September 2014 Issue


ON THE COVER: The Ibis Ripley, believe it or not. Photo by John “Work with me, baby” Ker. Five dropper seatposts pop up and down in our first-ever shootout. Photo by John “And the winner is” Ker.

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Droppin’ It Like It’s Hot
The dropper seatpost shootout you’ve been asking for.


The Airborne Toxin
Five-star-resort riding at Motel 6 pricing.
The Fezzari Timp Peak
Utah’s special-delivery performance goes 27.5.
The Fuji SLM 29 1.1
Ready to race, whether or not you are.
The Ibis Ripley
Believe it or not, the Ripley is finally here.


 Light & Motion Seca 2000 Race Light
Creating daylight with the push of a button.
SRAM Guide Brakes
SRAM catches a new brake.
FSA K-Force Hydraulic Disc Brakes
A first-generation product surpasses many established players.
Specialized S-Works XC Shoes
Cross-country shoes for the trail rider.
 CDI Torque Products TorqControl Adjustable Torque Wrench
Think of it as hardware insurance.
The Mavic Crossmax Hydropack 8.5
Sleek, feature-packed, enduro hydration.
Serfas FPT-100 Folding Floor Pump
Not intended for the power pumper.


Georgia On Our Minds
Ellijay’s Deep South riding wonderland.


The Mavic 2015 Product Selection
Over the mountains and through the woods, enduro-style we go.
Magura Shows What’s In Store For 2015
From the Black Forest to Arizona’s red clay desert.
Indoor Bike Storage Tricks And Solutions
Never tattoo a white wall again.


Introducing Riding Techniques, Without All The Jargon
No need for Rosetta Stone.
 Make Every Climb Less Steep
The trail rider’s no-diet approach to weight control.


Meet The Riders And Their Rides
Brian Lopes and his Intense Tracer 275 Carbon.
Garage Files
Five-minute maintenance tips for every rider.