Good Month / Bad Month: DH Bike Reviews, Prototypes, Theft, & Litigation

Mar 1, 2021 at 20:26
by Alicia Leggett  


DH Bike Fans

DH Bike Week was awesome


We had our first-ever 'DH Bike Week' here at Pinkbike, with group tests and more downhill bike reviews in a week than in all of last year. Two standouts from the week were the Canyon Sender vs. Specialized Demo vs. Cube Two15 vs. Commencal Supreme and the Fox 40 vs. RockShox Boxxer vs. Ohlins DH38 group test reviews, which crowned the Commencal Supreme and the Ohlins DH38 above the rest.

DH Bike Week also gave us a fun (and oddly difficult) quiz (because even the ones that look like Sessions can be misleading), an alluring throwback bike, and stats on the most successful downhill bikes of the millennium.

Commencal Supreme DH 29 - 27 Photo Kifcat Shaperideshoot
The Commencal Supreme DH 29-27 was named the 'best in test,' thanks to its speed, reliability, and value.





New Zealand Racers

The NZ brigade is racing a full domestic season while the rest of the world is locked down


New Zealand held its National Championships this past weekend, with Sam Blenkinsop and Jessica Blewitt taking the wins in DH and Anton Cooper and Sammie Maxwell leading in XC. New Zealand has been lucky in its ability to hold national races while many other countries are still being hit hard by Covid and lockdowns. (The exception to the Good Month designation here is Ed Masters, who unfortunately broke his pelvis in his National Champs run. We hate to see The Eagle injured, and hope hope he heals up soon.)

Before that, this month brought the 3rd and 4th rounds of the New Zealand National DH Series took place in Nelson and Coronet Peak, along with the NZ Open DH.

2018 New Zealand DH Nationals
The freeriders and hooligans in New Zealand also look to be having a great time right now too, if the Vanzacs' new video is any indication.





Versatile High Pivot Bikes

Dreadnought, Highlander, mystery prototype


Forbidden made waves this month with the Dreadnought, the Druid's longer-legged big brother. The Dreadnought feels like a big bike but defies strict categorization, making it a versatile option for riders who want to hit the bike parks on their trail bikes.

Before any of us had the chance to forget about the Dreadnought, another brand came out with a bulked-up version of their high pivot trail bike: Deviate's Highlander 150, which uses a new rocker link to change the geometry and travel on the already-existent Highlander 140.

Which brings us to...


Forbidden Dreadnought
The Dreadnought is named after a battleship. It seems appropriate.





Spotting Prototypes

Sneak peak at the future as well as a look at the past


We got a look at a new prototype that might be a Devinci, thanks to the sharp-eyed Pinkbike user Tonkatruck. The Split Pivot suspension design looks like recent iterations of the Troy and Marshall. Devinci first made a high pivot bike in the early 2000s, so it wouldn't be remotely shocking to see Devinci come out with this bike.

Going in the other direction, where the dust has settled and there's no more speculation, we also looked back this month at downhill prototypes that never made it to production. Those prototypes actually include Devinci's high pivot Wilson (another clue in the above prototype mystery) along with two Yeti prototypes, Cannondale's two-shock downhill bike, and the legendary Honda G-Cross RN-01. Those are bikes I wish I'd seen in person.


Looks like a... Devinci?










SRAM's Patent Lawyers

Fox has won a critical round in a series of patent battles

The U.S. Patent Trial and Appeal Board recently sided with Fox in a legal fight that has been ongoing since 2015, Bicycle Retailer reported. It started when SRAM sued RaceFace (owned by Fox) for two patent infringements related to SRAM's X-Sync technology. (Then, in 2016, Fox sued SRAM for several suspension-related patent infringements, though that suit is more or less on hold right now due to Covid and is only tangentially related to the chainring story.)

