March 2014, Vol. 29, No. 3

The KHS SixFifty 7500 
Can’t let the downhillers have all the fun.
The Pivot Mach 6 Carbon 
Mach speed, up and down the trail. 
The Intense Tracer 275 Foundation
So what’s your excuse now?  
The Reeb Donkadonk 
Fatty tires for fatty trails. 
The Specialized Crave SL 29 
A modern approach to retro.
WTB Nine Line TCS Tire
The CamelBak Lobo Hydration Pack 
Cane Creek Double Barrel Air Shock 
NiteRider Lighting Systems
SRAM Roam 50 Wheelset
Alpinestars Aero Glove
Mountain Biking Gets A Woman’s Touch 
A conversation with Giant Bike’s Elysa Walk.
The Return Of The Hardtail 
Why hardtails will never die. 
A Brotherhood Of Aesthetics And Functionality  
Crankbrothers’ 2014 Lineup.
Packing For The Podium 
Surviving in a self-supported world.

Trail Riders’ Helmet Tips 

For those times when you are not crashing.
Six Simple Singletrack Secrets 
Even if you know these basics, a refresher course can’t hurt.  
Taming Less-Than-Perfect Traction 
Never spin out again.  
Inside Kyle Strait’s Red Bull Rampage winner.
Climbing The Upgrade Ladder  
How to best spend those hard earned upgrade dollars. 
Garage Files 
How to install that new fork without expensive tools. 
ON THE COVER: The Pivot Mach 6 is a bike that all aggressive trailbikes will now be measured against. Photo by John “true blue” Ker. The Reeb Donkadonk is a take-you-anywhere bike. Photo by John “That bike is phat” Ker.