MAY 2015

The Scott Genius LT 710 and the Rocky Mountain Thunderbolt 770 MSL spend a little time in the studio before hitting the trails. Photos by John “Can I borrow one of these bikes for a while?” Ker

BIKE TESTS

Scott Genius LT 710
Outsmarting the trail

Rocky Mountain Thunderbolt 770MSL
B.C. born-and-bred trail slayer

Foes FXR275
Brent will build a long-travel machine for you

Chumba Rastro
Steel-framed hardtail for hardcore riders

Orbea Oiz M10
Accelerates like a rocket and devours rocks

FEATURES

Twelve Bikes That Changed History
From humble beginnings to ground-breaking bikes

Eight Common Trail Mistakes
and How to Avoid ThemAvoid putting a damper on your ride.

94 Learning to Fly
Why every rider can benefit from coaching

124 Race Tips for Everyone
Don’t be intimidated by the starting line

PRODUCT FIELD TESTS

Specialized Butcher and Slaughter tires
Slice and dice the trail faster than ever

Five Ten Kestrel Shoes
Clipped-in riding for flat-pedal enthusiasts

Park IR-1 Internal Routing Tool
The sure solution for a workbench headache

Tioga Spyder Outland Saddle
Pushing the limits with lightweight saddle design

Sidi Epic Shoes
All-day comfort from the race specialists

SKILLS CLINIC

The Benefits of Getting Fat
A little fat in your riding diet is a good thing

TECHNICAL

Inside the Pros’ Bikes
Greg Herbold’s craziest contraptions for prototype testing
The Garage Files
Adjusting Shimano’s best drivetrain yet