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Volume 26, No. 11 November 2011

BIKE TESTS The Intense Tracer 2 The perfect Shaun Palmer trailbike. The Ellsworth Evolution 29er Worthy of anything you throw at it. The Kona Unit Simple sophistication. The Orbea Alma 29er S30 The pride of Spain. PRODUCT FIELD TESTS Genuine Innovation Race Day MTB Kit The fastest way to get back into the game. Gaerne […]

Volume 26, Number 10 October 2011

TESTS The Giant Yukon FX vs. The Giant Talon 29er The best thousand bucks you can spend.   Five Long-Travel Bikes In A Steel Cage Giant vs. GT vs.Specialized vs. Trek vs. Yeti. PRODUCT FIELD TESTS Giro Aeon & Specialized Prevail Top lids shoot it out. Specialized Command Post Blacklite This will make you faster. […]

Volume 26, Number 9 September 2011

TESTS The Niner R.I.P.9 Your favorite trail just got more fun.   The Pivot Firebird Long Travel Bird of prey.   The BMC Trailfox TF01 The Swiss Army Knife of bikes.   PRODUCT FIELD TESTS GoPro Helmet Hero HD Camera Re-live every ride and take friends along with  you.  UVEX xp 100 Helmet A trail […]

Volume 26, Number 8 August 2011

TESTS The Scott Genius LT Blurring the line between long-travel and lightweight.   The Felt Nine Sport Under a grand and overwhelming. The Tomac Supermatic 1 Johnny T inspired to rage.   The Bionicon Alva 160 Air An on-the-trail shape shifter.   The Devinci Dixon XP Devinci Comes Back To The U.S.A.   PRODUCT FIELD […]

Volume 26, Number 7 July 2011

BIKE?TESTS The Trek Superfly 100 A stealth fighter on singletrack. The Rocky Mountain Element 50 MSL Quick bike, eh? The Jamis Dakar Sixfifty B2 The in-between wheel size delivers out-front performance PRODUCT FIELD TESTS Manitou Circus Comp Fork The circus has come to town. E.13 XCX-ST Chain Guide Weight-saving simplicity. Fizik Cyrano Seatpost A premium […]

Volume 26, Number 5 May 2011

ON THE COVER: South Mountain Cycles’ Taylor Lideen (front) and Jon Pettit power up Tom’s Thumb Trail in Ireland. Kidding, that’s Phoenix, Arizona. Photo by John “That cactus jumped at me” Ker. BIKE?TESTS Specialized S-Works Epic 29er Should everyone else just stop trying? Trek Remedy 9.8 All-mountain cure for the common trail. Pivot Mach 5.7 […]