The technology in question pairs narrow-wide alternating teeth with teeth that are offset for better chain retention. While neither idea is new, SRAM claims that the combination brings a unique solution to a problem that needed solving. RaceFace disagrees and makes similar chainrings without licensing the technology from SRAM.
SRAM X-Sync 2 Oval chainring 2017
The debate moved slowly as SRAM's two patents were reviewed, then the discourse among Fox, SRAM, the patent board, and an appeals court continued. The patent board upheld both of SRAM's patents in 2018, then an appeals court sided with Fox on one of the patents, determining that the board hadn't properly examined SRAM's claims around factors like whether there was a long-felt need for the invention and whether the patented technology is "obvious." This time, in light of the appeals court decision, the board sided with Fox, finding SRAM's patent claim invalid.

Based on the back-and-forth and the amount of money both sides have spent on the issue, we think it's safe to say the war is far from over.





Bike Theft

EWS racer Martha Gill had two bikes stolen in a van break-in


Martha Gill had two Marin bikes stolen by people who broke into her van while it was parked outside a store, took her bikes, and sped away on their mopeds with the bikes on their backs. The bikes are a Marin Alcatraz and a Marin Alpine Trail Carbon, and anyone in the Sheffield, UK, area is encouraged to share her post on social media to help bring the bikes home.

Unfortunately, Martha is not alone in having her bikes stolen, and there's sad data to show that bike theft has risen throughout the pandemic, likely due to a number of factors: First, there are more bikes available to steal. Second, there are more new riders in the sport than there were two years ago, and those riders may not know yet how to keep bikes safe. Additionally, the scarcity of bikes has driven up prices in the secondhand market, making it appealing for thieves to acquire bikes to sell.
Martha's van after the break-in.

Remember to always note your bike's serial number, register your bike online if that's an option, and keep your bike in the most indoors/locked/supervised/painful-to-break-into place you possibly can.





Cyclists Falling Through Ice

Why do people keep doing this?


Just don't do it.

Just because you can doesn't mean you should. I have access to a bicycle and also to some ice, but I'm planning to keep my tires on more solid ground. I recommend you do, too. The first incident was in January when two U21 EWS racers and a friend fell through, but this month a vlogger named Lucas Brunelle followed suit.

"I ride my bike the same way I trade stocks. It’s my nature to take high risks and high return," Lucas said of the risk.








