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Pole Bicycles’ CEO Resigns, Company Founder Leo Kokkonen to Take Leading Role

Pole Bicycles’ CEO Resigns, Company Founder Leo Kokkonen to Take Leading Role

Pole Bicycles are best known for their early adoption of what’s now considered ‘modern’ mountain bike geometry, and for using aluminum frame manufacturing techniques that are a departure from the norm. The company has been experiencing some growing...

Finals Photo Epic: Old School Rules – Lousa DH World Cup 2020

Finals Photo Epic: Old School Rules – Lousa DH World Cup 2020

Welcome to the all you can eat buffet of ruts and cuts that is Lousa. We’ve spent a great deal of time talking about the track conditions worsening and, to be frank, we’ve had the best case scenario given its natural characteristics. Round 3 of the short season...

Video: Remy Metailler Follows the Godfather of Freeskiing on a Classic Whistler Trail

Video: Remy Metailler Follows the Godfather of Freeskiing on a Classic Whistler Trail

Mike Douglas is known as the Godfather of Free Skiing. From working on the first Twin Tip ski, to winning the Skier of the Year award to appearing in all the big movies he is quite a legend in the sport. I have been a huge ski fan from even before I was Mountain...

Photo Epic: Sore Lousãs – Qualifying Lousa World Cup DH 2020

Photo Epic: Sore Lousãs – Qualifying Lousa World Cup DH 2020

Two days into the action and still with three hard days in the saddle looming ahead, racers need to hang tough and keep their eyes on the prize and the light at the end of the tunnel. That light is quite possibly a flashing red-alert for a long winter of Covid...

Video: Freeriding Remote Russia with Petr Vinokurov

Video: Freeriding Remote Russia with Petr Vinokurov

Cinematography: Andrey Burylov, Nikolay ChernyavskiDrone Pilots: Vladislav Ekimov, Alexander SolovievPhotography: Dmitry Simakov Words: Petr VinokurovIn this strange summer, with regional lockdowns and closed borders, I many times recalled previous travelling to...

Video & Photo Story: Facing K2 – An MTB Adventure in Pakistan

Video & Photo Story: Facing K2 – An MTB Adventure in Pakistan

One of the most impressive places I visited…Looking back, to the beginning of this tour, I’m almost sure that if we had known how exhausting this trip would become, we would have never found ourselves here in Pakistan. Our goal is to reach the „Throne Room...

Video: Riders React to the New Lousa Track in Wyn TV

Video: Riders React to the New Lousa Track in Wyn TV

Oct 28, 2020 by James Smurthwaite   FollowFollowing Tweet Add to Favorites You must login to Pinkbike. Don’t have an account? Sign up Join Pinkbike  Login...

DH Fantasy: Last Chance to Change Your Team – Maribor World Cup DH 2020

DH Fantasy: Last Chance to Change Your Team – Maribor World Cup DH 2020

We’ve had two rounds of Fantasy DH Trivia and two live downhill racing weekends in Leogang and Maribor. Now, we’re being treated to a second World Cup double header in Lousa, Portugal. Please note that you will NOT be able to change your team in between...

Video: Brendan Fairclough Shreds his New eMTB

Video: Brendan Fairclough Shreds his New eMTB

Oct 27, 2020 by Ed Spratt   FollowFollowing Building and riding my new Scott eRIDE Ransom. This thing is like a mountain bike in steroids. 180mm (not 170mm) downhill/ freeride beast. As the winter months creep in its time to get the ebikes prepped for the...