10 Days Left to Complete Pinkbike's Annual Community Survey - Your Chance to Be Heard

Jul 8, 2021 at 8:58
by Pinkbike Staff  




We enjoyed getting nerdy with the State of the Sport Survey earlier this year, so we wanted to change the focus from pro athletes to take a look at more typical mountain bikers' preferences too.

This is your opportunity to let the industry know what your priorities are. Do you think that product managers always spec the wrong bars? Ruin a good bike with bad graphics? What's your number one priority when you're in the market for a new helmet? This community is a vocal crew, but you can bet that any brands worth their salt spend a fair amount of time reading the comments to determine whether their "big idea" is likely to be a success or fall flat on its face. Tell the industry what your priorities are by completing this 15 minute survey.

Like the State of the Sport Survey, we will be making the results public to everyone once it's complete so you can see whether you're an outlier or the new standard. Does everyone really want mixed-wheel bikes? Expect the data analysis articles in September, since you'll have until August 30, 2021 to complete the survey. And we'll do it again next year to see what's changed year over year.

Complete the survey for a chance to win one of twenty $250 Pinkbike Shop gift cards.

The survey is anonymous and we won't be associating any of the information with your Pinkbike account or sharing your email with brands. You only need to provide your email if you want to be entered in the draw to win a prize.






225 Comments

  • 277 2
 "What brand of X do you plan on purchasing next?"

Need option: Irrelevant / Don't give a shit
  • 55 0
 Exactly, so many of those I either choose the same product or just something I thought was interesting. Those options just skew the data.
  • 122 1
 I was having the same thought. Even just having an "undecided" option would have worked. The way I had to answer made it look like I have some type of brand loyalty when that isn't really true.

Also the clothing options were missing some type of options for "Whatever is on sale".
  • 65 0
 We need the option: whatever is in stock
  • 29 0
 Yeah, a load of those questions could have used a "hopefully never buy one again" option
  • 16 0
 I just clicked other and put undecided.
  • 19 0
 Exactly. I do a lot of research and then Demo bikes before I buy, then ride it until it dies. So how the hell can I tell you what I am buying when my current rig dies? Especially since a new Mt. Bike is a major purchase.

As for what components on my next bike? Well, what comes with the bike I'm buying?

Helmets I have to try on. Clothes the same.
  • 39 21
 You can just leave any question blank that you don’t have an answer for it or select Other or Undecided
  • 37 2
 @sarahmoore: I believe I tried that and it forced me to pick a brand on the "what would you choose next" questions.
  • 16 0
 @sarahmoore: I couldn't.
  • 15 0
 @sarahmoore: doesn't seem true, they are marked as required.
  • 5 0
 My answers to the best of my recollection:
Other, Other, Not sure, I don't use "X", Other, Shimano, Other, Box, I build my own, Not sure, Nike?, Other, Other, Vittoria, What's that?, Other, Prefer not to answer, email.

(other: whatever's on sale when I need it)
  • 30 6
 @saberworks: I was wrong, I was viewing it in test mode. You will have to answer all the required questions before moving on, but we did add Other / Undecided / I don’t know to all questions so that can always be an option!
  • 31 1
 I want the cheapest one that qualifies me for free shipping please.
  • 3 0
 Or simply I don't know I haven't considered that yet.
  • 3 0
 "im poor cant afford stuff"
  • 14 1
 @sarahmoore: also, maybe NF one day will be considered mountain bike clothes and make it as an option in the survey Smile
  • 4 0
 @WillStax: Ride until it dies. My ethos too.
  • 7 0
 Way too long, too many options I didn't get to the end.
  • 2 0
 Whatever in stock and needed, brand wise agnostics
  • 8 5
 @sarahmoore: even easier for those who realize that this isn’t going to actually make a difference for you personally: don’t bother filling out the survey. After 5 pages of what is on my bike and what will I buy next I decided to do something more productive...like watch paint dry.
  • 8 14
flag stiingya (Jul 10, 2021 at 17:56) (Below Threshold)
 @unrooted: nobody's forcing to take the survey... probably took you longer to come to the comments and bitch about it...
  • 8 0
 @stiingya: no, i took it for the reason ‘voice to be heard’ and honestly after it feels unprofessional
  • 5 8
 @nickmalysh:
Maybe you can direct me to some, "professional surveys" so I can see what I'm missing. Must be amazing!

