I had to stop and make sure I was seeing the number correctly, photo 27? If you've ever uploaded photos onto Pinkbike or formatted a blog post, you know that the number of the photo is part of that script, or part of any photo link you send. The above photo that Radek Burkat (who founded Pinkbike) sent me is simply number 27. For reference, we're now well past 20,000,000 (20 million) photos uploaded to the site, with more being added every minute.
Now, while these photos were uploaded in 2004, they were old photos then. Pinkbike was actually started in 1998. Here are a few of the bikes that started things along with some more throwback staff bikes, plus a trip down memory lane with Taj Mihelich as he reminisces about the days of BMX in the 80's.
Radek Burkat - Founder of Pinkbike
According to Radek, he once did own an XC bike, prior to the days of 50 lb freeride bikes of the early 2000's. The Marin Nail Trail was the bike he rode when he started Pinkbike.
Then came the Santa Cruz Bullit. It took on the North Shore with plenty of skinny riding as well as a little urban freeride.
The Bullit in action in Calgary.
Following the Bullit was a Santa Cruz Super 8.
And finally, the original V10 with a Marzocchi Monster T
Alan Crisp - Head of Sales
Tom Richards - Videographer/Photographer
Alan Golds - Head of Brand
Ollie Lammas - Account Executive
You can check out the first round of Pinkbike staff throwback rides here