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Matt Beer    Today
First Ride: Specialized Launches New Status 140 an First Ride: Specialized Launches New Status 140 and DH 170
Version 2.0 of the affordable Status, and there's even a mini-mullet in the mix.
Ride Concepts    Today
RIde Concepts Releases New Tallac Mid Shoes RIde Concepts Releases New Tallac Mid Shoes
The new Tallac Mid offers extra protection and more support than the original.
Dario DiGiulio    Jul 18, 2024
Review: Forge+Bond Shift EM - A US-Made Carbon Whe Review: Forge+Bond Shift EM - A US-Made Carbon Wheelset for $1250
A less expensive hub helps the Shift wheels hit a more competitive pricepoint
Formula    Jul 18, 2024
Formula Release Yoke Mount Compatible Mod Coil Sho Formula Release Yoke Mount Compatible Mod Coil Shock
A yoke mount compatible version of the Formula Mod coil shock is now available.
Matt Beer    Jul 17, 2024
DH Field Test: Commencal Supreme V5 - Too Complex DH Field Test: Commencal Supreme V5 - Too Complex or Perfectly Tuned?
The Supreme provides an otherworldly amount of grip, and glides over bumps regardless of their size.
Mike Kazimer    Jul 17, 2024
First Ride: Spot Mayhem 140 - A Trail Bike With a First Ride: Spot Mayhem 140 - A Trail Bike With a Titanium Leaf Spring
The Mayhem uses a titanium leaf spring as part of its suspension design.
Henry Quinney    Jul 17, 2024
The Pinkbike Podcast: Why Did Our Bikes Get So Big The Pinkbike Podcast: Why Did Our Bikes Get So Big?
Henry, Kaz and Dario talk about how both geometry trends and how our preferences have changed over time.
Esker Cycles    Jul 17, 2024
Esker Releases Smokey Steel Hardtail Designed for Esker Releases Smokey Steel Hardtail Designed for a 160mm Fork
Long travel, aggressive geometry, and highly adjustable dropouts make this an intriguing offering.
rimpactmtb    Jul 17, 2024
Rimpact Release Race Edition Tire Inserts Rimpact Release Race Edition Tire Inserts
The Race Edition inserts are 27% lighter than Rimpact's V2 inserts.
Ibis Cycles    Jul 16, 2024
Ibis Releases New 130mm Ripley Ibis Releases New 130mm Ripley
The Ripley gets a little more travel and slacker geometry.
Nick Bentley    Jul 15, 2024
Bike Check: Jenn Jackson's Liv Pique Bike Check: Jenn Jackson's Liv Pique
Tire inserts and 4-piston brakes help make this XC race rig ready for anything.
Henry Quinney    Jul 12, 2024
Henry's Waffle House: Bike Brands Need to Get A Gr Henry's Waffle House: Bike Brands Need to Get A Grip
Henry's back with more hot takes, including his views on mayonnaise, and why bikes should come with better tires.
Matt Beer    Jul 12, 2024
Pinkbike Poll: How Far Are You Willing to Drive to Pinkbike Poll: How Far Are You Willing to Drive to a Bike Park?
Bike park road tripping season is here - how far is too far to drive?
Matt Beer    Jul 12, 2024
Review: Mavic Deemax DH YLW - A Classic Downhill W Review: Mavic Deemax DH YLW - A Classic Downhill Wheelset
Mavic has been using the Deemax model name for 25 years.
Prevelo    Jul 12, 2024
Prevelo Updates Zulu Series Kids' Hardtails & Prevelo Updates Zulu Series Kids' Hardtails & Announces Pivotal Dropper Post
They collaborated with KS on a kid-friendly dropper post that uses the Pivotal interface for a low stack height.
Seb Stott    Jul 11, 2024
How To Pick A Safer Helmet - According To Science How To Pick A Safer Helmet - According To Science
Seb digs into the data to see if there's a correllation between helmet price vs. protection.
Mike Kazimer    Jul 11, 2024
First Ride: The Trek Top Fuel Gets Lightly Revised First Ride: The Trek Top Fuel Gets Lightly Revised for 2025
The Top Fuel is now mixed-wheel compatible, and can accept a 140mm fork.
