The mountain biking industry looks strong and healthy right now in 2021. The well-publicized bike boom has boosted sales and revenues across the board and it looks like the trend may continue for a few more years.
But as endless positive outlooks grace the industry’s pages, what’s missing from the conversation is the state of the sport from the point of the professional athletes. Competition has been a part of the sport since its inception. Without a healthy competitive scene, it’s certain that bikes would be worse and the sport would be a lot less interesting. These are the people on the bleeding edge of our sport, who push their bodies and bikes to the limits to earn their living.
So to gather a snapshot of the athletes thoughts on the sport they compete in, we’ve surveyed the top riders in the sport en masse. Is it progressing in a way that they are comfortable with? Do they feel safe? Are they paid fairly for what they do? And are there any issues that are being overlooked?
We quizzed nearly 200 professional riders to create the Pinkbike State of the Sport Survey, to our knowledge the largest public snapshot ever taken of professional mountain biking in the history of the sport. Over the next few days, we’ll be releasing the data from the surveys to help us all understand the current state of mountain bike racing.
Who was surveyed?
We offered any rider that had finished in the top 40 of their […]