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Pinkbike Editors' Christmas 2021 Wish Lists

Dec 22, 2021 at 9:26
by Sarah Moore  
Low key terrifying.


In a year where everything has been more different and chaotic than ever before, what are Pinkbike's test editors and some of our regular contributors asking for?





Sarah Moore
More Days in the Mountains


On the one hand, I really like the idea of being a minimalist and not being tied to things. I also read a book recently called "Do You Really Need It?: One Question to Free You Financially" and it's made me think a lot about what I actually need. The problem is, when you get into a new sport, it's basically committing to buying a whole lot of new things. On the one hand, I have more than enough stuff. On the other hand, you can't really join Alicia paragliding with your bike gear, or Kaz on his next ski trip without an avalanche transceiver. Therefore, I'm constantly redefining what is a need and what is a want. Okay, they're all definitely not needs in the traditional sense. But what is something that I will actually get good use of and will open more adventure opportunities and what is a luxury item or something I won't get enough use out of? What are the things that are actually important to me?

I'm still figuring it out. Right now the long list is embarrassingly long and includes an avalanche airbag, an Icom 1000 radio, new ski boots, more avalanche training, better snow pants, resort skis, a sled, ski and moto and mountain bike coaching, a moto helmet, and moto boots that aren't a hand-me-down and still have all their buckles, but if what I really want it to get out in the mountains and I can do that with all the stuff I already have right now, do I really need any of those things?








Mike Kazimer
Jetson One Personal Electric Aerial Vehicle



I'm not a big fan of wish lists, and realistically there isn't anything that I really need - I have food, a home, a library card, and a mountain bike with air in both tires. That's all of my basic necessities sorted. However, if I somehow became obscenely wealthy (unlikely, unless someone out there has a trust fund they'd like to let me borrow for a while), I'd have this Jetson One 'Personal Electric Aerial Vehicle' in my garage.

I mean, just look at it. Yes, it only flies for 20 minutes, and sure, it has propellers that look like they're just waiting to take off a limb, but it looks like such a fun, futuristic way to get around. Even thought it's probably insanely loud, and you can buy an actual airplane that can carry passengers for less than this contraption's $92,000 asking price, I still want to give it a try.

Hopefully as time goes on battery technology will evolve and the range will expand, but I'm not holding my breath - there are companies out there that have been promising the equivalent of a flying car for over 50 years, and non of them have managed to succeed. All the same, I'd love to see what it's like to go zooming around in the real-life equivalent of a Star Wars speeder.





Seb Stott
Tout Terrain Singletrailer


I'm not a fan of excessive consumerism, but having a kid definitely recalibrates your sense of what's a justifiable purchase. The Singletrailer's €1,390 asking price and lack of a UK distributor put me off buying one, but if I could have one thing for free it would be this. It's the kids' trailer used in Danny Macaskill's Danny Daycare film, in which he rides big jumps, technical trails and even does a flip with the trailer attached. Obviously, a doll was in the trailer for those stunts, but it gives you a bit of confidence that you could ride the odd blue trail without the tiny human inside coming to any harm.


The single wheel is the main USP, allowing the trailer to lean with the bike for less restricted cornering than a two-wheeled trailer. It also means the line you pick for your own wheels is the line the trailer takes, which could be handy for narrow singletrack, riding across cambers, avoiding bumps, or dodging dog poo on the nursery run. The trailer attaches to the seat post so there's no need for a fiddly axle adapter for each and every bike you might hook it up to. Best of all, it's got 200 mm or air-sprung suspension to suit the weight of the passenger and cargo, with a rearward axle path helping to keep the little one relatively comfortable.





Alicia Leggett
New Ski Boots

I need some new ski boots that I can take on long touring days but can also hang for the occasional in-bounds day. I haven't actually decided which ones I'm getting yet, but I'll do some soul-searching over the next few hours and days and figure that out. I've been mainly skiing a pair of Tecnica Cochises, and while they've been pretty good, have taken me to some cool places, and have had a good life, they are starting to die - they now have a weird click and only rarely go successfully ski into mode, and one will switch unpredictably between the modes. That's not cool while skinning up or skiing down. They're also not light, and these days there are some great aggressive touring boots on the market with a much better capability:weight ratio. In short, it's time for a change.

My frontrunner right now is the Fischer Ranger 120, but I'm also intrigued by the Atomic Hawx line, the Tecnica Zero G line (to go with my favorite Blizzard Zero G 105 skis...), the Salomon S-Lab Mountain, and maybe some others in that category. If you have feelings about any of those boots, feel free to shout at me in the comments.






Ben Cathro
A Mountain Range & No Coronavirus Drama (Or Shimano Saint)

I'm not sure where Santa draws the line for Christmas wishes but I'm willing to find out. I would love the ownership rights to a beautiful mountain range with varying soil types, mineral deposits and flora. Gondola access to the top goes without saying but the key thing is the time to build any trails I want without pissing anyone off or creating legal issues for other landowners. On completion I'd open the place up to the public and run it as a non profit.

