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Sarah Moore    Apr 17, 2024
The Pinkbike Podcast: Getting to Know Henry Quinne The Pinkbike Podcast: Getting to Know Henry Quinney
The tables have turned on this week's podcast, as it's Henry's turn to be asked the questions.
Henry Quinney    Apr 10, 2024
The Pinkbike Podcast: Does Mountain Biking Need It The Pinkbike Podcast: Does Mountain Biking Need Its Own 'Drive to Survive'?
The production team behind Redbull's Race Tapes swing by our office to talk about the latest season of the show.
Henry Quinney    Apr 3, 2024
The Pinkbike Podcast: Remi Gauvin on Racing, How E The Pinkbike Podcast: Remi Gauvin on Racing, How Everything Changes & Being "Spotted" on a Prototype Bike
Canadian enduro racer Remi Gauvin comes into our Squamish studio to talk about his roots, plus the highs and lows of Enduro.
Alicia Leggett    Mar 27, 2024
Interview: Tara Llanes on Reinventing Herself As a Interview: Tara Llanes on Reinventing Herself As a Wheelchair Basketball Paralympian
Tara has been a top athlete in multiple sports, and a lot has happened on her journey from top mountain biker to Paralympian. Find the podcast episode and transcript highlights here.
Alicia Leggett    Mar 21, 2024
Pinkbike Podcast: The Emergency Response Side Pinkbike Podcast: The Emergency Response Side
A candid chat with two extraordinary riders who also happen to save lives.
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 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.
Henry Quinney    Feb 22, 2024
The Pinkbike Podcast: Getting to Know Sarah Moore The Pinkbike Podcast: Getting to Know Sarah Moore
Sarah sits down with Henry to discuss her life on mountain bikes.
Henry Quinney    Feb 8, 2024
The Pinkbike Podcast: Yoann Barelli on Internet St The Pinkbike Podcast: Yoann Barelli on Internet Stardom, the Grim Donut and Where Freeride's At
Yoann talks to Henry about everything from racing downhill world cups, Tour de Gnar and everything in between.
Sarah Moore    Feb 5, 2024
5 Key Takeaways From the Rónán Dunne Podcast 5 Key Takeaways From the Rónán Dunne Podcast
If you can't listen to the Pinkbike podcast this morning, here is a text synopsis of the highlights.
Sarah Moore    Feb 5, 2024
The Pinkbike Podcast: Rónán Dunne on Signing for The Pinkbike Podcast: Rónán Dunne on Signing for Mondraker, His Secret Broken Scaphoid & Getting Fired Up To Race
Sarah Moore catches up with the Irishman, and learns about his rapid ascent through the ranks of World Cup downhill.
Henry Quinney    Feb 1, 2024
The Pinkbike Podcast: Our Teenage Fantasy Bikes Th The Pinkbike Podcast: Our Teenage Fantasy Bikes That We Dreamed of Owning
The tech editors talk through the bikes they had pinned up on their bedroom wall.
Henry Quinney    Jan 18, 2024
5 Key Takeaways From the Jesse Melamed Podcast 5 Key Takeaways From the Jesse Melamed Podcast
If you happen to be enjoying Pinkbike from the office this morning, this article may be of use.
Henry Quinney    Jan 18, 2024
The Pinkbike Podcast: Jesse Melamed on Rivalries, The Pinkbike Podcast: Jesse Melamed on Rivalries, His Reasons for Leaving Rocky & the Unwritten Rules of Racing
Jesse Melamed explains so many facets of the passion behind his racing, why e-enduro isn't for him, and some of the unexpected complications of bike development.
Sarah Moore    Jan 9, 2024
Greg Minnaar Joins Norco - Full Interview Greg Minnaar Joins Norco - Full Interview
Minnaar has signed a three-year contract with Norco Bicycles and has pulled together a team around him that sounds more than promising.
Henry Quinney    Jan 4, 2024
The Pinkbike Podcast: What We Got Wrong, What We'd The Pinkbike Podcast: What We Got Wrong, What We'd Like to be and How to Enjoy Your Resolutions More
After the suggestion from a regular listener, we decided to look back at some of our past predictions and see if they came true.
Henry Quinney    Dec 28, 2023
The Pinkbike Podcast: Rating Each Other's 2024 Pre The Pinkbike Podcast: Rating Each Other's 2024 Predictions
Expect more lukewarm than ever in 2024... Even worse than Henry's suggestion pull-shocks are coming back.
Henry Quinney    Dec 21, 2023
The Pinkbike Podcast: Learning About Adaptive Moun The Pinkbike Podcast: Learning About Adaptive Mountain Biking with Stacy Kohut, Alex Cairns, & Cole Bernier
Adaptive mountain biking is picking up some momentum, and Henry invites three riders onto the podcast to tell us more.
Henry Quinney    Dec 19, 2023
The Pinkbike Podcast: The Man Who's Seen It All at The Pinkbike Podcast: The Man Who's Seen It All at Pinkbike Racing With Harry Jenkinson
Harry Jenkinson, the director and editor of the Pinkbike racing series explains his love of downhill, what needs to change in elite racing and why sometimes the YouTube algorithm doesn't play ball.
Henry Quinney    Nov 27, 2023
The Pinkbike Podcast: World Cup's "Mechanics Meeti The Pinkbike Podcast: World Cup's "Mechanics Meeting" with John Hall and Jim Bland
Henry sits down with Aaron Gwin's mechanic John Hall and The Union's mechanic Jim Bland.
Dario DiGiulio    Nov 20, 2023
The Pinkbike Podcast: Staying Sane In the Off-Seas The Pinkbike Podcast: Staying Sane In the Off-Season & Toaster Talk
Take a seat with Mike, Alicia, and Dario as they discuss the intricacies of making it through the darker winter months.
Henry Quinney    Nov 9, 2023
The Pinkbike Podcast: Brook Macdonald on MSA, and The Pinkbike Podcast: Brook Macdonald on MSA, and What He Needs to Ride at His Best
Not all bikes are created equal, and Brook is incredibly candid as he talks through what he's looking for.