I take the survey because I know "in a way", it helps pay for the free content on this site. (and I need my Friday Fails!) But they're also going to share the results with us and some of it will be interesting.

No, I don't really care what brand of sunglasses people choose to buy next year. And obviously they didn't have exactly the right choice in the drop down for me to answer all of the questions.

But I just chose"other" and typed in whatever I wanted. BANG, my voice was heard... Smile
  • 3 4
 @sarahmoore: y’all need to add an option: “I’m so difficult to deal with no brand wants me to buy their product because in the event there’s a warranty issue it would not be with their while.” Good grief people. Just a survey. Don’t answer the question if you don’t like it.
  • 4 0
 @muscogeemasher: mY piVOt bolt caMe loOoOoOoOse I wAnt a nEw biKe
  • 3 0
 @travis-the-tailor: you don't pay outdoor enough lmao
  • 11 0
 we can win a 250$ gift card? wow i could finally afford shipping for a PB water bottle!
  • 1 0
 @sarahmoore: May be should try it your self, do you really think that covers it?
Problem with research that people do not just fit into boxes, unless you want Sheeple !
  • 3 0
 @travis-the-tailor: yes. Need an option for mountain bike shorts I’d most like to purchase but are never in stock. Wink
  • 2 1
 I thought they were all relevant questions and good to see all the options available. Only thing I didn't like was downcountry being included, that's the same as trail bike.
  • 1 0
 Is there an Evil “tick the box” option?
  • 134 0
 Cat really see how this was giving people a voice, rather having just completed it it's clear this is just a massive data grab to flog to companies.
No real pressing questions:
- nothing about plastic packaging in products which is ridiculous
- nothing about what we'd like to see companies doing more of / less of
- nothing about what we value from brands interns of investment in racing, or putting out video content for example

Pretty disappointing really considering this was posed along the same lines as the state of the sport survey which I thought was great and gave a really good insight. I get that PB has to make money to provide the content it does (old adage of if you're not paying for it, you are the product) but this is still a bit of a missed opportunity.
  • 21 0
 Well said and I completely agree. It’s too bad the entire thing is based around buying things and brand loyalty. Frown
  • 8 1
 Yeah i don’t feel “heard” at all, but now some 12 year old in russia knows what brand of toilet paper i use. Not only would i rather answer those questions, but i think they could help brands more, as well. If i was a brand i would much rather hear that 20% of the PB community wants more tire clearance and longer steerers, than hearing that 20% wears troy lee helmets and don’t plan on switching.
  • 16 0
 this was a garbage piss survey for their advertisers. complete shite.
  • 1 8
flag DoubleCrownAddict (Aug 21, 2021 at 13:01) (Below Threshold)
 @shredddr: That's how they make money, through advertising. This isn't a co-op or non profit, get real. They are asking questions you don't have to answer, it's not like they are Facebook or Google and mining your data to sell it. The sensitivity of the survey takers is off the charts!
  • 5 0
 @DoubleCrownAddict:

