Slack Randoms: ENVE's $290 Poncho, SRAM Sets Sail, FMX Triple Flips & More

Oct 28, 2022 at 5:00
by Ed Spratt  
We use Slack as our workplace communication tool at Pinkbike and we have a #randoms channel which we use to share an assortment of videos and stories from all corners of the cycling world and beyond... We thought a couple of the moments from the past week were too good not to share with a wider audience, so here are some of the highlights.




ENVE Launches Lifestyle Apparel Range with a $290 Poncho


ENVE has launched new lifestyle apparel, including a collection-topping $290 women's poncho. The PrimaLoft Poncho is made with a recycled rip-stop nylon outer featuring Primaloft's Eco Gold insulation to keep things warm inside. The poncho is said to be great to warm back up after rides and has enough room inside to change layers. Handily it will also all pack up into the front pocket.

bigquotesEven the most dedicated riders spend most of their time off the bike living life, recovering, traveling, and in pursuit of their next ride. With no shortage of technical on-bike riding apparel available in the aftermarket, we set our sights on creating the clothing we want to live in.Jake Pantone, VP of Product and Brand for ENVE



SRAM Chart a Course for the High Seas


In an unusual match-up, SRAM has partnered with the New York Yacht Club American Magic sailing team in an attempt to win the 2024 America’s Cup race.

SRAM is said to be working on supplying the in-boat technologies although no details on what this actually will be have been released. Will AXS be getting its sea legs?

bigquotesThis is an amazing opportunity to not only demonstrate our products and technologies in a new and unique way but be a part of one of the most historic and viewed sporting events in the world. SRAM componentry will be integral to the success of this yacht. SRAM CEO Ken Lousberg



Kelan Grant's Red Bull Foxhunt Winning Run


bigquotesWe did it, managed The 2022 red bull fox hunt win. Stoked enjoy the carnage and the winning run! Kelan Grant



Dyfi Bike Park Laps with Rachel Atherton


bigquotesBikes, good weather and hot laps at Dyfi Bike Park with Rachel Atherton. GoPro



Building a Voima with Pole CEO Leo Kokkonen


bigquotesPole Bicycles founder and CEO, Leo Kokkonen goes through the process of building a Voima e-bike frame at our factory in Finland Pole Bicycle Company



The FMX Triple Flip Returns


bigquotes3 years in the making… Get an in-depth look into the return of the FMX triple flip.

Follow Jayo Archer & Harry Bink’s journey towards the ultimate goal in FMX: Landing the first triple backflip in competition at the 2022 Nitro World Games in Brisbane. The trick has remained untouched since Josh Sheehan’s World’s first triple backflip in 2015 at Pastranaland.

Hear from Action Sports icons Travis Pastrana, Tony Hawk, Carey Hart and others as they weigh in on the magnitude of what it takes to progress the sport in front of a live Global audience.
Nitro Circus



Red Bull Straight Rhythm POV




Electrical Arcs at 1,750,000FPS




How Strong Is a Tungsten Ring?






177 Comments

  • 320 0
 Looks like Kanye is designing stuff for Enve now
  • 13 6
 I was going to guess P-Diddy.... LOL!!!
  • 171 1
 I Just imagine riding the pole in that poncho with on the way to the sailboat race. Pure MTB
  • 6 0
 @mybaben: not shiny enough, and not enough loft to be missy
  • 3 0
 @Telebikes: now that’s what I call core
  • 12 1
 @shredhard Overrated and cracked, the perfect partnership
  • 18 0
 Haha, the wearable sleeping bag/ blanket isn't my thing. But there are tons of cooler ones for around $100. Incase anyone actually wants something like this.

It could be part of the Derelicte fashion line!
  • 124 0
 @Beaconbike: Enve can Dera-lict my balls.
  • 2 3
 nahh, ENVE wants you to buy it out of necessity to always wear when you ride their wheels, when they explode underneath ya
  • 2 0
 geisha
  • 5 0
 I had a hankering for sushi when i saw that outfit
  • 1 2
 Who?
  • 26 19
 Enve can go fuck themselves. They treat their employees like shit and their products are inferior these days. This apparel is for those who stroke their leaky dicks looking the enve logo
  • 54 4
 @wcjrush: you ok bud?
  • 8 0
 This is my perfect post riding outfit as it fits in with my zero functionality buying philosophy.
  • 1 0
 @dkendy1: Good points!
  • 3 4
 @badbadleroybrown: LMAO!!!!!!!!!!! Right? I was thinking the same thing....
  • 7 3
 @wcjrush: Hi, maybe you should go lay down for a while...
  • 11 3
 @badbadleroybrown: you betcha. Just saying what I see from a company who operates in the same town I work in.
  • 2 1
 @shredhard It rather looks like Kanye had a finger in Pole’s colour scheme..
  • 5 0
 I’d like to thank Enve for making me feel less like an a$$hole for owning a $50 towel changing poncho.
  • 12 0
 They didn't show the whole poncho. What are they trying to hide?

