New bikes, real riders, proper terrain.
Words by Brian Park, photography by Trevor Lyden
This is the first annual Pinkbike Field Test. Every year much of the Pinkbike family makes the pilgrimage to Crankworx Whistler. This year we flew in our entire team of technical editors from around the globe so that after the flippy spinny stuff was done and the crowds cleared out, we could spend a few weeks reviewing a dozen new 2019 bikes on Whistler's incredible trail network.
We broke the bikes up into 3 loose categories, because arguing about arbitrary comparisons is one of our favourite things to do, and spent some time comparing and contrasting the bikes. We also checked out 3 new value-driven trail bikes for 2019 in a separate feature.
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We'll be kicking things off tomorrow with the Santa Cruz Bronson, and we'll be releasing the rest of the Field Tests daily. Stay tuned!