June 2013 VOLUME 28, NUMBER 6

BIKE COMPARISON

Same Frame, Different Personalities, Two Winners
The Pivot Mach 429 Carbon Comparison

BIKE TESTS

The KHS SixFifty 6500
A bike that’s right in the sweet spot.
The Specialized P.Series 3
Jump to it.
The LiteVille 301 3-In-1 Trailbike
For the rider who can’t choose the right wheel size.
The Cannondale Trail SL 29ER 1
Who says money can’t buy happiness?
The Airborne HobGoblin
Special delivery performance.

PRODUCT FIELD TESTS

Rolf Prima Ralos 9 Wheelset
A roadie wheel company hits the dirt.
Park PK-63 Professional Tool Kit
More tools than you can shake a stick at.
Troy Lee Designs A1 Helmet
A true mountain biker’s helmet.
Sun Ringle Black Flag Pro SL
A fast-rolling upgrade that you will feel.
Light & Motion TAZ 1200
A tiny headlight/battery that blasts out big performance.
Time ATAC XC 8 Carbon
A pedal that takes power transfer seriously.

SKILLS, TRAINING AND FITNESS

Twenty Speeds That Answer All Your Needs
Getting the most out of a 2×10 drivetrain.

FEATURES

The North American Handmade Bike Show
Stock bikes need not apply.
101 Tips To Reach Mountain Biking Bliss
Knowledge we’ve learned in the saddle, on the trail and in the garage.
The Trail Rider’s Proper Etiquette Handbook
Yes, we can all just get along.

TECHNICAL

Your Bike Can Last Longer
Tips to make it happen.
Meet The Riders And Their Rides
Hans Rey and his GT Zaskar 100.
Does Used Equal Abused?
How to find a diamond in the rough
Garage Files
Overhauling Your Press Fit Bottom Bracket.

COMPETITION

A Day in Pro’s Den
24 Hours in the Old Pueblo.

DEPARTMENTS

Mac Attack
Take me offline.
Hard Tales
A winner and wicked new race bikes.  
Trailgrams
Watch your toes.
Trail Mix
Venturing to new trails.
Ask Mountain Bike Action
What should I wear, what is that button for and where should I go?  
Discoveries
You will look marvelous in these.
Down The Trail
Rigid thinking.