109 Comments

  • 261 17
 I think it was a little more than luck that allowed NZ to race. They have been investing in the health and education of their people for a long time.
  • 5 69
flag conoat (Mar 3, 2021 at 11:34) (Below Threshold)
 how is working at Mikes Bikes these days!? lol
  • 35 121
flag iantmcg (Mar 3, 2021 at 11:41) (Below Threshold)
 Helps being an island that has over a century in keeping out invasive plants and animals... I’d call that lick
  • 16 115
flag iantmcg (Mar 3, 2021 at 11:41) (Below Threshold)
 Luck
  • 86 2
 also shutting down your incoming travel on an island must be super helpful in a pandemic...
  • 92 26
 The NZ thing is kindof a false veneer of "investing in health and education" though. They basically they just sealed the country air tight and killed all freedom to travel + tourism (which was a huge industry). I have multiple friends that are outdoor guides (Fly fishing, mtb, hunting) that have seen their entire livelihood evaporate overnight and are really struggling. Also, friends that are NZ citizens (only people who can go) that want to return have told me horror stories of quarantine process with rotten govt supplied food, 15 mins a day outside their room, etc. Anyway, it's pretty awesome to put up a vid of people riding together in close contact, but it's like anything social media, doesn't really tell the full story under the surface. Just a tradeoff, and man I can't wait to go back.
  • 27 140
flag preach (Mar 3, 2021 at 13:17) (Below Threshold)
 @baxterbike -yep. it's like "Yay they had a race..." but at what cost to their freedoms?
  • 111 14
 @preach: You know, those don't have to be mutually exclusive. There are other countries that fall somewhere in between who are also doing much better than us simply because 40% of their population are not snowflakes who melt and have a fit when they need to wear a mask to protect others. If we had a cohesive leadership who took science based initiatives and clearly communicated important protocols for protecting those around you we would be a lot better off than we are now and some of our cherished freedoms could be in play without the concern of killing a bunch of grandmas because 'merica.
  • 37 8
 @TotalAmateur: we Americans are a funny lot. If you are rich it is because you worked hard and are smart. If you are poor you are lazy and dumb. America doesn’t believe in luck.
  • 9 52
flag pinkbike1000 (Mar 3, 2021 at 13:46) (Below Threshold)
 @baxterbike: exactly it's seems way better than what it is
The primeminister is more worried about trying to change the country's name to aotearoa and all mauri
  • 5 0
 @iantmcg: Even more bizarre how they become rich from Instagram and YouTube!
  • 32 6
 @preach: lmfaooo that doesn’t even make sense!! Listen this is a global community not a Trump rally, people actually knows what logic n common sense are here
  • 20 7
 @preach: Since when people are being slaved in NZ? Lmao clown
  • 76 0
 @baxterbike: I agree with you saying they basically just sealed up the country but having done the 2 weeks quarantine twice in NZ, I'd say it's pretty bloody good. The food was excellent and if you don't like it you can order delivery. Time outside in the dedicated areas was limited to 45 minutes a day the first time around and second time around it was unlimited. I mean, what do you expect if you are travelling during a pandemic? In Hong Kong you quarantine for 3 weeks and can't leave your hotel room. For context, my sister quarantined in New Zealand and said it was better than her Covid life in Glasgow. Like Scotland (at the time), you couldn't socialise but not having to cook and sunshine were major plus points. Compared to other countries I'd say we've done a great job at protecting people and yes, businesses will fail in order to protect people. Hypothetical question: Would you rather have your business fail or a loved one die from Covid? In regards to "investing in health and education", well yeah that's probably another conversation.
  • 54 3
 @baxterbike: Yeah and all those industries would be pumping right now if the rest of the world had done what we did in the first place. But no, y'all dragged the chain and now our economy is suffering for it. Way to go guys.

You haven't really got the full story either.
  • 47 1
 @baxterbike: I live here... and I can confirm your perspective from afar is far from the truth. Yes, tourism has suffered but many many other industries have benefitted from our minimal lock-downs.

Oh, and we all have FREEDOM to watch sporting events, go to music concerts, not wear masks, eat in restaurants, go to the cinema... TBH I'm not missing international travel in the slightest.
  • 15 8
 @TotalAmateur: Pretty sure covid didn't come into the USA and Canada via illegal immigrants. The island thing is irrelevant.
  • 11 21
flag TotalAmateur (Mar 3, 2021 at 16:27) (Below Threshold)
 @mick06 : do you really not see the benefit of preventing disease spread if you are on an island as opposed to sharing two huge somewhat unpatrolled borders? Please tell me you're smarter than that. Nobody said it was all illegal immigrants (although if you do 2 seconds of research you'll see that they're probably not a big help mitigating viral spread) you just wanted to lecture someone for the low hanging moral win.
  • 10 8
 idk if you can lay the efficacy of their response at the feet of "better health and education", smaller populations and land mass sizes make it easier to control the populace.
  • 18 3
 @TotalAmateur: Maybe you'd have an argument if the usa had shut its international borders. But it didn't.

Australia has a similar population to Canada, similar land size, yet around 30 times less covid cases from a quick google. It was policies that controlled the populace.

