January 2015

Pivot’s Mach 4 carbon is the first bike ever built with Shimano’s XTR Di2 electronic shifting. Photo by John “Where does it plug in?” Ker

BIKE TESTS

Pivot Mach 4 Carbon
A race-inspired trailbike
KHS 4 Season 3000 vs. KHS SixFifty 2500
Should you be skinny or fat on the trail?
Cannondale Trigger Carbon 2
Pull the Trigger already
Giant XtC 2 27.5-Inch
Hardtail ecstasy

PRODUCT FIELD TESTS

Mavic Crossmax XL Wheel and Tire System
Wheels that can handle “French flow”
Elbow Protection Shootout
Pads you’ll forget you’re wearing
Continental Der Kaiser Projekt Tires
Super-spicy rubber
SR Suntour Auron RC2
More enduro for the money
Hayes Radar Brakes
Bringing legendary Hayes reliability to the masses

FEATURES

Interbike’s Dirt Demo
Looking to ride the latest products? Look no further
Interbike Indoor Show
America’s main event
Hans Rey’s Wild Adventure
Riding the roof of Argentina
Fly Racing’s New Lineup
Idaho’s finest gear

TECHNICAL

Meet the Riders and Their Rides
Katerina Nash and her Orbea
Garage Files
Shaving weight from your bike the right way

COMPETITION

The Kamikaze Bike Games
Mammoth brings back big-mountain racing

SKILLS AND FITNESS

Learn to Flow Through Any Trail
Like butter on biscuits