Video: Pinkbike Academy Season 3 Official Trailer

Oct 17, 2022 at 11:30
by Pinkbike Originals  

PINKBIKE ACADEMY


10 Riders. 1 Pro Contract.





Pinkbike Academy is back for 2022 and we're excited to once again offer a career-changing grand prize to one deserving rider. The winner of Season 3 of Pinkbike Academy will launch their riding career with a pro contract from Orbea Bikes and a $30,000 prize purse.


WATCH EPISODES 1, 2 & 3 ON NOVEMBER 1ST.







Huge thanks to the brands who made this show possible!
Orbea, Shimano, Fox Racing, Maxxis, Outside, Garmin, Big White, Stans, Insta 360, MRP, Funn, Ride Concepts, SDG, North Shore Racks, ODI, Rimpact, and Squirt.



153 Comments

  • 280 12
 Screw the haters. This looks awesome. Thanks PB for upping the quality every time!
  • 37 177
flag scott-townes (Oct 27, 2022 at 10:25) (Below Threshold)
 Yeah if you're into BS reality TV show contests, I bet it looks great. LOL It must be popular since Pinkbike is now embedding the videos with auto-play on the front page to artificially inflate the viewership numbers.
  • 74 2
 S1 to S2 they certainly seemed to have acted on the constructive feedback, hoping for another step up on what was already great viewing. After the results from some of the previous contestants now in EWS this is a legit platform too.
  • 43 2
 @scott-townes: Don't like reality shows at all and yet I've found the PB Academy to be pretty entertaining to watch. Give it a go and you might enjoy it!
  • 74 4
 @scott-townes: Something tells me you're secretly a big Bachelor in Paradise type of guy. Curled up in your Snuggie, with popcorn, a warm scented candle, and twitter loaded to let the world know.. it's okay to just own it
  • 36 3
 I love PB Academy and not afraid to say it! My only question is when are they going to open it up to the over 45 has been riders? Look, I'm only getting fatter & slower... if they don't snatch me up soon, I won't be worth snatching up!
  • 8 2
 @PawnSacrifice: Agreed! S1 was cringy and I couldn't finish it. S2 was much better. S3, with a few tweaks and the addition of Cam McCaul could be great! @jasonlucas that's no dig at you. You were great but come on, it's Cam McCaul!
  • 1 2
 This season is gonna blow the other ones out of the park!
  • 22 0
 Don’t get me wrong, this looks pretty good but I’m still waiting for 40+ E biker Pinkbike academy. Sponsored by Yeti and instead of tips from a mechanic the contestants could give tax, legal and healthy gum advice. Bring on the wireless drivetrains!!
  • 3 41
flag scott-townes (Oct 27, 2022 at 14:54) (Below Threshold)
 @buckwheat23: I cannot imagine a worse way to spend my time. You're not good at assuming things about other people.
  • 10 4
 @scott-townes: If you haven't noticed, they are not hosted on youtube but rather on their own media player. So there is no monetary benefit for them to "auto-play to artificially inflate viewership numbers".
  • 3 5
 @buckwheat23: you know a lot about the Bachelor in Paradise
  • 4 0
 @surfct: his comment provided exactly zero knowledge about the show except for the title lol nice try though Wink
  • 3 0
 @PawnSacrifice: I'm with you. I liked S1, the challenges were kinda hit or miss but I liked most of the contestants. S2 was a huge improvement in challenges, however there was just one person I couldn't jive with (at least with the way they were presented), and that was the toughest bit for me.