There are at least two trackers active on this domain. So yeah, they do.
  • 1 0
 @shredddr: too right, well said
  • 1 0
 @theloamrangerchannel: Basically Pinkbike's core business model.
  • 1 0
 @DoubleCrownAddict: Well, I know how you DON'T make money... Law suits against bike component companies. Hey-oooo!
  • 85 3
 Finally my chance to tell the world I earn no money from biking, just like the pros!
  • 11 16
flag drjonnywonderboy (Jul 9, 2021 at 10:33) (Below Threshold)
 Yeah, but they make a personal choice to ride a bike for a living, have access to the latest kit, travel the world. Thry are welcome to go get an office job like the rest of us and pay rrp for bikes.
  • 22 20
 @drjonnywonderboy: They also put their life on the line day in and day out making endless sacrifices to promote and sell those bikes that you're buying... Just because you've settled for a lifeless office job doesn't mean that other professionals who choose a different path don't deserve a fair wage for their work.
  • 26 3
 Finally my chance to see a childish unrelated argument develop right under the first comment on a Pinkbike article! Waaaaaaait.... that's every article.
  • 12 0
 I work in a bike shop part time and they let us charge hours when we do our "Tuesday Night Rides", so I tell everyone I'm basically a professional cause I get paid to ride my bike lol.
  • 11 0
 @brookscurran: As someone who has made large life decisions based on passion for biking as I bet you have, I still think you also need to acknowledge the privilege of being able to do such things. I was able to build my life around bikes because I had the structure to do so growing up. Not everyone has that ability, and for many a "lifeless" office job is their means for survival. By all means I am pro bumming (for lack of a better word) as I do it myself but we shouldn't knock the other side, just like the passion driven bum should not be mocked by people who took the corporate route.
  • 4 0
 @zanda23: Couldn't agree more it truly is an incredible opportunity to make a life surrounded by bikes, lifeless was a poor choice in wording... the passion got the best of me on that. Thank you.
  • 1 0
 @Peally: if the content was actually good, I think fewer irrelevant arguments would ensue.
  • 73 2
 HOW DARE FACBOOK COLLECT MY PERSONAL DATA oh a survey, hold on I'll be right back.
  • 14 2
 This must be the biggest cash cow for PB
  • 1 5
flag vapidoscar (Aug 21, 2021 at 10:21) (Below Threshold)
 @deez-nucks: good. They give us so much content for none of our money and a small amount of information. Information you have probably told anyone who was willing to put up with hearing about your interest in a niche sport.
  • 67 14
 I only ride Trail/XC/Downcountry and Road, but I took the time to rank all the others just so I could put e-bike/moped absolutely last.
  • 6 1
 Wait... is 1 or 13 last? I'm so confused.
  • 7 3
 No even worse is E-FAT BIKES. The worst of mtb combined. Your e biking is excused if you are a senior citizen though.
  • 9 12
 @Marquis I only ride enduro/dh/park and beach cruisers, but I took the time to rank all the others just so I could put e-bike second and all your pedally spandex favorites absolutely last.
  • 4 0
 And how can I decide what I like more, a loam session with buddies, bike park with natural stuff or an autumn gravel ride just to enjoy nice company and see colorful forest?
And what's the difference between trail and enduro anyway?
And if I'm joining a road group on my gravel bike, how does it count?
  • 3 0
 @bikedrd: i’m still confused with that question. I read it as larger number=better, even though that seems counter-intuitive.
  • 2 9
flag DoubleCrownAddict (Aug 21, 2021 at 13:02) (Below Threshold)
 I put e bikes first and described them as Amazing. Downcountry dead last.
  • 44 0
 To echo others, extremely disappointing survey. Was excited to see an opportunity for readers to chime on content they like, races and event coverage they enjoy, and similar aspects towards pinkbike, not a survey very clearly intended to market the results to ad agencies on how likely your readers are to buy people's products. I understand the need for you to survive on ad revenue, but if you post surveys like this, don't frame it as a sister to the State of Sport survey. Much more like like the State of User's Wallet survey.
  • 35 0
 It took 10 minutes on my first try. Then the next 5 times I was able to finally complete the survey in 3:56. The trick is to just select the option closest to where your mouse is hovering.
  • 1 0
 i prefer the price is right method, where I spin to win.
  • 34 1
 Should have had the weight and height in metric units also (it's what most of the world uses btw)
