APRIL 2013 VOLUME 28, NUMBER 4

BIKE TESTS
The Trek Stache 8
Old school has been let out.
The Jamis Dakar XCT 650 PRO
Jamis continues dialing-in their ‘tweener brigade.
The Norco Sight Killer B-1
A boost of wheel size and capability.
The Fezzari Hidden Peak
Top-shelf performance delivered to your door.
Moots Divide MX 29er
American craftsmanship and welds neat as a pin.

PRODUCT FIELD TESTS
Sports Optical Sunglasses
First-rate optics for riders who need corrective lenses.
Kali Avana Helmet
Protect your head in style.
Mavic Crossmax SLR Wheelset
World-Cup proven, ultra-light hoops.
Giro Gauge Shoe
Slip into the ride.
Vans Shoes
They are not just for skating anymore.
Schwalbe Rocket Ron Tires
Add some rockets to your bike.
Bell Segment Helmet
Never-before comfort from a half-shell helmet.

DESTINATIONS
Shuttle Dave Rides To The Top
A success story for gravity riders everywhere

SKILLS, TRAINING AND FITNESS
How To Master Tough Trails
Todd Wells shares 12 key tips for riding like a champion.
Dialing In Your Instruments
Always within a finger’s reach.
CycleOps PowerCal HR/Power Meter
An entry point into the world of power.

FEATURES
The New Kid, 26ers and 29ers Wheel Rollout Comparison
Because the tape measure doesn’t lie.
The Motocross/Mountain Bike Connection
Do motocrossers dream of human powered Supercross?

TECHNICAL
Meet The Riders And Their Rides
Brandon Semenuk’s Trek Session 9
Garage Files
Greg Herbold refreshes your fork.

RACING AND COMPETITION
Everything You Need To Know About Collegiate Racing
A Q & A with Jeffrey Hansen of USA Cycling.

DEPARTMENTS
Mac Attack
You’ve got less than a 50/50 chance.
Hard Tales
Sad news from South Africa.
Trailgrams
Feedback, opinions and a cool protection tip.
Trail Mix  
Mr. Galliano’s one-man show.
Ask Mountain Bike Action
Why are those guys so fast?.
Discoveries
Brace yourself.
Down The Trail
People, places and products from 20 years ago. 


ON THE COVER:
The Norco Sight Killer B-1 and the Jamis Dakar XCT 650 Pro are ready for this month’s wheel rollout. Both photos by John “Stack’em up” Ker

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