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Freeride Mountain Biker and Brand Strategist, Alex Showerman Joins Pivot Cycles

Pivot Cycles is excited to announce the addition of freeride mountain biker, storyteller and brand strategist, Alex Showerman, to our growing team of multi-talented riders.…

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Inside MTB Dream Jobs: Storyteller

Often people’s perception of a dream comes with a natural overemphasis of the positives, rarely ever stopping to consider any inherent sacrifices.    Three kids, a dog,…

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Burnout, Bravery and Bikes

I’ve been hearing more and more stories of women burning out – especially in the pandemic, where boundaries have become blurred between work, play, mental…

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3 Dinge, die du für dein erstes Gravel-Rennen wissen solltest

3 Dinge, die du für dein erstes Gravel-Rennen wissen solltest Die Pivot Cyclocross-Athletin Courtenay McFadden erzählt von den drei Dingen, die sie bei ihrem ersten Gravel-Rennen, dem Oregon Trail Gravel Grinder, gelernt hat. Das Oregon Trail Gravel…

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For People (Like Me) Who Aren’t Mechanically Minded:

Es gibt zwei verschiedene Menschen auf dieser Welt. Die die Mechanik an Fahrrädern lieben und die, die es nicht tun. Ich falle in die letzte…

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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…

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Overcoming Unbound: Gravel Road to Redemption

2020 was a year of uncertainty for many athletes. This is especially true for Pivot endurance athlete Taylor Lideen. For Lideen the pandemic was compounded by injury and mental health struggles, and racing…

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Uphill Battles – Mentale Gesundheit & Mountainbiken

Der langjährige Pivot-Ausdauersportler Taylor Lideen feiert den Monat der psychischen Gesundheit, indem er beleuchtet, wie sich Kämpfe um die mentale Gesundheit auf sein Leben und…

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Future Ground: Zusammen sind wir besser

Was passiert, wenn du 10 engagierte und talentierte Fahrerinnen, Weltklasse-Coaches und Neuseelands ultimatives Terrain für drei actionreiche Tage zusammenbringst?   Du wirst 10 außergewöhnliche Frauen…

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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…

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For The Love Of It

Well hello there! Welcome to my corner of the digital world, where I am proud to be publishing in the Pivot Women’s community. I’m glad…

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Bike-love

Willkommen zurück für die zweite Runde! Anlässlich des Valentinstags passt wohl kein Titel besser, um das Thema „Fahrradliebe“ zu behandeln und dabei mal in die…

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Women on the Western Wildlands Route

Photos by Myke Hermsmeyer The adventure may have started in grim weather, including fresh snowfall, but as the miles passed, the skies cleared, and the…

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Swenson & Grant Win BWR Cedar City

Photo Credit: Photos courtesy of Belgian Waffle Ride Stan’s-Pivot riders Keegan Swenson and Rose Grant swapped their usual Mach 4 SL world cup race rockets…

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Photo Epic – A Very Welcomed Return to Racing

Following numerous delays to the racing season due to COVID-19 shutdowns and travel restrictions, the mountain bike world returned to racing in the Fall with…

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Bikepacking the Bears Ears Region

Words and photos by Kurt Refsnider In my nearly 3 decades of riding and racing bikes, one theme has returned again and again – finding…

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Rockstar 265: The Epic Journey Itself

Written by bike racer, adventurer, and stoke-spreader in chief – Gordon Wadsworth You know the song, ” Almost heaven, West Virginia, Blue Ridge Mountains, Shenandoah…

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The Bernard Kerr Story: Pivot Factory Racing is Born

Part one of our three-part video series celebrating Bernard Kerr’s tenth anniversary with Pivot covered the early “caravan years”. Now, in the second episode, we…

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A Night On The Arizona Trail

Bikepacking often elicits an image of long-distance rides that take many days, weeks, or months of pedaling bikes heavily loaded with gear and food for…

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In the Kitchen with Defending Leadville 100 Champion

I’m Rose Grant, Stan’s-Pivot Pro Team pb Maxxis athlete and defending Leadville 100 Champion. My husband, daughter, and I live in NW Montana, not too far from where I grew up amongst…

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How To Bikepack with 3 Different Mountain Bike Frames

Shortly after I started mountain biking I quickly realized that if I could carry my camping gear on my bike, I could get farther into…

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Bikepacking Alaska’s Iditarod Trail

Words and photos by Kurt Refsnider (@kurt.refsnider) A sudden burst of light flashed through the green wall of my tent, startling me awake. I felt…

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Coastal Pull #3 – Santa Cruz

To wrap up the Coastal Pull series, we wanted to just get out, play locally, and connect with the Vault’s ability to explore backroads close…

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Coastal Pull #2 – Death Valley

Gold! The things we do for what we find so valuable. Death Valley needs no introduction, standing as one of the pinnacles of National Parks…

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Pivot Factory Racing – 2020 Season is Underway with Crankworx Rotorua

Well there we have it…the 2020 season is underway!!!  Crankworx Rotorua is always a great event and this year promised to be no different delivering the goods…

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How to Win the Iditarod Trail Invitational

This year’s Iditarod Trail Invitational (ITI) dished out some of the more challenging conditions in years – soft fresh snow, 36 hours of 50+ mph…

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Coastal Pull – The Coast Road

The Pacific Ocean pulls on all of us.  And when you reach its shores, it’s binding. You take pause and realize our shared primal connections…

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Morgane Charre Interview

Learn more about Pivot Factory Racing’s newest athlete, former DH World Champ turned Enduro racer, Morgane Charre. Morgane discovered BMX aged 12. From that moment…

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Whites of Their Eyes with Pivot Factory Racing

It’s said the eyes are the windows to your soul. This window opens wide when Pivot Factory Racing athletes hit the race course, and through…

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The Moments Between with Pivot Factory Racing

Our Pivot Factory Racing athletes are best known for the minutes, seconds and milliseconds of race day on the course. While that brief time may…

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