November 2014 Issue


On the Cover: The Ellsworth Epiphany, Breezer Repack Team and Trek Fuel EX stand triumphant for John “I told you this 27.5er thing would catch on” Ker’s lens. The new Specialized Demo 8 carbon lurks in the lower left as Aaron Gwin’s secret weapon for the 2015 race season.

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Trek Fuel EX 9.8
Mario Andretti’s dream bike
Ellsworth Epiphany 275 Enduro SST.2e
The joy of riding enduro
Breezer Repack Team
Is the MLink the missing link to trail bike suspension excellence?
Specialized Fatboy
Big tires mean big fun on the trail
Roca Roja Legendary Single-Speed
Simple, elegant and fast


Garage Files
Installing a new cockpit
Meet The Riders And Their Rides
Eric Porter and his Diamondback Mission Pro 27.5
Comparing SRAM’s Drivetrains
Which one should you be riding?


Shimano CM-1000 Sport Camera
XTR looks with Acera performance
Orange Seal Tubeless Tire
Conversion Kit
Don’t worry; no seals were harmed during this test
Birzman Studio Tool Box
Fill in the box
EVOC Bike Travel Bag
Your bike deserves a vacation too
Industry Nine 27.5-Inch Enduro Wheels
Built for speed
iSaw Extreme Sports Camera
Real camera power in a tiny little package


Giant’s New Gravity Bikes
Free reign in British Columbia’s backcountry
Scott’s 2015 Lineup
American riders get the attention they deserve
Felt’s 2015 Bike Launch
SoCal company with serious trail chop
Destination: Wisconsin’s Northwoods
Where the trails set the standards


The U.S. Cross-Country National Championships
Squaring off for the stars-and-stripes jersey