Henry Quinney    Nov 6, 2023
The Pinkbike Podcast: What Loic Bruni is Hiding, O The Pinkbike Podcast: What Loic Bruni is Hiding, OE Deals and Motocross with Öhlins' Terje Hansen
Terje "TJ" Hansen was born at a motocross track and has seen mountain biking change a lot during his 25 years at Öhlins.
Henry Quinney    Nov 2, 2023
The Pinkbike Podcast - The Field Test Roundtable The Pinkbike Podcast - The Field Test Roundtable
We rank each bike in order of how likely we are to recommend them to a friend.
Brian Park    Oct 26, 2023
Interview: Inside the Development of Schwalbe's Ta Interview: Inside the Development of Schwalbe's Tacky Chan
We get nerdy about tire development, weight, price, manufacturing, sustainability, and how to actually pronounce Schwalbe.
Henry Quinney    Oct 23, 2023
The Pinkbike Podcast: Nina Hoffman on World Cups, The Pinkbike Podcast: Nina Hoffman on World Cups, Starting Late and Making the Syndicate Her Home
There aren't many people who have ever risen through the ranks of modern World Cup downhill like Nina Hoffman. Here, we hear her story.
Henry Quinney    Oct 19, 2023
The Pinkbike Podcast: Neko Mulally on His Perfect The Pinkbike Podcast: Neko Mulally on His Perfect Bike, US Downhill Racing, & Signing a Prodigious Talent
"To achieve true simplicity you need to go pretty far down the rabbit hole of complexity"
Henry Quinney    Oct 16, 2023
The Pinkbike Podcast: Episode 201 - Wyn Masters on The Pinkbike Podcast: Episode 201 - Wyn Masters on Privateers, Enduro, & Staying Authentic
Henry sits down with Wyn Masters to talk about everything from high pivots, GT, social media, and the state of the sport that he's so passionate about.
Henry Quinney    Oct 5, 2023
The Pinkbike Podcast: Episode 199 - Whose XC Bike The Pinkbike Podcast: Episode 199 - Whose XC Bike Is it Anyway?
XC bikes are arguably one of the most unsettled genres of bikes, with new, weird and wonderful designs constantly in no end of sight. Our tech team talks about their perfect XC Bike, plus a quick interview with DH World Champ Charlie Hatton.
Henry Quinney    Sep 28, 2023
The Pinkbike Podcast: Episode 198 - Our Pedantic P The Pinkbike Podcast: Episode 198 - Our Pedantic Pet Peeves
Join us for the tech-editors not being nearly toxic enough and far too reasonable for Henry's liking.
Henry Quinney    Sep 22, 2023
The Pinkbike Podcast: Episode 196 - The Industry I The Pinkbike Podcast: Episode 196 - The Industry Ideas That Just Keep Coming Back
There are some ideas that the industry keeps coming back to. Whether it's high-pivots, oval chainrings or even mix-wheeled bikes, some things seem to have their moment in the sun once a decade.
Henry Quinney    Sep 14, 2023
Episode 195 - Getting to Know Pinkbike Fast Guy Ma Episode 195 - Getting to Know Pinkbike Fast Guy Matt Beer
Henry chats to fellow tech-ed Matt Beer about his career, national titles and his beginnings in Newfoundland.
Henry Quinney    Aug 31, 2023
The Pinkbike Podcast: Episode 193 - Freeride, Fire The Pinkbike Podcast: Episode 193 - Freeride, Firefighting and Fear with Steve Vanderhoek
How do you cope with a sport that has inherent risks? And how do you balance that with life as a first-responder? Henry sits down with Steve to find out.
Henry Quinney    Aug 25, 2023
The Pinkbike Vodcast?!: Episode 192 - Shock Week R The Pinkbike Vodcast?!: Episode 192 - Shock Week Roundtable
Henry sits down with Dario and Matt to hear their thoughts on testing the latest shocks, plus normal news with Alicia and Mike.
Henry Quinney    Aug 18, 2023
The Pinkbike Podcast: Episode 191 - Getting to Kno The Pinkbike Podcast: Episode 191 - Getting to Know Alicia Leggett
Henry helps us all get to know a little more about Alicia in an informal and at times frank discussion.
Henry Quinney    Aug 4, 2023
The Pinkbike Podcast: What the Heck's an EDR, with The Pinkbike Podcast: What the Heck's an EDR, with Dan Wolfe
Henry and Alicia caught up about everything enduro with Dan in Whistler last week.
Henry Quinney    Jul 21, 2023
The Pinkbike Podcast: Getting to Know Taj Mihelich The Pinkbike Podcast: Getting to Know Taj Mihelich
Henry sits down with PB illustrator and retired BMX pro, Taj, for a wide-ranging chat.
Henry Quinney    Jul 14, 2023
The Pinkbike Podcast: Getting to Know Mike Kazimer The Pinkbike Podcast: Getting to Know Mike Kazimer
Henry chats to Kaz about what brought him to Pinkbike and just how close we got to losing him to skiing.
Henry Quinney    Jul 6, 2023
The Pinkbike Podcast: Randemonium #2 - Hanging Out The Pinkbike Podcast: Randemonium #2 - Hanging Out With SRAM's Chris Mandell
What makes a great bike rider? Which athlete is the best all-rounder? When will Edbull Media House host the rights to its first UCI race? This week we answer the big ones.
Henry Quinney    Jun 30, 2023
The Pinkbike Podcast: What Makes the Perfect Trail The Pinkbike Podcast: What Makes the Perfect Trail?
Kaz, Dario, and Henry have a rambling discussion about what makes a great trail great.
Henry Quinney    Jun 23, 2023
The Pinkbike Podcast: Making Bikepacking as Unplea The Pinkbike Podcast: Making Bikepacking as Unpleasant as Possible with Tom Bradshaw
Catching up with Pinkbike's prodigal son as he swung by our Squamish office.
Henry Quinney    Jun 8, 2023
The Pinkbike Podcast: BMX Backgrounds & Breaki The Pinkbike Podcast: BMX Backgrounds & Breaking Bikes with Taj Mihelich
Everything in bike design is a compromise and having bikes finally struck the right balance between durability and performance?
