OCTOBER 2015, VOLUME 30, NUMBER 10

The Santa Cruz Nomad Carbon makes a welcome reappearance in MBA and takes center stage, while the Scott Scale and Cannondale F-Si square off in a cross-country cage match. Photos by John “Jump in my Miami Vice white Ferrari” Ker.

BIKE TESTS

Santa Cruz Nomad Carbon
Miami Vice style meets enduro performance
Cross-Country Race Bike Shootout
Scott Scale and Cannondale F-Si square off
Intense M16
Like napalm for the trail—the evolution of M-series bikes
Specialized S-Works Camber 650b
Hot-rodded trailbike for the cross-country rider

PRODUCT TESTS

Schwalbe ProCore System
Has Schwalbe solved flat tires forever?
Rotor INpower Power Meter Cranks
Time to get serious about training
Specialized Ambush Helmet
Don’t be caught off guard!
Race Face SIXC Cranks and 35mm Cockpit
B.C. bling for carbon addicts
Vittoria Peyote tires
Cross-country rubber that sticks like glue

FEATURES

Riding the Sierras with the Big Red S
What better way to do it?
Southern California Outdoor Adventures
Riding SoCal the SCOA way
Orbea’s New Triple Threat
Three new bikes shredding the Spanish countryside
Five Bike-Shop Rules Every Rider Should Know
Get the most from your local shop
PressCamp 2015
Heading to summer camp in Deer Valley, Utah

TECHNICAL

Inside the Pros’ Bikes
Catharine Pendrel’s Orbea Oiz World Championship bike
The Garage Files
DIY suspension service made easy