Industry News

ARBR’s RB2 Carbon 29er Protoype – Bespoked Show 2019

ARBR are no strangers to the pages of Pinkbike with their space-age looking Saker sparking one of the most heated comment sections the website has ever seen, and that’s saying something.Rob Barr has not let that deter him though and has returned with a new...

Good Month / Bad Month: Mixed Wheel Sizes, Injuries, and Plenty of Controversy – April 2019

Bikes With 29” Front and 27.5” Rear WheelsMixed Wheel Size Bikes Are Winning For 2019, the rules have been changed so that racers can run two differently sized wheels on their bikes, an announcement that quickly led to a whole load of mixed wheel testing...

Opinion: We Need Suspension Lockout Levers

You know what they say about opinions, right? Speaking of a*sholes, Levy and Matt Wragg are never short of opinions, and most of them are at complete odds with one another. This time, it’s lockout levers and whether they make sense or not. Matt’s take is...

Video: A Supercar, A Gravel Bike & Techy Trails

My right foot remains firm and precise, my arms semi-flexed but waiting for any signal to react, the wonderful roar of the V8 engine is music to my ears and the 625 hp of the McLaren MP4-12C push me furiously down the back roads. I’m heading towards the...

The Karpiel Armageddon Returns as a 29er Downhill Bike

Memories of Josh Bender, Monster T forks and a saddle that stretched the length of the top tube may be what come to mid first when you think of Karpiel bikes but after ten years in hiatus, they have returned with something totally different.First started in Reno,...

First Look: Ibis’ Longest, Slackest, and Burliest Ripley

The Ripley name has been in Ibis’ catalog since 2011 when the OG model was introduced as a fun-loving trail bike for riders who were looking for efficiency and sharp handling. That first Ripley eventually got some geometry tweaks that created the longer (but...

First Look: Ibis’ Longest, Slackest, and Burliest Ripley

The Ripley name has been in Ibis’ catalog since 2011 when the OG model was introduced as a fun-loving trail bike for riders who were looking for efficiency and sharp handling. That first Ripley eventually got some geometry tweaks that created the longer (but...

Team Videos: Maribor DH World Cup 2019

Unior DevinciWhat a way to start the World Cup season! Series kicked off on the legendary Maribor venue, which hosted so many spectacular races in the past. With team being based in the Slovenian capital Ljubljana, and Unior being based in nearby Zreče, for us, this...

Trail Knee Guard Round Up: 10 Options for Different Body Types

In the Pacific Northwest, most the riders you see on the trails nowadays are wearing some type of knee guard, and unless you are a lycra loving cross-country buff who regularly pins on a number, you likely own a pair or three. I’ve been reviewing soft goods for...

Video: Race Recap with Ben Cathro – Maribor DH World Cup 2019

 Ben Cathro is such a blessing. Great attitude, very smart, wild rider if you’ve seen his YouTube video about his first time on his 29’er V10. Like holy **** Ben you go hard!Totally love and appreciate what you do and I’m stoked you’re...