Oh yeah....the poncho.
  • 3 0
 At least Enve thought about the folks that need a place to stash a baby kangaroo.
  • 3 0
 They pair perfectly with the now canceled Adidas 5.10 Yeezy Foam Runner Clipless shoe line
  • 2 1
 @wcjrush: Harsh but fair. I salute your willingness to tell it like it is.
  • 4 1
 ENVE DOUCHEBAGS

“We have been making a concerted effort to address customer complaints, but the warranty dept failed to recognize the vitriol in the emails and they inadvertently got passed on to the design dept”
  • 1 2
 @badbadleroybrown: leaky dicks cause bad attitudes.
  • 1 0
 @wcjrush: how dare you defend the common man! I'm with you F*ck Envy...
  • 1 4
 @scary1: I'll defer to your considerable expertise on both leaky dicks and bad attitudes.
  • 4 0
 IF anyone is interested, the Poler Napsack is awesome and on sale for $70 at backcountry.com . Bought one for the wife & her wearing it at a softball tournament for our daughter last week sold about a half dozen to women on the spot.

They were literally pulling it up with me standing there and clicking "Buy". Wives who are cold natured went nuts over it.
  • 176 0
 Thank you Enve for giving this gift to the pinkbike comments section
  • 5 6
 LMAO!!! Nice mate. Wink
  • 1 1
 Any brand mention is a good brand mention. They probably only made the one
  • 11 1
 “I’ll a a photoshoot with this thing but please don’t show my face.”
  • 1 0
 As soon as I clicked on the article, I scrolled past to the comment section. Probably still won't read the actual article
  • 2 0
 That Poncho is Enve lowering themselves into the lion enclosure. Priceless.
  • 115 0
 I"m saving my coin for the Enve Urban Sombrero.
  • 5 0
 Hahaha that’s too good
  • 14 0
 I prefer the Himalayan Walking Shoes
  • 8 0
 @scitrainer:
His name was Bosch. He killed my mother!
-J Peterman
  • 3 0
 Oh my god. Great time for an autocorrect. *Bosco
  • 3 0
 @initforthedonuts: Bosch is a great show though.
  • 5 0
 @initforthedonuts: I thought it was an e-bike reference so it worked for me.
  • 70 1
 Is it April already
  • 11 0
 It’s the one time I’ve hoped for a link and be Rick-Rolled. But alas no, it seems to be true.
  • 12 48
flag RedBurn (Oct 29, 2022 at 13:25) (Below Threshold)
 Ah!!!!! Gaýyy
  • 14 4
 @RedBurn: its 2022 Dad... you now shout #Ebike.
  • 1 0
 Ha! I was thinking the same
  • 45 3
 @RedBurn: no gay person would ever be caught wearing this garbage. They have much better taste.
  • 2 1
 I thought the same thing when I saw the ENVE and SRAM columns. The SRAM move I can see. The ENVE move keeps me scratching my head. That clothing item doesn’t fit my lifestyle wardrobe. Maybe I’m not the new wave of MTB fashion they are going after. That or Kanye walked into their meeting room after getting dropped by Addidas.
  • 5 0
 @DapperCyclist: Honestly, with 6 figure "van life" (which probably gets parked at a million dollar McMansion) loaded with a couple $15000 eBikes, this is MTB now.

Pack it up.
  • 55 2
 Further cementing the fact I’ll never buy an Enve product. The dentists can have it
  • 2 6
flag chocolate-thunder (Oct 29, 2022 at 18:59) (Below Threshold)
 I’ve honestly been happy with my HDH bars on both bikes for over a decade now, so pretty great value (and performance), but I hear ya - those stems are a hard sell (expensive and lack a performance benefit), similar to their rims, at least they used to be.
  • 49 4
 I swear if I see someone in the car park with that ENVE poncho I'll wipe off all the mud from my downtube and throw it at you.
  • 45 1
 Ever wondered how Enve could corner the market on being butt of all jokes forever? Here is your answer.
  • 4 0
 They should be on Tony Ellsworth's Christmas card list...
  • 45 2
 the fondle your balls while being cozy poncho by enve
  • 64 1
 Can confirm that is what ponchos are for
  • 24 0
 @Fondler: Username confirmation.
  • 14 0
 @Fondler: you were destined to make this comment.
  • 3 0
 Enve gives a whole new meaning to pleasure with the "Fondling Pocket"
  • 4 0
 Already invented by Family Guy... "The Yanket"