If that's too much I guess I'd settle for a 2022 DH race season without any Virus drama.

Still too demanding? How about a refreshed Shimano Saint groupset? 7 speed, 10t - 22t, 160mm cranks, direct mount chainring, larger pistons callipers, bigger, fatter rotors, I could not care about weight. I want to feel like I'm hitting a brick wall when I tickle those levers.

An ant-sized Ben Cathro drops back in on his WC race career.





Henry Quinney
Peugeot Bipper


I'm not really a flashy person. In fact, I often find having the latest and greatest a bit uncomfortable. That's a bit different with bikes, admittedly, but I'd always go for blacked out and subtle over loud and gaudy. I much prefer to see something working well and sensible rather than underutilized. However, I'm also a renascence man and have an eye for the classics. It's for these reasons that I recently purchased a 2011 Dodge Caravan. Its gentle curves only occasionally interrupted by dented bodywork and its silver paint licked by the faint threat of rust. The Dodge though, for all its charms, isn't what I really want.

Coming to Canada I was suprised to see the types of cars on the road almost polarised. It seems to either be Teslas or massive trucks, with not much in between. The small to mid-sized efficient van just hasn't reached here yet for some reason. There are options, but their scarcity means they're quite expensive for what they are and far more than a few tons of Caravan.

I wish I had my Bipper from the UK. The HMS Bipper, to give it its full name, was a worthy companion. It could only fit one bike in with the wheels on, meaning I never got called into shuttle people around and could be willfully unsociable. It got about sixty miles per gallon and could be slept in with only moderate discomfort and a few weeks of subsequent physiotherapy. I can imagine it being pretty spicey on the roads here in winter but I would love to have my trusty steed available to me. Believe it or not, it can even fit downhill bikes in with minimal fuss. The thing was like the tardis. Well, maybe the tardis after it's been through an extra hot wash but still, it was great.

All hail.




Tom Bradshaw

Rain Shirts for all, a Bike Cave & Clip In Jandals that Work

Rain Shirts For All

Are you last minute gift searching? Or perhaps you'd much rather "create" a gift? Is this a self-saucing product pitch? Maybe. Well the Rain-Shirt is the gift I'd like to be able to give you.

All you need to do is take any old jacket (or new - it doesn't matter), and simply cut the sleeves off where a t-shirt would finish. Did someone say winter trends? Because boom - you now have the latest, greatest, NASA technology inspired garment on the market to gift to your loved one. In all seriousness, I have had my Rain Shirt for the better part of three years now. We've been through think and cold, I would love to see more out there. So it's fair to say I was emotionally attached to this MacPac jacket, that had served me well for years. Until I crashed and ripped the elbow to pieces. Simple solution, slice those sleeves. I would like to give new life to your old (or new) favourite jackets. I know your significant other would love nothing more than a brand new, heavily used rain shirt under the Christmas tree this year.

A Bike Cave

I live in an apartment and bike admin is niggly. The pros are that you get to look at your bikes all day, and night. The cons are that your partner and flatmates get to look at your bikes all day, and night. It's not just the bikes, it's the lightly (read heavily) used riding gear, random cut-off zip tie tails and the black smudges left on adjacent walls and furniture. If only I had a separate cave to keep everything in...

Clip-in Jandals... That Work

Unsurprisingly, my clip-in jandals aka Clip-Flops from earlier this year didn't work as well as I thought they would. Namely, they didn't unclip once clipped in. Slight design flaw. Hence the need to constantly remove the foot from the jandal, easier said than done when crashing, stopping or even voluntarily wanting to take your foot off the pedal. They make make mouse traps of old look safe. I suspect if you had a proper base plate - not the ice-cream lid that I used - paired with a lower profile jandal that didn't require the use of hastily bought M8 screws from the hardware store you'd be in business...

So I would love a pair of Clip-Flops that function for all those beach going, pub crawling, mountain bike rides in summer time.

Perhaps a Clip-Flop Rain-Shirt Combo?







Matt Beer
More Jumps

This isn't a rant. I just love jumps and want more. Longer, taller, steeper jumps.

There is no shortage of technical trails in the Pacific Northwest; from slimy green rock slabs to heinous root clusters, but there is a lack of jumps in the Sea to Sky area. Yes, we have Whistler and the Coast Gravity Park, but aside from a handful of trails outside of those showcase destinations, tires generally stay on the ground. Don't get me wrong. I love technical riding and butter-smooth jump lines.

That affinity for catching air all started in the driveway with a simple wooden board, like it did for most. One of my favorite scenes is riding through a neighborhood and noticing a wooden ramp in front of a kid's house or a small pile of dirt piled on some logs, obviously someone's first attempt at building a jump. It’s the gateway to a lifetime addiction of fun on a bike. I'm thirty-five years old and I still feel like I'm progressing, or at least the advancements in mountain bikes have kept me from slowing down.

