June 2014 Issue

On Cover: Patrick Reynoso leans the Intense Tracer Carbon 27.5 into a corner trying to find its limit. He couldn’t. Photo by John “Don’t hit your left hand on the ground” Ker.

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June 2014 Issue

BIKE TESTS
The Intense Tracer Carbon 27.5
The Norco Range Carbon 7.1
The RSD Mutant 29+
The $1380 Giant Talon 27.5 1
The Hanebrink X2

PRODUCT FIELD TESTS
Answer ProTaper Carbon SL Series Handlebars
Smith ForeFront Helmet And Goggle
Pearl Izumi X-Project 1.0 Shoe
Club Ride Apparel New West Jersey and Rumble Short
The Cratoni C-Tracer Helmet
Two Endura Riding Kits
ProGold Helmet Cleaner and Deodorizer

FEATURES
Designing The Ultimate Gravity Weapon
Take The 2014 Reader Survey
Riders Who Inspire
Making You A Better Mountain Biker
Light, Durable, And Inexpensive ? Pick All Three

SKILLS CLINIC
Aaron Gwin’s Speed Secrets
New Bike–New Approach

TECHNICAL
Tire Tips From The Kenda Krew
Meet The Riders And Their Rides
Sam Schultz goes Cannondale.
Garage Files
Axle systems made easy.

COMPETITION
Fat Bikes Get Their Own National
Ned Overend adds another title to his war chest.