Henry Quinney    Jun 1, 2023
The Pinkbike Podcast: Sitting Down With the Man Be The Pinkbike Podcast: Sitting Down With the Man Behind Red Bull's Race Tapes
Sitting down with Boombox's Romain Dompnier to talk about Red Bull, racing, and maybe a large amount of Formula One.
Henry Quinney    May 24, 2023
The Pinkbike Podcast: MTB Fashion Failures & T The Pinkbike Podcast: MTB Fashion Failures & Tedious Trends
Henry and Kaz sit down with the most fashionable mountain biker in the PNW, Dario DiGiulio, and ask him why nothing beats riding in a Talking Heads t-shirt.
Outside Online    Apr 21, 2023
Outside's Podcast Listener Survey Beta MTB logo Outside's Podcast Listener Survey
Please tell our bosses how great the Pinkbike Podcast is. (No but seriously, we'd love some feedback!)
Henry Quinney    May 12, 2023
The Pinkbike Podcast: Why We Suck At Mountain Biki The Pinkbike Podcast: Why We Suck At Mountain Biking
Dario, Kaz, and Henry talk reflect on their own shortcomings as mountain bikers, as well as touching upon their love of Dehd.
Mike Kazimer    Apr 28, 2023
The Pinkbike Podcast: Randomonium - Paragliding, C The Pinkbike Podcast: Randomonium - Paragliding, Chairlift Riding, DH Bikes, & AI
Alicia Leggett, Mike Kazimer, Dario DiGiulio, and Henry Quinney take the podcast on the road for a rambling and entertaining post-Sea Otter conversation.
Brian Park    Apr 13, 2023
The Pinkbike Podcast: What Should Bike Warranties The Pinkbike Podcast: What Should Bike Warranties Look Like?
Does a generous warranty just drive the cost of your bike up? What does "limited lifetime" actually mean?
Mike Levy    Mar 25, 2023
The Pinkbike Podcast: TRP's Race Engineer on Devel The Pinkbike Podcast: TRP's Race Engineer on Developing a New Drivetrain & Testing with World Cup Racers
We also get into what it takes to deliver a brand new drivetrain, embargos, why they're using KMC chains, and a whole bunch more.
Mike Levy    Mar 17, 2023
The Pinkbike Podcast: Jason Chamberlain on Develop The Pinkbike Podcast: Jason Chamberlain on Developing Demo DH Bikes, Testing with Sam Hill, and 6-Bar Suspension
We also get into what makes the Horst Link layout so versatile, the pros and cons of gearboxes, and Jason's work on the new Intense DH bike.
Mike Levy    Mar 8, 2023
The Pinkbike Podcast: What Could the MTB Industry The Pinkbike Podcast: What Could the MTB Industry Do Better?
Prices, compatibility, supply chains, standards, riding videos, and more.
Mike Levy    Mar 5, 2023
The Pinkbike Podcast: Henry & Levy's Post-Race The Pinkbike Podcast: Henry & Levy's Post-Race Formula One Show – Bahrain Grand Prix
The least professional Formula One podcast? Maybe, but we're also first to the punch with cold takes on Ocon's 3 hours of penalties and if George calls people a "silly goose" while wearing a turtleneck.
Mike Levy    Mar 3, 2023
The Pinkbike Podcast: Henry & Levy's Formula O The Pinkbike Podcast: Henry & Levy's Formula One Pre-Season Cold Takes
The first race of the 2023 F1 season is here and so are Henry and Levy with their terrible opinions. We also get into Checo suing Pinkbike, and Levy shares his story about that one time he touched Jenson Button.
Mike Levy    Feb 24, 2023
The Pinkbike Podcast: Scott’s CMO Reto Aeschbach The Pinkbike Podcast: Scott’s CMO Reto Aeschbacher on Integration, Marketing, and That Time They Tried Making Suspension
We also get into their US origins, how they handled Covid, e-bike sales versus mountain bike sales, marketing advice, and of course we asked about headset cable routing.
Mike Levy    Feb 16, 2023
The Pinkbike Podcast: Pivot's Chris Cocalis on Sta The Pinkbike Podcast: Pivot's Chris Cocalis on Starting a Bike Company, US-Made Carbon, & High Prices
Chris also gets into leaving Titus and that the time he wanted to buy an In-N-Out Burger, e-bike sales versus mountain bike sales, and running a bike company during the pandemic. 
Mike Levy    Feb 3, 2023
The Pinkbike Podcast: Kyle Strait on World Cups vs The Pinkbike Podcast: Kyle Strait on World Cups vs New World Disorder, Style vs Tricks, & Rampage at 14
We also get into the most impressive riding he's seen at Rampage, owning property with jumps, and declassified rocket testing.
Mike Levy    Jan 26, 2023
The Pinkbike Podcast: Santa Cruz's Josh Kissner on The Pinkbike Podcast: Santa Cruz's Josh Kissner on Bike Development, Supply Chain Issues, & High Prices
We also talk about why some of their bikes look similar, the evolution of VPP suspension, and when we might see a new V10.
Mike Levy    Jan 19, 2023
The Pinkbike Podcast: Things We (Sometimes) Miss A The Pinkbike Podcast: Things We (Sometimes) Miss About Older Bikes
Aside from the price tags, is there anything you miss about bikes from ten or twenty years ago?
Mike Levy    Jan 13, 2023
The Pinkbike Podcast: Enduro World Cup Racing, New The Pinkbike Podcast: Enduro World Cup Racing, New Tech, & Will Bike Prices Go Back Down?
Looking into our crystal ball to see the future of enduro racing and the new bikes we might see in 2023. 
Mike Levy    Jan 12, 2023
The Pinkbike Podcast: Rob Roskopp on Skateboarding The Pinkbike Podcast: Rob Roskopp on Skateboarding, the Syndicate, & Leaving Santa Cruz
Rob also talks about Specialized, how Pon Holdings came into the picture, and if he's sold more skateboards than Tony Hawk. 