Not lecturing, but god that constant island excuse gets tiring when neither the USA nor Canada actually closed their borders.
  • 4 40
flag preach (Mar 3, 2021 at 17:15) (Below Threshold)
 Please you expert asshats tell me more about it. Lol
  • 5 0
 @karatechris: wish i was there
  • 9 0
 @preach: Im no expert just an asshat that wants to be able to do fun crap again like I see in Aus/NZ!
  • 14 1
 @preach: what's funny is that by any objective measure new Zealand is much more free than the US. So are Canada, most of Scandinavia, and a host of other places. The US does not have freedom, rather it has an institutionalized the right to selfishness and opting out of the common good (which is kinda the whole point of society). I'm not sure if this will compute what with the exceptionalism, but the rest of the world's high income countries are just looking at you with pitty and sadness these days. It's not even fun to laugh about it any more. Even with Biden at the helm.
  • 5 0
 @preach: As someone who has been hospitalised with covid and who’s brother is in NZ (I’m in the UK) I can tell you exactly who has more freedom.
  • 2 0
 @baxterbike: Came back to NZ in January from California. The whole process was smooth and professional. 2 week Isolation at the hotel was easy, good food and helpful staff. Government event sent a learning package for our 3 year old, full of books and crafts. Sure some areas are effected, where isn't? I'd rather be here than anywhere else in the world right now. Traveling the country and riding as much as I can.
  • 2 0
 @TotalAmateur: 2 secs of research isn’t research lol
  • 7 1
 @TotalAmateur: how about “ the people believed in their government and did what they were told “ and didn’t have a Tit at the top dishing out conspiracy theories all day !
  • 1 0
 @Matt115lamb: Agreed - not that we can really talk about having a tit at the top Smile
  • 4 7
 @Matt115lamb: why would you beleive your government? that is lunacy. 99.95% survival rate and you are on a mountainbike website sucking Boris' dong and screetching about pRoTeCtInG tHe NhS!!!111!1
  • 2 0
 @conoat: I detest Boris, we’re taking about NZ !
@hambobet: Tits at the top in charge of a pandemic equals disaster !
  • 6 6
 @mick06: I mean, we instituted travel bans almost immediately, but it's pretty hard to close borders when even banning travel from certain places was met with accusations of being "racist" and "xenophobic". Idk if you recall but Trump instituted travel bans immediately while people like Nancy Pelosi were still encouraging people to go out and mingle because Trump was "fear mongering against asians". Seriously you can easily look this all up, we tried to limit travel but unfortunately half of America only uses it's brain when convenient for their cause.
  • 2 2
 @Matt115lamb: its literally all you needed to do though, I was trying not to scare you off....
  • 4 3
 @Matt115lamb: again that must be insanely easier when you have a) a smaller population, b) political unity and not half the government encouraging people to gather in large numbers and loot and destroy small businesses, c) WAY EASIER TO CONTROL BORDERS..

