The Freedom Machine’s Homer: A Steel, Single-Pivot Gearbox Driven Enduro Bike with 27.5″ Wheels

The Freedom Machine’s Homer: A Steel, Single-Pivot Gearbox Driven Enduro Bike with 27.5″ Wheels

A special Irish boke named Rory Beirne designed the contraption you see before you – a steel, single-pivot enduro bike with 180mm of travel that’s propelled by a belt-driven gearbox. There’s also an inverted dual crown fork, and 27.5” wheels at either end because it’s exactly what he wants. It’s not just leftover parts that … Read more

Interview: 17 Year Old Bikepacks 250km a Day to Race the EWS

Interview: 17 Year Old Bikepacks 250km a Day to Race the EWS

Matthew Fairbrother is a beauty of a 17-year-old from Christchurch, New Zealand. This is his first time ever outside of New Zealand and he’s in Europe all by himself. Adaptable, practical, humble, and goddam stubborn, Matt is on a mission to complete all the European rounds of the 2022 Enduro World Series. To make the … Read more

Pinkbike Poll: How Do You Decide Which Bike To Buy?

Pinkbike Poll: How Do You Decide Which Bike To Buy?

For most of us, buying a mountain bike is one of the biggest purchases we’ll ever make after a house or a car. In fact, the bike could cost more than a car. Current supply chain issues notwithstanding, there are lots of options out there within each category, and I can tell you that no … Read more

Final Results from the Leogang XC World Cup 2022

Final Results from the Leogang XC World Cup 2022

The fourth XC World Cup of the year provided some incredible racing in Leogang. Kicking off a packed day of racing was the U23s with Puck Pieterse just pulling ahead of Line Burquier by only two seconds. For the U23 Men, Martin Vidaurre Kossmann secured another win with a nearly twenty-second advantage over Simone Avondetto. … Read more

Photo Epic: Finals – Leogang World Cup DH 2022

Photo Epic: Finals – Leogang World Cup DH 2022

The clouds finally parted in Leogang, but that didn’t mean any reduction in drama once the racing action got underway. Juniors kicked off proceedings with Phoebe Gale and Jordan Williams taking home top honors in their respective categories. This track required a calm head, especially given the drying conditions… Step up Camille Balanche, the master … Read more

Final Results from the Leogang DH World Cup 2022

Final Results from the Leogang DH World Cup 2022

The third round of the 2022 downhill World Cup in Leogang provided another day of incredible racing. In the Junior Racing, Phoebe Gale laid down a dominant run to pull ahead of the fastest qualifier Jenna Hastings by 14 seconds. Round one and two winner Gracey Hemstreet had to settle for third place today, just … Read more

Trailforks Update: Trail Condition Reporting & New Features

Trailforks Update: Trail Condition Reporting & New Features

Words: Todd Neumarker With the Spring riding season in full swing here in North America, the Trailforks crew wanted to give users a quick update on recent developments. We’ve added some new features to help riders quickly see which trails are ready to ride. We know full well that trail reports are better in some … Read more

Photo Epic: Practice – Leogang World Cup DH 2022

Photo Epic: Practice – Leogang World Cup DH 2022

The Downhill World Cup has rolled into the familiar alpine pastures and spectacular mountain ranges of Leogang, Austria for round three of the 2022 season. The overnight rain never abated and continued to hammer down throughout the day meaning conditions on course were extremely muddy as riders got to grips with a largely unchanged track … Read more

Pro Stage Results from EWS Tweed Valley 2022

Pro Stage Results from EWS Tweed Valley 2022

Ahead of a full day of racing on Sunday riders are on course for the EWS Pro Stage. After a long offseason riders are back in Scotland to kick off the 2022 season where we closed out last year’s racing. The Pro stage sees riders taking on a single stage with bonus points up for … Read more

Made in Australia: Trinity MTB’s Second Prototype, Built for “Downduro”

Made in Australia: Trinity MTB’s Second Prototype, Built for “Downduro”

It was barely a year ago that Trinity MTB made its debut appearance at the Handmade Bicycle Show Australia with a first prototype bike that showed a whole lot of creative promise. Now the Handmade show has returned for another year, and so has the small team of Trinity MTB. This year they’re showing their … Read more