Mike Levy    Jan 5, 2023
The Pinkbike Podcast: Episode 159 - East Coast Jan The Pinkbike Podcast: Episode 159 - East Coast Jank, Testing Bikes, & Failed Resolutions
If you had to come up with a riding resolution for the coming year, what would it be?
Mike Levy    Dec 15, 2022
The Pinkbike Podcast: Episode 156 - Fall Field Tes The Pinkbike Podcast: Episode 156 - Fall Field Test Companion & BTS in Whistler
How'd we shoot this Field Test, why were the bikes so heavy and so damn expensive, and was it fair to test them in the bike park?
Mike Levy    Dec 9, 2022
The Pinkbike Podcast: Episode 155 - Andi Kolb &amp The Pinkbike Podcast: Episode 155 - Andi Kolb & Charlie Hatton on the Right Headspace & Why Fun is Fast
Kolb and Hatton also talk about the dangers of over-training, the differences between Fox and Öhlins, and how World Cup racers test tires.
Mike Levy    Dec 1, 2022
The Pinkbike Podcast: Episode 154 - What Are Your The Pinkbike Podcast: Episode 154 - What Are Your MTB Priorities?
When it comes to how you ride, what you ride, and where you ride, what are your priorities?
Mike Levy    Nov 24, 2022
The Pinkbike Podcast: Episode 153 - Headset Cable The Pinkbike Podcast: Episode 153 - Headset Cable Routing is... Good?
Why are we using it if it's more complicated, more challenging to work on, and probably less reliable?
Mike Levy    Nov 18, 2022
The Pinkbike Podcast: Episode 152 - How To Be a Be The Pinkbike Podcast: Episode 152 - How To Be a Better Rider w/ Coach Joel Harwood
Minimizing terrain to maximize learning, riding with intention, and how you can't choose to be motivated or confident but you can rely on competent behaviors.
Mike Levy    Nov 10, 2022
The Pinkbike Podcast: Episode 151 - F1's Valtteri The Pinkbike Podcast: Episode 151 - F1's Valtteri Bottas on How Bikes Make Him a Better Racer & Dealing with Pressure
What's more uncomfortable: pulling five Gs in a braking zone or your ass after a five-hour ride?
Mike Levy    Nov 3, 2022
The Pinkbike Podcast: Episode 150 - Would You Down The Pinkbike Podcast: Episode 150 - Would You Download a Bike?
Talking with two 3D-printing experts about the pros and cons of additive manufacturing and the mistakes to avoid.
Mike Levy    Oct 27, 2022
The Pinkbike Podcast: Episode 149 - How Would You The Pinkbike Podcast: Episode 149 - How Would You Change Rampage?
Huge sends and spins, judging, commercials, and wind delays in our Red Bull Rampage debrief.
Mike Levy    Oct 21, 2022
The Pinkbike Podcast: Episode 148 - How NOT to Sel The Pinkbike Podcast: Episode 148 - How NOT to Sell Your Bike on the PB BuySell
How to write an effective ad to sell your bike quickly, questions that all buyers should be asking, and tips on how to spot a scammer.
Mike Levy    Sep 30, 2022
The Pinkbike Podcast: Episode 146 - Progression, R The Pinkbike Podcast: Episode 146 - Progression, Regression, and How to Keep Improving
Pushing yourself to new limits, heights, or speeds is a feeling that's hard to beat, but what happens when the progression tails off and you've stopped improving?
Mike Levy    Sep 22, 2022
The Pinkbike Podcast: Episode 145 - Ministry Cycle The Pinkbike Podcast: Episode 145 - Ministry Cycles on Alternative Manufacturing, Gluing Frames, & Starting a Business
Chris also started Speedgoat, one of the earliest online retailers back in the 1990s, and spent more than a decade in marketing, giving him a unique perspective on the cycling industry and the future.
Mike Levy    Sep 16, 2022
The Pinkbike Podcast: Episode 144 - Interview with The Pinkbike Podcast: Episode 144 - Interview with an Illegal Trail Builder
Berms, bench cuts, unsanctioned singletrack, and a disguised voice are all on the menu.
Mike Levy    Sep 8, 2022
The Pinkbike Podcast: Episode 143 - Pole's Leo Kok The Pinkbike Podcast: Episode 143 - Pole's Leo Kokkonen on Recycling, Internet Comments, & E-Bike Batteries
We also talk about the Stamina that broke at Field Test, the future of geometry, and fashion versus function in this wandering two-hour conversation.
Mike Levy    Jul 21, 2022
The Pinkbike Podcast: Episode 135 - Jesse Melamed The Pinkbike Podcast: Episode 135 - Jesse Melamed on Data Acquisition, EWS Doping, & Training for Enduros
Jesse also hits on the importance of analyzing and understanding his crashes and how that led him to a better bike set-up, not having a mentor, and training versus racing.
Mike Levy    Jul 14, 2022
The Pinkbike Podcast: Episode 134 - Racing Controv The Pinkbike Podcast: Episode 134 - Racing Controversy, Prototype DH Bikes, & Drivetrains From The Future
Levy and Kazimer talk about the merits of Shimano's auto-shifting Di2, why the Supre drivetrain trumps a gearbox, and what might be inside Specialized's fabric bag. 
Mike Levy    Jul 8, 2022
The Pinkbike Podcast: Episode 132 - How To Survive The Pinkbike Podcast: Episode 132 - How To Survive the Wildest Multi-Day Enduro Race
Kazimer explains the Stone King Rally, six days of blind enduro racing with 66,600 feet descending on raw, untamed trails that take you from the Alps to the Mediterranean.
Mike Levy    Jul 1, 2022
The Pinkbike Podcast: Episode 130 - Aaron Gwin on The Pinkbike Podcast: Episode 130 - Aaron Gwin on High-Pivot DH Bikes, Chasing the Money, & Riding with Eli Tomac
We also get into how much suspension design matters when racing World Cups, training with John Tomac, and if he plans on doing any EWS events.