www.youtube.com/watch?v=OOdN8EpNNUA
  • 30 0
 Enve has someone looking like they are visiting the Hunger Games Capitol.
  • 27 2
 The poncho has enough room for a European to change layers under or one American to squeeze into
  • 24 0
 Right square in the sack for anyone wearing it. You've been warned.
  • 21 0
 Just imagine, post ride beer in your poncho, sitting on on the back of your Yota, making dinner on fire , watching the sparks landing making their way thru the poncho. Makes one envy
  • 24 2
 Between that Pole and Poncho i´m really starting to hate this sport...
  • 8 2
 They aren't part of the sport, tangential at best...
  • 4 8
flag SixxerBikes (Oct 29, 2022 at 23:01) (Below Threshold)
 Mike Schlubby is the kinda guy that has a giant cock but doesn't know how to rhythmically thrust while he makes love...guy doesn't know how to fuck is what I'm sayin
  • 14 0
 I've been around PB for a few years and I thought I was getting the hang of Comments. But I'm back to square one on who's trolling who and wearing what on a sailboat. But I think I'm still on the right track saying Ms. Atherton is smooth as glass. Wow.
  • 6 0
 Yeah that's some riding and some track hey
  • 16 0
 Yank-it Blanket
  • 10 0
 SRAM Chart a Course for the High Seas

Sailworld - www.sail-world.com/news/255117/Cup-Spy-American-Magic-gets-on-their-bikes

Detailed Info-

All rule choices depend on the rules of Mutual Consent between the Defender and Challengers of the current America's Cup.

This is the 37th America's Cup. Stored electrical power is only allowed for communications and navigational equipment.

Traditionally the manpower on America's Cup boats has been grinders who use arm power to adjust the sails and appendages AND/OR arm power to increase stored hydraulic pressure to adjust the sails/appendages.

In the 35th America's Cup cyclors where used instead of grinders by Team New Zealand (TNZ). Basics are leg power is greater than arm power. TNZ went on to win the 35th Cup and became Defender for the 36th Cup. In 36th Cup cyclors where banded. TNZ won the 36th Cup and now the Mutual Consent rules for the 37th allow for cyclors to be used again - www.americascup.com/news/1510_CYCLORS-ARE-BACK
  • 6 0
 Maybe SRAM will make an even more efficient "aquaBOOST" cyclor standard?
  • 4 0
 I had read a story of a boat that was using integrated bike ergonomics to run their rope systems, as the team could put down vastly more power to move things about. It could be that this boat is running a sram drivetrain with a similar system.

Here's an article to the NZ team using said technology a few years back. www.cnn.com/2017/02/17/sport/cycling-americas-cup-team-new-zealand-sailing
  • 6 1
 Exactly what I thought, cool can't wait to see bikes on all the boats. Great opportunity for SRAM although theres a pretty good chance SRAM or SHIMANO was already used on the TNZ boat back in 2017. Americas cup is freaking awesome
  • 2 0
 Atherton Bike, SRAM drive train, let’s just hope Prada don’t start an MTB apparel line. Could be a full AC experience.

This is a great opportunity for SRAM, those budgets are next level.
  • 4 0
 "Raise the foresail with the Reverb!!" Ok fck
  • 13 1
 You'd think Jack Pantone would know better colours...
  • 2 1
 This name is what really got me thinking, that this has to be a joke... Really, who in their right mind would consider this a good idea/design?
  • 2 0
 As someone who works in printing...I appreciate this comment.
  • 10 0
 tHAT PolE iS MAssiVE!! For some reason, I'd like to see a crossover between that and the hydraulic press. Not going to comment anything about that enve shit
  • 12 2
 Good to see SRAM sponsoring the American boats. Maybe shimano can sponsor NZ and we can smash them
  • 1 0
 Would love to see a real competition, not the Americans smashing themselves
  • 4 0
 At least Shimano has experience with fishing gear
  • 2 0
 @Mac1987: and fishing is wildly more popular than competitive sailing
  • 1 0
 @Fishydigits:
Hasn't been that way since the early 1990s.
  • 10 0
 I rode my bike today and it was fun
  • 11 0
 pipe tf down
  • 11 1
 Why enve? Why?
  • 5 0
 Because apparel margins are like 3x hardware margins, even for premium hardware, and because they are partners with Arcteryx so the supply chains are already there. The brand extension isn’t that much of a stretch, really.
  • 4 0
 @twozerosix: Unless they start making XXXXS lycra shorts. That would be a stretch.
  • 6 0
 I started reading the Enve Jacket and thought "oh this must be Henry's piss take column he does every few weeks, cool."