Hopefully less focus on the drama for S3, more focus on the progression and mental game. And no more elimination, although I bet that won't be the case. I wanna see people learn and apply. I wanna see redemption runs and sportsmanship (sportspersonship?). Not everyone can win, but everyone can GROW.
  • 2 0
 Cam McCaul! From Drop in to Pinkbike academy! Pinkbike should do a Drop In reboot.
  • 1 0
 Cam McCaul! From Drop in to Pinkbike academy! Pinkbike should do a Drop In reboot.
  • 114 0
 Hope they invested in better pillows this year!!
  • 10 1
 Fingers crossed, but worried a low thread count did for the chap at 7secs.
  • 9 0
 I brought my own pillow! Hahha
  • 1 0
 Classic
  • 3 0
 @Bvanunen: You keep your own pillow. I fixed my shorts.
  • 2 0
 As thick as TWO hoodies this year!
  • 111 8
 Cam makes everything better
  • 26 2
 Agreed, how cam we not watch now?
  • 14 4
 I see Cam McCaul, I upvote. It's that simple!
  • 7 0
 cam here for this comment
  • 85 1
 I am surprised I have not seen this already mentioned. The amount of high quality content that has come out so far this week has been astounding. Keep it up!
  • 57 0
 Thank you, that's nice to hear. The team has been pushing really hard the last little bit.
  • 8 0
 Yeah, and Cathro seems to be working on new 'How to Bike' episodes too. We are really spoiled!
  • 2 0
 @thingswelike: Getting all the thingswelike
  • 61 1
 I really don't understand this embedded autoplay video that Pinkbike has been doing lately 1. It autoplays with sound and is super annoying because you didn't expect sound. 2. It autoplays without sound. You have to turn on sound and go back to the beginning to hear it. All this would be solved by allowing users to just click play.
  • 24 22
 It SHOULDN'T autoplay with sound, we accidentally had the wrong player going for a few days. Sorry about that.
  • 110 3
 @brianpark: it shouldnt autoplay period!
  • 60 1
 @brianpark: The autoplay, for anything and everything, needs to go away. It's some seriously poor UX. Please get it out of here.
  • 67 0
 @brianpark: Please remove the autoplay. No one here was hoping PinkBike could be more like f*cking Tiktok.
  • 9 3
 Yeah, I don't like this either and prefer to have it removed from the home page. I'm sure people who would like to see the video will be able to find it. But I'm not interested and find it annoying to get it right on top of the home page. Or could you create an opt-out option, similar to what you have for people who are allergic to e-bike content. Third option, get the academy people on e-bikes. Then I'll engage the e-bike filter and it will all be good. So many ways to solve this, you'd almost have to try really hard to not solve it.
  • 20 0
 @brianpark: Please remove auto play.
  • 10 0
 @brianpark: There's a setting in my profile to disable autoplaying videos which is checked to disable autoplaying video so why is there an autoplaying video as soon as the site loads?
  • 5 0
 @L0rdTom: preach.
  • 11 0
 @brianpark: The autoplay function has gotta go. Especially on that front page. It makes the site look incredibly cheap.
  • 3 0
 I didn't mind it at first but having to keep hitting stop got to me (there's a part in my brain that can't just ignore it and let it play). In Firefox you can disable autoplay... Settings > Privacy & Security > Autoplay - just enter the URL. It still shows the video in place and you can click to play. Not sure what it does for ads and animated whatnot.

That's one browser, sure others will be the same.
  • 3 0
 @PawnSacrifice: Using the Vivaldi browser here. I already have autoplay set to "block" but it just runs. Maybe everyone who DOES WANT to have the academy videos running on the home page can comment here. In which case the opt-out function would be a good solution, similar to the e-bike filter. Otherwise it seems to me there is no point keeping it there.

edit: Just reloaded the front page and the video doesn't run anymore. Is this the case for everyone? If so, thank you Pinkbike for solving this!
  • 1 1
 @drbino: Lol it’s not cheap it’s free!
  • 1 0
 @brianpark: Aw c'mon, could you please remove the autoplay thing from the home page?
  • 50 1
 #toriwasrobbed
  • 12 0
 Look at her now, crushing the CES races here in Canada
  • 2 0
 @gnarnaimo: What was her last name again?
  • 7 0
 Self: Google it ya dingus! @torrgallore Tori Wood
  • 7 0
 @suspended-flesh: Tori Wood @torrgallore on IG

She is a 100% certifiable good person.

