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By: Zap You can probably visualize the stark horror of enduring such an episode. Imagine (if you possibly can) driving up to the window at your local Starbucks, ordering an iced peach green-tea lemonade and being told that due to a shortage of peach juice you’ll instead have to settle for a drink infused with […]

Meet The Riders And Their Rides

In the last few months we’ve noticed that Southern California’s Austin Dooley has started beating some of America’s top pros in downhill racing. He had been one of the top junior racers in the U.S. in the last few years, even making the U.S. Junior Men’s Downhill team for the UCI World Championships. Now he’s […]


As we looked back at the history of MBA, we decided to focus on some of the covers that graced the newsstand during the first five of our 35 years. More than any other cycling magazine, MBA has always taken the lead in testing and promoting the breakthrough technologies that would forever change the sport. […]


We’ve said it before and we will say it again: when it comes to riding, having the right tools can make or break your day. If you are anything like us, we want to get to the trails as soon as possible without forgetting any essential gear. While it is good practice to never leave […]


  John Tomac By Zap Over the course of the nearly four decades that Hi-Torque Publications has been producing MBA, the magazine has seen a handful of editors at the controls. For the first official monthly issue (November 1986), former pro motocrosser Eddie Arnet was elected to steer the ship. When Eddie returned to his […]


While trail bikes reign supreme on many types of terrain, enduro bikes hold their own by offering similar versatility in a heavy-hitting package. With major improvements to enduro bikes being made every day, these downhill shredders retain a strong ability to climb back up the trails for round two. The ideal enduro bike is one […]

Tire Tips From the Pros

What are the best kind of tires to use on your mountain bike? We called on some top people in the mountain bike world and got their opinions. Brian Lopes Advice from a four-time world champion Tire choice can be a complicated topic if you are someone who is really looking for that perfect setup. Not […]


A number of brands are launching hardtail frames with trail bike geometry numbers and fork travel. So, what’s the advantage? Yes, a hardtail, not a full-suspension bike, can be a trail bike, folks. A hardtail can offer much more than just a fun time on the trail, and the Kobain is Devinci’s answer for the growing […]

The Original Mountain Biker Who Was and Is Joe Murray

Before Ned Overend, John Tomac or any other pioneer mountain bike racer whom the sport has popularized as the earliest superstar, there was Joe Murray. Like the two Hall of Fame racers who would eventually follow in his wheel tracks, Joe, too, was a quiet, unassuming guy who was simply capable of outriding his competitors. […]


Take a moment to flash back to 2009 when long-travel 29ers were almost nonexistent and exceedingly hard to find. One of the first brands to take on the challenge of producing such machines was Niner. When Niner’s WFO (Wide, Full Open) 9 was revealed to the public in 2009, it was presented with a plethora […]

Check Out the New Intense Tracer 279

Tracer recently announced the release of their new Tracer 279 enduro bike. Be sure to keep an eye out for the test in an upcoming issue. In the meantime, here’s what Intense says about the bike: “The Tracer 279 has been in development for well over three years, with an early alloy prototype Tracer 279 […]

Summer Getaway: Mammoth Bike Park, Mammoth Mountain, California

Looking for a fun riding experience?  Experience big mountain riding at its finest. The Mammoth Bike Park delivers the ultimate high-alpine riding experience for everyone. With 80+ miles of singletrack offering plenty of pavers, berms, jumps, and drops, as well as the park’s beginner-friendly Discovery Zone, there’s two-wheeled fun for all at the country’s premier […]


If you have yet to give this amazing sport a try, or you’ve been looking for a reason to get back out and ride, we hope this provides you with all the inspiration you need