It’s Friday, the weather is warm and a weekend of riding looms large. And to top it off, the July issue of Bike hits the newsstands—both print and digital—today. So pick up a paper copy at your nearest newsstand or download our iMag on iTunes. Then crack open your favorite beverage, flip open the new issue and get stoked for a weekend of shredding.
Here’s a preview of what’s inside (and be sure to read the ‘Letters’ section in this one):
Writer Mike Ferrentino and photographer Bob Allen take us behind Butte, Montana’s gritty demeanor, which masks the tranquility of its empty singletrack. Find out why the hometown of Evel Knievel offers much more than just motorcycles and copper mines.
Writer Yuri Hauswald and photographer Scott Markewitz show us how a dedicated crew of trail stewards from Northern California’s Lost Coast are eager to share their mountain bike paradise with others.
Editor Brice Minnigh and Assistant Photo Editor Anthony Smith present a ‘dual-tester’ review on the new Intense Tracer T275 Carbon Pro, tested all over Northern and Southern California.
Gear Editor Ryan Palmer shows us the ins and outs of this sexy new Santa Cruz Nomad, tested in Chile, California and Utah.
Editor Brice Minnigh takes the new Specialized Stumpjumper FSR Expert Carbon EVO 650b for shreds all over Northern and Southern California.
Gear editor Ryan Palmer runs us through the new Diamondback Mission Pro 27.5 and its updated Knucklebox suspension design.