November 2015 Issue

YT’s Capra CF is a German direct-to-consumer enduro bike that’s new to the American bike scene, and we simply couldn’t resist testing it. Aaron Gwin also re-ups his dominance as the American national downhill champion at Mammoth Mountain. Photos by John “That guy’s so fast I’m gonna have to up my shutter speed” Ker.


Cannondale Habit Carbon
Big-travel confidence in a small-travel package
Rocky Mountain Instinct 990 MSL BC Edition
A beastly trailbike that survived BC Bike Race
Trek Fuel EX 9.9
Trailbike that’s full of surprises
YT Industries Capra CF
The young hucker’s choice for an enduro bike
Kona Honzo
More bang for less buck


RockShox Lyrik RCT3 Solo Air Fork
Built for your hard-charging rhythm
Smith Squad Semi-Rimless Goggles
Rims? We don’t need no stinkin’ rims.
Leatt Airflex Knee Pads
Have they finally made a knee pad that’s comfortable?


Meet the Riders and Their Rides
Logan Binggeli and his single-speed downhill weapon
Garage Files
How to route your internal brake without damaging your carbon frame


Riding the New Lyrik at British Columbia’s Retallack Lodge
Your next riding destination
Are You Kidding Me?
Seven horrible excuses for riding slow, and the one that really works
Tales from the BC Bike Race
How our humble editor survived this suffer-fest
Riding Iceland’s Tundra with Lauf Suspension
A ride experience we didn’t expect
Scott Goes Big
Eight plus-size bikes join the ranks
Riders Who Inspire
A high school prodigy who has his sights set on World Cup glory