JUNE 2015 VOLUME 30, NUMBER 6

The Ghost Riot, BMC SpeedFox and Giant Stance represent the lion’s share of our test fleet for this month, while Clayton Wangbichler “schralps” a corner on our version of Repack Hill on the Felt Burner 29er. Photos by John “Coconut oil is the best chain lube” Ker.
The Ghost Riot, BMC SpeedFox and Giant Stance represent the lion’s share of our test fleet for this month, while Clayton Wangbichler “schralps” a corner on our version of Repack Hill on the Felt Burner 29er. Photos by John “Coconut oil is the best chain lube” Ker.

BIKE TESTS

Ghost Riot LC
Speedy German-import trailbike Giant Stance 27.5 0
Seriously affordable suspension
Litespeed Pinhoti
American-made titanium 29er speed freak
BMC SpeedFox SF02
Swiss bike that can wear many helmets
Felt Burner Klunker history with a fresh twist

FEATURES

Riding the Palm Canyon Epic with Shimano
Will XTR electronic shifting survive this desert torture test?
Specialized’s SWAT System
Leave the hydration pack behind
Playlists of the Pros
What’s in the ears of top riders?
Norco Unveils Their New Downhill Machine
Riding the new Aurum 27.5-inch

PRODUCT FIELD TESTS

WTB Vigilante Tires
Enduro-born and -bred tires from Northern Cali
Fox 34 Fork and Float EVO Shock
Fox redesigned their most popular fork… Did it work?
Xpedo M-Force 4 Ti Pedals
Weight-saving engagement points
Caffelatex Tubeless Sealant
Sealing tires the Italian way
Enduroworx Carbon Wheels
The performance of carbon at a fraction of the price
Osprey Zealot 15 Hydration Pack
Carrying your gear without compromise

TECHNICAL

Meet the Riders and Their Rides
Aaron Chase and his Pivot Mach 6 Carbon
Garage Files
Quickly overhaul your DT Swiss hub
How to Cure Lower Back Pain
From prevention to treatment, riding pain-free
Go-Fast Foods
10 top pros share their race-day meal strategies

RACING

The Fat Bike National Championships
Ned Overend wins yet another trophy

DEPARTMENTS

For What It’s Wirth
The argument no rider can win
Hard Tales
When one door closes, another one opens
Trailgrams
Decisions made, and love for the East Coast
Trail Mix
Having a blast on the bike no matter what.
Ask MBA
Shock sizing, tough bike decisions and
pumped-up kicks
How To Subscribe
So many ways to get MBA
The Mountain Bike Action Reader Survey
Your chance to win a brand-new Pivot bike
Discoveries
New products that we stumbled upon
Down The Trail
Parts and people from 1995.

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