JULY 2015

The Foes Mutz takes center stage and looks to prove that fat bikes are for more than riding in the snow. The Cannondale F29 Carbon 4 is a budget-friendly bike that likes to go fast. Photos by John “Let’s go get these things dirty already” Ker.

BIKE TESTS

Giant Glory Advanced 27.5 0
Carbon maestro gravity fiend
Cannondale F29 Carbon 4
29er hardtail—locked and loaded for racing
Foes Mutz
Full-suspension fat bike from the fabrication masters
Intense Spider 275 Expert
A spider that can fly
Transition BLT
Enjoying the jumps, pumps and whoops

FEATURES

Fifteen Life Hacks for the Mountain Biker
Clever ways to make riding life a little easier
Riding With GPS as a Copilot
Ride new trails and still never get lost
Riding the Mega Cavern Bike Park
How to Lose Yourself in a Mine Shaft
The Italian-American Connection
Elray’s handmade Italian carbon and titanium creations
Mondraker’s Summum and Zero-Offset Stem Design
New geometry from the Spaniards—does it really work?

PRODUCT TESTS

Specialized Boomslang Pedals and 2FO Shoes
Flat pedals with the grip of clips?
SRAM DB5 Hydraulic Disc Brakes
The brakes that taught us how to wheelie
Box Components Cusp Stem and X Handlebar
BMX-influenced all-mountain cockpit
HT X1 Downhill Race Pedals
Challenger to the clipless-pedal strongholds
Lazer Oasiz Trail Helmet
Refreshing oasis breeze for your head
Arisun Mount Adams Trail Tires
Rising sun on desert trails

TECHNICAL

Inside the Pros’ Bikes
Ned Overend’s National Championship fat bike
The Garage Files
How to gut and clean your suspension