  • 7 0
 I have no idea about my weight in pounds so I guessed 200, so did I guess I'm overweight or not??
  • 1 0
 @DC1988: probably overweight not that 200 is that big but unless youre like 6’2”
  • 12 4
 @DC1988: Good point! How rude of them not to include "stone" as a unit of mass.
  • 3 0
 @barp:
Kg's all the way for me, I think it's time we embrace the future
  • 3 0
 @DC1988: Nah, I actually agree with you; was only joking. Apparently most people missed the joke.
  • 31 0
 Better be only 15min....the Boss gets mad if I PB too much in a day.
  • 4 0
 Spoiler.....there's an eBike question....Smile
  • 27 0
 Maybe some of us are content with what we run and don't need to be always looking to buy the next component or bike or piece of gear. Without that option to pick, I'm out.
  • 6 13
flag sarahmoore Mod (Jul 9, 2021 at 10:46) (Below Threshold)
 You can select Other for most questions, or undecided
  • 10 0
 @sarahmoore: I really don't remember seeing undecided anywhere, just other and then having to type "One that looks nice. And not too expensive."
  • 8 0
 @Bob-Agg: lol same. like who the frick knows what they will buy next. Better would be to ask what are you currently running and then ask how satisfied are you with it. It would probably paint a better picture of which brands products people like and which products they dont like. But well this is world of consumerism, where buy buy buy is the mantra.
  • 3 0
 @sarahmoore: What @Bob-Agg said; never saw an "undecided" option, ended up going for "Other" then putting undecided in the text entry
  • 3 0
 Most of my answers were the same as what I own now. I've figured out what I like for a lot of stuff, unless something really interesting comes on the market in sticking with what I know works.
  • 23 0
 Enjoy that bike pubes build i just submitted.
  • 3 0
 LOL. Yes e.g. a lauf fork on a DH build with 2 drop handlebars
  • 2 0
 RIP bicyclepubes. Come back we need you
  • 4 0
 @short-but-sweet: perfect for the road helmet and neck brace outfit i put in.
  • 23 0
 Have fun with my answers, NERDS.......
  • 2 0
 You also went with 'intersexual'?
Idk what that is, but it sounded like something i should be today
  • 3 0
 @pakleni: it means you have all the genitals
  • 1 0
 What ever, as long is ain't kids or animals
  • 3 0
 @BenPea: So, "Hermaphrodite' has way too much letters for modern generations? Hard to spell..
  • 18 0
 Whilst everybody is picking Other as their answer, I'm sat here registering trademarks and setting up a new brand named, you've guessed it, Other. This time next year, I'll be a millionaire!
  • 17 1
 I feel so heard now that I've spent 15 minutes giving marketers all my info.
  • 6 0
 The poor quality and tediousness of this survey makes me wonder how many people just picked random answers to get a gift card
  • 12 0
 This is stuff that gets debated in graduate study that includes survey design, so there's no one right answer here, but FWIW all the questions about the future are missing an "I don't know yet" kind of answer. I've been told that this is a good idea, because 'I don't know' can be too easy for your survey respondents and therefore draw their attention away from the other possible answers (in addition to making the final numbers less interesting), but I still wrote 'I don't know' into just about every 'other' box in the survey. I'm not brand loyal, and I don't know what technologies will be hip on a 3-5 year horizon, and I don't know what helmet or gloves will be on sale a year from now (or whatever unknown month my current gloves tear a seam) either. It all depends on what you really want to know, the research questions hidden behind the survey questions.
  • 7 0
 Yeah, the surveys/polls from PB in general seem to be extremely poorly thought-out. Please do better, PB. I want to help out by clicking some buttons, but I don't want it to be a frustrating experience.
  • 4 0
 @barp: I like the poll where they only give US riding spots as your next holiday destination.
  • 3 1
 @barp: help out how? with their advertising? If you don't know what the product is, you are the product.
  • 15 0
 It’s all made up, and the points don’t matter.
  • 12 1
 yo ok so I bought 2 shirts from PB and they shrank like hardcore, more so than all my other shirts. Can't even wear them now so I gave them to my dog
  • 5 1
 I have that same problem with shrinking shirts (pants, too). Happens across all brands though. I'm pretty sure it's a conspiracy.
  • 2 1
 @noapathy: lol very cute
  • 2 0
 Pictures please
  • 4 0
 Of the dog wearing pinkbike shirts, not evidence of shrinking
  • 1 0
 @catweasel: yeah i wanna see the dog with a shirt of the Grim Doghnut... get it?...