Seb Stott    Jul 11, 2024
First Look: Kona Process 153 & 134 First Look: Kona Process 153 & 134
Kona 3.0 kicks things off with a new Process 134 and 153.
Matt Beer    Jul 10, 2024
DH Field Test: Frameworks DH - US Made & World DH Field Test: Frameworks DH - US Made & World Cup Ready
The Frameworks can plow through deteriorated tracks with the best of the high-pivot sluggers
Hayes Bicycle    Jul 9, 2024
Manitou R8: Elite XC Racing's Compromise Killer Manitou R8: Elite XC Racing's Compromise Killer
The R8 is Manitou's new top level XC fork.
YT Industries    Jul 9, 2024
YT Industries Announces Decoy Super Natural YT Industries Announces Decoy Super Natural
The new Decoy SN uses Fazua's ride 60 motor to keep the weight down and deliver a natural ride feel.
Jessie-May Morgan    Jul 9, 2024
Video: Weird Bikes, Boutique Frames & Dangerho Video: Weird Bikes, Boutique Frames & Dangerholm Builds - Eurobike 2024
A dropper frame, boutique steel frames, a crazy light hardtail, and a saddle that you have to see to believe.
Ralf Hauser    Jul 9, 2024
First Ride: YT's New Decoy SN is the Capra's Motor First Ride: YT's New Decoy SN is the Capra's Motorized Counterpart
The new Decoy SN uses Fazua's ride 60 motor to keep the weight down and deliver a natural ride feel.
Jessie-May Morgan    Jul 9, 2024
New Protection from Smith, Leatt, Evoc and Alpina New Protection from Smith, Leatt, Evoc and Alpina - Eurobike 2024
Evoc has lightweight Level 2-certified knee pads coming in 2025 that will be a bit cheaper than Rapha's gold-standard Trail Knee Pads
Jessie-May Morgan    Jul 8, 2024
Jessie-May's Randoms Part 2 - Eurobike 2024 Jessie-May's Randoms Part 2 - Eurobike 2024
New bikes from NS, prototypes from ND Tuned and Enve, and some rather entertaining protective gear
Matt Beer    Jul 8, 2024
Review: Last Glen - An Out-of-the-Ordinary All-Mou Review: Last Glen - An Out-of-the-Ordinary All-Mountain Bike
The Last Glen was designed for slapping corners and riding the steeps.
TEBP    Jul 7, 2024
Sunday Randoms: Weird & Wonderful Machines - E Sunday Randoms: Weird & Wonderful Machines - Eurobike 2024
Would you like a 60.000€ bike cleaning station? Or a wasteland-ready, post-apocalyptic bike from Dangerholm?
Dario DiGiulio    Jul 6, 2024
Dario's Mega Randoms - Les Gets DH World Cup Dario's Mega Randoms - Les Gets DH World Cup
Crowd chaos, winning bikes and tires, plus plenty of morsels to keep the fever dream alive.
Jessie-May Morgan    Jul 6, 2024
Jessie-May's Randoms Part 1 - Eurobike 2024 Jessie-May's Randoms Part 1 - Eurobike 2024
The Rocky Mountain Reaper Powerplay 24" full suspension kids eMTB breaks cover...
TEBP    Jul 5, 2024
Eurobike 2024: Exciting Products from European Man Eurobike 2024: Exciting Products from European Manufacturers - Part 2
If there's one place to find an abundance of CNC'd components, 5-spoke carbon wheels, and a reversing E-bike motor, it's Eurobike.
Nick Bentley    Jul 5, 2024
Tech Randoms: Les Gets XC World Cup 2024 Tech Randoms: Les Gets XC World Cup 2024
We headed out into the cross-country pits in Les Gets to check out the latest race tech.
TEBP    Jul 4, 2024
Eye-Catching New Bikes From the Eurobike 2024 Hand Eye-Catching New Bikes From the Eurobike 2024 Handmade Area
Fancy paint jobs, swoopy aluminum frames, a new lightweight eMTB, and more.