www.rootsandrain.com/rider198555/tori-wood/results
  • 3 0
 @Yerts: Thank you but I beat myself to your answer. I agree.
  • 35 1
 Hey that's me!
  • 6 0
 Is there a 3D printing challenge? You would 100% win it
  • 3 0
 Eric I'm excited to see some janky stuff go down!
  • 35 4
 Over/Under on number of riders with BMX backgrounds: 1.5
  • 8 0
 over, easy it gets the people going!
  • 16 1
 @formerbmxguy: obligatory “user name checks out” comment
  • 3 0
 Under. If too many people have a BMX background then they don't have a reason to bring it up.
  • 9 0
 Damm was hoping to get in the first BMX joke...I hear it is all gravel bikers this year.
  • 29 2
 One of the few shows my entire family likes to watch together. Looking forward to it.
  • 30 4
 Katie Burrell! Heck ya.
  • 25 1
 SO stoked to watch this season! Congrats on all the hard work that I know goes into putting this beast together!
  • 24 0
 Wow! It’s me! I’m the trailer cover! hahaha
Sorry for my english guys!
  • 4 0
 you da best!
  • 1 0
 Did you make it to the end of the season?
  • 1 0
 You're amazing Ares and you did awesome, you deserve it all!
  • 19 0
 Glad I could be apart of such an amazing show!
  • 4 0
 The people want more Brody Van Unen!
  • 16 0
 why use the Outside player for this, when all the rest of the show will be on youtube? Not a fan at all of these embedded players...
  • 11 1
 The whole series will be free on YouTube and Outside Watch.
  • 1 3
 @brianpark: any chance we'll eventually be able cast the video to our TV's from the imbedded player?
  • 8 0
 @bsmax: It's on YouTube, as well. Why not just cast from there?
  • 14 0
 Great to c Cam out there....and looks like they r using MRP for suspension this year!!?
  • 2 20
flag nskerb (Oct 27, 2022 at 10:20) (Below Threshold)
 I saw Fox MRP and Marz all in this video lol
  • 9 29
flag plustiresaintdead (Oct 27, 2022 at 10:22) (Below Threshold)
 Would be such a bummer to be selected for this and have to ride MRP the whole time. RIP
  • 11 0
 It would actually be pretty cool if they were sponsored by some smaller manufacturers. Part of the reality of being a sponsored rider is needing to ride what they give you and not openly complain about the performance when it's only 95% as good as what the other riders are running.

Personally, I would struggle with that. 90% of new bike parts that I try are absolute garbage for one reason or another (usually quality control and/or durability).
  • 1 1
 @DaneL:
What brands do you have the best luck with?

At this point for me it's really only PNW components.
  • 28 1
 Yeah, MRP forks, shocks, and guides. We're stoked to be involved!
  • 1 1
 @Ososmash: Good question... probably OneUp and DT Swiss, but even they have their problems. I'd list off all of the manufacturers that I've had issues with, but there's no need to start that here. Feel free to PM me, though.
  • 1 1
 yeah I saw Marzocchi but it looked like it was a clip from a slopestyle comp or something...definitely not PBA
  • 14 0
 LOVE it. Gets better every season. Nice work PB.
  • 11 1
 While the formats have been kinda funny over the first few seasons, can't argue with the winners. I've loved following Evan and Flo's success on the EWS circuit. And even Evan's move to Devinci, seemed like a natural progression to a team he loves. Looking forward to the next crew Smile
  • 12 1
 Incredibly stoked to watch this season!.... but not going to lie I'm a little sad I can't watch that hunk of a man @JasonLucas host again Frown
  • 10 0
 OMG Katie Burrell Smile she's is absolutely hilarious. This is going to be super fun to watch, this show gets better every season Smile
  • 11 0
 If you want to win, choose a Finn. Go Tarppe!
  • 5 0
 Yeeeeeeah Tarppeeee!
  • 3 0
 Tarppe = Finnish for Braap
  • 2 0
 Torille!
  • 15 9
 Would not have open this post without that anoying auto-play on the main page about that show. I get that some people like it and I'm ok with it but I just don't give a **** about reality shows of any sort. Please at least remove the auto-play from the main page for those who don't care.

Thank you!
  • 5 0
 So stoked for Cam McCaul to be part of this. Back to his roots. For you young bucks out there you should watch Drop in TV. The OG reality tv mountain bike show. It's been a very quiet exit from Jason Lucas. I guess his poor ankles couldn't take any more huck to flats and he decided to head back to I the Maholo My Dude crew.
  • 8 0
 Cam has great energy! Should be a male and female winner.
  • 4 0
 Winners are based on what their sponsors are looking for. They would have to line up two teams or a team that had space for two riders. That seems unlikely.
  • 7 1
 The music for these reality shows is all the same, my wife thought I was watching the British Baking show.
  • 9 0
 "The British Baking show"!?

