About the Mag
Bike documents riding and its culture with more depth than any other publication. Featuring the work of mountain biking’s most accomplished writers and photographers, every issue is an illumination of the trends, personalities, destinations and gear that influence and inspire the singletrack lifestyle.
In This Issue
Local knowledge goes a long way in the vast mountain ranges of the Japanese Alps, where world-class trails await if you know where to look–and who to ask.
BY ANY MEANS
Three childhood friends embark on a taxing self-supported traverse of the Altai Mountains between Mongolia and Russia, relying on inflatable packrafts when rivers replaced the trail.
MATTER: PRELUDE TO A SHIFT
The HammerSchmidt crank foreshadowed SRAM’s intent to kill the front derailleur.
GRIMY HANDSHAKE: ELECTRIC WILDRENESS
Longtime columnist Mike Ferrentino wraps Wilderness access and e-bike issues into one piece.