Spotted: Another Full-Suspension Prototype From Chromag

Spotted: Another Full-Suspension Prototype From Chromag

It’s no secret that the hardtail diehards, Chromag Bikes, have been working on full-suspension bikes for some time now. This past summer over Crankworx, they were proudly displaying a sharp looking bike with a titanium front triangle dubbed, the Darco Ti. That version looked ready for production and judging by the build kit, would fit … Read more

Video: Miranda Miller Explores the MTB Culture in Japan

Video: Miranda Miller Explores the MTB Culture in Japan

Why Japan? Well, just because. And, of course, the food. The reality is, that the seeds were planted in my youth and were watered by chance meetings, events and life experiences. It seems vacant to say this, but, if you grew up on the west coast of Canada, you know that sushi is a recognized … Read more

Review: O-Chain’s Active Spider Adds Suppleness & Silence

Review: O-Chain’s Active Spider Adds Suppleness & Silence

Mountain bike drivetrains have evolved from sounding like a bucket of bolts rattling down the trail to something much less distracting thanks to the introduction of the clutch derailleur. In combination with narrow-wide chainrings, it’s rare to drop a chain these days. In some cases, that silence and security may come at the cost of … Read more

Abbey Bike Tools Celebrates 10 Years with Titanium & Walnut

Abbey Bike Tools Celebrates 10 Years with Titanium & Walnut

Do you know a special someone who deserves a titanium treat? Is that someone you? Is it me? Deep in the not-necessary-but-I-want-it-anyway category are Abbey Bike Tools’ 10th-anniversary kits that, depending on which of the two versions you choose, can include a titanium and aluminum derailleur hanger straightener with special engraving , a titanium lockring … Read more

7 Weird & Wonderful Bikes For Sale on the Pinkbike BuySell

7 Weird & Wonderful Bikes For Sale on the Pinkbike BuySell

The vast and fascinating wilderness that is the Pinkbike BuySell currently contains about 76,000 objects, so it’s easy to see why certain gems sift down to the bottom pages. I’ve done my exploring through the trove, and have come back with a few fascinating bikes to share. Some are practical, others a bit less so, … Read more

Video: Back to the Basics Episode 1 – Conquering Nerves

Video: Back to the Basics Episode 1 – Conquering Nerves

As a current Pinkbike presenter, and also a mountain bike industry member for 11 years, I’ve followed many different avenues of the sport since I began biking in 2011. Back then, I lived in Colorado where cross-country riding was booming, enduro racing was just becoming a thing and I remember being covered in bruises from … Read more

Ratio Technology Tease Direct Mount Derailleur Conversion

Ratio Technology Tease Direct Mount Derailleur Conversion

Ratio Technology, a UK-based company that specializes in drivetrain upgrades, recently posted images of a direct mount derailleur conversion that they’ve been developing. In this case, the direct mount bracket was 3D printed on an HP Multi Jet Fusion (MJF) machine, and then attached to a SRAM 1×11 XX1 derailleur that had also been equipped … Read more

First Look: The 2023 Orbea Wild Is A Race-Ready eMTB

First Look: The 2023 Orbea Wild Is A Race-Ready eMTB

Orbea have updated the Wild, their race-winning eMTB. The new version seems to be more performance-focused than ever. By getting rid of the door that allowed the battery to be easily removed or swapped out, Orbea say they’ve increased the stiffness of the front triangle by 52% while dropping around 900 g from the frame … Read more

Transition Launch Long-Awaited Revised TR11 Downhill Bike

Transition Launch Long-Awaited Revised TR11 Downhill Bike

Some bike launches sneak up on you and leave you scratching your head thinking that they did well to keep things so quiet, other times it’s only a matter of time and a formality to see something official out there. After a solid year on the World Cup circuit, and hucking in the desert under … Read more

Marcelo Gutierrez Celebrates 10 Years on Giant with a Custom Painted “Chiva” Glory

Marcelo Gutierrez Celebrates 10 Years on Giant with a Custom Painted “Chiva” Glory

Words: Marcelo Gutierrez After being inspired by Reece Wallace on his special projects, it’s been a while that I have been thinking about how to integrate a Chiva on a bike. It was quite tricky since these vehicles have way too much detail on them so to simplify I knew it was a challenge. But, … Read more