I'll show myself out.
  • 2 0
 @catweasel: It's shrinkage, Jerry! Everyone knows about shrinkage, right?
  • 1 0
 @DoubleCrownAddict: gonna need a big dog for that
  • 13 0
 “Your chance to be heard” aka free market research for us…
  • 9 0
 For the "What brand of shock are you using on your current primary mountain bike?" question, there is no option for the hardtail riders among us.
  • 7 0
 Stupid survey. 90% of this stuff I could care less about. With minor exceptions I will ride my new bikes stock and replace when something breaks. At that point I will look at a combination of quality and price. Same for all th clothing and other gear. You make some big leaps thinking that folks care that much about some stuff. I ride IXS knee pads because when I needed new ones I went a local shop and they had 3or 4 brands they carried. Can’t even remember the others brands tried all 4 on and the iXs fit best so done!
  • 7 0
 I get that downcountry is a type of bike (sorta) and I actually think the name is kinda funny. However, I completely reject the concept that it’s a distinct type of riding. Enduro is barely it’s own distinct type of riding.
  • 3 0
 It’s all trail riding to me. The rest are racing categories.
  • 1 0
 @pcledrew: trail riding in BC is not the same as in Wyoming
  • 1 0
 @BenPea: correct. I am aware.

Source: am BC resident.
  • 6 0
 I’m super careful when I ride my trail bike not to accidentally find myself doing enduro. It can be a fine line sometimes, you can just be riding along and then all of a sudden your bike explodes because you pulled an enduro.
  • 2 0
 @blackthorne: yeah you gotta watch out, I had a friend who was riding trail on an xc bike, but he stopped at the tip of a hill to time his descent. He died from breaking the laws of the mountains.
  • 7 1
 Annoying that even Pinkbike doesn't seem to consider bikes as a means of transportation (no hybrid, commuter, city bike, cargo bike options?)
Surprised that there was no question about the brand of pick up I own to drive to the trail...
And what's with the US$, pounds and feet/inches ? Thought this was an international focused website, but clearly not.
  • 3 1
 Agreed about the focus on recreation only, and not utility also.

But I guess in terms of units of measure/currency, it's easier for all of us to convert into USD as that's where the website is based.
  • 4 0
 I wish I would have had the option to select multiple brands for consideration in a next purchase. Most of those decisions are not finalized and I only have a preference for a selection of brands. That was not an option in the survey though. I guess an undecided box would have also sufficed but that is not as information as a selection of brands.
  • 6 0
 I'll keep my personal information private. Make my own $250. And continue to post my opinion on this website. Thanks though.

