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Volume 27, Number 6 June 2012

May 7, 2012
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BIKE TESTS
The Giant Reign 0
Your chance to reign over the trails.
The Pivot Mach 5.7 Carbon
Pivot makes no bike before its time.
The Turner DHR
Low and slack aluminum rocket ship.
Cannondale Jekyll 4 Aluminum
A two-faced, all-mountain machine.
Specialized Camber Comp Carbon 29er
A confidence booster when things get rough.
The GT Karakoram 1.0
Ready for many peaks.

SHOOTOUT
Schwalbe Nobby Nic Tire Compound Shootout
Evolution Triple Compound Tire vs. ORC Single Compound Tire

PRODUCT FIELD TESTS
Rotor Q-Rings
Don’t call them Biopace.
Finish Line Gear Floss
For those who demand a clean machine.
X-Fusion Vengeance DLA fork
Do as Brian Lopes does: dial in your ride.
Race Face Next Carbon 2×10 Cranks
Get all of your power to the ground.
RockShox SID World Cup Carbon 29er Fork
Who says carbon forks are for roadies?
Kenda Happy Medium 29er tires
A sneaky trick that’s like two tires in one.

TECHNICAL
Fox Shock Tuning
 A little understanding can really help your ride.
Garage Files

Overhauling Shimano SPD Pedals.
Meet The Riders And Their Rides
Rebecca Rusch is on for the long haul

DESTINATION
Mammoth Mountain 2012
A classic gets a major make-over, and Aaron is in the house.

RIDER SURVEY
The 2012 Mountain Bike Action Rider Survey
Get out of the saddle and be counted.

FEATURES
Secrets Of The Trail House
New 2013 Offerings from SRAM, Avid, and Truvativ.
The North American Handmade Bicycle Show
From the roots into the future.
Taking Fat Tires To The Extreme
Mountain bike, lunar lander or a little bit of both?
House Of The Big Wheel
2013 Kona 29er launch, Tucson, Arizona.
The Price Of Riding The Future
Why mountain bikes cost what they cost.

DEPARTMENTS
Mac Attack
Credit where credit is due.
Hard Tales
DIY Mountain Bike Tours.
Trailgrams
Killer B Wheels invade.
Trail Mix
Utah on our minds.
Ask Mountain Bike Action
Being untrue, sparking your pedals and torture racks.
How To Subscribe
Hard copy or on your iPad, 12 times a year.
Quick Releases
Cool stuff we wish we could afford.
Down The Trail
Throwing good money after bad.

 
ON THE COVER: Kevin Anderson flies the Giant Reign over a log while his buddy, Bryce Dupriest, tries to keep him in sight. Photo by John “Can you jump over the branch?” Ker.  The Pivot Mach 5.7 Carbon will have you drooling. Photo by John “I’s rather be riding this bike than shooting it” Ker. The Cannondale Jekyll 4 takes a pull on its shock. Photo by John “That shock moves the wrong way” Ker. 
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