VOLUME 28, NUMBER 2 FEBRUARY 2013

SHOOTOUT
Seven Flat Pedals Stand On Their Platforms
Plenty of reasons to never clip in.

BIKE TESTS
The Giant Trance X 29er 0
A 29er that doesn’t feel like one.
The Specialized Camber 29
An overachiever for under two grand.
The Scott Genius 710
A smart way to attack any trail.
The Trek Fuel EX9
DRCV? Yes, please.

PRODUCT FIELD TESTS
Shimano’s Under-$200 Shoe/Pedal Combo
Welcome to a clipped-in world.
A’ME Heated MTB Ergo Tri Grips
Stay toasty warm on every cold ride.
RockShox Reverb Seatpost
Hydraulic happiness.
Hydrapak Tamarack
Not too big, not too small, just right.
Mini Field Tests
Halo headbands, Kool ‘N Fit and Rickers?

DESTINATIONS
The Indoor/Outdoor Road Trip
Two rides that start with “Ray” and end in a great time

SKILLS, TRAINING & FITNESS
Dropping In
Surviving the bike park and beyond.
Three Easy Tricks To Impress Your Buddies
Kirt Voreis teaches you how to wow the ladies, too.

FEATURES
Georgia On Our Mind
The Mountain Bike Action Georgia Gould interview.
America’s Top 10 Colleges For Mountain Bikers
Reading, riding and racing come together at last
How The 27-inch Wheel Is Changing Mountain Biking
And why you need to pay attention.
Comparing Notes
Which pro do you ride like?

TECHNICAL
Garage Files
D.I.Y. 1×10 drivetrain conversion.
Meet The Riders And Their Rides
Kurt Sorge and his Giant Glory.
Refresher Course
Make that old bike feel like new.



ON THE COVER:

Three bikes with three different wheel sizes. The Trek Fuel EX9 Trek (top) upholds 26er honor. The Giant Trance X 29er 0 (right) goes big. The Scott Genius 710 (left) splits the difference without splitting performance. All bike photos by John “Studio Magic” Ker. The pedal shootout gets down and dirty. Photo by Doug “The Barcode Is Bigger Than My Photo” Barnett.
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