Ask Pinkbike: bike sizing, sponsorship and one bike to do it all
Should I follow the manufacturer’s sizing recommendations?
Question: @maucina request in the All-Mountain, Enduro & Cross-Country Forum: I was wondering if I should look up the span or manufacturer’s tables for sizing. I’m 6ft 3in and with all manufacturers I’m deep in size XL, but I had a Mondraker XL with a 510 reach and it was awful. I much preferred size L with a reach of 490. Should I then follow my preferred reach around 490 or the builders tables as some bikes run 490 in XL?
How can I be sponsored?
Question: @Miles2423 request in the Freeride & Slopestyle Forum: Hi guys! I am interested in how do I know I should apply for a sponsor and how can I have a better chance? I’m a freeride/slope rider (that’s why I put this topic here) but I’m young (15 years old) and want to know when should I try one? I’m thinking something small (local Utah brands, etc.)
Privateer 141 or Commencal Meta TR for smoother trails?
Question: Dylan asks on Instagram: I live in Minnesota and a lot of the trails around me are a bit boring. They become more and more fluid, but still quite flat. There are spots I go to twice a month with steeper drops, rocks and bigger hits. I have space constraints and can only have one mountain bike. I currently have a pre-order on a Privateer 141. Would that be a good choice, or should I go for a Meta TR 29 Signature?