I keep scrolling, and it isn't piss takes. The Enve jacket absolutely fried my hungover brain lol
  • 8 0
 SRAM! less money for yachts more money for trails!
  • 3 0
 Norco getting out of DH SRAM getting into sailing wtf
  • 1 0
 @HughBonero: Most likely someone on the yacht team(s) is also a cyclist and noted the natural cross over with components...makes yacht racing and business sense. Norco on the other hand is just a marketing/budgeting move. They can't afford it is what is boils down to.
  • 6 0
 The only good thing about that poncho is that it will serve as an early warning to give the wearer an extra wide berth before I'm close enough to risk a social interaction.
  • 7 0
 When you get into FMX , do the neck & tribal tatoos appear on your body automatically ?
  • 7 0
 Getting some serious japanese suicide cult vibes.
  • 8 2
 Get bent Enve. Just go away at this point. Wow
  • 4 0
 Power on those sail boats is supplied by hand cranks, so wouldn't be surprised if SRAM was doing something on those components
  • 6 0
 The Kiwi's won a few years ago while switching to pedaling in their catamarans. I wouldn't be suprised if that's what sram's working on.
  • 6 0
 American Magic is using cyclors this edition of the Americas Cup. Cyclors were banned last edition, but are allowed again this time around. The cyclors are used to generate pressure and flow in the hydraulics needed to trim the foils and assist with sail trim.
  • 5 0
 @handynzl:
Most importantly, those crew members, some of which i believe were professional cyclists the first time around, are called -ahem- "grinders"
  • 2 2
 Hopefully next time round American magic doesn't burn out of the event in a catastrophic flop.
  • 2 0
 @handynzl: didn't know they were allowing the cyclors again, thanks for the heads up
  • 2 0
 Shimano does fishing, Sram does sailing?
  • 7 1
 Rachel Atherton is such a boss and Dyfi looks ruddy fantastic !!
  • 3 1
 Those trails look amazing and her riding is so smooth.
  • 3 0
 @wcmitch: they are!
  • 3 0
 As someone who works in the ER and cuts rings off people daily. If you’re wearing rings of any of the materials listed, in my head I’m thinking “f*ck your finger and your stupid ring”!
  • 5 0
 Same as above, knee jerk thought about the enve thing was "April 1st"?
  • 5 0
 I'm waiting for Enve Ikea shopping bag
  • 3 0
 I think Balenciaga already did an identical $600 version a few years ago.
  • 2 0
 @RonSauce: Nooooooooo.. I guess I'll have to go with Enve flip flops then
  • 5 0
 Gents, I’m pretty convinced that Enve is just trolling us all now.
  • 3 0
 Obviously! I mean, it has to be, right? RIGHT?!
  • 3 0
 Agreed! Literally no one at that company can think that is a good idea....
  • 3 0
 I love the hydraulic press channels but cast iron won not tungsten. Enve is saving the launch of the dental instruments line for April 1. It will be called
  • 5 1
 Seriously? That’s your introductory piece into the clothing market? Yikes.
  • 5 1
 This comment will probably get deleted, but fuck envy to the ends of the earth.
  • 4 1
 Enve making "lifestyle" gear instead of riding gear has to be the greatest understanding of a companies demographic/customer base i think i've ever seen.
  • 5 0
 I’m buying the Enve poncho when it’s offered in oil slick.
  • 2 0
 @nitrocircus I'm sorry but landing all kind of world firsts onto an airbagged landing does NOT count- Pastrana's first double counted as it was to dirt and that's the real risk there!
  • 4 0
 The new Enve "Jedi Poncho"....

Also, a hard NO.
  • 4 0
 Sram fishing gear to follow soon?
  • 3 0
 Love the moo moo.. need a different colour tho I’d look homeless in about three weeks
  • 4 0
 SRAM and Dennis Connor = even more lame than just SRAM alone.

