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Pinkbike Poll: What’s Your Ape Index?

Pinkbike Poll: What’s Your Ape Index?

I’ve seen a lot of comments in articles about geometry, bar width and bar height referring to ape index. This is the ratio of your armspan to height, which is typically around one:one. Leonardo da Vinci’s Vetruvian man famously depicts an...

First Look: Formula’s Prototype Dual Crown Enduro Fork & New Lightweight Brakes

First Look: Formula’s Prototype Dual Crown Enduro Fork & New Lightweight Brakes

Formula have a new dual crown fork in the works, an unnamed model that’s designed for enduro and e-bike usage. Although it’s not a new concept, the Italian manufacturer firmly believes a dual crown design is superior to a long travel single crown for those...

Shimano Factory Shut Down in Malaysia May Cause Additional Product Delays

Shimano Factory Shut Down in Malaysia May Cause Additional Product Delays

Bicycle Retailer reports that the Shimano facility in Malaysia that has been shut down until 28 June could lead to further product delays in the cycling industry. The facility had been operating at 60% capacity from June 1 due to local government regulations aimed at...

Video & Photo Story: Jeff Kendall-Weed on How Olympian Sam Schultz Built Montana’s NICA League

Video & Photo Story: Jeff Kendall-Weed on How Olympian Sam Schultz Built Montana’s NICA League

When Sam’s mother, Cindy, drove her 12 year old son, Sam, to his first ever mountain bike race, he was just one of only two junior competitors. Sam had already spent a solid year training in preparation for the event, and as we all can assume, proclaimed that, “I was...

Results: Whip-Off – Crankworx Innsbruck 2021

Results: Whip-Off – Crankworx Innsbruck 2021

The Official European Whip-Off Championships presented by POC is done and we have some new faces that I think we should get used to seeing on the podium. One of the most exciting moments was Kade’s whip-to-tire-removal, a possible world first trick that we have...

Social Roundup: Whipping Sideways & Then Some – Crankwork Innsbruck 2021

Social Roundup: Whipping Sideways & Then Some – Crankwork Innsbruck 2021

After a long break the first of the Crankworx World Tours is here! First up is the Official European Whip-Off Championships presented by POC with the Kade and Kaos show making a return. Kaos Seagrave took the men’s top spot with Robin Goomes taking the...

Video: Finals Highlights with Eliot Jackson – Leogang World Cup DH 2021

Video: Finals Highlights with Eliot Jackson – Leogang World Cup DH 2021

Jun 15, 2021 by Sarah Moore   FollowFollowing An old track with a new twist. Leogang brought the goods at round 1 of the UCI Downhill MTB World Cup this weekend! A new track that could be discussed for weeks was quickly tamed by some of the world’s...

Spotted: Intense Tracer 279 Prototype Carbon Enduro Bike

Spotted: Intense Tracer 279 Prototype Carbon Enduro Bike

We recently spotted Chris Kovarik building a fresh new bike on Instagram that’s covered with Intense’s prototype graphics, labeled as “Tracer 279”. It’s been four years since Intense has updated the Tracer model, so this could be close to...

Nerding Out – Leogang World Cup 2021

Nerding Out – Leogang World Cup 2021

Despite regular grumbles about the historically bike parky nature of the track, there’s no denying that its tight time gaps and well-broadcasted course make for incredibly exciting racing for all of us watching at home. Thankfully the new course changes have...