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All posts by Tim LaPaglia

The Santa Cruz Nomad Carbon makes a welcome reappearance in MBA and takes center stage, while the Scott Scale and Cannondale F-Si square off in a cross-country cage match. Photos by John “Jump in my Miami Vice white Ferrari” Ker.

OCTOBER 2015, VOLUME 30, NUMBER 10

Aug 20, 2015Comments off586 Views

BIKE TESTS Santa Cruz Nomad Carbon Miami Vice style meets enduro performance Cross-Country Race Bike Shootout Scott Scale and Cannondale F-Si square off Intense M16...

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FREE August 2015 Wallpaper and Calendar

Aug 03, 2015Comments off651 Views

Darren Berrecloth and Richey Schley take on the moonscape of the SoCal desert near Mormon Rocks. Photo by John Ker/Mountain Bike Action Click here to download...

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Review: Kuat NV Rack With Add-On

Jul 16, 2015Comments off1303 Views

We’ve tested a variety of rack styles over the years and while each has its own benefit, there’s one that shines above the rest. If...

On the cover: Trek’s new Slash 9.8 Carbon steals the center stage, and Niner’s ROS 9 and GT’s Sanction Project Bike fill out the mix. Photos by John “which one can we ride first” Ker.

August 2015

Jul 13, 2015Comments off1332 Views

BIKE TESTS Trek Slash 9.8 Carbon Carbon copy of an enduro favorite Niner ROS 9 Steel is real, baby! GT Sanction Our custom-built project bike...

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July 2015 Free Wallpaper

Jul 01, 2015Comments off915 Views

A couple riders who work at Art’s Cyclery volunteered to shred the trails of San Luis Obispo for this month’s wallpaper. Photo by John “I’ll...

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June 2015 Free Wallpaper

May 29, 2015Comments off1636 Views

Former assistant editor Doug Barnett carves a slickrock corner in Moab, Utah. Late spring is one of the best times to visit Moab, when the...

The Foes Mutz takes center stage and looks to prove that fat bikes are for more than riding in the snow. The Cannondale F29 Carbon 4 is a budget-friendly bike that likes to go fast. Photos by John “Let’s go get these things dirty already” Ker.

JULY 2015

May 29, 2015Comments off1914 Views

BIKE TESTS Giant Glory Advanced 27.5 0 Carbon maestro gravity fiend Cannondale F29 Carbon 4 29er hardtail—locked and loaded for racing Foes Mutz Full-suspension fat...

The Ghost Riot, BMC SpeedFox and Giant Stance represent the lion’s share of our test fleet for this month, while Clayton Wangbichler “schralps” a corner on our version of Repack Hill on the Felt Burner 29er. Photos by John “Coconut oil is the best chain lube” Ker.

JUNE 2015 VOLUME 30, NUMBER 6

May 19, 2015Comments off1193 Views

BIKE TESTS Ghost Riot LC Speedy German-import trailbike Giant Stance 27.5 0 Seriously affordable suspension Litespeed Pinhoti American-made titanium 29er speed freak BMC SpeedFox SF02...

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May 2015 Free Wallpaper

May 13, 2015Comments off1629 Views

Patrick Reynoso rails a corner on the Intense DVO EVO downhill bike. Click here to download the Free Wallpaper with NO Calendar Click here to...

The Scott Genius LT 710 and the Rocky Mountain Thunderbolt 770 MSL spend a little time in the studio before hitting the trails. Photos by John “Can I borrow one of these bikes for a while?” Ker

MAY 2015

Apr 13, 2015Comments off2325 Views

BIKE TESTS Scott Genius LT 710 Outsmarting the trail Rocky Mountain Thunderbolt 770MSL B.C. born-and-bred trail slayer Foes FXR275 Brent will build a long-travel machine...