MBA 30-Year Anniversary

Screen Shot 2016-07-29 at 12.18.00 PMOver the last 30 years we have had many faces appear on our covers, but no one comes close to appearing on our cover as many times as Sean McCoy. He has been our go-to rider for test-bike photos. To all the other riders on the list, we thank you for the good times. Cheers to the following years. Our apologies to the riders we couldn’t identify. There are about six of you. Not too bad for 30 years.

June_90Blast from the past: Sean McCoy and Chris Burgeson race their fully rigid machines down a steep descent to take the cover shot. Meanwhile, John Tomac showed off his new disc wheel in the lower-right inset.

May_87Head to head: Mike Bell and John Tomac battle one another while testing Fat City Cycles’ Wicked Fat Chance and Marin’s Madrone Trail. Below sits a scenic photo from an epic ride through Sun Valley, Idaho.

RIDER, NUMBER OF APPEARANCES:

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Downhill survival guide: Eddie Fiola uses his Hollywood skills for our camera, and lands on the cover for it. Fiola has always had a daredevil side, from his days as a professional BMX freestyle rider to his current profession as an action-movie stuntman.

Sean McCoy, 35
Bernie Tusko, 25
Toby Henderson, 20
Ron Koch, 18
John Tomac, 12
Roman Roth, 11
Ed Arnet, 10
Ryan Cleek, 9
Mike Nicolaides, 8
Mike Cushionbury, 7
Jimmy Mac, 7
Tim Grange, 7
Bryson Martin Sr., 6
Eric Barlevav, 6
Moe Hutchison, 6
Todd Snider, 6
Brian Lopes, 5
Glenn J. de Koning, 5
Kathy Sessler, 5
Kevin Weston, 5
Travis Chipres, 5
Brian Schmith, 4
Dan McKee, 4
Eddie Fiola, 4
Garnet Vertican, 4
Hans Rey, 4
Jack Phinn, 4
Jennifer Gabrielli, 4
John Buckell, 4
Kevin Norton, 4
Mike Bell, 4
Mike Wirth, 4
Scott McClave, 4
Wayne Croasdale, 4
Zapata Espinoza, 4
Aaron Gwin, 3
Brian Faust, 3
Caile Noble, 3
Chris Duncan, 3
Dave Wiens, 3
Dillon Clapp, 3
Doug Barnett, 3
John Perry, 3
Julie Roth, 3
Kyle LeDuc, 3

May_2002

The young gun: Kyle Strait, at 15 years old, took the cover of MBA with our Devinci Banzai test bike. Two years later, at age 17, he won the 2004 Red Bull Rampage. He then won again in 2013, making him the only rider in history to win the event twice.

Mark Faust, 3
Randy Spangler, 3
Richard Cunningham, 3
Ryan Egusquiza, 3
Ryan Senecal, 3
Scott Petryshyn, 3
Steve Domahidy, 3
Steve Falk, 3
Alison Dunlap, 2
Amy Harris, 2
Andrew O’Bryan, 2
Bailey Eckles, 2
Bobby Langin, 2
Brandon Semenuk, 2
Cary Flebbe, 2
Chris Burgeson, 2
Chris Herting, 2
Dave Cullinan, 2
Dave Marietti, 2
Eric Carter, 2
Greg Bradshaw, 2
Greg Herbold, 2
Jamie Pellegrino, 2
Jeff Ward, 2
Jill Hamilton, 2
Joey Peterson, 2
Karl Rothe, 2
Katharine McCoy, 2
Leo Sandoval, 2
Mick Hannah, 2
Mike Buff, 2
Mike Dunlap, 2
Mike King, 2
Mikey Sylvestri, 2
Neil Shirley, 2
Patrick Reynoso, 2
Robbie Rupe, 2
Scott Hart, 2
Shaun Evans, 2
Spencer Rathkamp, 2
Tim Olson, 2
Todd Blaser, 2

Jan_2009

Rising Star: Brandon Semenuk, at age 17, appeared on the cover of our January 2009 issue doing an insane no-hander at the 2008 Red Bull Rampage. This radical stunt landed him in first place, and since then Semenuk has showcased a dominating freestyle mountain bike career.

