Issue #181 Is Here!

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On the cover

This year’s Red Bull Rampage winner Andreu Lecondeguy shows some attitude. Photo by Malcolm Mclaws

 

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The Dirt

Stevil Kinevil laments being lost and alone, Bama connects the hug of Lady Winter with drinking a 40 under a bridge, and we catch up with the “Fit Chick,” Selene Yeager.

 

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Readings

What went on at IMBA World Summit 2014? We have it here as well as an inside look at why Epic Ride’s Grand Junction Off-Road should be on your event bucket list.

 

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Features

Rampage—Behind the Shovel, by Malcolm Mclaws

Our reporter/photographer was smuggled into Red Bull Rampage’s new venue under a tarp in a truck bed daily for almost a week to get the story no one else did—the painstaking process of building death defying lines from untouched earth in Virgin, Utah.

 

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North Carolina’s Appalachian [Beer] Trail, by Logan Watts

The idea was to piece together a five-day bikepacking route that would traverse each of the four major trail networks in the area. Each day would also need to connect to some of the finest beer breweries in the country. It was a remote, difficult and thirst quenching adventure.

 

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Access Action

I Fought The Law (And the Law Won), by Frank Maguire

The strange true story of rouge trail builder Jeff Clayton.

 

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Stuff—Product Testing

Editor’s Choice!

We pick our favorite bikes and gear of 2014 with products from Cannondale, SRAM, Kona, Salsa, Niner, Shimano, Santa Cruz and more.

 

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Plus long-term reviews:

  • Cannondale Trigger 27.5 Team
  • Lapierre Zesty Trail 929
  • Pinarello Dogma XC 9.9
  • Raleigh Eva 7.5
  • RockShox Bluto fat bike fork

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