September 2013, Volume 28, Number 9

BIKE TESTS
The Specialized S-Works Enduro Carbon
Taking mountain biking to a new level.
The Intense Spider 29er Carbon Comp
A nimble 29er with enough travel to tackle tough trails.
The Turner Czar
A carbon 29er ready to rule the trail.
The Trek Superfly 100 Elite SL
Cross-country racer refined and defined.
The Redline MonoBelt 29
Sneaking up on your opponents.
The Trigon SQC01 29er
Carbon performance straight from the source.

PRODUCT FIELD TESTS
DT Swiss EX 1501 Spline One Wheelset
The target everyone will be shooting for.
Crankbrothers B14 b-series Multi Tool
A bit about multi-tools.
Look S-Track Pedals
A modular design for the all-around rider.
Oakley Airbrake Goggles
These brakes won’t slow you down.
Fulcrum Red Metal 29 XL Wheels
Metal still rocks and rolls.
Azonic Flat Iron Pedals
Flats that won’t leave you feelin’ flat.
Sidi Spider SRS Mesh
Shoes that fit like gloves.
Renthal Lock-On Grips
Four compounds to suit any rider.
Bell Super Helmet
The right tool for a specific job.

FEATURES
20 Innovations That Are Still Shaping Mountain Biking
And how they affect the bike you ride.
Test Your Carbon Fiber IQ
Craig Calfee: nothing but the facts.
Getting The Most From Your Bike Shop
How to ask the right questions for the best results.
Trek Goes Big Wheels On The Fuel EX and Remedy
Could this spell the death of the 26-inch wheel?

SKILLS CLINIC
Banish Unnecessary Pains
What that nagging soreness is telling you about your bike position.
Charge Like The Ryno
Taking your game to a whole new level.

TECHNICAL
How To Soften A Harsh Ride
Tips for smoothing any trail.
Meet The Riders And Their Rides
Brian Lopes on the products that keep him young.

Garage Files
Keeping your cables and hoses on the right route.

COMPETITION
On Any Weekday
How mid-week events are revitalizing cross-country racing.

DEPARTMENTS
Mac Attack
If you can’t beat them, ban them.
Hard Tales
News that springs up along the trail.
Trailgrams
A torque that’s hard to buy.
Trail Mix
The fun starts when the sun goes down.
Ask MBA
Suspension can be a drag.
Discoveries
Be a Hero 3.
Down The Trail
A yearbook of fast riders and good people.


One the cover:
The mighty Specialized S-Works Enduro Carbon stands ready for battle. Photo by John “I want this bike on my side” Ker.