are you really this ignorant of the reality of the US? this is all very easily verified with some quick google searching, idk why you are still struggling to understand. Is it a lack of caring or just a lack of critical thinking? You're literally just echoing what the establishment media says on a daily basis. You must love coolaid.
  • 3 5
 @ckcost: you mean we shouldn't have encouraged mass gatherings for riotings and stuffed sick people into old folks homes? Damn if only someone had said something! oh wait.
  • 4 3
 @mgrantorser: the thing is, all the places you mentioned have largely ethnic homogenous societies, with much smaller populations. So you're essentially highlighting the importance of having less diversity and smaller countries. Which is why we have such drastically different laws from state to state, something most non americans forget about in their ignorant condemnation of America, that typically only encapsulates the rules/lifestyle of a few more publicized states.
  • 2 4
 @Theysayivebeentheone: lol ya it's all the trumpers that are inconsistent, not the people gathering en masse during a pandemic to destroy local businesses, or gathering en masse to celebrate their political leader. Just the people you don't like are devoid of logic, not the people you agree with oh lord no.....
  • 3 5
 @Randomscruff: exactly, nobody is debating NZ handled it really well but to say that's all from "better education about health" is kind of patting yourself on the ass for nothing. the smaller the land mass and community, the easier enforcement is of public policy. it's really that simple. idk why so many people on this site absolutely buck at the sight of common sense.
  • 3 4
 @mick06: lol you actually just proved my point btw, idk if you didn't notice? You're saying that I'd have an argument if USA shut its borders down, but my whole point was that it was NZs ability to effectively do so that saved them! And that what screwed larger countries like Canada and the USA was its large population, large land mass to control, and violent political opposition. LOL you're literally too stupid to insult buddy.
  • 4 1
 @TotalAmateur: I don't think you are making the point you think you are...
  • 1 2
 @Burningbird: my point is that closing an entire country has a greater impact on containing a virus than "proper education". NZ was able to close off its borders and enforce covid regulations with much more efficacy, due to both it's population size and border control. Comparing them to countries that are 40x the size and 100x the pop numbers (totally pulling those #'s from nowhere) is as ignorant as it is disingenuous.
  • 2 1
 @TotalAmateur: Okay Bub. BTW, quotation marks are usually used around an actual quote, not something you just make up. If we only invested more in education....
  • 1 1
 @Burningbird: lol I'm literally referencing a statement from earlier in the thread, I was assuming you had enough sense to know the reference without me needing to put the statement verbatim. Are you that thick?
  • 1 1
 @Burningbird: funny how you do everything you can to avoid addressing my points bc you know you can't refute. but go ahead with the personal attacks, "bub"
  • 6 1
 @TotalAmateur: Since you asked:
"we instituted travel bans almost immediately" - False. They were merely travel restrictions that only prohibited entry by non-U.S. citizens, other than the immediate family of U.S. citizens and permanent residents, who have traveled to China within the last two weeks from entering the U.S. Hardly the sort of policy that would have kept COVID out. Also, the virus was already in the states before those restrictions were implemented.
"it's pretty hard to close borders when even banning travel from certain places was met with accusations of being "racist" and "xenophobic"" - This statement lacks context. Specifically, the very racist and xenophobic Muslim Ban and Trumps insistence on referring to COVID as Wuhan virus, China Virus, and Kung Flu.
I could go through the rest of your posts and point out all the false assumptions and lazy thinking, but I have trail to build and you don't seem like the type to allow facts to get in the way of a good story.
  • 4 4
 @Burningbird: lol ok so if we're going to argue about the semantics of a "ban" vs "restrictions" then you're right we're going to be here all day as you're choosing to argue over insignificant details. Bottom line, was there an effort to curb travel? Yes. Were those efforts met with condemnation and counter productive efforts by political opponents. Yes, I can provide contextual examples if you lack that ability to find them yourself. And my point being, is that if there was so much opposition to the small amount of action that you have deemed "not enough", then how were we supposed to do anything extra? This has been the logical farce of the left since day one, claiming "TRUMP IS RACIST, DON'T AVOID CHINA TOWN GO OUT AND SHOP" to "He didn't do enough, the blood is on his hands". Like cmon, have a little awareness and integrity, that flip flopping is easy to see.

And Idk what the rest of that statement even means, so you're admitting that because of previous travel bans, that other people were less accepting of the Covid related ban because of his prior "racist" remarks? That's ridiculous, so you'll actively avoid sound governance because you object to prior handlings of completely unrelated scenarios? And then you're accusing me of lazy thinking?
Cmon dude.

www.nbcbayarea.com/news/local/nancy-pelosi-visits-san-franciscos-chinatown/2240247 (in the video she clearly encourages people to go out and not be deterred by Trumps alleged overreaction)

www.msn.com/en-us/travel/news/a-timeline-of-covid-19-travel-restrictions-throughout-2020/ss-BB1ccHXN#image=3 ( a timeline of the travel bans and their subsequent disapproval, and it's important to note that areas like California likely helped spread the disease by dismissing the legitimacy of its spread)

And here is an example of people calling Trump Racist after taking actionable measures to protect American lives (www.nytimes.com/2020/02/04/opinion/trump-travel-ban-nigeria.html).