Jessie-May Morgan    Jul 4, 2024
Leatt Launch Magnesium Pedals, Stems and Bar-Grip Leatt Launch Magnesium Pedals, Stems and Bar-Grip Combos - Eurobike 2024
Leatt's new line of ceramic-coated magnesium alloy components have bold claims of reducing vibrations but come at a high cost
TEBP    Jul 4, 2024
Meet Unpaved Cycles, Maker of Unique Steel Frames Meet Unpaved Cycles, Maker of Unique Steel Frames - Eurobike 2024
Super clean looking steel frames that are welded in the Netherlands.
Jessie-May Morgan    Jul 4, 2024
ZF Unveils New Ultra Compact E-Bike Drive Unit - E ZF Unveils New Ultra Compact E-Bike Drive Unit - Eurobike 2024
E-bike motors keep getting smaller - the Centrix puts out 90 Nm of torque and weighs just 2.5 kg.
Mike Kazimer    Jul 3, 2024
First Ride: Manitou's New R8 XC Fork First Ride: Manitou's New R8 XC Fork
The R8 has 34 millimeter stanchions and 80 - 120 millimeters of travel.
Nick Bentley    Jul 4, 2024
Tech Randoms: Les Gets DH World Cup 2024 Tech Randoms: Les Gets DH World Cup 2024
We headed out into the downhill pits at Les Gets to see what we could find.
Jessie-May Morgan    Jul 4, 2024
Schwalbe Launch the Rick XC MTB Tire - Eurobike 20 Schwalbe Launch the Rick XC MTB Tire - Eurobike 2024
Schwalbe respond to athletes' requests for a fast rolling 2.4" tire that has a little more bite than Thunder Burt
TEBP    Jul 3, 2024
Eurobike 2024: Exciting Products from European Man Eurobike 2024: Exciting Products from European Manufacturers - Part 1
A fresh batch of interesting made-in-Europe mountain bike goodies.
Jessie-May Morgan    Jul 3, 2024
Motion Engineering Are Developing a Sub-1200 Gram Motion Engineering Are Developing a Sub-1200 Gram Single-Sided XC Linkage Fork - Eurobike 2024
If they achieve their goal, the Motion Linkage fork could be the lightest XC MTB fork on the market by a healthy margin.
Matt Beer    Jul 3, 2024
DH Field Test: YT Tues - Ready to Race or Rampage DH Field Test: YT Tues - Ready to Race or Rampage
The Tues is just as comfortable doing laps in the bike park as it is between the race tape.
Nick Bentley    Jul 3, 2024
Bike Check: Mick Hannah's Yeti DH Bike Check: Mick Hannah's Yeti DH
Mick Hannah and Richie Rude will both be racing Yeti's prototype DH bike at Les Gets.
WTB    Jul 3, 2024
WTB Introduces New Macro 2.4 XC Tire WTB Introduces New Macro 2.4 XC Tire
WTB rolls out a new fast rolling option that weighs a claimed 732 grams.
Outside Online    Jul 3, 2024
Tech Check: All of the Tires Being Used in the 2024 Tour de France Beta MTB logo Tech Check: All of the Tires Being Used in the 2024 Tour de France
Tubes, tubeless, and all kinds of width - all of the nerdy details you ever wanted about what tires teams are riding in the Tour de France.
Dario DiGiulio    Jul 2, 2024
First Ride: The 2025 Specialized Stumpjumper Has a First Ride: The 2025 Specialized Stumpjumper Has a New Dual Chamber Air Shock
The fifteenth iteration of the Stumpjumper now has 145mm of travel and an interesting air shock design.
Dario DiGiulio    Jul 2, 2024
SRAM Releases S-1000 Budget Transmission Drivetrai SRAM Releases S-1000 Budget Transmission Drivetrain
It's less expensive, but you'll need to buy a complete bike to get your hands on it.
Goodyear Bicycle Tires    Jul 2, 2024
Goodyear Announces New Wrangler MTF & MTR Tire Goodyear Announces New Wrangler MTF & MTR Tires
The new tires are designed for dry and dusty to rocky and intermediate conditions.
