Volume 27, No. 2 February 2012

BIKE TESTS
The Pivot Phoenix DH
Leave your competition in the ashes.
The Form Prevail 29er
There is something very familiar about this bike.

PRODUCT FIELD TESTS
Dual Eyewear Glasses
Bi-focals have never looked so fast.
Specialized S-Works MTB Shoes
Pumped up kicks.
IceToolz Rollup Tool Kit
A great idea with a weird mix.

SHOOTOUT
The Best For Any Home Mechanic
The Park Tool EK-1 versus the Pedro’s Master Tool Kit.

THE ULTIMATE BUYER’S GUIDE
Narrowing The Search For The Right Bike
Making a tough decision easier.
Defining the Rides
What bikes are designed to do.
Great Bang For Your Buck
Trailbikes priced below $1500.
The Sweet Spot Of Trailbikes
Trailbikes priced between $1500 and $3500.
When only the best will do
Trailbikes priced above $3500.
Women-Specific Trailbikes
The other 50% finally get noticed.
Kid-Specific Trailbikes
Put them on the right track from the beginning.
The Price Is Right
No need to go broke buying your next bike.
Ten Essential Items To Go Along With Your New Bike
The sales guy is trying to help you.

FEATURES
Cleveland’s Indoor Riding Getaway
Ray’s MTB Park gets bigger and better.

TECHNICAL
Time To Put Your Ride Out To Pasture
20 reasons to put your bike out of its misery.
Meet The Riders And Their Rides
Danny Hart and he World Championship Giant.
Garage Files
Setting your new bike up like the pros. 

 
ON THE COVER: Scott McClave carves up a Simi Valley singletrack for the camera of John “Who needs a stinking off-camera flash to shoot a cover?” Ker. 
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