The Pinkbike Podcast

A weekly update on all the latest stories from around the world of mountain biking, as well as some frank discussion about tech, racing, and everything in between. Hosted by Henry Quinney and featuring a rotating cast of the Pinkbike editorial team and other guests.

Episode 115 - We Are One's CEO Talks Future DH ...
Dustin is an open book about the challenges (and advantages) of manufacturing their carbon rims and Arrival frame in Canada.
53 min
Episode 114 - The Placebo Effect and Your New M...
Is your new bike better... Or do you just want to believe that it's better?
51 min
Episode 113 - Your Questions Answered by the PB...
We talk about the bikes we've liked the least, bushing play, cables routed through stems, doing a Field Test in Florida, and even some long-distance relationship advice that you should probably ignore.
57 min
Episode 112 - Lourdes World Cup Post-Race Wrap-...
Henry, Ben, and James talk about the first World Cup race of 2022, including long lift lines, fast juniors, and a resurgent Amaury Pierron.  
57 min
Episode 111 - Welcome to the Pinkbike World Cup...
It's all downhill from here, with Henry Quinney and Ben Cathro as they follow the World Cup circuit and take you with them to see what happens behind the scenes. 
28 min
Episode 110 - Reinventing the Mountain Bike Poorly
What do one-piece wheels, linkage forks, and air-powered drivetrains all have in common?
54 min
Episode 109 - Berm Peak's Seth Alvo on Making V...
There's more to it than a GoPro and iMovie...
80 min
Episode 108 - Behind the Scenes at the Value Bi...
Cactus, rattlesnakes, and nine value-minded mountain bikes. 
38 min
Episode 107 - How (And Why) Did You Start Mount...
Did someone introduce you to riding, or did you stumble into and never looked back? 
54 min
Episode 106 - What's Your Ideal Ride Look Like?
Most rides are a good time, but what does your perfect day on the bike look like?
47 min
Episode 105 - The 3 Bike Budget Challenge
We pick the bikes we'd want to own at $1,000, $3,000, and $6,000 USD. 
65 min
Episode 104 - Lachlan Morton on How to be a Hap...
Lachlan talks about what it takes to compete at the highest level and how that can bring out the worst in some people, wild tours in Columbia and Eastern Europe, and mountain biking at Leadville and across the 142-mile Kokopelli Trail.
63 min
Episode 103 - Secrets from the World Cup Pits w...
Blacked out tires, glued on fake fork dials, and what it's like to wrench for the fastest racers in the world.
60 min
Episode 102 - Should MTB Media Be Going to Pres...
A behind-the-scenes look at costly press camps, but should the media even be going to them at all?
83 min
Episode 101 - MTB Tradeshows Explained
Always wanted to go to a tradeshow? We explain how Interbike, Eurobike, Sea Otter, and the Taipei Cycle Show work and what it's like to attend them.
81 min
Episode 100 - Q&A with the PB Editors
We're back in action for 2022 and answering your questions about mountain bikes (and aliens) for our 100th episode.
78 min
Episode 99 - New Year, New You?
A doable list or just a bunch of bike-related resolutions that we'll abandon by the second week of January?
56 min
Episode 98 - Field Test Trail Bike Debrief
Six aluminum, carbon, and steel trail bikes, varying ideas of what that even means, and liberal use of purple and toothpaste. Plenty to talk about, including a bunch of your questions from each review.
87 min
Episode 97 - Can We Predict the Future of Mount...
Looking into our hazy crystal ball and making a bunch of terrible guesses about 2022.
59 min
Episode 96 - PBA Contestant Israel Carrillo on ...
The riding scene in Mexico, what Israel brings to the table that a quicker racer might not, and how his time at the Pinkbike Academy went.
44 min
Episode 95 - Field Test Down-Country Bike Debrief
The Field Test bikes we wanted to keep, why we didn't get on with a few of them, and what we'd change to make them even better.
69 min
Episode 94 - Pinkbike Academy Contestant Tori Wood
The Pinkbike Academy is back for its second season, and with riders competing for a pro contract with Orbea and a $25,000 purse, the stakes are even higher.
33 min
Episode 93 - Staying Motivated and Overcoming B...
Sometimes it's just not as fun as it should be.
71 min
Episode 92 - Why Bike Weight Doesn't Matter As ...
So, maybe some of us are just too caught up thinking about bike weight?
53 min
Episode 91 - Riding Every Double Black in the W...
Have you been lucky enough to ride the Whistler Bike Park?
39 min