I guess?
  • 4 0
 I don't see the purpose of this survey but give information to the bike industry on which brand/model is the more desired/wanted so they can raise the price...
Not a single question on warranty, quality, post selling service, spare parts, broken frames/suspensions, freaking high prices...
  • 2 0
 Most of the industry wouldn’t find this survey useful for the same reason. This is only useful for the outside marketing staff to know what companies to schmooze. “Hey look these guys ride your enduro bike but for their next bike they’re going to buy this other brand! For just $100,000 we will post non stop advertorials about your enduro bikes.”
  • 3 0
 Would be nice if there was a rapid click option for future plans to either get the same gear or no plan rather than having to redundantly scroll down to the same thing or scroll to other and write that you don't care or don't plan on getting it again. For things like clothes or gloves it is probably rare that people just ride in one type of clothes so maybe having multiple picking options.
  • 3 0
 Can there be surveys, that don't lead companies to believe we want more of the same bs. How about sustainable packaging; less dumb new standards, that are dead on arrival; easier and more straight forward maintenance; less useless price markups for people outside the US/ Canada; etc!
  • 3 0
 Theres no Sunrace in the aftermarket drivetrain, but its in what i would buy next. Also I never really look at what brand, just the merits of the product before i buy something.
  • 4 0
 There was no propain for the next bike either.
  • 7 0
 We’ll add Sunrace and Propain in, thanks!
  • 1 0
 @mitochris: probably because they’re a bit of a myth at the moment on account of all the delays.
  • 1 0
 Hmm...Sunrace's market research budget appears to be in question
  • 1 0
 @sarahmoore: There was also no title components or helfare apparel. Helfare is a small brand though so it makes sense to not include it; but title is quite large. Love the podcast!
  • 5 2
 Tldr, is this just a market research survey or does it allow us input on things such as "standards", direction we want to see the industry move to, etc.
I'm gonna be honest I don't want to be bothered if it's the former.
  • 4 0
 just a market research survey
  • 2 0
 Theres nothing about standards in there except wheel sizes.
  • 2 0
 What is your budget for your next mountain bike? *
New or used. Estimated in USD.
Which brand of complete mountain bike will you likely purchase next? *


f*cked if I know, I only just bought a new MTB. I couldn't answer "none" or "no idea" at this point so I had to give up.
  • 6 0
 Please fill this out so we can sell the data.
  • 3 0
 PB would market off your soul to the highest bidder of they could make a buck off it at this point.
  • 2 0
 Where's the option for "I'd care about ebikes if I could legally ride them somewhere interesting"?

Also, agree with the guy who says you need an option for how happy you are with your current stuff, and an " undecided" for future stuff.
  • 7 6
 This isn't so much a survey of opinions as it is an attempt to sell data for marketing to brands. "Oh look, lots of people said they want to buy your product, so advertise with us!" Or "Hey, lots of people want to buy your product, so continue advertising with us."

I lost interest after a few minutes.
  • 4 0
 All bikes should support 150mm dropper minimum. The fact that small bikes only support short droppers is annoying.
  • 3 0
 You know what piece of gear I can't find and need? Latex gloves that aren't super overpriced to wear when I'm working on my bike!
  • 1 0
 Got a Harbor Freight in your city? Their nitrile gloves are pretty reasonably priced when they're in stock.
  • 2 0
 @barp: I'll definitely go check it out, thanks!
  • 1 3
 Amazon had some great ones for cheap.
  • 5 0
 Use the International metric system for God's sake!
  • 2 0
 Mi sa che dio preferiva l’imperiale...
  • 2 0
 How many people build their bikes from the frame up as opposed to a stock bike on the floor of a shop?
What brakes? Whatever is on the bike? What wheel? Whatever is on the bike??
  • 1 1
 Absolutely, u buy complete then upgrade if needed, build bikes from frame became obsolete with current ‘standards’
  • 4 0
 They should give away free subscriptions to Trailforks!! That would be the only fair exchange..
  • 2 1
 Yep', disappointing survey.
Here's a suggestion : E-bikes and e-bikes forks should have mount options for racks, lights, mudguards, lock and everything. These things are pretty expensive, much more than just a bike, can pretty much be a commuter.
  • 5 0
 10 days left to give Outside more data
  • 5 0
 God pink bike sucks these days
  • 1 0
 The f*ck is Downcountry! why is that a option, its a joke aint it, I mean literally, was it not a joke made by Mike?

also, why is there not an option for "new bike2 or "build your own" - you just assume we all just buy a new bike every time - do you? I keep my shit as long as I can and just rotate parts
  • 1 0
 How about a survey for the community; to help educate and remind existing and new riders of proper trail etiquette. Questions like: who do you think has right of way on trail - the rider climbing or the rider descending?; is it a good idea to carve out as many new unsanctioned loamers as possible and who will maintain them?; when stopped with your buddies is it better to do so in the middle of the trail or to the side?; etc, etc, etc.
  • 1 0
 The flaw in this survey is that they assume all your parts/kit selection is based solely on brand. There is not a single response that says "Whatever I can find online for the best price on sale"....keep picking random answers to skew the results so they can't really monetize/sell our data.