Jump trails offer riders repetitive practice like time spent on a BMX or pump track, but bike parks fall under a heavy blanket of snow for half of the year. Is that how we start to slip behind on our jumping skills? I'm not asking for someone to build me more jumps, ...well, for the purpose of this wish list I am. But I'm not blind to the fact that jumps don't simply appear overnight. I know they require serious grafting and letters to the council. We need more jumps.

That parabolic floating feeling is addicting and challenging to find anywhere else is life, whether you're two feet off the ground or twenty overhead. I never want to say, "I used to hit that, but I'm too old now". That’s not an aspect of my riding that I want to lose. Jumps are freedom. Do more jumps.

Shire Built - Eric Mickelson
Border restrictions, biblical rains, and recently, chilly weather has made the short hop from the North Shore down to Bellingham, the land of air time, challenging.





Daniel Sapp
A Garage Renovation

I consider us fortunate to have one of the only houses in our neighborhood with a basement garage but, it's a bit chaotic down there and could use some functional upgrades. There's spare lumber for various home projects, yard equipment, travel bags, some bikes, random bike parts from 15 years ago that I know I'll never use but I refuse to get rid of for whatever reason, seasonal clothes, a refrigerator full of nothing, and a good amount of baby stuff that's either too small and ready to be passed down or too big, or out of season.

I've gone through several iterations of adding and maximizing storage available, organizing, and am constantly cleaning random things out but, it's out of control and needs to be overhauled. In a perfect scenario, everything needs to be pulled out and a bit of water-proofing needs to take place, then I'd like to clean and seal the floor, add some ceiling tiles to hide the wiring for the house and make it cozy, and finally, add some legit storage cabinets and a nice workspace.

While it's not all that crazy of a project, logistically, it's a nightmare. There has to be somewhere to store everything while it's happening, the weather would ideally be decent, and I'll need to prepare time-wise as it'll undoubtedly take the standard n+8 trips to the hardware store and a good amount of time staring at the walls and standing in Lowe's, thinking about and conceptualizing the finished product to make it all happen.

There are plenty of amazing garages I've seen, and there are plenty of elaborate and over-the-top ideas floating around on the internet but I prefer simple, functional, and clean. Kind of like the one that Pinkbike user @Downhil posted, pictured below. Nice cabinets, a good workbench, plenty of open space. Ahh, what a dream.






So, what's on your Christmas wish list? Let us know in the comments below!


188 Comments

  • 232 4
 I want bike pricing to come back down to reasonable levels.
  • 83 1
 For housing and for bikes...
  • 7 0
 @HeyBaumeister: yeah if weren't already in it a few years ago you are gunna have a bad time. Demand x inflation
  • 4 0
 No cure for high prices, like high prices.
  • 4 10
flag DDoc (Dec 24, 2021 at 18:17) (Below Threshold)
 Sure, but don't you also want people who work at bike factories to make reasonable salaries?
Can't have both unfortunately.
  • 7 0
 @DDoc: apparently not; thats why there all made in- China, India,Taiwan, etc.etc...
  • 19 0
 Sadly I think Ben asking for a whole mountain range is more realistic than this, maybe ask for a dragon instead?
  • 1 0
 @HeyBaumeister: and automobiles
  • 8 0
 @Togeone: can’t you just print more money?
  • 3 0
 Get what you can now, they will never get cheaper.
  • 1 0
 @Hayek:
The empire believes so.
  • 17 0
 @DDoc: they don't make reasonable salaries, never have. You think they got a raise from the price increases?
  • 15 0
 @ThunderChunk: Can't upvote this enough while also laughing at the naive souls who think these price increases are due to companies giving their employees raises. LOL Merry Christmas! A matter of fact everyone that I know that works in a shop in the US have recently gotten all their employee discounts cut off. From all the major manufacturers. That's the main perk of working in a shop IMO. Wouldn't surprise me if employees start leaving that industry too.
  • 9 0
 Ive been riding bikes for over 20 years and I honestly don't ever remember a time where bikes were reasonably priced.
  • 4 0
 @Hayek: see Modern Monetary Theory…
  • 2 0
 @Frontrange: yup you're exactly right. No raises and discounts cutoff meanwhile shops have been busier than ever. I've seen job postings for bike shops and for factories (I live in Vancouver) such as fox/raceface, Kona, Norco and rocky mountain. The wages are horrendous. Minimum wage or slightly above it for most positions. I can only imagine how much worse it is for factories over seas.
  • 1 1
 Good luck with that... Global inflation is on a roll...
  • 32 0
 @henryquinney - I’d love to see a few smaller 4WD (or AWD) cargo vans hit the market… something like a transit connect, promaster city, or metris, but with a bit more clearance and enough capability for rough forest roads and snow. Keep it simple. Diesel and a Manual would be just great. Less computers, no extra driver safety features (just put down the phone and pay attention) … like and SUV with way more ‘U’
  • 10 0
 I’m tempted to start hoarding Asto vans.
  • 4 0
 Check out Dangel. That's a company that changes Peugeot and Citroën vans into 4x4.Great stuff.
  • 6 1
 Old Toyota Sienna awd comes as close as possible to this holy grail
  • 2 0
 @NoskillNotalent: but rare and €€€
  • 1 0
 Seem much more useful than an HR-V, which is the closest we get over here. Small ban is much more useful than a compact crossover
  • 2 1
 Mitsubishi Delica :-)
  • 2 0
 Iveco Daily 4x4 comes to mind.
  • 1 0
 @spaceofades: Do they still make those?
  • 2 0
 @minesatusker: in some markets, yeah. Otherwise import an older one.
  • 21 0
 @henryquinney over the years I have had 3 of the ever so slightly larger Peugeot Partner vans. Just amazing small vehicles, 3 seats, drive like a small car and so practical. With a bike or 2 the back it was a little cramped but it was nice to know everything was safe. It was always a bit of a hassle to swap work gear for bike gear. A couple months ago upgraded to a new much larger short wheel base Peugeot Expert. OMG, all that space, now my bike and work stuff live together in harmony. Definitely living the dream!

