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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
The June issue is on newsstands—or find it digitally here—and it’s filled with binge-worthy tales of adventure and big personalities.
Find out how Josh Bender's exploits, no matter how reckless, undoubtedly opened the door for freeride to progress to a point where today, a crew can travel to the farthest reaches of earth to scout and ride untracked lines down big mountains with a powerhouse like Red Bull Media House funding the entire three-week trip. This was the case for the upcoming film, "North of Nightfall," and Blake Jorgenson's photo essay, "Freeze Dried,” offers a glimpse into the surreal Arctic landscape the crew encountered on this once-in-a-lifetime trip, which can also be found in this issue.
You will also notice that there is no bike review in this issue. But fear not, as a companion to “The New Economy,” Ryan Palmer reviewed the $2,400 Canyon Spectral, a bike that would cost you at least another grand if not for Canyon’s consumer-direct model. By sheer luck, Palmer encounters one of the potential pitfalls of ordering a bike online without test riding it first and documents the process of finding a solution with Canyon’s help. That online review is nearly twice the length of a review we might bring you in print, and with three times the pretty pictures. Bike Test will be back next month, but Palmer’s Spectral review is a perfect example of an evolution that’s for the better. If we were resistant to change, we’d be in the wrong industry.
Find these features, classic columns such as “The Grimy Handshake” and “Butcher Paper,” along with gear reviews and more. Available now.