Tech Briefing: November 2023

Dec 1, 2023
by Pinkbike Staff  




Super Rider's 30-Day MTB Skills Challenge

Super Rider host and industry veteran Aaron Lutze is kicking off a 30-day mountain bike skills challenge.

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Giro Launches New Rodeo MTB Glove with D3O 'Ghost Knuckle' Protection

Giro says they've focused on a minimalist palm with maximalist protection.

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Pisgah Born: The Story Behind Cane Creek's Tigon Air-Charged Coil Shock

A behind-the-scenes look at how the Tigon came to be.

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Race Face Announces Fresh New Chester Grip

Chester is the softest, tackiest, most advanced grip ever from Race Face.

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Chester Grip 34mm on a Rocky Mountain Slayer





The Last Dirt Jumper is a New iPhone Game

The title says it all.

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A screenshot from game The Last Dirt Jumper



Cotic Launch the Latest & Final BFe 27.5" Hardtail

A classic in the Cotic lineup heads out to pasture.

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Karbon Announces PowerLine SL eMTB

A claimed weight of 42 pounds and powered by a Bafang M820 motor.

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Prevelo Release New Bravo Kids Dirt Jumper

The Bravo is available in 16, 20 and 24-inch sizing.

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Send It Launches High Roller Tailgate Pad

The High Roller is designed to fit nearly every single tailgate out there.

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Wolf Tooth Announces ReMote 360 Dropper Lever

A clever solution to funky cockpit situations.

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Fizik Release Nanuq GTX Winter Bike Shoe

The Nanuq GTX has a fleece lining and a Gore Tex membrane for those wet and chilly winter rides.

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Chris King Announces the Return of Matte Mango

They will re-release their popular Matte Mango anodized components after an 18-month hiatus

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Boundry Announces New Truck Bed Rack for Mountain & Dirt Bikes

The new Boundary TrailBreaker can hold up to five mountain bikes.

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Neko Mulally's Frameworks DH Bikes Now Available for Preorder

There are 100 frames available in this first batch, with delivery expected sometime in early 2024.

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Leatt Releases 2024 Product Range

Helmets, half-shell goggles, and shoes galore.

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Rapha Releases New Trail Gore-Tex Pants

Designed for those extra wet, muddy rides.

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Intend's Redesigned Grace OS Stem Increases Compatibility

Intend is offering a discount to customers who contribute to their "Open Source" stem compatibility data.

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Intend Grace





Shockcraft Announces Pick & Mix Self Tune Kits For Manitou Suspension

Shockcraft offers a variety of self install suspension tuning kits.

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Mara Inline with Pick Mix Self Tune kit.





Melon Optics Releases Iron Maiden MTB Eyewear Collection

Inspired by the infamous Iron Maiden "Eddie" mascot, this range of eyewear and gloves features some of the band's most iconic and celebrated artwork.

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The RAAW Madonna V3 - Explained in Detail

"The Madonna V3 is hugely capable and finely balanced on everything from tight natural single trails to flat-out bike park tracks."

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Mavic Releases 2024 Deemax MIPS

Mavic makes more than wheels - they now have a new helmet in the lineup.

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Dynaplug Air Releases Updated Air Tool

The latest version has a valve core remover in the cap of the tool.

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Airdrop Bikes Launches New Edit Enduro Bike

The new Edit is available with mixed or 27.5" wheels, and has 160mm of travel.

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Airdrop Edit MX Works in Sean Grean finish



Prologo Release The 'Proxim Nembo'

Marketed as the 'gravity saddle' for extreme performance, tested and approved by Gee Atherton.

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Proxim Nembo Slide Control



Misspent Summers Launches 2023 DH & Enduro World Cup Yearbooks

The latest editions of Hurly Burly and The World Stage are available now.

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RedSide Releases New Brake Bleeding Tools


This tool streamlines the brake bleeding process, ensuring quick and efficient maintenance.

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Leatt Adds New Wet-Weather Shoe Styles to HydraDri Lineup

New shoes for people who love terrible weather.