Van life for ever!
  • 5 0
 I dreamed of the Partner when I first got my Bipper. What a machine! Ha.
  • 7 0
 I've owned a short wheelbase Peugeot Expert since 2006. The best car I've ever driven. Enough space for everything that has two wheels. Absolutely zero problems after 206,000 km. From time to time an oil change, new brakes and tires, that´s it. Very impressive, I'll try to drive it for another 15 years.
  • 5 3
 @mactrack: and now they make an electric version: insideevs.com/news/423332/peugeot-electric-expert
Looks pretty sweet.
  • 3 1
 @mactrack: French cars are the shit. Straightforward engineering and more fun to drive than any other nations effort.
  • 3 0
 @jclnv: We have awesome and shitty cars too. My brother drive a Clio 3 RS, and we have a Renault Turbo2 still waiting for racing . Try to test a Peugeot 208 GTi, so much fun in a so small car!
  • 2 8
flag conoat (Dec 25, 2021 at 4:59) (Below Threshold)
 @jclnv: French cars always have 1-2 things that are just.......weird. lol.


also, I don't think a Peugeot 206 could be considered fun to drive. by anyone. ever.
  • 4 0
 @conoat: if 230hp 1100kg and Peugeot handling is not fun, nothing is
  • 5 0
 @henryquinney: claims to be a renaissance man, spells it "renascence".
Great stuff.
  • 2 0
 @Velocipedestrian: I'm incapable of independent thought and just do what Grammarly tells me.
  • 2 0
 In my view, Renault Kangoo is more practical than Partner. I've owned the two. The backs seats of partner are cumbersomme even when folded, when the backseats of the kangoo littérally disapears in the floor in one move.
I put two 29" bikes in the back in my Kangoo without removing the wheels (rearwhells forward).
  • 1 0
 Well seen @henryquinney: Wink
French cars constructors are not into luxury like some German, Italian or British brands (...) but we like utilitarian shits. Renault Traffic, Citroën Jumper, Peugeot Boxer, whatever, they do the job so well!
These "fourgonnette" cars are not glamorous but they're so f*ckin' handy and solid...
  • 21 3
 Re: Matt Beer's suggestion,
I'm out here wishing my local trails would stop replacing perfectly good technical singletrack with flowy jump trails that all seem to be black diamond level (far too difficult for me, and I liked the singletrack), so I think it *really* depends on your location. Some areas seem to be prioritizing different sorts of trails more at the expense of others, and so long as existing trails that are already good are not destroyed in the process, I'm all for additional jumps for those who like it
  • 4 1
 Black diamond flow trails exist? Where do you live the Mecca of mtb?
  • 3 5
 my man there's no shortage of techy singletrack in the world. Good, safe jumps are in short supply, and a lot more time consuming and difficult to build. To build a tech trail is pretty easy in comparison, if you feel there is a shortage it is much quicker to go out and chop a tech trail in a matter of days compared to a good set of jumps that takes weeks or years even. Make the change you want to see.
  • 5 1
 @luckynugget: I think this is a bit dependent on terrain, soil type and whose doing the building. Round here if you a contacting a trail building company machine built flow is gonna come in cheaper than hand built tech.
  • 2 1
 @catweasel: yeah I mean building it yourself. There could be a comedy series based on the reactions of contractors being asked to build a handbuilt trail lol
  • 2 1
 I sympathize, but you should volunteer and get involved and then you'd know the thought process behind the changes and be able to express a more valid opinion about what your local trails should be like.
  • 3 0
 I would think that black flow and jump trails are pretty much the same thing
  • 2 0
 @luckynugget: plenty of it going on in st joe, missouri. City funded raw handcut downhill lines. Its freakin amazing
  • 2 1
 @luckynugget: I agree that good, safe jumps absolutely need to be built instead of sketchy and unsafe jumps. I also think that building those jumps *over* pre-existing tech trails is a trend that I don't want to see happen. And I'd love to go build my own bike park filled with just my sorts of trails, but I don't exactly have the funds to buy land with. Razz
  • 19 1
 Never to see again Mike Levy sitting on Santa's lap with a curly bar gravel ride at the top of the wish list. At least it wasn't an e-bike. So kudos to the graphic artist.
  • 45 5
 Gravel bike > e-bike
  • 4 0
 @mikelevy: Was that supposed to RC Santa?
  • 8 0
 @njcbps: Yup, exactly
  • 7 21
flag rrolly (Dec 24, 2021 at 13:57) (Below Threshold)
 @mikelevy: nope. Why would anyone want zero suspension to ride terrain that isn't smooth? You need to check the exhaust routing on your mini, Levy.
  • 1 2
 @mikelevy: DISGUSTING.....
  • 31 3
 @rrolly: Why would anyone want a motor on their mountain bike? Different strokes, different folks.
  • 4 48
flag Frontrange (Dec 25, 2021 at 6:14) (Below Threshold)
 @mikelevy: more laps equals more smiles! How does someone in your position not realize that? If I can pedal 4000' of vert why not 8000' with assistance? GTFO with your purist BS
  • 46 1
 @Frontrange: I’m not a purist about anything. I don’t care who or how many people ride e-bikes or where they do it or what made up rules or laws they’re breaking or how much they skid. Zero cares. They’re just not for me, much like how golf and snowmobiling aren’t for me. You GTFO with your BS assumptions.
  • 1 1
 @Frontrange Maybe moto is more your thing. Then you don't have to do any of the work, and you could be smiling that much more.
  • 20 6
 My wish it to mend relationships of the past: www.pinkbike.com/u/notoutsideceo/album/Letter-from-my-CTO/?directtolastphoto

