All posts by Tim LaPaglia


July 2016 Free Wallpaper

Jul 05, 2016Comments off2637 Views

Summer Heat: If you want to ride Moab, Utah, now is not the time of year. You’re much better waiting for the shoulder seasons, which...

August 2016 Issue Contents

Jul 05, 2016Comments off8670 Views

BIKE TESTS 38    Ellsworth Epiphany 27.5+ Big tires meet California engineering 56    Orbea Occam AM M10 A seriously aggressive bike from Spain 80    Kona Hei...

Pivot’s Mach 6 2.0 version pulled double-duty this month, both as a test bike with the stock build and also equipped with Push Industries’
ElevenSix shock in our product field tests. Photo by John “Coconut oil is always the solution” Ker. Below, the $3000 six-bike-shootout riders shred the trails to see which of these affordable bikes will take top honors as the winner. Photo by Kate “Duder” Wirth.

Mountain Bike Action March 2016

Feb 12, 2016Comments off6194 Views

BIKE TESTS Pivot Mach 6 Carbon 2.0 Yes, it’s actually better than the original Six-Trailbike Shootout Have $3000 to spend on a new trailbike? We...



Jan 06, 2016Comments off5267 Views

It’s January, the start of the year. It’s also the time when we start to think about the upcoming season for shredding bike parks, although...



Dec 03, 2015Comments off4122 Views

Riding in a snowing wonderland in the San Gabriel mountains. Photo by Doug Barnett/Mountain Bike Action Download Free wallpaper for December WITH CALENDAR Download Free...


Free wallpaper for November 2015

Nov 03, 2015Comments off3697 Views

The 26er’s not dead yet – according to one of our favorite test riders Patrick Reynoso. He shows us how to shred on this Felt...

On the Cover: The Pivot Mach 429 Trail takes center stage as the do-it-all trail bike we can’t get enough of. The Liv Lust 2 is a girl’s best friend when it comes to shredding single track. Photos by John “Oh wait, the lens cap is still on” Ker.

December 2015 Issue

Oct 19, 2015Comments off6171 Views

BIKE TESTS Pivot Mach 429 Trail Trail-worthy version of a 29er favorite BMC Teamelite 01 The bike that survived Leadville Liv Lust 2 A little...


Free October 2015 wallpaper

Oct 09, 2015Comments off3855 Views

Editor Mike Wirth leads out former editor Jimmy Mac on the Backbone trail near Malibu, California, leaving Giant’s Doug Barnett in the dust behind. While...

YT’s Capra CF is a German direct-to-consumer enduro bike that’s new to the American bike scene, and we simply couldn’t resist testing it. Aaron Gwin also re-ups 
his dominance as the American national downhill champion at Mammoth Mountain. Photos by 
John “That guy’s so fast I’m gonna have to up my shutter speed” Ker.

November 2015 Issue

Oct 09, 2015Comments off3568 Views

BIKE TESTS Cannondale Habit Carbon Big-travel confidence in a small-travel package Rocky Mountain Instinct 990 MSL BC Edition A beastly trailbike that survived BC Bike...


September 2015 free wallpaper

Sep 08, 2015Comments off4379 Views

Braving the summer heat outside of Palm Springs on a Yeti SB-66. Photo by Mike Wirth/Mountain Bike Action Click here to download wallpaper WITH calendar...