Mike Levy    Jun 24, 2022
The Pinkbike Podcast: Episode 128 - Summer Solstic The Pinkbike Podcast: Episode 128 - Summer Solstice Adventures
For some riders, the summer solstice is the best day for the dumbest adventures.
Henry Quinney    Jun 14, 2022
The Pinkbike Racing Podcast: Episode 127- Leogang The Pinkbike Racing Podcast: Episode 127- Leogang World Cup Post-Race Wrap-Up
Ben Cathro and Henry Quinney take you to very muddy Leogang to talk about the highs and lows of World Cup racing, and the difficulties of following it.
Mike Levy    Jun 2, 2022
The Pinkbike Podcast: Episode 125 - Nino Schurter' The Pinkbike Podcast: Episode 125 - Nino Schurter's Mechanic on the Fastest Race Bikes & His Favorite Tools
Yanick Gyger explains why electronic drivetrains make so much sense for racing, some of the tricks he uses to make sure Nino's bike is as fast and efficient as possible, and why his toolbox is way smaller than you might expect.
Mike Levy    May 26, 2022
The Pinkbike Podcast: Episode 124 - Bike Parks or The Pinkbike Podcast: Episode 124 - Bike Parks or E-Bikes?
Bike park season is finally upon us, at least for some riders on the top half of the world, which means party laps, jump lines, and maybe some tired hands.
Mike Levy    May 12, 2022
The Pinkbike Podcast: Episode 121 - How To Film Ra The Pinkbike Podcast: Episode 121 - How To Film Rampage & Field Tests with the PB Team
Max and Tom take you behind the scenes while shooting at Rampage, Crankworx, and the Field Tests.
Mike Levy    May 5, 2022
The Pinkbike Podcast: Gee Atherton on Additive Man The Pinkbike Podcast: Gee Atherton on Additive Manufacturing & Upcoming Bike Releases
Atherton Bikes' Chief Designer Rob Gow and engineer Ben Farmer explain the advantages and challenges of additive manufacturing, why they need buckets of titanium dust and a million-dollar hopper machine, and some details of their unreleased 130mm-travel trail bike.
Mike Levy    Apr 28, 2022
The Pinkbike Podcast: Episode 119 - Road Trips Gon The Pinkbike Podcast: Episode 119 - Road Trips Gone Horribly Wrong
All I need is a family-sized bag of Flamin' Hot Cheetos, some bikes, and the open road.
Mike Levy    Apr 21, 2022
The Pinkbike Podcast: Episode 118 - Music and Moun The Pinkbike Podcast: Episode 118 - Music and Mountain Biking
The music that's forever on our two-wheeled playlists, why Sail by Awolnation is the best, and Kazimer's life-long obsession with screamo.
Mike Levy    Apr 11, 2022
The Pinkbike Podcast: Episode 116 - New Bikes and The Pinkbike Podcast: Episode 116 - New Bikes and Gear from Sea Otter
We get into the details of Contra Bikes' steel high pivot machine, EXT's new air shock, a ton of fresh clothing, X-Fusion's wireless dropper post, and a whole bunch more.
Mike Levy    Apr 9, 2022
The Pinkbike Podcast: Episode 115 - We Are One's C The Pinkbike Podcast: Episode 115 - We Are One's CEO Talks Future DH Bike, E-Bikes, & Domestic Manufacturing
Dustin is an open book about the challenges (and advantages) of manufacturing their carbon rims and Arrival frame in Canada.
Mike Levy    Mar 31, 2022
The Pinkbike Podcast: Episode 113 - Your Questions The Pinkbike Podcast: Episode 113 - Your Questions Answered by the PB Editors
We talk about the bikes we've liked the least, bushing play, cables routed through stems, doing a Field Test in Florida, and even some long-distance relationship advice that you should probably ignore.
Henry Quinney    Mar 28, 2022
The Pinkbike Racing Podcast: Episode 2 - The Lourd The Pinkbike Racing Podcast: Episode 2 - The Lourdes World Cup Post-Race Wrap-Up
Henry, Ben, and James talk about the first World Cup race of 2022, including long lift lines, fast juniors, and a resurgent Amaury Pierron.
Mike Levy    Mar 17, 2022
The Pinkbike Podcast: Episode 110 - Trying (and Fa The Pinkbike Podcast: Episode 110 - Trying (and Failing) to Reinvent the Mountain Bike
What do one-piece wheels, linkage forks, and air-powered drivetrains all have in common?
Mike Levy    Feb 24, 2022
The Pinkbike Podcast: Episode 107 - How (And Why) The Pinkbike Podcast: Episode 107 - How (And Why) Did You Start Mountain Biking?
Did someone introduce you to riding, or did you stumble into and never looked back? 
Mike Levy    Feb 18, 2022
The Pinkbike Podcast: Episode 106 - What's Your Id The Pinkbike Podcast: Episode 106 - What's Your Ideal Ride Look Like?
Most rides are a good time, but what does your perfect day on the bike look like?
Mike Levy    Feb 5, 2022
The Pinkbike Podcast: Episode 104 - Lachlan Morton The Pinkbike Podcast: Episode 104 - Lachlan Morton on How to be a Happy Bike Racer and the World's Longest Climb
Lachlan talks about what it takes to compete at the highest level and how that can bring out the worst in some people, wild tours in Columbia and Eastern Europe, and mountain biking at Leadville and across the 142-mile Kokopelli Trail.
Mike Levy    Feb 4, 2022
The Pinkbike Podcast: Episode 103 - Secrets from t The Pinkbike Podcast: Episode 103 - Secrets from the World Cup Pits with Henry Quinney
Blacked out tires, glued on fake fork dials, and what it's like to wrench for the fastest racers in the world.
Mike Levy    Feb 3, 2022
The Pinkbike Podcast: Episode 102 - Should MTB Med The Pinkbike Podcast: Episode 102 - Should MTB Media Be Going to Press Camps?
A behind-the-scenes look at costly press camps, but should the media even be going to them at all?
