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While it is nice to occasionally see $6500 to $10,000 mountain bikes tested by your crew, it should be the exception. The top-end models all perform well, and you guys practically just change the model name and print the same test over and over again. It is not your fault, because at that price range, the bikes are almost identically flawless. However, most of us are riding $1000 to $4000 mountain bikes and planning to purchase similarly priced models in the future. There is a great level of variability in bikes of this lower price range, and I believe a good test of a manufacturer’s bike that your readers can afford generates more interest in a model than a good test of their top-level sled. It also produces a more interesting article. I will bet I am not the only one whose decision whether or not to read a test in your magazine is often based on the MSRP.

Atomhart, who is laid up with a busted collarbone

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Hey, guys, been a 5-plus-year subscriber to Mountain Bike Action magazine. I was just going through MBA and I am loving the full-page glamor shots of the bikes/parts in this issue! Keep them coming. Now if you started putting center-fold posters in the mags, I just don’t know what I would do with myself. Thanks, guys and gals!

Danny Sackman Sunny South Florida

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