We all want 28.99"+ as the new wheel standard...Call it an extension of the DUB standard. 28.99 Spindle, 28.99 Wheels, etc...because 29" is just too big...

Also, where do we tell them that we want more proprietary non-standards? Surely Shimano is ripe to come out with a completely new spindle standard. Maybe with T47 BB's gaining popularity, we will start to see 32mm spindles (resuse those old and outdated 32mm fork stanchions)...only to have SRAM come out with 30.99MM DUB+ a year later.
  • 3 0
 Every time you buy or don't buy something that is your voice, so you are always heard
  • 3 0
 Are people that shallow that they know what brand of gloves they are going to buy in 6 months time?
  • 1 0
 Seems like more and more of mtb consumption can be attributed to veblen effect, judging by general market direction, so yeah.. shallow and loaded. A great audience for planned obsolescence, gadgets, and needlessly exotic crap.
  • 2 0
 How rich are you and are you a brand gear whore is all I ever see from PB surveys. More to bikes than marketing affluence but they would never know it. Waste of time.
  • 2 0
 I won’t be doing the marketing survey but if the gear manufacturers would go ahead and make some clothes out of literally anything other than polyester it would be ace
  • 2 0
 Don't we all need $250 for our monetized answers.
Presumably based on post outside poll comments, these answers are loosing their validity.
  • 1 0
 Wish I could retract the answers I submitted. I was glad to do my part to help l keep PB going but I feel like they put this thing out when they did for that reason. No one would want to sit through these questions for a VC
  • 1 1
 I kind of enjoyed providing contradictory or ridiculous data to the Outside marketing branch. Every teenager with 5+ children and zero income like me should have a 29" 180mm+ travel fatbike hardtail for 12k USD from a company I have never heard of. Have fun with it guys!
  • 2 0
 I want shorts that will last longer than 6 months @100percent before stitching starts to unravel. I've sent a msg to support.
  • 1 0
 This was a shameful data grab to pitch to potential advertisers and marketers. I get it, something has to pay the bills, but don’t disguise it as a “community survey” that will inform content. Boooooo.
  • 15 13
 Once you’ve collected all this data, will you then rent it back to us for a monthly charge, PB?
  • 4 0
 I would like my Trailforks subscription to be subsidized for giving them all my personal data to sell
  • 13 11
 Here is how we sell you to our advertisers. But it’s for you to make biking better. We promise.
  • 13 1
 I mean, obviously yes, but what else do you expect them to do? Do you pay to access the site?
  • 1 0
 @charliewentoutside: Bingo. "When something is free, you are the product that's for sale"
  • 3 0
 This was all fake if I don't win....
  • 2 0
 I'd love my next bike purchase to be a GG Shred Dogg to replace my 05 Prophet, but "in my dreams" was not an option.
  • 4 1
 Needs to have the option "I want a 27.5 or 26 rear wheel"
  • 2 0
 Needs to have the option "Whenever my current bike no longer satisfies my needs" instead of just time periods
  • 1 0
 I provided AT LEAST $250 worth of useful information.