Todd Wells, 2
Tom Hinz, 2
Travis Brown, 2
Yvonne Durham, 2
Adam Campbell, 1
Amon Pease, 1
Amy McLean, 1
Andrew Shandro, 1
Ben Bostrom, 1
Bill Barnett, 1
Brandon Castelli, 1
Brian Sheffer, 1
Bryce Dupriest,1
Bryn Atkinson, 1
Bryson Martin, Jr., 1
Burry Stander, 1
Cameron McCaul, 1
Chris Bolewski, 1
Chris Firth, 1
Chris Kovarik, 1
Chris Mathis, 1
Christian Gonzalez, 1
Chuck Donalson, 1
Clayton Wangbichler, 1
Cody Phillips,1
Cory Greenberg, 1
Dan Atherton, 1
Dan Roter, 1
Danny Milner, 1
Darren Miller, 1
Dave Mancini, 1
David Klaassenvanoorschott, 1
Gareth Dyer, 1
Greg Minnaar, 1
Henry O’Donnell, 1
Israel Romero, 1
Jeff Steber, 1
Joanne Petterson, 1
Joe Mackey, 1
John Cowan, 1
John Jesme, 1
John Kirkcaldie, 1
Jon Pettit, 1
Josh Baltaxe, 1
Julian Schelb, 1
Justin Graves, 1
Kevin Anderson,1
Kirt Voreis, 1
Kyle Strait, 1

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25th Anniversary Issue: Todd Wells leading a pack of pro riders at the Fontana City National in 2011. Wells, is still a top cross-country racer to this day and can be found in our “Inside the Pros’ Bikes” article in our May issue.

Lindsey Voreis, 1
Manny Prado, 1
Mark Harvey, 1
Mark Langton, 1
Matt Freeman, 1
Max Jones, 1
Max Plaxton, 1
Mick Hannah, 1
Mike Kiedrowski, 1
Nathan Rennie, 1
Nelson Vails, 1
Nino Schurter, 1
Pat Carrigan, 1
Preston Moore,1
Rich Houseman, 1
Richie Schley, 1
Rob Aitken, 1
Ryan Gagnon, 1
Ryan Martinez, 1
Ryder Hesjedal, 1
Sean Bird, 1
Sean Morris, 1
Sean McCarroll, 1
Seth Graham, 1
Taylor Lideen, 1
Taylor Thompson, 1
Tara Llanes, 1
Thea Chassie, 1
Tim Tolleson, 1
Tinker Juarez, 1
Todd LeDuc, 1
Tom Bozelli, 1
Tom Buzli, 1
Tom Finders, 1
Tom Harrington, 1
Tom Hodge, 1
Tony de Cordoba, 1
Vic Armijo, 1
Victor Robles, 1
Wade Simmons, 1
Waylon Smith, 1

COVER BIKES

During the last 30 years we have tested well over 1000 bikes from various brands, some of which are no longer around today. With this list we give credit to every bicycle manufacturer to ever grace our covers. We knew the list was going to be full of names that would reunite us with the bikes we grew up with, as well as the ones we relish today. Enjoy.

Alpinestars
American Bicycles
Arrow
Azonic
Balfa
Barracuda
Be One
Bianchi
Bionicon
BMC
Brave Warrior
Breezer
Cannondale
Cheeta
Chuck
Chumba
Chumba Wumba
Cinelli
Colnago
Commencal
Cosmic
Crestone
Peak
Curtlo
Dagger
Dario
Delta
Devinci
Diamondback
Durango
Ellsworth
Fat Chance
Felt
Fezzari
Fisher
Flux
Foes
Funk
Ghost
Giant
Giordana
GT
Haro
Honda
Ibis
Infusion
Intense
Iron Horse
Jamis
KHS
Klein
Kona
Kuwahara
Lava
Dome
Lenz
Litespeed
Liteville
Liv
Lynskey
Manitou Mountain Bikes
Mantis
Marin
Merlin
Miyata
Mongoose
Moots
Mountain Cycles
Nicolai
Niner
Nishiki
Norco
Novara
NRS
Offroad Mountain Pro
Orange
Orbea
Pinarello
Pivot
Porsche
Pro-Flex
Raleigh
Redline
Reeb
Rock Lobster
Rocky Mountain
Rossin
Rotec
Salsa
Santa Cruz
Savage
Schwinn
Scott
SE Racing
Serotta
Seven
Shogun
Specialized
Storck
Supergo
Terra Shark
Titan
Titus
Tomac
Transition
Trek
Trimble
Turner
Univega
Weyless
Wheeler
Whyte
Yeti
YT


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