VOLUME 28, NUMBER 3 MARCH 2013

BIKE TESTS
The Kona Process
So you think you’re tough?
The Niner S.I.R. 9
A simple approach to mountain biking nirvana.
The GT Zaskar 100 9R Pro
A carbon bike that deserves a speeding ticket.
The Haro FLC 29 Pro
Taking Haro to new heights.

PRODUCT FIELD TESTS
Sidi Drako Shoes
An Italian tradition of cutting-edge technology.
Lezyne MegaDrive Light
Riding with the sun on your handlebar.
Hydrapak Tamarack
Not too big, not too small—just right.
Club Ride Mountain Kit
Stand out from the pack.
Ergon GS2 Carbon Grip/Bar End
More options for your hands
E.13 TRS+ Chainguide
Keep that chain from flapping.
Kenda 24Seven Race Tires
Another fence sitter that plays on both sides.
Loaded Components Cockpit
Ready, aim, fire.

DESTINATIONS
Ten Great Spring Riding Destinations
Get ready for a road trip!

SKILLS, TRAINING AND FITNESS
Early Season Tricks To Your Best Year Yet
Come out of winter hibernation stronger than ever.
On-Trail Food Buyer’s Guide
When the kitchen is a hydration pack, these foods will keep you keeping on.

FEATURES
Team Sho-Air’s 2013 Program Goes Green And Black
A new beginning for Scott Tedro’s Squad.
The Spell Of Roopkund
Hans Rey and friends make history and spread the word of mountain biking.
Crafty Ways To Retire Your Old Steed
Eight ways to justify a new bike.
The Five Most Influential Bikes
Because you’ll always remember your first ride.
The MBA Brian Lopes Interview
Speaking the hard truths for over two decades.

TECHNICAL
Weight Reduction Surgeries
The dos and don’ts of saving weight on your bike.
Garage Files
Stepping up to the big leagues on a budget.
Meet The Riders And Their Rides
Logan Binggeli and his KHS650 downhill bike.

DEPARTMENTS
Mac Attack
Getting schooled.
Hard Tales
Riders shock us.
Trailgrams
Old dogs, zip ties and your weight.
Trail Mix
Art show.
Ask MBA
Say goodbye to the middle ring.
Discoveries
Air, power and taking a seat.
 Down The Trail
Tale of a Horst one-off.

 
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