Issue 205 – Get it, now!

The cover depicts Anka Martin flying out of the foliage, as shot by Sven Martin.

Inside you’ll find the expected mix of the unexpected, including a lengthy piece by Marty Caivano on the economic prosperity that results from concerted efforts to attract mountain bikers. Long and well-researched, this article might be the missing tool to get your local-trail dreams moving from pie-in-the-sky to tools-in-the-dirt.


Dark Magic helps to explain why modern, full-suspension trail bikes pedal so well.

The Stuff section delivers on the goods, with reviews of the Jones SWB, Trek Full Stache and Kona Process 153 CR DL.

You’ll also find a long-term review of SRAM’s 12-speed GX Eagle.

Stevil talks about meeting Rick Hunter for the first time, and Watts warns his offspring of the horrors of retail.

And we learn about a modern Hogwarts for young mountain-bike wizards.

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1 Comment

  1. Disagree that anyone would recommend Tecate. One of the worst Mexican beers. So many better ones. I live 60 miles from the border and have for 50 years, stupid wall!
    Pacifico, Bohemia, Superior, Dos Equis and Sol are all better. Don’t ever buy a crappy Corona.

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