Mike Levy    Jan 27, 2022
The Pinkbike Podcast: Episode 101 - MTB Tradeshows The Pinkbike Podcast: Episode 101 - MTB Tradeshows Explained
Always wanted to go to a tradeshow? We explain how Interbike, Eurobike, Sea Otter, and the Taipei Cycle Show work and what it's like to attend them.
Mike Levy    Jan 20, 2022
The Pinkbike Podcast: Episode 100 - Q&A with t The Pinkbike Podcast: Episode 100 - Q&A with the PB Editors
The Pinkshow is back in action for 2022 and we're answering your questions about bikes (and aliens) for our 100th episode.
Mike Levy    Dec 24, 2021
The Pinkbike Podcast: Episode 99 - New Year, New Y The Pinkbike Podcast: Episode 99 - New Year, New You?
A doable list or just a bunch of bike-related resolutions that we'll abandon by the second week of January?
Mike Levy    Dec 23, 2021
The Pinkbike Podcast: Episode 98 - Field Test Trai The Pinkbike Podcast: Episode 98 - Field Test Trail Bike Debrief
Six aluminum, carbon, and steel trail bikes, varying ideas of what that even means, and liberal use of purple and toothpaste. Plenty to talk about, including a bunch of your questions from each review.
Mike Levy    Dec 16, 2021
The Pinkbike Podcast: Episode 97 -  Can We Predict The Pinkbike Podcast: Episode 97 - Can We Predict the Future of Mountain Biking?
Of course not, but let's look into our hazy crystal ball and make a bunch of terrible guesses about 2022.
Mike Levy    Dec 10, 2021
The Pinkbike Podcast: Episode 96 - PBA Contestant The Pinkbike Podcast: Episode 96 - PBA Contestant Israel Carrillo on Riding in Mexico and Why It's Not Always About Speed
The riding scene in Mexico, what he brings to the table that a quicker racer might not, and how his time at the Pinkbike Academy went.
Mike Levy    Dec 9, 2021
The Pinkbike Podcast: Episode 95 - Field Test Down The Pinkbike Podcast: Episode 95 - Field Test Down-Country Bike Debrief
The Field Test bikes we wanted to keep, why we didn't get on with a few of them, and what we'd change to make them even better.
Mike Levy    Dec 2, 2021
The Pinkbike Podcast: Episode 93 - Staying Motivat The Pinkbike Podcast: Episode 93 - Staying Motivated and Overcoming Burnout
Let's be real for a minute: sometimes, it's just not as fun as it should be. If your fire isn't burning as hot as you'd like, here are some strategies for finding motivation.
Mike Levy    Nov 26, 2021
The Pinkbike Podcast: Episode 92 - Does Bike Weigh The Pinkbike Podcast: Episode 92 - Does Bike Weight Really Matter?
How much should a trail bike weigh? How heavy is too heavy for an enduro or downhill bike? Can they be too light? Seb Stott joins the show and brings science with him to find out.
Mike Levy    Nov 19, 2021
The Pinkbike Podcast: Episode 90 - Is Supre the Fu The Pinkbike Podcast: Episode 90 - Is Supre the Future of Trouble-Free Drivetrains? (with Cedric Eveleigh of Lal Bikes)
Talking to the inventor of the Supre drivetrain about how it came to be and where it might be going. It's like a gearbox but a lot better...
Mike Levy    Nov 18, 2021
The Pinkbike Podcast: Episode 89 - The Derailleur The Pinkbike Podcast: Episode 89 - The Derailleur Pickle
Our favorite drivetrain nightmares, our dream set-ups, gearboxes and cranks with gearboxes, and how today's drivetrains could be better.
Mike Levy    Nov 11, 2021
The Pinkbike Podcast: Episode 88 - Mountain Biking The Pinkbike Podcast: Episode 88 - Mountain Biking on a Budget
How to get the most bang for your buck without paying for it on the trail.
Mike Levy    Oct 14, 2021
The Pinkbike Podcast: Episode 85 - Is the Red Bull The Pinkbike Podcast: Episode 85 - Is the Red Bull Rampage Too Slopestyle?
Of course not, but it sure is easy to talk shit from behind a keyboard if you've never been there...
Mike Levy    Oct 7, 2021
The Pinkbike Podcast: Episode 84 - Explaining Rock The Pinkbike Podcast: Episode 84 - Explaining RockShox's Computer Controlled Suspension
Talking about what Flight Attendant is like on the trail, what the heck Bias Adjust does, and if computer-controlled suspension really is the future.
Mike Levy    Sep 24, 2021
The Pinkbike Podcast: Episode 82 - Behind the Scen The Pinkbike Podcast: Episode 82 - Behind the Scenes at Field Test
We expand on the Field Test reviews, answer reader questions, talk about how we'd make the bikes better, and you know we have to cover the Huck to Flat's broken crank...
Mike Levy    Sep 16, 2021
The Pinkbike Podcast: Episode 81 - You've Got Ques The Pinkbike Podcast: Episode 81 - You've Got Questions, We've (Maybe) Got Answers
We have the most fun while answering your questions, so why not do an entire Q&A show? RC joins us to talk tech, hardest challenges, our favorite underdog brands, how to get into the industry, and many other things.
Mike Levy    Sep 10, 2021
The Pinkbike Podcast: Episode 80 - The Best Vehicl The Pinkbike Podcast: Episode 80 - The Best Vehicles for Mountain Bikers
Trucks and van life is cool, but don't you want a 6x6 Pinzgauer instead?
Mike Levy    Sep 2, 2021
The Pinkbike Podcast: Episode 79 - What's The Futu The Pinkbike Podcast: Episode 79 - What's The Future of eMTBs?
Episode 79 sees the crew talk battery and motor tech, what counts with eMTB spec, whether you should get a lightweight or full-fat eMTB, and we ask some important questions while answering some of yours.
Mike Levy    Aug 28, 2021
The Pinkbike Podcast: Episode 78 - Modern Geometry The Pinkbike Podcast: Episode 78 - Modern Geometry Explained
If you had to narrow it down to just one thing, what would you say has been the single most important advancement in mountain bikes... And why is it geometry?