That was tantamount to treason. Userflag checks out.
  • 6 0
 what... no Cathro?!?! C'mon... who else is gonna tell show the noobs the best line !!!
  • 41 0
 Ben has enough jobs lol.
  • 4 0
 Yes, @brianpark . Give Cathro a breather.
  • 3 0
 Ben's knee-deep in diapers, the poor devil. I did my time(s) and wouldn't wish it on anyone.
  • 6 0
 Cam McCaul ?? Really? He is the biggest reason this season is a MUST WATCH...... :-))))))))
  • 7 0
 Go Eric!!
  • 5 3
 I'm so excited about this. I don't care what anyone says. We need more variety in the MTB media and reality competition shows are my guilty pleasure. All I need is a mountain bike version of Alone and Survivor/Amazing Race and my life will be complete.
  • 5 0
 Vamos Ares!!! Great to see more spanish spoken riders been selected to these events! Mucha suerte Ares!
  • 3 0
 gracias por todo el apoyo Yari!!!
  • 4 0
 Can't wait! The results speak for themselves, despite the reality show conventions, you have to be the real deal to compete.
  • 4 0
 Don’t understand the hate. It may not be perfect but it’s a good watch.
  • 2 0
 They should have everyone just living in a trailed together, shacked up with Cam Mccaul, riding and jibbing in random killer spots across the country... I'd watch a series like that! Hmm...
  • 1 0
 * Trailer.
  • 1 0
 Drop In
  • 1 0
 @nateb: zing!!!
  • 1 0
 I keep saying pb needs to reboot dropin
  • 5 0
 I'll watch anything hosted by Cam McCaul.
  • 2 0
 Was starting to wonder if this was going to happen this year. Kinda corny at times but makes for some great off season entertainment. Looking forward to it!
  • 2 0
 I'm an old fart. I can say really i love this idea and format, it's great to give this young athetles a chance that some would never have. Yeahhh pinkbike!
  • 4 0
 Oh my guilty pleasure is back
  • 1 0
 You will love it Razz
  • 2 0
 Last year my 11 year old enjoyed watching this and said it was something he would want to do. This year as a 12 year old it will be interesting to see what he thinks.
  • 2 0
 Miss you Jason!!!!

Stoked that Cam is the replacement. However, super bummed Christina is not the co-host again. Did she have a split from Pinkbike as well?
  • 3 1
 Christina and Geoff were still there as judges
  • 1 0
 @ericolsen: @ericolsen: Spoiler alert

...so how did you finish?
  • 1 0
 I made my kids wait until early spring to watch season 2 so they'd be hyped to get on bikes. Season 3 they really want to watch as it comes out, just when the snow starts to fall.
  • 2 0
 I'm only rooting for the riders who have a BMX background - can't wait to watch!
  • 3 0
 Lets goooooo!!! Who hath the BMX background though?
  • 4 0
 3 episodes on one day!
  • 3 0
 I'm super stoked for this.
  • 2 0
 Glad to see some new talent hosting this year. You’ll find the right combo eventually!
  • 2 0
 So pumped! Watched every episode of both seasons and will binge them before this one starts.
  • 2 0
 Added Cam McCaul is never a bad thing.
  • 2 0
 Yeah, but do any of them have a BMX background?!
  • 1 0
 Can we combine this with Survivor? seems like a winning combo.

Starve them. Make them hate each other.
  • 1 0
 It was mint to see the winners doing well in racing....I'll be tuning in again
  • 1 0
 Trailer looks good! Excited to watch. Season 2 was better than season 1, hope this one even better ...
  • 2 0
 lets go
  • 2 0
 Cool Smile
  • 2 0
 LETS GO BRODY!!!!
  • 1 0
 Thanks dude, Appreciate the support !!!
  • 4 3
 I'd probably cry too if I had to wear that Outside hat
  • 2 0
 LETS GO MOTO
  • 2 0
 Looks good!
  • 1 0
 It should be a fun watch with the Cam cameo.
  • 1 0
 All the competitors look fit and fast this year. Going to be interesting.
  • 1 0
 C-Mac and Katie Burrell as hosts? Now I’m excited for PB Academy!
  • 1 0
 this video player is junk...
  • 1 0
 Yeah, love it. Really enjoy watching the show!
  • 1 0
 Cathro should be presenting! Please and thank you,
  • 1 1
 Can’t wait for the Crying & Crashing !
  • 5 5
 Yew!
  • 3 3
 Please get warner on it
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