12 Bikes Hucked to Flat in Slow Motion | 2019 Pinkbike Field Test

  • Merry Christmas! After a few weeks testing 12 new bikes on some of the world's best trails in Whistler, BC, we brought Adam Price AKA The Privateer up from the office to have a little fun hucking them all to flat. For science.
    Okay, well, broscience anyway.
    In order of appearance: Santa Cruz Bronson, Yeti SB150, Specialized Stumpjumper 29, Kona Process 153 CR 29, Cannondale Habit, Giant Trance 29, GT Sensor, Yeti SB130, Pivot Firebird 29, Scott Ransom, Devinci Spartan 29.
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Comments • 80

  • Angelica Cushing
    Angelica Cushing 4 days ago

    They should this on a walmart bike.

  • Rita Walaretina
    Rita Walaretina 12 days ago


  • Adam McCarthy
    Adam McCarthy 14 days ago

    Fox = flex

  • yikes_ Chrissiboy
    yikes_ Chrissiboy 14 days ago

    How much psi were in the forks?

  • Leo Lord 2006
    Leo Lord 2006 20 days ago

    Aaaaaaaaaaaaah my eyes

  • Auras Lirca
    Auras Lirca 28 days ago

    Pivot didnt bottom out

  • Raj Gill
    Raj Gill 28 days ago

    1:22 look at that fork dance!!

  • Csongor Albert
    Csongor Albert Month ago

    Scott took it well

  • Caio Mathias Fernandes

    0:59 music video please. Im from brazil

  • Radom_stuff 1
    Radom_stuff 1 Month ago

    Can you please do this on dh bikes

  • phenrys Mueller
    phenrys Mueller 2 months ago

    The bike at 1:30 do it well! Good adjusted front and rear suspension...

  • Copy-TH
    Copy-TH 2 months ago

    Most satisfying video on RU-clip.

  • Lez Estevez
    Lez Estevez 2 months ago

    i wish i could afford a bike :)

  • 디디오엔지ddong
    디디오엔지ddong 2 months ago +1


  • troy seaburg
    troy seaburg 2 months ago

    Really cool!

  • Dylan Poirier
    Dylan Poirier 2 months ago

    Also you have a really nice intro with music💙

  • Dylan Poirier
    Dylan Poirier 2 months ago


  • Dylan Poirier
    Dylan Poirier 2 months ago

    Only 278k??? You guys should have 1 or 2 million followers👍

  • purplemonkeyelephant
    purplemonkeyelephant 3 months ago

    Would be nice to see some coil shocks in the mix. Also downhill bikes

  • Ilya Gubin
    Ilya Gubin 3 months ago

    Merry Christmas! In new 2020 year! :)
    Thanks for cool shot!


    you can almost see that mountain bicycles that have different rear suspensions on paper, in real world they almost perform the same

  • bike life Will
    bike life Will 3 months ago

    So, is it bad to bottom out? Will brake somthing?

  • M naufal
    M naufal 3 months ago


  • Kinang Eagle
    Kinang Eagle 3 months ago

    It would be cool if you showed the drivetrain side

  • honk egal
    honk egal 4 months ago

    Und dann werden die bikes bei ebay für fast neu und 2 mal gefahren angeboten...

  • TauRUS
    TauRUS 4 months ago

    Дятел конченый, зачем на недокачаных амортизаторах прыгать. Реально конь педальный, толку от этого видео, как и от его жизни, полный 0

  • Jake Joevenazzo
    Jake Joevenazzo 4 months ago +5

    Bet Sam pilgrims suspension wouldn’t move a millimeter

  • Jude Bronner
    Jude Bronner 4 months ago

    This hurts the inside of my skull

  • Dave Williams
    Dave Williams 4 months ago

    The stumpjumper and the Kona looked like they were gonna snap the forks and the frame. The Santa cruz's rear shock setup seems to cause it to stall out on the initial bump. That must feel horrible. Defo not on my buy list for the next bike. And how that GT Trance still has a tyre on the back rim defeats me.... in fact watching it again it looks like those Nobby Nicks don't have very strong side walls. Another do not buy for me.

    And i just noticed the stiction on the rear shock of the Ransom.

  • Mcthobie Danila
    Mcthobie Danila 4 months ago

    The chain always moves

  • Test Biicke
    Test Biicke 4 months ago


  • Paul Robert
    Paul Robert 4 months ago

    100.000k bikes

  • Andy Kirschenman
    Andy Kirschenman 4 months ago

    Most popular search after watching this?