Mike Levy    Aug 24, 2021
The Pinkbike Podcast: Episode 77 - Interview with The Pinkbike Podcast: Episode 77 - Interview with Outside CEO, Robin Thurston
Talking to Outside CEO Robin Thurston to skip the guessing and get to the facts about Pinkbike's future.
Mike Levy    Aug 19, 2021
The Pinkbike Podcast: Episode 76 - MTB Originals a The Pinkbike Podcast: Episode 76 - MTB Originals and Copycats
There aren't a lot of truly new and innovative mountain bike products out there, with most (hopefully) being improvements on already existing ideas.
Mike Levy    Aug 13, 2021
The Pinkbike Podcast: Episode 75 - Things MTB Bran The Pinkbike Podcast: Episode 75 - Things MTB Brands Waste Money On
What's the number one way that you see brands wasting money? Where could they save a few bucks?
Mike Levy    Jul 30, 2021
The Pinkbike Podcast: Episode 73 - The Details Tha The Pinkbike Podcast: Episode 73 - The Details That Matter... and Some That Shouldn't
Tire pressure and suspension sag, of course, but do you also need your cable housing to be perfectly parallel or your dropper post to sit flush with the top of the seat tube?
Mike Levy    Jul 9, 2021
The Story of Mountain Biking’s Most Interesting The Story of Mountain Biking’s Most Interesting Man: Richard Cunningham - A Pinkbike Podcast Special, Part 2
Two hours of RC talking about testing some of the wildest - and most unreliable - bikes ever created, his opinion of the internet before and after joining Pinkbike, his best advice for writing bike reviews, and answering your questions.
Mike Levy    Jul 2, 2021
The Pinkbike Podcast: Episode 70 - The Good, Bad, The Pinkbike Podcast: Episode 70 - The Good, Bad, and Strange Bikes We've Owned - Part 2
Our personal bike ownership history, including more sketchy hardtails, exotic downhill race bikes, and a few modern classics.
Mike Levy    Jun 24, 2021
The Pinkbike Podcast: Episode 69 - The Good, Bad, The Pinkbike Podcast: Episode 69 - The Good, Bad, and Strange Bikes We've Owned
Judging each other's questionable bike choices, from an RM7 that tried to rattle itself apart to a Remedy with a suicide shifter mounted on its top tube.
Mike Levy    Jun 11, 2021
The Pinkbike Podcast: Episode 66 - The Best and Wo The Pinkbike Podcast: Episode 66 - The Best and Worst of Repairing Bikes
We head into the workshop with RC to talk about fixing bikes, some of our favorite tools, and the repair jobs we'd prefer to never do again.
Mike Levy    Jun 3, 2021
The Pinkbike Podcast: Episode 65 - The Hardtail Ep The Pinkbike Podcast: Episode 65 - The Hardtail Episode
The pros and cons of riding without rear-suspension, how to get the most out of your hardtail, and why we don't review many of them.
Mike Levy    May 27, 2021
The Pinkbike Podcast: Episode 64 - Who's On Your M The Pinkbike Podcast: Episode 64 - Who's On Your MTB Mount Rushmore?
Wade Simmons, John Tomac, Nicolas Vouilloz, Anne-Caroline Chausson, Jacquie Phelan, Joe Breeze... and Josh Bender, of course? It's time to argue about whose 60ft tall face gets carved into a granite mountain.
Mike Levy    May 14, 2021
The Pinkbike Podcast: Episode 62 - Editor Preferen The Pinkbike Podcast: Episode 62 - Editor Preferences and Why They Matter
Being transparent about our preferences in product reviews, be it a fondness for a certain suspension trait, an unexplainable love for headache-inducing internally routed cables, or maybe only liking blue bikes.
Mike Levy    May 11, 2021
The Pinkbike Podcast: Episode 61 - Athlete Pay, Ly The Pinkbike Podcast: Episode 61 - Athlete Pay, Lycra, Equality and More from the State of the Sport Survey
Nearly 50% of EWS racers believe that doping could be an issue, just 8% of World Cup downhillers want to wear Lycra, and cross-country racing seems to be where the money is.
Mike Levy    May 6, 2021
The Pinkbike Podcast: Episode 60 - What Kind of Mo The Pinkbike Podcast: Episode 60 - What Kind of Mountain Biker Do You Want to Be?
Whether it's the result of conscious decisions or adapting to new circumstances, the majority of us will cycle through different versions of our riding selves.
Mike Levy    Apr 29, 2021
Pinkbike Podcast Episode 59: Value Bike Field Trip Pinkbike Podcast Episode 59: Value Bike Field Trip Surprises & Spoilers
Talking all things Value Bike Field Trip, our winners and losers, some surprises, and where we think some budget-minded bikes are still coming up short.
Mike Kazimer    Apr 2, 2021
Pinkbike Podcast Episode 55 - Big Dumb Rides & Pinkbike Podcast Episode 55 - Big Dumb Rides & Staying Motivated
Are you going to try and crack one million vert this year? Or would being able to wheelie for more than a few feet be just as satisfying?
Mike Kazimer    Mar 25, 2021
Pinkbike Podcast Episode 54 - Best & Worst MTB Pinkbike Podcast Episode 54 - Best & Worst MTB Product Marketing
From compelling to cringy, we go over some of the mountain bike marketing hits and misses over the years.
Mike Levy    Mar 11, 2021
The Pinkbike Podcast: Episode 52 - Our Most Embarr The Pinkbike Podcast: Episode 52 - Our Most Embarrassing MTB Moments
Broken parts, viral crashes, tubeless explosions, and forks falling off... C'mon in, but leave your pride at the door.
Mike Levy    Mar 4, 2021
The Pinkbike Podcast: Episode 51 - Should MTB Medi The Pinkbike Podcast: Episode 51 - Should MTB Media Post Spy Shots?
We explain embargoes and talk about the ethics of whether we should be posting spy shots at all. Spoiler alert: the answer is hell yes.