Mike Kazimer    Jul 2, 2024
It's Not Presta, It's Not Schrader - Schwalbe Intr It's Not Presta, It's Not Schrader - Schwalbe Introduces New Clik Valve
Schwalbe claims the new valve will eventually become the industry standard.
Outside Online    Jul 3, 2024
7 Handmade All-Road, CX, & Gravel Bikes from Bespoked 2024 Beta MTB logo 7 Handmade All-Road, CX, & Gravel Bikes from Bespoked 2024
A 36er titanium gravel bike, a Scotland-made boutique one-off aluminum CX bike, a Space Cake all-road bike, and a bike made from an ash tree.
BC Bike Race    Jul 2, 2024
8 Pro Race Bikes from the BC Bike Race 2024 8 Pro Race Bikes from the BC Bike Race 2024
A quick look at some of the pro bike setups for this week's BC Bike Race.
Dario DiGiulio    Jul 1, 2024
Review: Canyon Lux Trail - Mellow Marathon Machine Review: Canyon Lux Trail - Mellow Marathon Machine
The Lux is extra-efficient and suited to long days of pedaling, just as long as the terrain doesn't get too technical.
Pinkbike Staff    Jul 1, 2024
Eurobike's 2024 Handmade Area to Feature 40 Boutiq Eurobike's 2024 Handmade Area to Feature 40 Boutique Exhibitors
In contrast to the full-range brands seen elsewhere at the show, this special exhibition area will feature 40 exhibitors whose core business is custom frame construction and small-run components.
Jessie-May Morgan    Jun 29, 2024
Randoms: Bespoked Show 2024, Manchester Randoms: Bespoked Show 2024, Manchester
A high-pivot prototype, a gorgeous titanium hardtail, a 6kg downhill frame, and quite possibly the cutest headtube i've ever laid eyes on
Jessie-May Morgan    Jun 28, 2024
First Look: KOM Xeno Infinity Drive Hubs Push from First Look: KOM Xeno Infinity Drive Hubs Push from the Disc Side
King of the Mountain completely redesign the rear hub, moving the freehub to the disc side
Seb Stott    Jun 27, 2024
Shimano Offers 'Race-Specific' Update For EP801 Mo Shimano Offers 'Race-Specific' Update For EP801 Motors
The firmware update, which will become standard, adds overrun, punchier assistance and greater tunability.
Wolf Tooth Components    Jun 27, 2024
Wolf Tooth Announces New EnCase Pump Wolf Tooth Announces New EnCase Pump
The new pump is available in a 40cc or 85cc version, and they both have multi-tool storage.
Outside Online    Jun 27, 2024
Then vs Now: How Tour de France Race Bikes Have Changed in the Last 20 Years Beta MTB logo Then vs Now: How Tour de France Race Bikes Have Changed in the Last 20 Years
The bikes still have a double-triangle frame design, and are still constrained by a UCI-mandated minimum weight of 6.8 kilograms. Otherwise, just about everything is different.
Matt Wragg    Jun 27, 2024
Staff Rides: Matt Wragg's 2020 YT Decoy Staff Rides: Matt Wragg's 2020 YT Decoy
Matt's put more than 4,500km on his Decoy over the last 3 years - how has it withstood the test of time?
Handup Gloves    Jun 27, 2024
Handup Gloves Announces 4th Pabst Blue Ribbon Coll Handup Gloves Announces 4th Pabst Blue Ribbon Collaboration
Handup Gloves launches their fourth Pabst Blue Ribbon collaboration.
ECHOS Communications    Jun 26, 2024
Chris King Announces Mix-N-Match Headset Program Chris King Announces Mix-N-Match Headset Program
Chris King is expanding its Mix-n-Match Program, which allows riders to mix the colors of their King headsets to produce unique combinations.
Jessie-May Morgan    Jun 26, 2024
Review: The Norco Fluid VLT 140 is a Modest Overac Review: The Norco Fluid VLT 140 is a Modest Overachiever
Norco has a reputation for producing bikes that out-perform their travel numbers, and the Fluid VLT is no different
Henry Quinney    Jun 26, 2024
Welcome to the 2024 Downhill Field Test Welcome to the 2024 Downhill Field Test
Five proper downhill bikes put to the test.
