Preview: 2014 Photo Annual

The issue dedicated to the finest images images in mountain biking hits newsstands today

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Nothing will fire you up more to get outside and ride this weekend than our 140-page Photo Annual, which lands on newsstands today. Bike’s thickest issue of the year is dedicated to the photographers who spend their careers capturing the meaning of mountain biking on camera. Pick up a copy or download the issue through iTunes. Here’s a preview of what you’ll find inside:


The heart of the Photo Annual is a 40-page gallery of mountain biking's most inspired moments. Photo: Nicolas Teichrob

The heart of the Photo Annual is a 40-page gallery of mountain biking’s most inspired moments. Photo: Nicolas Teichrob


Editor-at-large Joe Parkin profiles Wende Cragg, one of the sport's earliest photographers. Cragg documented her rides in the late '70s and '80s with the Marin County, California, crew, producing many now historic images of the Klunkers era. Cragg gave Bike several photos from those early days that have never before been published.

Editor-at-large Joe Parkin profiles Wende Cragg, one of the sport’s earliest photographers. Cragg documented her rides in the late ’70s and ’80s with the Marin County, California, crew, producing many now historic images of the Klunkers era. Cragg gave Bike several photos from those early days that have never before been published.


Senior editor Vernon Felton tests the Cannondale Trigger 29 Carbon 1, and explains why Lefty-loathers should hold off on the hate.

Senior editor Vernon Felton tests the Cannondale Trigger 29 Carbon 1, and explains why Lefty-loathers should hold off on the hate.


Felton was busy last month. He also put the new GT Force Carbon Expert through its paces. Read how the drastic changes in suspension design and geometry changed the ride quality on one of GT's mainstay full-suspension bikes.

Felton was busy last month. He also put the new GT Force Carbon Expert through its paces. Read how the drastic changes in suspension design and geometry changed the ride quality on one of GT’s mainstay full-suspension bikes.

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