I can keep going all day, bub.

you're being a textbook farmed thinker by the main stream media, you're so focused on some trivial moral victories you're literally believing lies and ignoring facts.
  • 4 2
 @Burningbird: lol ok so if we're going to argue about the semantics of a "ban" vs "restrictions" then you're right we're going to be here all day as you're choosing to argue over insignificant details. Bottom line, was there an effort to curb travel? Yes. Were those efforts met with condemnation and counter productive efforts by political opponents. Yes, I can provide contextual examples if you lack that ability to find them yourself.

And my point being, is that if there was so much opposition to the small amount of action that you have deemed "not enough", then how were we supposed to do anything more? This has been the logical farce of the left since day one, claiming "TRUMP IS RACIST, DON'T AVOID CHINA TOWN GO OUT AND SHOP" to "He didn't do enough, the blood is on his hands". Like cmon, have a little awareness and integrity, that flip flopping is easy to see and was an obvious political machination that should have only duped the most gullible of the population. You really are going to have to do better than this.

And Idk what the rest of that statement even means, so you're admitting that because of previous travel bans, that other people were less accepting of the Covid related ban because of his prior "racist" remarks? That's ridiculous, so you'll actively avoid sound governance because you object to prior handlings of completely unrelated scenarios? And then you're accusing me of lazy thinking?
Cmon dude.

www.nbcbayarea.com/news/local/nancy-pelosi-visits-san-franciscos-chinatown/2240247 (in the video she clearly encourages people to go out and not be deterred by Trumps alleged overreaction)

www.msn.com/en-us/travel/news/a-timeline-of-covid-19-travel-restrictions-throughout-2020/ss-BB1ccHXN#image=3 ( a timeline of the travel bans and their subsequent disapproval, and it's important to note that areas like California likely helped spread the disease by dismissing the legitimacy of its spread)

And here is an example of people calling Trump Racist after taking actionable measures to protect American lives (www.nytimes.com/2020/02/04/opinion/trump-travel-ban-nigeria.html).

I can keep going all day, bub.

you're being a textbook farmed thinker by the main stream media, you're so focused on some trivial moral victories you're literally believing lies and ignoring facts.
  • 2 2
 @Burningbird: got nothing I'm assuming?
  • 3 1
 @TotalAmateur: Nothing for you. It's sunny here and I have better things to do than feed the trolls. Enjoy your echo chamber !
  • 2 2
 @Burningbird: lol thought not. easier to call everyone haters and trolls than to expose your ignorance. later bub
  • 178 3
 "I ride my bike the same way I trade stocks. It’s my nature to take high risks and high return,"