Knolly Bikes    Jun 26, 2024
Knolly Bikes Announces New Warden 170 MX Knolly Bikes Announces New Warden 170 MX
The Warden returns as a dedicated MX model featuring 170mm of travel.
Henry Quinney    Jun 26, 2024
First Ride: Magura Relaunch the Gustav Pro Brakes First Ride: Magura Relaunch the Gustav Pro Brakes
The Gustav Pros now use 2.5mm thick rotors and have a much larger fluid reservoir.
Mike Kazimer    Jun 26, 2024
First Ride: Formula's New Josh Bryceland Edition S First Ride: Formula's New Josh Bryceland Edition Selva Fork
Bryceland's pro model comes with a custom compression valve that was developed specifically for his riding style.
OneUp Components    Jun 25, 2024
OneUp Announces New Hubs OneUp Announces New Hubs
OneUp says that the simple design has minimal parts, which reduces weight and improves reliability.
Dario DiGiulio    Jun 25, 2024
Bike Check: Peter Kaiser's Trek Ticket S Bike Check: Peter Kaiser's Trek Ticket S
Inspired by the paint job on his Suzuki Samurai, Peter's Ticket S is one good-looking slopestyle bike.
Seb Stott    Jun 25, 2024
First Look: Garbaruk's Aluminum Enduro Crankset First Look: Garbaruk's Aluminum Enduro Crankset
This CNC-machined crank is respectably light and comes in 512 colour combinations
Seb Stott    Jun 25, 2024
First Look: Starling Mini Murmur First Look: Starling Mini Murmur
Starling's steel single pivot is now available as a short-travel trail bike.
EXT Racing Shox    Jun 21, 2024
New EXT Arma and Storia V4 Available New EXT Arma and Storia V4 Available
New shocks from the Italian suspension specialists.
Nick Bentley    Jun 21, 2024
Interview: Discussing Data Acquisition for World C Interview: Discussing Data Acquisition for World Cup DH with Nick Lester
Digging into the world of data acquisition with the Muc-Off Young guns team manager.
Mike Kazimer    Jun 21, 2024
Review: EXT's New Storia V4 Coil Shock Review: EXT's New Storia V4 Coil Shock
The new Storia is much quieter than before, and it has a clever anti-topout feature.
Nick Bentley    Jun 20, 2024
Burning Question: The Tire Setups of World Cup XC Burning Question: The Tire Setups of World Cup XC Racers
Low pressures, tire inserts, wide rims - XC wheel and tire technology has evolved over the last few years.
Dario DiGiulio    Jun 20, 2024
First Ride: RockShox Flight Attendant Trail Suspen First Ride: RockShox Flight Attendant Trail Suspension System
From do it all trail bikes to descent-focused enduro rigs, there's a Flight Attendant for that.
Matt Beer    Jun 20, 2024
Review: Northwave Overland Plus Clipless Shoes Review: Northwave Overland Plus Clipless Shoes
The Overland Plus is a mid-weight trail shoe with a great adjustment system, but it won't suit riders who prefer their cleats further back.
Mike Kazimer    Jun 20, 2024
DT Swiss Releases New 1200 Series Carbon Wheels DT Swiss Releases New 1200 Series Carbon Wheels
DT has updated their highest end MTB wheels with new carbon rims and expanded hub options.
Liz Rov    Jun 19, 2024
Curious Creatures Expands Men’s Line Curious Creatures Expands Men’s Line
The new additions include the Men's Sun Dog Pant and the Ramble Scramble Long, now available for pre-order.
Mike Kazimer    Jun 19, 2024
Review: Norco Range VLT - The Purple Plow Review: Norco Range VLT - The Purple Plow
The Range VLT is a big, burly eMTB that sits in the 'shuttle truck replacement' category.