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32 Comments
  • 52 5
 Where's the advent calendar comp?
  • 14 1
 It's gone the way of the Fantasy Leagues, by the looks of it.
  • 11 0
 This was finally gonna be my year to win, too! Smile
  • 37 55
flag mikekazimer Editor (Dec 1, 2023 at 13:35) (Below Threshold)
 @cains08, sorry, there's no advent calendar for 2023. Maybe next year. At least there's no shortage of bike stuff on sale at huge discounts right now. Yes, winning free stuff would be better, but there are lots of 60 - 70% off deals going on.
  • 19 0
 @mikekazimer: The year I was about to win something.... Frown
  • 15 1
 @mikekazimer: But I was really looking forward to not winning anything!
Oh, and also @sewerrat's click bait song.
  • 13 7
 Came here to say this. RIP OG pinkbike
  • 34 18
 @Supergirl56, OG Pinkbike didn't have an advent calendar contest.
  • 16 4
 @mikekazimer: depends what you consider og pinkbike... I think a lot of people would argue outside taking over and the last old school contributor (levy) leaving (sorry... On "extended break ) was changing of the guard. And unless my memory is entirely broken it certainly had the Advent calendar before outside. Also a little disappointing that the xmas fundraiser for bikes for kids disappeared but it seemed like it might have been a bit of a logistical nightmare with questionable results.
  • 43 6
 @lostlunchbox, I've been working here for going on 12 years now, so the guard hasn't totally changed, even if I wasn't part of the original crew. Yes, some programs have gone away, but that doesn't mean they won't come back, hopefully better than before (*cough* Fantasy DH *cough*). The advent calendar always seemed to involve lots of comments from people whining about it being rigged and that they didn't get a prize, so I won't miss that this year.
  • 9 0
 @mikekazimer: I guess I didn’t have to put up with all the comments, but I enjoyed the calendar. It had become a tradition, and it was always fun to hope and check out all the prizes, even if I never won. Kind of disappointing, but I had a hunch it would be gone this year — the handwriting was kind of on the wall.
  • 4 2
 @lostlunchbox: Yeah, I think Levy’s gone. I gave them the benefit of the doubt at first — extended leave and all that. But that dude ain’t coming back. It is what it is.
  • 16 2
 @mikekazimer: I'll chime in to vote for those who are stoked you're still here Kaz! I'm with the nostalgic fools who'd love to see Fantasy DH, Advent, Levy, and head-to-head voting for Photo of the Year to come back, but will resist the ingrained Pinker impulse to whine & cut straight to expression of gratitude so Santa doesn't leave coal in my sock: you, Henry, & Dario are doing a great job. Keep it up & happy holidays!
  • 1 0
 @mikekazimer: Wasn't trying to belittle your contribution to the community (but seriously?,12 years? goddamn getting old happens fast) and i appreciate not being the other mike comes with many benefits, merely pointing out that as you suggested, the "O.riG.inal crew" is only recently no longer, and that the advent calander predated this demise of this era. Thing change. sometimes for better ✌.
  • 2 1
 @mikekazimer: Always hated the whining, it must've been a lot of work to do all the admin for the advent calendar and I definitely appreciated it. Fingers crossed it's back for 2024
  • 1 1
 @mikekazimer: I was thinking it would be difficult to do a fantasy league with the stupid qualifying and semi points involved now, but I guess Pinkbike could ignore them and just count finals points towards the team results.
I'm not planning on paying to watch it but bringing fantasy DH back would generate more interest in racing now that it's on a serious downslide.
  • 20 1
 @mikekazimer: I’ve been working on lyrics all year Facepalm
  • 4 2
 @mikekazimer: The whining was simply because there was no single post with the list of winners, so this was totally your fault Razz
  • 3 4
 @mikekazimer: Hi Mike. Thanks for confirming. That's a real shame. P.S. Sorry for my bumbling videos on YT.
  • 4 6
 @mikekazimer: I participated in the advent calendar every year. It was a diversion from the holiday stress. Perhaps this December will be a great opportunity to take a break from pinkbike.
  • 2 0
 @cains08: All good, man. No one was watching your videos anyway.
  • 1 0
 @TheR: Thanks Mike.
  • 1 0
 @sewer-rat: This is the real travesty. No sewer-rat song .
  • 9 2
 Why is the 360 dropper lever back? It sucked a decade ago
  • 3 0
 I'm hoping my wife got me some matte mango hubs for christmas.
  • 3 0
 i’d settle for a BB
  • 3 3
 No comments on the brake bleed tool in the original post? I'm astounded. Then I hear there's no advent calendar...What is this pinkbike world coming to?
  • 1 0
 I'm guessing that's because the article does not appear in the main news feed (at least when I view it on mobile and desktop).
  • 2 0
 No way Gee ever sits on that saddle with that ball volume.
  • 1 0
 sadly he's usually being pitched off lately too much to sit down
  • 1 0
 Leatt Releases 2024 Product Range Leatt Releases 2024 Product Range
  • 4 7
 What tech? This is a shameless list of commercials! Including video game and a yearbook ... embarrassing.







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