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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
JANUARY 2014 ISSUE
The Bible of Bike Tests
We travel to Sedona, Arizona, to test 34 of the year’s best mountain bikes, as well as wheels, forks, dropper posts, tires and groupsets for the fifth year of the Bible of Bike Tests, the most comprehensive and honest gear guide on the market. Read how top cross country, all mountain and downhill bikes performed on the rigorous test loops set against Sedona’s dramatic desert landscape.
BEAUTY AND THE BEAST
A behind-the-scenes look at the methods to the madness we call The Bible of Bike Tests. Orchestrating the delivery, assembly, testing and reviewing of 34 bikes is a task that requires many hands and minds.
The red-rock sanctuary of Sedona has become one of the premier winter mountain-bike destinations in the world, but getting a legal trail network there has taken years of careful negotiations with the Forest Service. This is the story behind Sedona’s magnetic attraction, and how locals finally got the OK to build trails on public land.