Outside Online    Jun 19, 2024
First Look: Fizik One-to-One Claims Customized "Holy Grail" of Bike Saddles for $499 Beta MTB logo First Look: Fizik One-to-One Claims Customized "Holy Grail" of Bike Saddles for $499
The Fizik One-to-One program is four years in the making, bringing the opportunity for all cyclists to ride a truly custom saddle, the shape of which is determined by the pressure mapping data collected while you're actually pedaling.
Chromag Bikes    Jun 18, 2024
Chromag Announces New Rootdown Hardtail Chromag Announces New Rootdown Hardtail
The geo remains the same, but the new Rootdown has updated tubing, materials, finishes, machined junction and interfaces.
Seb Stott    Jun 17, 2024
Review: 2024 Orbea Rallon - Enduro-er Than Ever Review: 2024 Orbea Rallon - Enduro-er Than Ever
The Rallon was updated slightly for 2024, but it remains just as versatile.
RMATVMC    Jun 17, 2024
MSR Announces All-New MTB Gear Line for 2024 MSR Announces All-New MTB Gear Line for 2024
MSR introduces apparel, helmets, protection, and more.
Nick Bentley    Jun 14, 2024
XC Tech Randoms: Val Di Sole World Cup 2024 XC Tech Randoms: Val Di Sole World Cup 2024
A walk through the pits to check out the XC speed machines being prepped for race day.
Matt Beer    Jun 14, 2024
Review: Giant TRX Carbon Wheels Review: Giant TRX Carbon Wheels
The TRX wheels can take a beating, but the rear hub's durability could be better.
Nick Bentley    Jun 13, 2024
Tech Randoms: Val Di Sole DH World Cup 2024 Tech Randoms: Val Di Sole DH World Cup 2024
Mechanics have been busy prepping bikes for what might be a wet and muddy race.
Seb Stott    Jun 13, 2024
The New Giant Faith is the Kids' Bike We Wish We H The New Giant Faith is the Kids' Bike We Wish We Had
The Faith model name returns, this time for the little rippers.
Peaty's Products    Jun 13, 2024
Peaty's Announces New Monarch MTB Grips Peaty's Announces New Monarch MTB Grips
Two designs, two thickness options, and five colours.
Dario DiGiulio    Jun 12, 2024
Bontrager Releases New High-Flow Tubeless Valve Bontrager Releases New High-Flow Tubeless Valve
Another way to get lots of air into your tire without much fuss.
Dario DiGiulio    Jun 12, 2024
Review: Fast Suspension Ride E Shock Review: Fast Suspension Ride E Shock
The Fast Ride E shock is valved to specifically match the kinematics of a given bike.
Halo Wheels    Jun 11, 2024
Halo Release Limited Edition Chaos DJ wheelset Halo Release Limited Edition Chaos DJ wheelset
As a tribute to the brand's history in the dirt jump and MTB market, they have created this retro-inspired Chaos Dirt Jump Wheelset.
Nick Bentley    Jun 11, 2024
Bike Check: Craig Evans' Airdrop Slacker Bike Check: Craig Evans' Airdrop Slacker
The only full 27.5" wheel bike at this year's Hardline.
Seb Stott    Jun 11, 2024
First Ride: Deviate Claymore MX First Ride: Deviate Claymore MX
The 29" Claymore was impressive - how does the mixed wheel variant stack up?
OtsoCycles    Jun 11, 2024
Otso Cycles Introduces the Hoot Ti Trail Hardtail Otso Cycles Introduces the Hoot Ti Trail Hardtail
The brand's first trail bike has a short back end and is designed around a lowered Fox 36.
Dario DiGiulio    Jun 10, 2024
Review: GasGas ECC 6 - More Speed Than You Need? Review: GasGas ECC 6 - More Speed Than You Need?
This big beast even has removable plastic fairings to protect the frame.
Nick Bentley    Jun 10, 2024
The Actual Weights of 15 World Cup DH Race Bikes The Actual Weights of 15 World Cup DH Race Bikes
We grabbed a scale and headed to the pits to see how light (or heavy) modern DH bikes actually are.
Esker Cycles    Jun 10, 2024
Esker Cycles Announce New Smokey Ti Hardtail Esker Cycles Announce New Smokey Ti Hardtail
The Smokey Ti has a 64.5-degree head angle and is designed around a 160mm fork.