Be safe be well,
Incognito Robin
  • 10 1
 I feel like, besides the obvious horribleness of the idea of ClipFlops in general, that they would be wildly inefficient for actual clipping in and out. Unless you could make the tension on your pedals nigh nonexistent. Maybe I'm overthinking this...
  • 1 0
 Gumbies flip flops do surprisingly well with flat pedals
  • 4 0
 Frog pedals and this idea would work.
  • 4 0
 Shimano makes very functional clip in sandals, even if they might not be quite as fashionable as crocs….
  • 1 0
 maybe some clip crocks?
  • 12 0
 I want a lesson on cornering & jumping from cathro
  • 12 1
 Return of Sapp! Thought he died of death and then summarily fired for missing work.
  • 4 0
 It is good that he is still around. I hope he does more bike reviews, as it seems like he gave a good point of view of bikes that were meant to be pedaled up and down.
  • 11 0
 kinda funny how almost all of the entries began with a bunch of sentences about how totally not materialist the author is.
  • 37 3
 That's because we're all such angels. Now leave me alone whilst I tend to the poor.
  • 3 3
 @henryquinney: learn to spell renaissance while you’re at it !
  • 9 0
 Alicia, the new Cochise boots are a lot lighter and use a much sturdier locking ski/walk mechanism, if you know the fit of the old version works for you the new ones are definitely worth a look
  • 3 0
 Yeah the Zero G’s are great. I upgraded from the old version to the new ones last year and they are awesome. As light as my old dynafit tlt6 and ski like a resort boot.
  • 4 0
 Hey Alicia! can't speak on the other boots here but I've been riding the Scarpa Maestrale Rs for a couple of seasons and I love em. Light enough to tour all day yet still aggressive enough to charge downhill. I bought a pair of shifts for my resort ski so I could use them solely. No complaints!
  • 3 0
 Yup! Legit improvements have been made. You listed all bad ass boots, but if you have a Tecnica foot, then obviously... And BTW, trust me, I'm a bootfitter!
  • 2 0
 Alicia, the Lange XT range is also killer. The Fischer boot will ski softer than a 120.
  • 1 0
 Boots are so personal. Forget what others say about what is the be all and end all in the realm of boots and try on a bunch. Compare the weights, features and "true" flex rating and then get a boot that does the thing but is ost importantly a good fit for your foot. Also, paying for a GOOD boot fitting is so worth it. Swap out the foot beds right away for something with better roll over support. The fit is the most important thing. Take your time with it. Clamp em down and sit in the shop for an hour in them will strolling around and pressing into the tongue. Those are my thoughts. I run the Scarpa Maestrale XT for Backcountry and the Dalbello Krypton 130's for the hill. Stoked with both of them because they fit and do the the thing that needs to be done well!
  • 1 0
 Alicia, I have some old Cochise boots as well and I used to tour in them. They're now retired to my resort only boots with an Intuition wrap liner. I have some Zero G boots for touring now as well. The walk-ability of the Zero G's is game changing relative to a Cochise not to mention weight. That being said, I hate the idea of smashing bumps and skiing in bounds on my Zero G. I'm of the opinion that if you really want to tour at least medium length days and ski the resort in an aggressive fashion, you need 2 setups... Maybe you can fix your walk mechanism and retire your Cochises to the resort as well!
  • 9 1
 I want a 30 hour day. More daylight even in the dark of winter. We just need to slow down the rotation of earth and not mess with that perfectly balanced gravity thing. And get rid of the COVID thing... Unfortunately the 30 hour day seems more likely in the next year or... ever.
  • 18 6
 Less people in this damn planet…
That would really be just great.
  • 5 20
flag unrooted (Dec 24, 2021 at 15:39) (Below Threshold)
 Thankfully Covid reduces sperm count, and the vaccine damages ovaries!!!
  • 5 19
flag mactrack (Dec 24, 2021 at 16:39) (Below Threshold)
 @ Abacall: Let´s start with your suicide....
  • 4 1
 @unrooted: thank god
  • 3 4
 @unrooted: Too many facts the cultists haven’t heard about there.
  • 5 8
 @jclnv: I used to believe everything the corporate media/cathedral told me, I thought it put me in the intellectual group. Now I realize we are all retards.
  • 12 0
 I want to ride my bike for more total hours than I’m on pinkbike.
  • 1 0
 Good luck buddy!
  • 6 0
 @mikekazimer we are currently finishing the safety validation and certification campaign for a personal aircraft like the jetson. I designed much of the electronics (flight controller, all the sensors, esc’s, and human interface) on it. Ours is built with a slightly different purpose but will be a lot more capable as a result. The first units are destined for prospective clients but there is a unit that will be available for some press testing in North America late next year so I will ask the public relations people to extend an invitation to you.
  • 4 0
 Alicia, I would also consider the newer Cochise boots, I love mine. IMO, all of the boots mentioned would probably fit your purpose, but the most important thing with boot buying is to get a good fit. I’d recommend going to a shop and trying as many as possible!
  • 4 0
 @DanielSapp: I renovated my near derelict garage to a bike workshop this year. Only about 16m2 of space but part of the rear wall needed rebuilding. It took a few solid weeks work and about £1,000 but is virtually done now (except for a new compressor).
It IS doable! A few weeks sacrifice for a lifetime of organised bike storage and maintenance is so worthwhile.
  • 7 0
 An AXS GX dropper post in the $400 range
  • 7 0
 In 200mm + drop, this would be tempting to leave behind my love of Oneup posts.
  • 3 0
 @alicialeggett if you liked the fit of your old cochise, I highly suggest the new (2022) models. They redesigned the walk mode switch and it's bombproof now. Of course they'll say they lighter, stronger, better suspension, blah blah, every industry has their buzzwords. Personally, I picked up the hawx prime xtd and love em. They genuinely ski as good as my alpine boots and the walk mode is just like the new cochise, solid.
  • 7 0
 I just want a 203mm rotor to be in stock.
  • 2 0
 Just go to 220 front Wink lots in stock where I'm at
  • 1 0
 @makripper: man...I don't know. With saint brakes... That might remove any modulation I have. Hahha
  • 1 0
 @maestroman21: just squeeze s little lighter
  • 7 0
 Matt Beer related to Mike Bear?
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 I bought a TT Singletrailer second hand in April of this year. Amazing thing, although quite "used", but have taken my 1 yo on couple of Blue trails in UK already. However I was only able to use on my old aluminum Scandal hardtail (not sure a carbon frame / seatpost is suitable for the clamp!!!), which is fully rigid and baby had far more comfort than me... Now using that to "justify" purchasing a alu full suss to ensure I can take him down more interesting trails...

