    Feb 19, 2024
Granite Design's New RocknRoll TQ Torque Wrench Ki Granite Design's New RocknRoll TQ Torque Wrench Kit - Core Bike 2024
Granite Design has revealed its latest portable tool solution.
Limar-USA    Feb 19, 2024
Limar Announces New Full-Face Helmet Limar Announces New Full-Face Helmet
The Livigno has an adjustable visor, Fidlock magnetic closure system, and MIPS Node safety system.
Seb Stott    Feb 18, 2024
First Look: Hope's Carbon Crank and TR Stem First Look: Hope's Carbon Crank and TR Stem
Nine years after unveiling their first crank, Hope has a new carbon version.
Jessie-May Morgan    Feb 16, 2024
Spotted: Vali Höll's Unreleased YT Tues is Idler- Spotted: Vali Höll's Unreleased YT Tues is Idler-Equipped
Is YT the latest brand tempted by the wonders of an elevated main pivot?
Renthal Cycling    Feb 15, 2024
Renthal Announces Revo-F Flat Pedals Renthal Announces Revo-F Flat Pedals
The Revo-F flats prioritize performance, durability and adjustability over weight.
Jessie-May Morgan    Feb 15, 2024
Review: Renthal's New Revo-F Flat Pedals Review: Renthal's New Revo-F Flat Pedals
The Revo-F flats prioritize performance, durability and adjustability over weight
Dario DiGiulio    Feb 15, 2024
Vittoria Releases Completely Redesigned Air-Liner Vittoria Releases Completely Redesigned Air-Liner Tire Inserts
The new Air-Liners come in two different densities depending on their intended use.
Matt Beer    Feb 14, 2024
Review: Endura MT500 Burner Flat Pedal Shoes Review: Endura MT500 Burner Flat Pedal Shoes
Scuba gear inspired flat pedal shoes for tackling the wettest rides.







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