    Double crown forks.

    RYAN SEACREST 4 months ago

    most did well santa cruz, scott, pivot, yeti. i like the scott bottom bracket looks buff

  • Barca Lio
    Barca Lio 4 months ago

    Keep Going 🏆🏅🥇….............................

  • Omega Poi
    Omega Poi 4 months ago

    A minute of silence for all the bikes that survived the test.

  • Charlie H
    Charlie H 4 months ago +1

    1:47 rip rear tire

  • Мой Господин

    Как же выгибает вилку...

  • Jesse Vilsterren
    Jesse Vilsterren 4 months ago

    It hurts to watch

  • Jack Richards
    Jack Richards 4 months ago

    What psi on the wheels do there run 😂💪

    • Brandon Lee
      Brandon Lee 4 months ago

      Jack Richards tubeless. Low pressure is better in general

  • MTBguam
    MTBguam 4 months ago

    And the verdict is....suspense...😁

  • Stel MaN
    Stel MaN 4 months ago

    Anyone else experienced pain while watching this?

  • slain27
    slain27 4 months ago

    Did anyone notice the rear shock on the kona sparked?

  • Jorge Nunez
    Jorge Nunez 4 months ago

    Every bike review from here on in should have this in it

  • Dmac 740
    Dmac 740 4 months ago

    Does anyone else like their shocks tight I hate the floppy loose feeling ones you push down can feel it flex and it slows you down .

  • Pavel Vladimirow
    Pavel Vladimirow 5 months ago +5

    1:57 look at the shock 🤯

    • T sight
      T sight Month ago

      Dumbass u mean 1:55

  • ITz_Sh4d0w
    ITz_Sh4d0w 5 months ago +1

    00:01 nice car smoke

  • Mr. D
    Mr. D 5 months ago

    Scott ransom forever

  • Yoonho Sung
    Yoonho Sung 5 months ago

    Santa Cruz bike had like no frame flec

  • Chau Nguyen
    Chau Nguyen 5 months ago

    @2:16 i have this pump

  • niko lucic
    niko lucic 5 months ago

    Bikes 4 life

  • Gabriel Leute
    Gabriel Leute 5 months ago +1

    *double crown forks and dh bikes have entered the chat*

  • cher yee
    cher yee 5 months ago

    Bigger wheel are 💩

  • captain chaos
    captain chaos 5 months ago +1

    These slow mos show some terrible frame geometry and mismatched suspension components.

    • captain chaos
      captain chaos 4 months ago

      fpsgenerator OK agreed angle of attack makes no difference on that type of drop, I was talking generally about fork geometry and how flex effects ride quality. The change due to wheel size has almost no effect on geometry of the frame and fork unless you run odd wheels.

    • fpsgenerator
      fpsgenerator 4 months ago

      @captain chaos It's a pretty extreme case such a landing on flat, its not something you'd encounter everyday on trails, hence if your suspension is adjusted correctly for trail use, and not for always landing like that, it will bottom out. You should be able to use the full travel of your bike when needed, it is supposed to bottom out sometimes. Even rebound is better, but that's a personal preference, some riders like slower rebound, and even though it may compromise rear suspension performance, the benefit the rider gets from feeling more comfortable is much better. Fork flex is a desirable quality to some extend, ofc you wouldn't want super-flexy xc fork on a dh bike, but flex is needed, othervice by now suspension engineers would've fugured out how to make forks stiffer, and every new fork would probably have massive stantions, double crowns, and the desing of supermonster with double bushes to make it rock hard. Stantions on conventional, not upside-down forks wont misalign much because the lowers are stiff enough to not let that happen. Wheel size matters more than offsets, plus the angle of attack has nothing to do with drop on flat.

    • captain chaos
      captain chaos 4 months ago

      fpsgenerator In all but the most extreme cases the rear shock should have enough travel to allow the front forks to engage long before the rear bottoms out. Hence sharing the load. Even rebound is always better, fork flex is not so much a desirable quality as it means the stanchions can move at different rates and become misaligned. The correct wheel offset helps to combat the problem of overly steep rake causing poor angle of attack.

