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Pinkbike's Ultimate 2023 Bike Nerd Quiz

Dec 29, 2023 at 8:44
by Ed Spratt  
As we reach the end of 2023 let's take a look back through a wild year of racing events and new tech. To test your knowledge of the past twelve months we have put together 20 questions on the racing and new tech from 2023. How much can you remember?



1. Which new drivetrain was leaked on Craiglist?
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2. How many different elite male winners were there from DH World Cups & World Champs this year?
Gold in them hills ladies and gentlemen.




3. Who won the elite women's DH World Cup test event at Lourdes?
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4. Which of these DH World Cup race bikes had the lowest weight in Ed Master's 'Weigh In' video?
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Matt Walker's Pivot Phoenix

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Tahnee Seagrave's Canyon Sender
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Luca Shaw's Canyon Sender

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Ryan Pinkerton's GT Fury




5. Who joins Rob Warner as co-hosts for Red Bull's 'Beyond the Line' post-race show?
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6. Before Richie Rude returned to World Cup DH this year how long ago did he last attend a World Cup or World Champs DH race?
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7. Which brand helped build the V2 Grim Donut?
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8. How many laps did Mathieu Van Der Poel finish at the 2023 XC World Champs?
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9. What was Emil Johansson's winning score for Red Bull Joyride at Crankworx Whistler?
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10. What does Shimano say CUES stands for?
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11. Can you name this product launched in 2023?
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12. What has WTB named its new wheel size?
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13. What is the difference in dollars between the prize money for a World Cup win and a win at the US Open? WC-?
Your men s elite podium - Jackson Goldstone Ethan Craik Loic Bruni Bernard Kerr and Gaetan Vige




14. Who received the most votes in Pinkbike's unofficial poll for who should have won Rampage?
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15. Who set the fastest time on race day at the Australian national championships?
Cannonball MTB Festival 2023 Day 5




16. How much does the SR Suntour electronic suspension cost?
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17. What percentage of riders in Pinkbike's State of the Sport survey were found to earn between $0-$5,000?
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18. How many flat pedal riders were on elite podiums at the EDR opening round at Maydena?
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19. What was the weight of Dangerholm's custom Scott Lumen eRide 900 SL in trail mode?
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20. Can you name this bike launched in 2023?
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How Many Did You Get Right?



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39 Comments
  • 142 0
 I must really be wasting time here because I’m on this site all the time and retaining next to nothing.
  • 4 0
 I knew the grim donut was Pivots collab because they are the only well known bike manufacturer in my home state AZ
  • 1 0
 Same, on the site nearly everyday and got 4 correct.
  • 69 0
 I’m gonna count “dildo seat” as correct and a point toward my final score. I don’t care what they really call it.
  • 27 0
 The Pump Track Punisher
  • 14 0
 the saddle seducer
  • 12 0
 Business in the front, party in the back.
  • 9 0
 All I know is, make sure you get that post maxed to 300psi for best performance.
  • 11 1
 The Prostaddle®
  • 5 0
 Saddildo
  • 5 0
 The Hole Enchilada
  • 22 2
 The silhouette at the end, the answer is Filing Cabinet.
  • 13 0
 I was really disappointed that the grim donut 2 didn't get some proper ride reviews and timed laps. All that engineering effort yet so little follow up.
  • 11 0
 The Richie Rude answer is incorrect, he won junior worlds in Pietermaritzburg in 2013, which was 10 years ago, not 12 years ago
  • 2 0
 Hmmm interesting
  • 5 0
 Good spot you're correct. I've updated that answer now.
  • 2 0
 @edspratt: Also multiple Crankworx DH, US Nationals, Australian Nationals. He won Oceania Champs DH. There are only 4 years in the last 10 he hasn't raced DH.
  • 14 2
 “ How can we generate more clicks? “
  • 1 0
 Comment engagement is more valuable than "clicks".
  • 1 0
 @RonSauce: ridiculous, what about auto play videos and ads in videos ?
  • 2 0
 @devinkalt: would you belive auto play is just a way to capitalize on you returning to a conversation in the comments?
  • 9 2
 "Remember that comment where they said that Greg would get Jackson on weekends ha ha comment of the year or what?"

Answer (yeah)
  • 3 0
 Psshhhaw! All this is trivial. Name the top-selling coaster brake supplied with all Huffy 20" bicycles in the US during the 1980s.
  • 3 0
 Bendix??
  • 1 0
 @buckshot45:

Indeed! Have a point.
  • 1 0
 I once "leaked" the Shimano Saint group when it first came out. I posted a pic on NSMB and quickly recieved a PM asking for my number so that Shimano can call me. I gave them my number and they called me to ask where I found the pics.
  • 3 0
 All this new content. It's just like the month before GCN got canceled. Too soon?
  • 3 0
 Click MASTER bait
  • 3 3
 Damn, I need Eh Aye for all this sheeeeit! All I can answer were:

1) SRAM XX(x) Tranny

11) Dildo seat for the SRAM Tranny

Happy New Year Eh, Aye!
  • 1 0
 I know for sure every single person got the answer correct for question number 14…#brendoggotrobbed
  • 2 1
 last pic is of a high school welding project, or a filing cabinet.
  • 3 3
 do i have to take this quiz too? i believe i already submitted my application
  • 1 0
 It should be available painted in rainbow
  • 1 0
 I bet all these downvoting nerds ride the dildaddle
  • 5 5
 The saddle belongs on the Grim Donut with them Pink wheels.
  • 1 0
 The answer is 29”er
  • 1 2
 the pic of Richie was the best/worst answer......SO HELPY!







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