Volume 26, Number 7 July 2011

BIKE?TESTS
The Trek Superfly 100
A stealth fighter on singletrack.
The Rocky Mountain Element 50 MSL
Quick bike, eh?
The Jamis Dakar Sixfifty B2
The in-between wheel size delivers out-front performance
PRODUCT FIELD TESTS
Manitou Circus Comp Fork
The circus has come to town.
E.13 XCX-ST Chain Guide
Weight-saving simplicity.
Fizik Cyrano Seatpost
A premium saddle brand posts up.
Saris Thelma 3-Bike Rack
Getting your bike to the trail.
Tire Sealant Shootout
Caff‚latex vs. Stan’s
The G-4 Thin Line Bolt on Grips
Solid grip for the right-sized hand.
Hutchinson Toro Tubeless-Ready Tire
Great traction, better protection.
Scott Team Boa Shoes
Boa technology at an affordable price.
Pcych Trail Bag
Get off my back!
FEATURES

Become The Next Steven Spielberg
How to mount your camera for the ultimate POV video.
The Goat Returns To The Mountain
How a big fan saved the brand from obscurity.
Discover Hidden Treasure
Using Google Earth to track your rides and uncover unknown trails.
MBA 25th ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL
The 25 Most Influential People In Mountain Biking
The architects of our sport.
The 25 Most Important Mountain Bikes So Far
The bikes that made us blow our savings and saved our lives.
Looking Back On 300 Mountain Bike Action Covers
The riders who made the cut.
TRAINING & FITNESS
What To Do If You’re Stranded, Broken Or Bitten
    ?Instead of crying.
TECHNICAL
Meet The Riders And Their Rides
Georgia Gould and her Orbea.
Garage Files
Installing a Stan’s NoTubes conversion kit.
PEOPLE
Riders Who Inspire
Michael Page uses riding to come back to life.
COMPETITION
The National Season Has Begun
Two races for the price of one.
DEPARTMENTS
Mac Attack
How to win Olympic gold.
Hard Tales
Kona 2012 release and super-fat tires.
Trailgrams
We don’t need no stinkin’ badges.
Trail Mix
It doesn’t hurt to laugh.
Ask MBA
Downgrading an upgrade and EVO explanation.
How To Subscribe
We’d love to come to your house 12 times a year.
Quick Releases
New products we want to try.
Down The Trail
The Fox rumors come true. 

ON THE COVER: Specialized’s Todd Wells leads the Pro Men up the Fontana Wall. Photo by Jim “It is way steeper than it looks” McIlvain. The Jamis Dakar Sixfifty B2 is not a compromise. Photo by John “I no longer have to choose between only two” Ker.