    • fpsgenerator
      fpsgenerator 4 months ago

      @captain chaos This test is just to show off how suspension bottoms out in slow mo for epicness, it doesn't represent how the bikes work on the trail at all.
      Rebound on the back should be slower than front for more control when riding real-life stuff and not pure drop offs to flat every time. Even recovery is preferable, but not when using full travel in particular.
      Rear shock bottoms out first because when landing on flat rear takes most of the rider's weight. Idk what u meant about sharing load, hope you didn't seriosly thought of putting like an anti-roll bar from a car, turning it 90 degrees and connecting both wheels to it because it would not work.
      Forks are designed to be that way and flex to give you compliance when riding, so it is good, othervice if you make the stiffest fork possible it would perform way worse everywhere from chatter and small bumps to square hits and bottom outs and rider would get the worst handpump possible when descending for a long time.

    • captain chaos
      captain chaos 5 months ago

      OverTheBars Well the way the frame lurches, the motion lost during compression, the uneven recovery due to rebound being mismatched. The rear travel bottoms out before the front is engaged never mind sharing the load, that's poor design. The frame changes attitude to side load the forks against the direction of travel, not exactly good.

  • bike life Will
    bike life Will 5 months ago

    This is very sad, and scary

  • Simeon Simeonov
    Simeon Simeonov 5 months ago +1

    Are those 29ers ☺☺

  • Yasrib islam
    Yasrib islam 5 months ago +1

    0:00 Mr bean car 😂😂🤣🤣

  • deatrixmuntz
    deatrixmuntz 5 months ago


  • Bob Cooke
    Bob Cooke 5 months ago +1

    Congrats for bottoming our EVERY SINGLE BIKE

  • nays
    nays 5 months ago

    Give away bike HAHAHAHHA

  • Patrice Schäfer
    Patrice Schäfer 5 months ago

    Only Fox forks dont wable arround like crazy

  • 배창배
    배창배 5 months ago


  • Tomás P.M.
    Tomás P.M. 5 months ago

    *R.i.p headphone useres*

  • Brian Breen
    Brian Breen 5 months ago

    The pivot took the w

  • James Hunt
    James Hunt 5 months ago +2

    Everything about this screams “pinch flat”

  • Ollie M_mtb
    Ollie M_mtb 5 months ago

    Santa Cruz nomad is god

  • Anthony Walters
    Anthony Walters 6 months ago +2

    And that is why I run really stiff suspension

  • Bryan Jordan
    Bryan Jordan 6 months ago +4

    Pivot and Scott took it pretty well, imo. Some of those bikes bottomed out so hard, it hurt my soul.

  • Andriy Hirnyak
    Andriy Hirnyak 6 months ago

    What’s the point of this and why this music like it’s a medieval war

    • Bryan Jordan
      Bryan Jordan 6 months ago

      Field testing the bicycles. These are multiple thousand dollar bikes, its nice to see how it reacts when you accidentally clear a landing. It is, after all, the difference between a broken bike and broken collarbone.

  • Dominik Kot
    Dominik Kot 6 months ago +1

    Wanna See it on coil shock :D

    • Dominik Kot
      Dominik Kot 6 months ago

      @Bryan Jordan lmao

    • Bryan Jordan
      Bryan Jordan 6 months ago

      My brain read that wrong 3 times. "Cock shoil".
      I should get some rest lol.

  • Áron Iványi
    Áron Iványi 6 months ago

    Wow i like pinkbike

  • david magar
    david magar 6 months ago

    hi can you give me one bike

  • Marcel Szewczyk
    Marcel Szewczyk 6 months ago


  • Ciasteqxon
    Ciasteqxon 6 months ago

    This is how to make shock absorbers better

  • FastuM
    FastuM 6 months ago

    why that forks are so soft?

    • Bryan Jordan
      Bryan Jordan 6 months ago +1

      Flexibility. If it wasn't flexible it would snap under tension and you would be buying a new set of forks every other time you hucked to flat.

  • naoyuki sasanami
    naoyuki sasanami 6 months ago +1

    Low rider MTB will be trending

  • Hannessomething
    Hannessomething 6 months ago

    jeezus the fork flex!

  • Grass Hopper
    Grass Hopper 6 months ago

    Cool test , but there are too many different types of landings..the bikes that landed on the rear wiggled more..both tire landings absorb the hit better..simple physics. Evenly distributed force on 2 points of contact will obviously take it better.

  • c mamut Garrido
    c mamut Garrido 6 months ago

    Que hermosos los amortiguadores

  • c mamut Garrido
    c mamut Garrido 6 months ago

    Que hermoso