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Qualifying Results from the Fort William DH World Cup 2022

Qualifying Results from the Fort William DH World Cup 2022

After a flat out practice and Timed Training session on the rough and rowdy Fort William course riders were back between the tape to fight for the top qualifying spots ahead of tomorrow’s racing.World Cup overall leader Camille Balanche took the top qualifying...

Tectonic Components Launches New Made-In-USA Altar Pedal

Tectonic Components Launches New Made-In-USA Altar Pedal

PRESS RELEASE: Tectonic ComponentsAfter several years of prototyping, testing, and refinement, we are excited to launch our first product, the Altar platform pedal. We set out to build a pedal that would thrive in demanding conditions, with a focus on grip,...

Video: Ben Cathro’s Preview of the 2022 Fort William World Cup DH Track

Video: Ben Cathro’s Preview of the 2022 Fort William World Cup DH Track

Ben Cathro and Thibault Laly check out the new (old?!) track at Fort William.Pinkbike Racing is supported by Continental, Santa Cruz Bicycles, Shimano, Reserve Wheels, Five Ten, Deity, Bluegrass, Dharco, Ohlins, Outside Magazine, Swatch & Cushcore. Pinkbike...

Practice Photo Epic – Fort William DH World Cup 2022

Practice Photo Epic – Fort William DH World Cup 2022

We’ve finally returned to the Scottish Highlands and the stuff-of-legend venue of Fort William after a couple of unfortunate years away. Not much changed during those years away; the unforgiving granite rocks still lay in wait, the woods are still muddy and...

First Look: Commencal Unveils Prototype Enduro Bike With An Unusual Four-Bar Suspension Design

First Look: Commencal Unveils Prototype Enduro Bike With An Unusual Four-Bar Suspension Design

Commencal has broken cover with a new development project and a prototype enduro bike using an unusual four-bar suspension design. The Andorran company has until recently used a single-pivot “faux bar” suspension layout on most of their bikes and has...

Video: The Lastest Tech From the Fort William DH World Cup – Here We Go Again

Video: The Lastest Tech From the Fort William DH World Cup – Here We Go Again

After the season opener in Lourdes, the World Cup calendar took a break of several weeks. In that time, brands have been hard at work to bring new bikes and developments for the next leg of racing.In Fort William, we’ve seen further refinement to some of the...

Bike Check: Hugo Marini’s Commencal Supreme DH v5

Bike Check: Hugo Marini’s Commencal Supreme DH v5

If you take what bike privateers choose to ride as the measure of a good DH bike, then the Commencal Supreme DH is the best in the paddock right now. Among those bikes there is a heirarchy, and right at the very top of the list are the Commencal Muc-Off team bikes....

The Conundrum: More Shocks or More Shovels?

The Conundrum: More Shocks or More Shovels?

I’m alone in the woods with a shovel, and I don’t know what to do. I’ve been putting in work to clean up the first rideable trail of the season. I’ve removed the fallen trees and branches, I’ve repaired the drainage, and I’ve raked away the layer of wet leaves glued...

Myriam Nicole Reveals She Has Been Struggling with Concussion Symptoms Since the Lourdes DH World Cup

Myriam Nicole Reveals She Has Been Struggling with Concussion Symptoms Since the Lourdes DH World Cup

Myriam Nicole had a big crash during final practice before her race in Lourdes and, while we don’t know all the details around the crash, James Smurthwaite mentioned on the Pinkbike Racing Podcast that there was a photo of her helmet with mud on it and she was seen...