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MBA 30-Year Anniversary

Jul 29, 2016Comments off856 Views

3-Decades Young and Growing!

August 2016 Issue Contents

Jul 05, 2016Comments off1524 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 Hei DL Race Fastest ever version of a Kona classic 108    Devinci

ON THE COVER
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 off4983 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 tell you which one’s the best KHS SixFifty 5500 Awesome value in

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Mountain Bike Action Magazines – Get&...

Feb 10, 2016Comments off1659 Views

Do You Get The Latest Issue Of MBA? Don't Let That Flat Tire Stop You-Race-In And Pick One Up At Your Local Store Or Bike Shop

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 off5351 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 somethin’ for the ladies Specialized S-Works Demo 8 Carbon Is this really

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 off2867 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 Race Trek Fuel EX 9.9 Trailbike that’s full of surprises YT Industries

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 off4532 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 Like napalm for the trail—the evolution of M-series bikes Specialized S-Works Camber

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 off2474 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 hits the racecourse Salsa Horsethief 29er Testing a spicy cross-country trailbike Scott

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 off3340 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 bike from the fabrication masters Intense Spider 275 Expert A spider that

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 off3573 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 Swiss bike that can wear many helmets Felt Burner Klunker history with