The August Issue Has Hit The Streets

July 2, 2014
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ON THE COVER The Intense Tracer 275 will serve as wrecking crewer Mike Wirth’s test sled and your dream bike. Photo by John “I’ll trade you my camera for that bike” Ker. Specialized debuts their first 27.5-inch wheel bike. Photo by John “I knew that was coming” Ker. The pint-sized Mongoose Massif with gallon-sized tires all for less that $200. Photo by John “Please make one for adults” Ker.

ON THE COVER
The Intense Tracer 275 will serve as wrecking crewer Mike Wirth’s test sled and your dream bike. Photo by John “I’ll trade you my camera for that bike” Ker. Specialized debuts their first 27.5-inch wheel bike. Photo by John “I knew that was coming” Ker. The pint-sized Mongoose Massif with gallon-sized tires all for less that $200. Photo by John “Please make one for adults” Ker.

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 Mattoc Pro Forks
Enduro technology trickles from downhill.

BIKE TESTS

The Specialized Stumpjumper FSR Expert Carbon Evo 650b
The reluctant hero.
The Xprezo WUUU 650
A Canadian custom-build steels the show.
The BH Lynx 4.8 XTR
A Spanish brand invades American soil.
The Mongoose Meteore Sport
Faster than Rikki-Tikki-Tavi and shipped to your door.
The Niner WFO 9
Big travel from the big wheel experts.
The Vassago Optimus Ti
A titanium response to a carbonized world.
The Mongoose Massif
The best Stingray that Schwinn never made.

PRODUCT FIELD TESTS

Lazer Rox Helmet
A new favorite earns its place at the top.
Mavic Crossmax Pedals
The wheel experts expand their range once again.
Genuine Innovations Tubeless Ready Kit
Everything you need to go tubeless plus six important tricks.
Shimano XC90 Shoes
Built for cross-country speed.
WTB Trail Boss Tires
Will this be a boss who works for you?

FEATURES

The Sea Otter Classic Farmer’s Market
This crop yields mountain bikes, components and gear.

SKILLS CLINIC

Warm Weather Gear Guide
Keeping your cool on the trail.
The Science Of Picking The Right Height
How handlebar rise affects your ride.

TECHNICAL

Meet The Riders And Their Rides
Jerome Clementz and his Cannondale Jekyll 27.5.

GARAGE FILES

To replace or to repair?

COMPETITION

The Sea Otter Classic Dual Slalom
The most entertaining mountain bike race in America.

DEPARTMENTS

MAC ATTACK
Silence can be golden.
HARD TALES
Mike W. builds an Intense test sled.
TRAILGRAMS
The dropper post debate continues.
TRAILMIX
Who planted all those flowers?
ASK MBACTION
Physics, turtles and front wheels that skid.
DISCOVERIES
Bars, goggles, guides and gear.
DOWN THE TRAIL
Cool components from 1994

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