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October 2014 Issue

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ON THE COVER:  mighty orange Diamondback Mission Pro 27.5 is indeed on a mission to win over hardcore trail riders. Photo by John “Orange is the new black” Ker. The Rocky Mountain Instinct 970 MSL 29er is all about custom tuning. Photo by John “My instinct is that thing is fast” Ker.



Specialized S-Works Enduro 29er
Big wheels, big travel and big fun.
Marin Rift Zone XC9
Long-distance performance from the fountainhead.
Diamondback Mission
Pro 27.5Day-Glo never felt so right.
Rocky Mountain Instinct 970 MSL 29er
Instinctively smooth, straight from Canada.


Trek’s Big 2015 Breakthrough
Banned from Formula 1, available to you.
Riders Who Inspire
Shannon Decker’s unbelievable  courage.
Mountain Bike’s Summer Camp
Catching up on products we   missed and what’s to come.


Meet The Riders And Their Rides
Emily Batty and her Trek Superfly.
Garage Files
Bleeding a RockShox Reverb   dropper post.


Professional Mods That Make You Faster
Tech tips the enduro pros use.
When Plants Attack
Foliage that packs a bite.


The Magura TS8 eLECT
100 29 M15
An electric-brained fork with  shocking results.
The Fox 36 RC2 Fork
Working hard to stay on top.
DP Brake Rotors And Pads
Motorcycle stopping power for    mountain bikes
Yakima HoldUp 1 1/4-Inch   
Car Rack Racked and loaded in seconds.
Diadora X-Vortex
Pro shoes Dual-Boa design in a shiny package.
Enve M60 Forty Wheels
$3000 better make you feel faster.


Enduro 101
The enduro racer’s handbook.