@seb-stott - try Amba for a distributor (based in Exeter) in the UK.
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 www.instagram.com/p/B8odMAfFUzr I modified the clamp design to better fit FS wagon wheels and improve the tracking. I hated how it cut inside corners ALL THE TIME. With the pivot/u-joint over the rear axle, it actually does track the location of the rear wheel. It's how TT should redesign their decade old trailer.... @seb-stott and just wait another 6-12 months. My 2 yo's had no problem slowly picking our way down black rock gardens on a Mac-Ride.
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 @alicialeggett I have the atomic hawx xtd 115 prime w... Very comfortable and ski well.. They skin well with all the buckles undone. Lean is 13 degrees I think. The prime version has a 100m last - in retrospect, I wish I had bought the ultra for the smaller last, but the prime also had a beefier, more resort type cuff and the flex is perhaps more progressive. In sum, I think if you want a more aggressive type touring boot, good for the down and the up, the hawx line is worth checking out.
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 Alicia, I considered the Salomon S-Labs when buying new boots last winter, in the end I went for the slightly cheaper MTN version as it saved weight and for me didn't lose anything on the performance side compared to the heavier S-Labs. Done 30+ touring days in them so far and they are like plastic slippers. Can't comment on lift lap performance as covid shut our village resort until last week.
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 Preach Matt Beer as fun as Squamish is, I ask Santa every year for the same thing. This needs to be resonated as loud and as many times as possible
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 For Christmas I want to win the Stumpjumper in the PinkBike advent calendar. Please Santa, please!
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 Don't get the Maestrales. Too many reliability issues. Zero G Pro Tours are bombproof and ski amazing for the weight. You might eventually want a warmer liner once the stock ones pack a bit (at least I do some days in the cold Canadian Rockies).
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 Zero g are amazing. Light, durable , tour really well and pretty darn stiff. My gf has atomic hawk and they seem great as well. A bit heavier but good boot. Get the ones that fit you the best.
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 Alicia, as a boot fitter by trade I would have to say the zero G is the way to go. If you’re using a older version of the Cochise the boot should fit similar. The new Cochise is more generous. The most important thing about the zero G though is the workability of the boot. It’s one of the most customizable boots out there and it’s easy to work on to find perfect the fit.
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 Yes yes yes to more jumps. more jump trails. every riding area would benefit from a few jump trails. big jumps, little jumps, in between jumps. hi speed jump tail, low speed jump trail. Want to get good on your bike? a good well planned jump trail with jumps that you can work up to is an excellent and fun way to do it. Something you can lap over and over, with a bigger smile on every lap. just my 2 cents
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 For those bike den hopefuls:
First on the bike den list should be a mounted bike stand. It is the greatest luxury for any level mechanic. Even better if you can mount said stand from the ceiling. I've done it, and it is absolutely brilliant!
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 I would like to get my frameset delivered and somehow find a way to convince my girlfriend to go riding with me. And some some coffee beans in chocolate. These are the only sweets I ever touch and they are nowhere to find here.
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 @alicialegget imo hawx are solid. The zero gs are a bit too tour focused. Hojis are an awesome option. Also check out the dalbello lupos. Great walk mode (63deg, friction free), actually ski like a proper downhill boot (lupo, not the lupo free). Only downside is a removable stiffener which slows transitions. Also, fit > features.