Matt Andrews    Jun 7, 2024
7iDP Announces Project.21 Helmet 7iDP Announces Project.21 Helmet
7iDP have expanded their lineup with a new half-shell helmet.
Mike Kazimer    Jun 7, 2024
Review: Push SV Eight Coil Shock Review: Push SV Eight Coil Shock
The US-made SV Eight is an impressive addition to Push's catalog.
Nick Bentley    Jun 7, 2024
Enduro Tech Randoms - Leogang World Cup 2024 Enduro Tech Randoms - Leogang World Cup 2024
A stroll through the pits to see what the enduro racers are riding.
Nick Bentley    Jun 6, 2024
Bike Check: Matt Jones' Marin DH Prototype Bike Check: Matt Jones' Marin DH Prototype
A flat tire unfortunately ended Matt's Hardline run, but he was one of only two riders to tick off the infamous canyon gap before competition started.
Henry Quinney    Jun 6, 2024
Review: 7iDP's New Project 21 Open Face Helmet Review: 7iDP's New Project 21 Open Face Helmet
7iDP have expanded their lineup with a new half-shell helmet.
Seb Stott    Jun 6, 2024
How Can e-Bike Batteries Be Recycled? How Can e-Bike Batteries Be Recycled?
As more and more batteries hit the market, it's important to consider what happens to them at the end of their life.
Jessie-May Morgan    Jun 7, 2024
Shimano Files Patent for a Direct-Mount Single-Sid Shimano Files Patent for a Direct-Mount Single-Sided 3-Piston Brake Caliper [Updated]
A new 3-piston caliper design with an interesting axial mounting configuration
Nick Bentley    Jun 6, 2024
Bike Check: Dan Slack's Pole Onni Bike Check: Dan Slack's Pole Onni
Pole may no longer exist, but their bikes still do.
ECHOS Communications    Jun 5, 2024
Dynaplug Announces 15 Gram Micro Racer Dynaplug Announces 15 Gram Micro Racer
Weighing a scant 15 grams, this is the lightest option for new plugging solution.
SCOR    Jun 4, 2024
Scor Announces New 6080 Z Scor Announces New 6080 Z
Scor call the 180mm 6080 Z eMTB "a downhill bike with a built-in shuttle."
ECHOS Communications    Jun 4, 2024
Moots Announces New MXC Titanium Hardtail Moots Announces New MXC Titanium Hardtail
This might be the first time we've seen a 69-degree head angle described as 'refreshing.'
Jessie-May Morgan    Jun 4, 2024
Review: Limar Livigno MIPS Lightweight Full Face H Review: Limar Livigno MIPS Lightweight Full Face Helmet
The Limar Livigno is a relatively affordable lightweight full face helmet, but it's lacking in a few key areas.
DEITY Components    Jun 4, 2024
Deity Celebrates 20 Years & Debuts New Product Deity Celebrates 20 Years & Debuts New Products
New pedals and grips to celebrate 20 years of being in business.
Dario DiGiulio    Jun 3, 2024
Bike Check: Jack Pelland's Prototype Devinci Wilso Bike Check: Jack Pelland's Prototype Devinci Wilson
Devinci are still working on a new Wilson DH bike - fingers crossed they keep the raw aluminum look.
Henry Quinney    Jun 3, 2024
Review: Forbidden Druid - Travel is Just a Number Review: Forbidden Druid - Travel is Just a Number
The Druid is a tricky bike to classify, but no matter what it's incredibly capable.
Nick Bentley    Jun 3, 2024
13 Tire Setups From Red Bull Hardline 13 Tire Setups From Red Bull Hardline
In case you were wondering about the proper tire pressures for hitting 90-foot jumps.
ODI Grips    Jun 3, 2024
ODI Launches Vanquish Comfort Grips with D3O Grip ODI Launches Vanquish Comfort Grips with D3O Grip Compound
The Riverside, CA manufacturer claims this grip maximizes the material's anti-vibration characteristics.
