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For the Ladies (Like Me) Who Aren’t Mechanically Minded

For the Ladies (Like Me) Who Aren’t Mechanically Minded

There are two types of people in this world. Those who love the intricate mechanics of bikes and those who do not. 


Tale Of The Tease

Tale Of The Tease

The bike world first saw Pivot Factory Racing's mystery bikes at the Val di Fassa EWS opener.  The suspense didn't actually kill us, but the tease was worth the chance to put the all-new Firebird on the racecourse under PFR, the reigning EWS Team Champion.


I Lost, But I Still Won

I Lost, But I Still Won

I lost. Again. In fact not even close to a podium. Or a decent time.

Yet, I still felt good. While friends and spectators were telling me “better luck next time,” or “you looked fast at that split,”...


BEHIND THE SCENES: TRAIL 429 LAUNCH

BEHIND THE SCENES: TRAIL 429 LAUNCH

My forehead pushed into the airplane window as the clouds parted and we descended over Seattle. If you live in the arid American West, you never forget the first time you fly into the Pacific Northwest. It’s a region and ecosystem teeming with life that leaves a lasting impression on you. Our journey would take us far outside metro Seattle, to a place with no stop lights, only accessible by boat or plane.

An hour-long ferry ride through the San Juan Archipelago took us through hundreds of islands between Vancouver Island and the continental mainland. Our destination, Orcas Island, is...


Fear and Progression – A Dynamic Duo

Fear and Progression – A Dynamic Duo

We have all been there.

That one feature that stops you dead in your tracks, that jump we always avoid or that ride around we always take. While it may feel as though most of the internet is conquering bigger and more daunting jumps, for many riders the struggle with fear is still very real. And although fear is uncannily natural and can be healthy, it can also be debilitating. 

I am lucky to have access to world-class knowledge here in Queenstown – in particular the insanely inspiring and talented women who are learning, competing, and pushing from beginner...