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On the Cover: The Ellsworth Epiphany, Breezer Repack Team and Trek Fuel EX stand triumphant for John “I told you this 27.5er thing would catch on” Ker’s lens. The new Specialized Demo 8 carbon lurks in the lower left as Aaron Gwin’s secret weapon for the 2015 race season.


Sep 15, 2014Comments off3018 Views

BIKE TESTS Trek Fuel EX 9.8 Mario Andretti’s dream bike Ellsworth Epiphany 275 Enduro SST.2e The joy of riding enduro Breezer Repack Team Is the MLink the missing link to trail bike suspension excellence? Specialized Fatboy Big


September 2014 Issue

Jul 31, 2014Comments off2763 Views

SHOOTOUT Droppin’ It Like It’s Hot The dropper seatpost shootout you’ve been asking for. BIKE TESTS The Airborne Toxin Five-star-resort riding at Motel 6 pricing. The Fezzari Timp Peak Utah’s special-delivery performance goes 27.5. The Fuji SLM

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The August Issue Has Hit The Streets

Jul 02, 2014Comments off2322 Views

CAR RACK BUYER’S GUIDE Keeping Track Of What’s On The Rack Taking total command of your hauling capacity Ways To Haul Your Bike To The Trailhead Safely And then all bets are off. COMPARISON Manitou Dorado and

The tale of two Treks stacks the Trek Remedy 29 atop the Trek Remedy 27.5, but is that how they finished? Find out on page 42. Cover photos by Doug “This train is leaving” Barnett who departs [Mountain Bike Action] this month for a career in international marketing for Giant Bicycles. We’ll miss ya.

July 2014, Volume 29, Number 7

Jun 10, 2014Comments off1931 Views

SHOOTOUT The Trek Remedy 27.5 Versus The Trek Remedy 29 BIKE TESTS The Diamondback Sortie 3 29 The Haibike X-Duro RX PRODUCT FIELD TESTS iXS Dagger Kneepads Uvex Sportstyle Vario Eyewear FEATURES The North American Handmade Bike


June 2014 Volume 29, Number 6

Apr 30, 2014Comments off1334 Views

BIKE TESTS -The Intense Tracer Carbon 27.5 -The Norco Range Carbon 7.1 -The RSD Mutant 29+ -The $1380 Giant Talon 27.5 1 -The Hanebrink X2 PRODUCT FIELD TESTS -Answer ProTaper Carbon SL Series Handlebars -Smith ForeFront Helmet



Apr 03, 2014Comments off1237 Views

ON THE COVER: The 27.5-inch-wheeled Scott Genius 730 goes against its big brother, the 29-inch-wheeled Scott Genius 930 in a battle that answers a lot of your questions on wheel size. Photo by John “Belly-Flop” Ker (with


April 2014, Vol. 29, No. 4

Mar 17, 2014Comments off987 Views

BIKE TESTS -High Power Cycles XC Series Full Suspension -The Specialized S-Works Epic 29 -The $1840 Cannondale Rush 29 2 -The Jamis Nemesis 650 Team -The Borealis Yampa -The Yeti SB-75 PRODUCT FIELD TESTS -SRAM Roam 50


March 2014, Vol. 29, No. 3

Jan 31, 2014Comments off870 Views



Jan 06, 2014Comments off1255 Views

COMPARISON What A Difference $700 Can (And Can’t) Make The Kona Process 134 versus the Kona Precept DL BIKE TESTS The Trek Slash 9 Slashing the trail with bigger wheels. The Salsa Spearfish 2 Taking the day


VOLUME 29, NUMBER 1 January 2014

Nov 27, 2013Comments off544 Views

BIKE TESTS Giant Glory World Champion’s secrets revealed. Specialized Camber Evo 29 Ready to wear a few different hats. Raleigh Talus 29 Carbon Expert Carbon fiber ready for the starting line. PRODUCT FIELD TESTS WTB Bee Line