Volume 26, No. 11 November 2011

BIKE TESTS
The Intense Tracer 2

The perfect Shaun Palmer trailbike.
The Ellsworth Evolution 29er
Worthy of anything you throw at it.
The Kona Unit
Simple sophistication.
The Orbea Alma 29er S30
The pride of Spain.

PRODUCT FIELD TESTS
Genuine Innovation Race Day MTB Kit

The fastest way to get back into the game.
Gaerne G.Keira Plus Shoes
Like Air Jordans for mountain biking.
RePlay XD Video Camera
A tiny third eye to capture the big picture.
KMC X10SL Silver Chain
Smooth power delivery and less weight.
KMC Digital Chain Checker Tool
Takes the guesswork out of replacing chains.
Renthal Cockpit
If it’s good enough for Sam Hill?

FEATURES
How The 29er Conquered America

And why world domination is certain to follow.
Big Innovations From The Big Red S
Don’t these guys ever sleep?
Unveiling The New Scott Spark
Longer travel without a weight penalty.
Felt Bikes Increases Your Choices
More of a good thing coming your way.
One Group For The Masses
SRAM 2012 X0

TRAINING AND FITNESS
The Advantages Of Being Single

A super-fun way to get faster and fitter.

CRANKWORX SPECIAL SECTION
The Competitions

Jumps, pumps, downhills and thrills.
From the Whistler Village
The people, products and parties.

TECHNICAL
Meet The Riders And Their Rides

National Champion Adam Craig and his Giant Trance.
Garage Files
A simple and fast tubeless conversion.
Zapping Through The Gears
Shimano’s electric-shifting Di2 gets dirty

PEOPLE
Riders Who Inspire.

Joey Dolowy pedals therapy.

COMPETITION
The Fastest Riders In America

Meet America’s 2011 cross-country national champions.


ON THE COVER
Scott McClave leads Mike Wirth on a Southern California, high-altitude, beat-the-heat ride. Photo by John “Wildflowers help any photo” Ker.
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