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 @alicialeggett Adding to the boot recos with a big +1 for the Atomic Hawx. I've been running the Hawx 130 as my only boot for two seasons now & absolutely love it. It's light enough to tour big days (a lot lighter than the Cochise) but stiff enough to hammer out resort laps with no issues. Escape Route in Squamish were amazing to fit them as well.
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 Dear Tom:
Santa Clause here - I have a few brand new pairs of the now nearly forgotten Shimano spd sandals lying around the workshop that didn't fit the elves, what size are you?
Sincerely,
Santa the bike mechanic
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 The garage renovations was one of the best things I did. Just wish I did it years ago. It took me 10 years to get around to it. I did not throw out much stuff, but just re-organized it and bought new shelving and cabinets. It is amazing how much space I reclaimed. My bikes, tools, and sports equipment all organized and have it's place.
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 Matt Beer you the funkin man!! we need more jumps! steeper, taller, bigger jumps. Trails are gnarlier than ever but it seems like the jumps that remain have gotten slacker and lower, maybe due to the same thing happening to bikes. Doin my part tho, I've probably built over 150 jumps in the past 5 years. It's easier with hydraulic assist but def still doable with wheelbarrows and lots of herb.
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 Weed to become legal in Japan!
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 Kanpai to that idea!
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 @danielsapp - hey dude, i have a cheap tip for one of your garage projects. Poly vinyl acetate wood glues like titebond work really well for sealing concrete floors. relatively inexpensive, easy to use. they probably can be tinted-i haven't done it. they have little to no resistance to UV. i used titebond 2 on my basement floor 5 years ago. still going strong
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 Alicia, also would recommend sticking with Technica if the fit's good. I'm on the Zero G Tour Pro boots with Intuition Lady Godiva liners. Ski's are the Zero G 105 Blizzards. This combo is pretty awesome IMO, light and very capable for the B.C. in all kinds of conditions. I don't ski inbounds- I expect the boots would be a bit flimsy for resort hardpack or cut up heavy powder. The Austrians do good work.
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 @alicialeggett looks like a lot of others have made good recs. Just throwing in my $.02. I dont think you'd be bummed with any of what folks recommended if the fit works. Im on the Hawx xtd 130 prime. I have 4E wide feet so the full moldable shell was the ticket for me. Ive had to do crazy manipulation and grinding to boots in the past, and on that one i did only a small amount after the shell was molded. Im also on the 2018 zero g 108 skis, they make a good pairing. So many good boots out there though. We've come so far since my gen1 BD factors that I broke the walk mode switch on 5 times.
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 @Tombrad - maybe start with something more robust, would suggest Reef Fannings could be a good starting point, also makes them multifunctional Smile PS. Thongs or flip flops please! I know Jandals is Kiwi, but it sounds too much like of the the crimes against humanity, jeggings...
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 Alicia, big fan of the Dynafit Radical Pro. Although my instep is huge so ymmv
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 AXS wireless grip shift is all I want
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 Alicia, you want to have a look at the Scarpa Gea RS for a lightweight high performance boot to take you backcountry, slackcountry, and still rip in-bounds.
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 Fischer rangers are literal trash
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 And the Zero G's are excellent.
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 Hoji, Hoji, Hoji.... Merry Christmas
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 people awakening
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 Red pills for everyone!!!
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 @unrooted: Hell ya brother
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 You’re not saying we’ve been on a corporate, governmental, hell ride for the last two years are you?