Judging by the car he's driving the returns aren't that great...
  • 17 7
 Sh*t I downvoted you by accident. Sorry man!
  • 27 0
 i'm also not sure what the high return is for riding on ice.
  • 27 0
 @savagelake: the return is cleaning up the gene pool.
  • 8 1
 I’m not sure why Pinkbike is giving him any airtime. I’m sure his profile is getting bigger and he was on the homepage feed earlier in the week. Let’s hope he doesn’t appear on the monthly highlight email as well
  • 1 0
 @savagelake: they're just stupid
  • 2 0
 Not to mention... how is riding on a flat lake a high return? I think he was in shock.
  • 3 0
 Thanks you made my morning with that comment. Almost had coffee coming out of my nose. @ReformedRoadie:
  • 117 2
 Can we stop talking about that dickhead bike vlogger? The ice thing was obviously a publicity stunt (he and his buddy hint that it was all intentional near the end of the video). Repeatedly mentioning it on this website is just giving him more clicks and more money. All of his videos are pretty idiotic, the last thing we need to do is give him more publicity.
  • 5 0
 too late
  • 12 0
 I was expecting some sort of acknowledgement from PB that the video was staged since they felt the need to link to it again. Nope, just keep on pretending like this dude miscalculated the stability of the ice.
  • 3 0
 I've found that the majority of bike bloggers / YouTube celebrities are dick heads.
  • 1 5
flag RonSauce (Mar 4, 2021 at 5:33) (Below Threshold)
 Start with the man in the mirror.
  • 79 4
 It's been a bad month for promoting half-wit vloggers...
  • 26 1
 Its been a good month for over-priced vibrating stems and grips.
  • 1 0
 @mountainfishy: hey, nice user name.
  • 32 0
 Back in the old days of pink bike, wasn’t every week downhill bike week?
  • 24 0
 At our company HQ, the entire semi-truck trailer full of Africa donation bikes was stolen Eek but it was recovered a few days later, probably after the thieves realized it wasn't full of new bikes!
  • 5 0
 Thats one way to stop them. I hope those bikes make it to their new owners soon
  • 29 2
 Bad month for a lot of people voting for the photograph of the year lol
  • 6 0
 Just not a majority of them.
  • 14 0
 When will tonkatruck spot some new prototype tonka toys?
  • 5 0
 Hopefully!
  • 9 1
 Even experienced riders don't know how to keep bikes safe. All bikes deserve to come inside with you, no matter where you're staying. I'll push my bike up 10 stories to a hotel room if I have to.
  • 3 1
 Most bikes fit in elevators. tup
  • 4 2
 @seraph: Not allowed in many elevators though...
  • 4 2
 @mobiller: Why would a bike not be allowed in an elevator?
  • 6 0
 @seraph: Dunno, because condo association are all nutbars? Never lived in an apartment building where it was allowed.
  • 3 0
 @seraph: In cases like this I vote haul them up the side of the balcony on block and tackle.
  • 3 0
 @seraph: same reason pets are banned from some building.

They cause to much damage.

Unfortunately its the 10 percent doing 90 percent of the damage. Giving everyone else a bad name.
  • 2 0
 So you take all the bikes in your van into a store?
  • 10 2
 No wonder Sram/Rockshox and Fox/Raceface parts and suspension keeps getting more expensive. It’s us, the customer, who ends up paying for these bills if they continue to sue each other!!!!
  • 4 0
 When you're paying $80 for a chainring they have to do something with the profits.
  • 4 0
 In New England, the best month to recover from the injury from being an idiot before the snow fell.
  • 4 1
 Sucks for Martha. Best thing is to cover up the windows and don't let the world know what you have inside.
  • 8 0
 Buy a van without windows, don’t ever put any biking/Moto/skate/surf stickers on it and make sure no one sees you loading and unloading all your shiny toys stealth beats expensive locks (although the deadbolts on the Renault Traffic were pretty good at keeping thieving scum out of a friends van, they just nicked all his stuff that he left in the front.
  • 4 0
 Not a great month, for Ed Masters. Feel better soon Bru.
  • 1 0
 These good/bad month 'articles' is a creative way to produce new content that is essentially old content from the past month and create more views without having to actually create any new content.
  • 1 0
 It wasn't that good a month for DH bikes on Pinkbike... They reviewed 4 bikes & 3 forks. not much else happened. Other major MTB media outlets have put more DH bike content this month without even trying.
  • 4 0
 Good month for vacation
  • 1 0
 "Cyclists Falling Through Ice

Why do people keep doing this?

Just don't do it."

Then stop giving free publicity to it by posting the YouTube videos of it.
  • 2 0
 Good month for gnarly fail videos. If you're into that sort of thing
  • 1 0
 Bad, no rain. Good, it ended&March started=rain(so cal).
Digging resumes.
  • 1 2
 OK Why did PB moderators just delete the whole conversation regarding patents?
  • 14 1
 Specialized had already copyrighted your comment and sued pinkbike for the infringement.
  • 3 0
 You mean the thread that's hidden below vote threshold?
  • 2 0
 @barp: omg derp
Didn't think that whole thread would remove.

Thanks for heads-up
  • 4 0
 It’s not deleted Wink It got negative propped by other users - you can see it at the bottom of the page.
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