Also used the Other option for which brand I'll be purchasing next. Most times I don't have a preference.
  • 3 0
 @pinkbike everyday does not mean every day
  • 1 0
 Choose multiple options and then 2 is a limit, also shoes and gloves only one option? I ride different brands for different jobs
  • 2 0
 I wear different brands on my left and right feet. Where's my option?
  • 2 0
 One of the worsy surveys ever but I had fun giving out free market infos. Do I get a sticker?
  • 3 0
 How much does PB make on this data?
  • 3 0
 No option for hybrid and or commuter bikes was weird. Had to put gravel
  • 3 0
 *Correction* Your chance to be herded.
  • 1 0
 One more option: if you buy a new bike, are you willing to let them hit your credit card and wait for a year or more to get a bike?
  • 1 0
 Apparently trials isn't an option? We all know trials is the freak sideshow of the mtb world, but for some of us trials is still the main thing we do.
  • 3 1
 Do you think 15mm axles are bullshit...... YES
  • 2 0
 Thank you
  • 3 2
 Drivetrain and next bike option: Gearbox ebike. Blame Chris Porter for convincing me.
  • 1 0
 You mean DCA
  • 2 0
 @sarahmoore what is to rank? 1 or 13?
  • 1 1
 Use your intuition.
  • 2 0
 ben cathro says my bars are the wrong size !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  • 2 0
 The money i get for one year are less then the lower in the table Frown
  • 2 1
 Easily the kookiest thing Pinkbike has ever done, come on guys … seriously what a waste
  • 1 0
 Could have been more clear with the rating portion better. With what was the low and what was the high.
  • 1 0
 Honestly, super cheap survey, it is like 0 effort to create or make it outstanding comparing to any other mtb press
  • 1 0
 It’s pretty obviously a data grab to sell to advertisers and manufacturers. Dumb survey with nothing interesting for the users.
  • 1 1
 I was surprised tbat Catalyst pedals were not an option in the pedal category. I'm thinking many riders use them. I'm a size 13 US and other pedals are too small.
  • 2 0
 Where is the curling option ?
  • 1 0
 this shit was way too long. hope everyone gave wrong answers to wreck your free market research pb
  • 2 0
 What brand of clothing next? Hopefully Pinkbike brand.
  • 1 1
 Best comment!
  • 1 0
 There's 2 sunrace options under the aftermarket drive chain components you would buy next
  • 1 0
 I just want to know what happened to Picture of the Day, I can't see them at all.
  • 1 0
 Amen. Bring back POTD!
  • 2 0
 I wonder how much the results of this poll is worth
  • 1 0
 I'd be interested to see the demographic of racers/non racers and categories. That'd be interesting stats too
  • 2 0
 lol, hear my voice Pb, your survey is trash
  • 1 0
 OMG, this survey is huge!!!! Outside should pay all of us for all this work ...
  • 1 0
 The wheel size / configuration of our next bike probably doesn’t exist yet.
  • 1 0
 You’d have to be pretty simple to get click baited by a $250 voucher.....


Dammit..
  • 1 0
 What do you plan on purchasing in the next year? Nothing, I can’t afford to buy anything.
  • 12 12
 hate ebikes and would never spend a dime on them, obviously was the only answer there hehe
  • 2 0
 I have a strong urge to know what percentage that response pulls.
  • 1 2
 @barp: They will sell you the data for the right price.
  • 1 0
 i win that gift card, im getting pinkbike slides for me and all the boys
  • 2 0
 More like 30 mins.
  • 1 0
 Came for the Taj cartoon and the comments. 10/10 would recommend.
  • 1 0
 Gotta do better than pinkbike merch gift card for my time
  • 1 0
 I looked at the shop and couldn’t even put together a cart of $250 of PB items that seemed interesting.
  • 1 0
 Upspeak not on survey??? Where's the address
  • 1 0
 I'll tell everything for the prizes I would never win!
  • 1 0
 My forks are fox racing and my helmet is fox head , should do better Big Grin
  • 1 0
 Is 1 high or low. Picking 13 as favourite seems weird.
  • 1 0
 There's an Outside chance I may or may not fill out this survey!
  • 2 4
 Thank you for having inclusive gender options, PB!
  • 3 3
 It’s nice to see unfortunately “transgender” isn’t a standalone gender so having that as a standalone option feels pretty othering.
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