Buy DVO!
  • 2 0
 Buy DVO
  • 3 0
 "And now for your weekly working-class rage article, here's some ridiculous shit that people are wasting their cash on"
  • 2 0
 First thing I did was a mental calendar check.
Then immediately scroll to comments about that poncho.
Gonna grab some scotch…
  • 7 2
 eBike = Shit
  • 3 0
 ‘An ENVE quilted poncho, just what I want’ said no-one ever.
  • 3 0
 What next, Gucci making wheels.
  • 2 0
 Have you seen the price of a decent wheelset these days?
  • 1 0
 When my local trails are as muddy as those in the Fox Hunt video I am advised not to ride for the day. What a fun looking course!
  • 2 0
 Fun? That course looked absolutely awful to ride... it was like racing a muddy road... not really mountain biking.
  • 3 0
 Naked in the parking lot, all seasons. Don't want to see, don' look.
  • 1 2
 Thoroughly enjoyed Rachel Atherton's cheeky blast around Dyfi.

As for SRAM getting into pacey racing yachts? Well, something might come of it? Water resistance? I dunno.

As for the ENVE poncho. Well done on who ever got that signed off. Emperor's New Clothes or what!
  • 1 0
 I wonder whose idea it was and how much it costs SRAM to co-sponsor a racing yacht. What's the payoff and how is it calculated?
  • 1 0
 I told my dentist that I will be holding off on my cavity filling and buying an Enve Poncho . He said no problem I understand !
  • 3 0
 $290 Poncho v the old hoodie in my truck... Tough choice
  • 2 0
 Very overpriced but I would love to have something like that for after cold rides getting changed and warmed up!
  • 2 0
 Levy’s wrists are way more feminine than I was expecting
  • 1 6
flag SixxerBikes (Oct 29, 2022 at 23:18) (Below Threshold)
 Mike Schlubby is the kinda guy that has a giant cock but doesn't know how to rhythmically thrust while he makes love...guy doesn't know how to fuck is what I'm sayin
  • 2 0
 For a second there I thought it’s April fools
  • 2 0
 What the hell, not even carbon
  • 2 0
 Enough room to change layers, or share with a buddy...
  • 2 0
 I'm gonna be wearing that poncho over my monosuit.
  • 1 1
 Yall are pretty dumb. There's a video of two dudes doing triple back flips on moto and the only thing any one cares about is some jacket.
  • 1 0
 The only way those FMX guys could matter to this crowd is if they were doing their tricks while wearing these ponchos.
  • 2 0
 Even at a 50% off sale, that poncho is still too expensive
  • 2 0
 Is that a Mexican poncho or is it a real poncho or is a Sears poncho?
  • 1 0
 Is anyone else cringing when they see the Pole frame being assembled on a raw marble surface?
  • 1 0
 I guess the "dentist" jokes are long overdue. It's clear that the industry are aiming for the rappers now.
  • 3 6
 Again the Great Reset can’t can quick enough to the f*ckwittery of the Gravity Mtb world.

Sponsoring sailing, poncho designer fashion, animal wear gear. When company profits are so much because consumers can’t say no.
Virtue signalling is placates the Peacocks…
  • 3 0
 Yeah you gotta love that we're supposedly going into a recession, bike industry employees still make low wages at the retail and entry levels, and we have bike companies going like "YEAH WE NEED TO GET INTO CARBON SAILBOAT RACING" It's good times out here.
  • 9 0
 @thepwnstar39: thats why I took so much personal offense to seeing what pro mtbers get paid... apparently we are a sport where t-shirts cost $100, bikes cost 5 figures and the people who ride them would professionally couldn't afford to use and wear their own equipment. Everything is so "luxury" and "boutique" yet everyone who isn't a stock holder in the industry is making minimum wage. It's gross.
  • 1 0
 ugly is spelled with a capitol E
  • 1 0
 that is a kimono!....NOT a poncho!
  • 1 0
 Pole and Enve should collaborate on a douchey line of jorts.
  • 1 0
 Had to do a date check on that Poncho - its not April 1!
  • 2 1
 Enve: I really think you need to harden the f*ck up!!!!
  • 1 0
 Fox Hunt winner was Flying
  • 1 0
 Cool that they've got Al Bundy to be the model for the shoot!
  • 1 0
 YEAH RACHEL!!!! MINDBLOWING !!!!!!
  • 2 1
 "You never ever go full retard!"...

Whoever buys it should be ostracized.
  • 1 0
 Brought coffee and donuts, here for the Enve comments.
  • 1 0
 poncho? more like staunch no
  • 1 2
 Nice Balencienve. Cannae wait for their £250 fanny pack.
That Pole thing is fugly.
  • 1 1
 Hopefully that jacket doesn't crack on the third ride.
  • 1 1
 Normally I don’t like ponchos, but for some reason I enve this one.
  • 1 0
 Wax on wax off
  • 1 2
 Oh, an ENVE sucks! There stoopid poncho proves it! Buy any other wheels!
  • 1 2
 LUST





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