VOLUME 28, NUMBER 1 JANUARY 2013

SHOOTOUT
Shimano’s Sibling Gravity Groups
The best way to invest your downhill budget.

BIKE TESTS
The Yeti SB-66 Carbon
A carbon copy of a Colorado favorite.
The Cannondale F29 3
A serious hardtail race bike with a soft side.
The Transition TR250
Huge fun in a compact bike.

PRODUCT FIELD TESTS
Spank Spike Race Stem and 777 EVO Handlebar
A spike from the upgrade specialists.
Continental Race King Tires
King me.
Specialized Dissident DH Helmet
Tough as nails outside, comfortable as a pillow inside.
Avid X0 Trail Brakes
Brakes for the new breed of trail rider.

INTERBIKE SPECIAL SECTION
The Shopping Channel For Mountain Bikers
Bike shops stock up on what you are going to want.
Found In The Desert
Interbike begins in the dust of Bootleg Canyon
Mike Wirth Explores Inside The Hall
“Wirthless” Interbike Photos.
Doug Barnett Uncovers Treasures
Product overload and a wish list a mile long.

TRAINING AND FITNESS
How Many Gears Is Enough?
More teeth than a crocodile.

FEATURES
The Ones That Got Away
A gallery of John Ker photos that deserves full disclosure.

TECHNICAL
Garage Files
Tire tips and little tricks.
Meet The Riders And Their Rides
Curtis Keene and his Specialized Enduro.

HAPPENINGS
Return Of The Red Bull Rampage
The scariest event a mountain biker can enter.

On the Cover: Brandon Semenuk wows the crowd at the Red Bull Rampage. See the entire image on page 129. Photo by John “I drove all night to get this shot” Ker.

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