Mike Levy    Feb 18, 2021
The Pinkbike Podcast: Episode 48 - Rides That Went The Pinkbike Podcast: Episode 48 - Rides That Went Horribly Wrong... & Why That Made Them So Good
I've got no food, no water, and it'll be dark in twenty minutes... In other words, I'm 100% ready for that huge epic right now!
Mike Levy    Feb 2, 2021
The Pinkbike Podcast: Episode 45 - What Makes a Go The Pinkbike Podcast: Episode 45 - What Makes a Good Riding Buddy?
Everyone needs a riding buddy that brings tasty trail-side snacks. I mean, just as long as they show up on time and usually have their bike in running order.
Mike Levy    Jan 29, 2021
The Pinkbike Podcast: Episode 44 - Mountain Bike S The Pinkbike Podcast: Episode 44 - Mountain Bike Suspension Decoded
How do you get the most out of your suspension without spending any money? WTF did metric shock sizing accomplish? Do you need moar shimz? We talk to RockShox's Chris Mandell to get some answers.
Mike Levy    Jan 20, 2021
The Pinkbike Podcast: Episode 42 - Mountain Biking The Pinkbike Podcast: Episode 42 - Mountain Biking's Guilty Pleasures
It's safe to say that all of us have at least one or three guilty pleasures, things that we're into but maybe we'd rather not broadcast to the world. Except that's exactly what we're doing today.
Mike Levy    Jan 12, 2021
The Pinkbike Podcast: Episode 40 -  The Pinkbike A The Pinkbike Podcast: Episode 40 - The Pinkbike Awards Explained!
We explain our nominations for each category, why we chose each winner, and answer your questions from the awards articles.
Mike Levy    Dec 30, 2020
The Pinkbike Podcast: Episode 38 - Editors Defend The Pinkbike Podcast: Episode 38 - Editors Defend Their 2020 Best-Of Picks
Pricey Italian suspension, recycled rims, Minions that might be better than Minions... and a Honda Ridgeline?
Mike Levy    Dec 17, 2020
The Pinkbike Podcast: Episode 36 - Grilling Kazime The Pinkbike Podcast: Episode 36 - Grilling Kazimer About Field Test Enduro Bikes
How many enduro races did Kazimer win on the Altitude? What was the highest wheelie drop he did on the Norco Shore? Why the heck does the Propain Spindrift climb so well? How come he put the Nomad's Fox 38 on backward? And is the Trek Slash his favorite Halloween-themed enduro bike?
Mike Levy    Dec 16, 2020
The Pinkbike Podcast: Episode 35 - Things in the W The Pinkbike Podcast: Episode 35 - Things in the Woods (Story Time Edition with RC)
Today's story time chat covers naked cyclists, plane crashes, car chases (RC, who knew?), a few AK47s, and unmarked helicopters patroling semi-abandoned rocket testing facilities.

Alternate title: A Tiny Bit of Pee Came Out
Mike Kazimer    Nov 18, 2020
The Pinkbike Podcast: Episode 31 - Wet Weather Rid The Pinkbike Podcast: Episode 31 - Wet Weather Riding Tips & Tricks
For episode 31 we turned our attention to some helpful hints for enjoying those cold and muddy rides.
Sarah Moore    Nov 13, 2020
The Pinkbike Podcast: Episode 30 - Would You Rathe The Pinkbike Podcast: Episode 30 - Would You Rather?
Episode 30 will make you ponder some difficult choices that you're unlikely to ever have to make, but that doesn't make choosing any less difficult.
Sarah Moore    Oct 29, 2020
The Pinkbike Podcast: Episode 28 - All About Women The Pinkbike Podcast: Episode 28 - All About Women's Bikes
We examine the different approaches brands take to women's bikes, as well as interview Kelli from Juliana, Brook from Liv, and Elorie from Pivot.
Mike Levy    Oct 1, 2020
The Pinkbike Podcast: Episode 25 - Fall Field Test The Pinkbike Podcast: Episode 25 - Fall Field Test Preview
We're planning the next Field Test series, this time with the latest trail and enduro bikes. And definitely no Lycra.
Mike Levy    Sep 24, 2020
The Pinkbike Podcast: Episode 24 - Why Even Buy a The Pinkbike Podcast: Episode 24 - Why Even Buy a DH Bike?
If any downhill bike on the market can make you feel like a World Cup pro, how come we're wondering why you'd buy one?
Mike Levy    Sep 17, 2020
The Pinkbike Podcast: Episode 23 - Grim Donut 2 is The Pinkbike Podcast: Episode 23 - Grim Donut 2 is Live!
We chat about filming, what we expected to happen and what actually happened, and our EWS dreams with V2 of the Donut.
Mike Levy    Sep 2, 2020
The Pinkbike Podcast: Episode 21 - Stuff We Were W The Pinkbike Podcast: Episode 21 - Stuff We Were Wrong About
Admitting you were wrong usually isn't fun, but it was today: Episode 21 is all about eating crow.
Mike Levy    Jun 11, 2020
The Pinkbike Podcast: Episode 11 - Are We Going Ra The Pinkbike Podcast: Episode 11 - Are We Going Racing This Year?
Downhill World Cup double-headers on the same weekend?! And we could see the muddiest, shortest season ever...
Mike Levy    May 21, 2020
The Pinkbike Podcast: Episode 8 - Do We Need an Ev The Pinkbike Podcast: Episode 8 - Do We Need an Even Larger Wheel Size?
We call Trek's Travis Brown to find out about their 32" and 36" wheeled prototypes. And no, you won't need that pitchfork anytime soon.
Mike Levy    May 13, 2020
The Pinkbike Podcast: Episode 7 - Wild Project Bik The Pinkbike Podcast: Episode 7 - Wild Project Bikes, Foxzocci Forks, and Suicide Shifters
Who hasn't shifted their planetary gearbox crankset via a fork lockout that's mounted on the underside of the top tube?
Mike Levy    Apr 29, 2020
The Pinkbike Podcast: Episode 5 - Can You Trust Bi The Pinkbike Podcast: Episode 5 - Can You Trust Bike Reviews?
We look at the different types of reviews out there, talk about how we like to do it, and get into press camps, embargos, and biases.







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