JULY 2017

Rocky Mountain’s new Slayer is ready to lay waste to technical trails with 7 inches of travel and a chassis that’s light enough to climb. The RSD Wildcat is a small Canadian company’s first full-suspension build and has plenty of promise. And, the Otso Voytek is one of the lightest fat bikes we’ve ever tested. Photos by John “I’ll take the fat bike” Ker.


  • Inside the Pros’ Bikes Bruce Klein’s pimped-out KHS


  • 15 Tips to Climb Faster You might get a KOM


  • Trek RE:aktiv Shock Something special for the XC nerds
  • Crankbrothers Iodine 27.5 Wheels Stiff, light, fast and surprisingly affordable
  • Northwave Outcross Plus Shoes Big performance without the big price tag
  • 6D ATB-1T Helmet The best protection just got better
  • ISM PM 2.0 Saddle If Zoidberg were a saddle
  • Wolf Tooth Components ReMote One dropper remote to rule them all
  •  E*Thirteen TRS+ Dropper Post One seriously long post
  • Terrene 27.5×2.4 Chunk Tires Sloths love Chunk tires


  • How to Sell Your Used Bike for Big BuckTips to sell your bike with The Pro’s Closet
  • Absa Cape Epic South Africa The fastest riders conquering insane terrain
  • 10 Good Deeds Every Rider Can and Should Do Don’t be a tool on the trail
  • North American Handmade Bike Show Some sweet rides you didn’t know existed
  • Dream Ride Ensenada Urban downhill riding in Mexico
  • Michelin’s New Tire Line If the French like them, then you will too


  • Giant Trance Advanced 2 Wake up, this trail ripper is not a dream
  • RSD Wildcat 27.5+ Plus-size fun from Canada
  • Rocky Mountain Slayer 770 MSL Lay waste to the toughest trails
  • Specialized Epic Hardtail Pro Carbon Lighter than most road bikes
  • Otso Voytek Fat Bike One frame for every wheel size