In this issue
On the cover: Steve Storey rails a turn deep in Columbia. Photo by Justa Jeskova
World Cup racing came back to the U.S. in Windham, New York; our tech editor rants about the merits of carbon fiber and we catch up with legendary mechanic Steve “Gravy” Gravenites.
Check out our expanded coverage of Singlespeed Worlds from Alaska and get the inside scoop on the Enduro World Series coming to the U.S. in 2015
by Charlie Kelly
Kelly’s new book, Fat Tire Flyer is a true, firsthand look and the wild beginnings of the sport of mountain biking with never before seen photos, artwork and memorabilia. In this chapter excerpt, Kelly, who co-founded the MountainBike company with Gary Fisher, recalls the first time they met.
by Steve Storey
“Guatemala. We had heard fabled stories of El Zur and La Piedra del Tigre. But were we chasing after something that didn’t exist, or that had been grossly over exaggerated?” The plan: Cram bikes, camera gear, and six people into a severely undersized pickup truck for two weeks and ride as many places as possible.
Tale of the Fox
by Jay Goodrich
Take a step inside the Fox suspension factory in Scotts Valley, California for a tour and see what happens behind the scenes in this special photo heavy feature.
To Ride Or Not To Ride
by Frank Maguire
Our access editor takes a look at the controversy surrounding muddy trails and sheds light on if and when it’s OK to play in the mud.
Stuff – Product Testing
- Rocky Mountain Thunderbolt 770
- Santa Cruz Nomad
- Yeti 575
- Ibis Tranny 29,
- Swobo Mutineer
- And the unique Lauf Trail Racer fork.