Surely this whole thing is about health isn’t it?
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 @jclnv: Pureblood here \m/
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 @jclnv: only 2 years?????
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 The zero g’s are really good but if honestly they are a little boney and cold for a daily driver. I’d say get the updated Cochise again, coming from a zero g owner that keeps his FT’s for the resort
  • 3 0
 ..I wish i was a baller, i wish i was a little taller , i wish for 22" Blades on my Impala
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 @alicialeggett it also might be work checking out the dynafit hoji free ski boots. That have a really nice walk mode for the downhill performance that you get and are pretty lightweight.
  • 4 1
 besides the jetson, this is the stupidest article ive ever seen
  • 2 0
 I got what I’ve wanted for Christmas since I was 11, a 4’ x 16’ half pipe in my yard!
  • 3 1
 I want bike parts to last longer and companies to stop introducing new standards. Nope not happening I don't think.
  • 3 0
 I’m with Ben, new Saint brakes pls!
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 Sapp: Do you have PODS (Portable On-Demand Storage) or anything similar available in your area? They basically park a mini storage container in front of your house.
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 Levy is feeling less and less like a tech editor and more and more like Pinkbikes official mascot.
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 I wish a ridiculously huge velosoutions pump and jump track suddenly appeared at my local park.
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 No jandals without jorts I've been told.
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 .ore road/up lift trips and my sweet SUV to run fault free for on e!!
Other than that I'm with Cathro.. hurry up with the new Saint Shimano San!!!!!
  • 2 1
 And for my autocorrect to stop being a cunt.....
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 The Bipper is awesome. I had the Fiat Qubo, Fiat's MPV version. It did many road trips and we had a blast. The fact it is hideously ugly makes me love it even more!
  • 4 2
 Take back/Reverse the outside deal
  • 1 0
 no more cobrana. like that’s it idc if that’s all i get. it’s all i want.
  • 3 1
 Matt Beer has clearly not been to Colorado...
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 "we do not need more jumps since there are a small handful of towns in the world that have decent jumps"
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 I want to see @danielsapp achieve his dream basement organization, so that I can take advantage of it to some degree.
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 Do you also realise that everyone is bitching about shimano brakes just because they are so good that people wants them to be perfect
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 Matt Beer, speaking selflessly, for the people
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 I'd really like to socialize again with thing I'm going to kill everyone with my deadly breath.
  • 1 0
 All i want for christmas is some official Pinkbike massage oil … for my disc rotors.
  • 1 0
 “I want to feel like I'm hitting a brick wall when I tickle those levers” Hahahahaha
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 How come summa the wishes are here?
Shouldn’t it be on PinkSki or something????
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 Tom , Rain shirt: great idea, I will try to salvage my worn and damaged clothing.
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 Those clip in flops where nice
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 I’m asking Santa for good weather and more daylight so I can ride more.
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 More time on the bike. It's that simple. And less winter, no winter if possible.
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 "Renascence man". Nice.
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 For my wiener dogs be able to come downcountry riding with me.
  • 1 0
 A jolly St. Nico V. manual for the New Year and no broken bones.
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 I’m with Sarah on this one.
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 Is that a new Knolly DH bike I spy? Last photo, Daniels.
  • 1 0
 Lol didn’t click it it see
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 @alicialeggett Dalbelo lupos for the win
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 Matt beer needs to make new friends or stop onoy using Strava
  • 2 1
 Food.
  • 1 0
 Wireless discbrakes!
  • 1 0
 with batteries that don't need recharging!
  • 1 0
 @DDoc: regenerative braking...your life is now complete. A SuperWheel with regenerative braking and you can even charge your Tesla after your ride.
  • 4 3
 More drugs
  • 4 0
 I wanna blast down a jump trail on legal coke
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 @mknott9: isn’t legal coke Cocacola?
  • 1 1
 Orange hope brakes in stock and preferably on sale
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 I only need time to ride
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 I am the king of the Echo People.
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 Murican will be like, peugeot what the heck is dat
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 “A poo-gee-ott, what the heck is dat”
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 Nah we know what they are - they just never caught on here.
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 French will be like "I wish my Peugeot wasn't gutless and weak and be more like Muricans with giant balls. Baguette!!!".
This is fun!!!
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 Their cars are quite rare on this side of the ocean, but their bikes are actually pretty common!
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 Bigger ebike batteries and more uphill flow trails. Thanks.
  • 2 1
 Shame to all the downvoters...this is comment gold. Still laughing like hell as I type this. More uphill flow trails for the win...gold
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