Nick Bentley    Jun 2, 2024
15 Race Bikes from Red Bull Hardline 2024 15 Race Bikes from Red Bull Hardline 2024
We headed into the pits at Hardline to grab 15 of the rider's bikes before finals started.
Matt Beer    May 17, 2024
Pinkbike Poll: What Do You Look For In a Clipless Pinkbike Poll: What Do You Look For In a Clipless Pedal?
What features would your ideal clipless pedal have?
Matt Beer    May 31, 2024
First Look: Scor's New 6080 Z Has An Aluminum Fram First Look: Scor's New 6080 Z Has An Aluminum Frame & 180mm of Travel
Scor call the 6080 Z eMTB "a downhill bike with a built-in shuttle."
Mike Kazimer    May 31, 2024
Video: How to Buy a Value Bike in 2024 Video: How to Buy a Value Bike in 2024
The Pinkbike BuySell is a good place to start.
Mike Kazimer    May 30, 2024
Field Test: YT Jeffsy Core 1 - Where Value Meets P Field Test: YT Jeffsy Core 1 - Where Value Meets Performance
We see how the most affordable version of the Jeffsy handled Squamish's slippery trails.
Seb Stott    May 29, 2024
First Look: 2024 Lapierre Zesty - All New, All Mou First Look: 2024 Lapierre Zesty - All New, All Mountain
Looks like the all-mountain category is making a comeback.
Sarah Moore    May 28, 2024
Value Field Test: Giant Stance - A Great Leap Forw Value Field Test: Giant Stance - A Great Leap Forward
There's a new Giant Stance in town, with a rear thru axle, updated geometry, and slightly more travel.
Outside Online    May 28, 2024
Bike Check: Lael Wilcox’s Around-the-World Specialized Roubaix Beta MTB logo Bike Check: Lael Wilcox’s Around-the-World Specialized Roubaix
Wilcox set off on May 26 in her attempt to set a new Guinness World Record for fastest circumnavigation of the globe by bicycle.
Mike Kazimer    May 24, 2024
Value Field Test: Marin San Quentin 3 - The Good L Value Field Test: Marin San Quentin 3 - The Good Life Behind Bars
The latest version of the San Quentin is an great example of how much fun a modern hardtail can be.
Jessie-May Morgan    May 24, 2024
Review: Wolf Tooth Components Ripsaw Aluminum Flat Review: Wolf Tooth Components Ripsaw Aluminum Flat Pedals
The Ripsaw offers up a thin, lightweight convex option for flat pedal enthusiasts willing to part with $199.95
Industry Nine    May 23, 2024
Industry Nine Announce Hydra Grade 300 V2 Alloy Wh Industry Nine Announce Hydra Grade 300 V2 Alloy Wheelset
The wheels use an all-new rim design that's said to have improved impact resistance.
Ed Spratt    May 23, 2024
Bike Check: Martha Gill's Custom Marin Rift Zone - Bike Check: Martha Gill's Custom Marin Rift Zone - Crankworx Cairns 2024
With a smaller frame, 27.5" wheels, and short cranks, this Rift Zone is slalom-ready.
Matt Beer    May 23, 2024
Review: Chromag Seton Pants and Dominion Jersey Review: Chromag Seton Pants and Dominion Jersey
Chromag's catalog contains more than just steel hardtails.
Seb Stott    May 22, 2024
Patent Reveals How E*thirteen's Anti-Pedal Kickbac Patent Reveals How E*thirteen's Anti-Pedal Kickback Sidekick Hub Works
A recent patent application shows the internals of e*thirteen's unreleased hub.
Mike Kazimer    May 22, 2024
Video: Welcome to Pinkbike's 2024 Value MTB Field Video: Welcome to Pinkbike's 2024 Value MTB Field Test
For this edition we brought in three hardtails and three full suspension bikes, all priced under $2,800.
Sarah Moore    May 20, 2024
Review: One Year on the Liv Intrigue LT Advanced P Review: One Year on the Liv Intrigue LT Advanced Pro 1
The Intrique LT is billed as an enduro race bike, but it's more versatile than that designation suggests.
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.







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