All posts by Tim LaPaglia


Free wallpaper for November 2015

Nov 03, 2015Comments off564 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 off1534 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 off701 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 off826 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 off1058 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...

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.


Aug 20, 2015Comments off2312 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...


FREE August 2015 Wallpaper and Calendar

Aug 03, 2015Comments off1410 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...


Review: Kuat NV Rack With Add-On

Jul 16, 2015Comments off1997 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 off1766 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...


July 2015 Free Wallpaper

Jul 01, 2015Comments off1682 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...