Patent Round-Up: The Future of AXS? Axle Batteries, Solar-Charging & Self-Charging

Digging through patent documents can sometimes offer hints at what we might be riding in a few years’ time. Many of the weird and wonderful designs don’t see the light of day, but even then it’s interesting to see what ideas the bike industry’s brains are working on. Here are a few that we’ve spotted … Read more

5 Findings from Female Pros in the Pinkbike State of the Sport Survey

Welcome to the 2023 Pinkbike State of the Sport Survey. This anonymous survey is designed to help shed light on key issues affecting the professional field and elite competition. We surveyed the best riders in the world to hear their thoughts, ideas, concerns, and criticisms on mountain biking as we go into 2023, all in … Read more

I Crashed Hard – A Post-Injury Update from Alicia

Hello everyone, It’s been a while since I’ve written on here, so I’m just dropping in to say hi and give an update. You haven’t heard from me much lately and probably won’t hear from me much for a while, because my main priority right now is brain injury recovery. I crashed a mountain bike … Read more

4 Key Stats from World Cup XC Racers in the Pinkbike State of the Sport Survey

Welcome to the 2023 Pinkbike State of the Sport Survey. This anonymous survey is designed to help shed light on key issues affecting the professional field and elite competition. We surveyed the best riders in the world to hear their thoughts, ideas, concerns, and criticisms on mountain biking as we go into 2023, all in … Read more

Dave Weagle Patents High-Pivot Drivetrain System

Recently we spotted this patent filed in 2022 by Dave Weagle (yes, that Dave Weagle of suspension-designing fame) for a “sequential adjacent drive assembly”. Basically, it’s a drive system for high-pivot suspension bikes that uses two chains: one connecting a sprocket on the crank to a driven sprocket above it, which is fixed to the … Read more

4 Key Stats from Enduro Racers in the Pinkbike State of the Sport Survey

Welcome to the 2023 Pinkbike State of the Sport Survey. This anonymous survey is designed to help shed light on key issues affecting the professional field and elite competition. We surveyed the best riders in the world to hear their thoughts, ideas, concerns, and criticisms on mountain biking as we go into 2023, all in … Read more

5 Key Stats From Downhill Racers in the Pinkbike State of the Sport Survey

Welcome to the 2023 Pinkbike State of the Sport Survey. This anonymous survey is designed to help shed light on key issues affecting the professional field and elite competition. We surveyed the best riders in the world to hear their thoughts, ideas, concerns, and criticisms on mountain biking as we go into 2023, all in … Read more

We Surveyed 152 of the World’s Best Pro Mountain Bikers – Welcome to Pinkbike’s State of the Sport Survey 2023

In the first half of 2021, we conducted our first state of the sport survey. The survey was made with the intention of shedding light on various issues within the pro field of mountain biking and letting riders advocate for themselves, albeit anonymously, for what they should change – and perhaps what should stay the … Read more

The Myotragus Dorothea is a 200mm High Pivot Bike With a Gearbox

The Myotragus Dorothea isn’t exactly a name that rolls off the tongue, but luckily the Spanish company’s 200mm virtual high-pivot frame has enough other talking points to move past the branding. An idler pulley wheel, complex linkages, and gearbox are clear indicators that this isn’t your average gravity bike. A completely rearward axle path moves … Read more

Throwback Thursday: 9 Bikes Turning 10 in 2023

As we kick off 2023 and await all of the exciting new product developments, let’s look back through the archives at some of the bikes turning 10 during a year when we saw the beginnings of the EWS and the mainstream introduction of 27.5″ wheels. 1. Santa Cruz Blur TR Aluminum Launched as one of … Read more