VOLUME 28, NUMBER 7 JULY 2013

DESTINATIONS
Gooseberry Jam
Utah’s Gooseberry Mesa, made for mountain biking.

GUIDES
Great Bike Parks Of America
Feed your gravity need.

BIKE TESTS
The Foes F275
Born in the USA for shredding American trails.
The $2900 Felt Compulsion LT 50
One very motivated slacker.
The Kona Hei Hei Supreme
Cross-country speed with a trail attitude.
The $1300 Specialized Rockhopper Pro 29er
Improving on a classic.
The GT Xizang 9R
A historic bike with modern flair.

PRODUCT FIELD TESTS
Atlas Crank Neck Brace
Saving Your Neck With “Leaf Springs.”
Syncros XR1.0 Carbon Wheelset
What More Could We Ask For?
Race Face Turbine Cockpit
Vancouver Shore-tested control.
Magicshine MJ-880 Lights
Light the night for a great price.
Lazer Magneto M1-S Sunglasses
A magnetic sunglass that stays in place.

FEATURES
The Coming Storm Of Enduro
A new form our racing takes off.
Outfitting The Ultimate Trailbike  
2014 Products from SRAM, RockShox, Avid and Truvativ.
Packing The Ultimate Spares Box
What we take when on the road.

TECHNICAL
Meet The Riders And Their Rides
Mr. Aaron Gwin’s Specialized Demo 8.
Garage Files
HB’s tips to cure shifting problems.

COMPETITION
The World’s Most Important Mountain Bike Event
The Cape Epic Turns 10
The 2013 Pro XCT And GRT Galley
A look at what goes up and what comes down.

DEPARTMENTS
Mac Attack
I think we’ve met before.
Hard Tales
Cool bikes and custom plates.
Trailgrams
Roller derby cross training.
Trail Mix
That’s why we call’em trailbikes.
Ask MBA
Bright lights and strong carbon wheels.
Discoveries
These guys will take you there.
Down The Trail
Prototypes on the trail.


ON THE COVER: The mean-green, Foes F275 machine goes with the wheels that are bigger than 26ers and smaller that 29ers for one sweet trail rager. The photo was shot by John “I could win a enduro on that” Ker.