Issue #164 now on sale!

Today is the official on-sale date of the latest and greatest issue of your favorite mountain bike magazine.

Cover illustration by Chris B. Murray.


Ladies First, By Melanie Strong

But what began as a transparent effort to win the heart of a man turned into a lifelong passion. Thanks to the many men who are often the ones to teach us how to ride, but please let us pass.

Land of Enchantment, By Robert Ward

Miles upon miles of singletrack, great all-season riding, delicious food, and a colorful local community are all reasons Santa Fe is becoming the epicenter for mountain biking in New Mexico.

Access Action: A Silver Lining in Pay-to-Play? By Oliver Lazenby

Twenty-five miles east of Seattle is a trail system that has been a popular mountain biking destination for many years. Today, the Tokul Creek trail system is latest victim of increasingly frequent pay-to-play requirements.

The Carbon Cycle, By David Boerner

Most carbon mountain bike frames can take a beating, but accidents to happen. If they happen to you, take comfort in the fact that carbon is the most repairable frame material out there, and carbon repairs are often quite affordable.

Yoga For Mountain Bikers, By Jenn Childress and Jennie Date

Mountain biking and yoga might seem like an odd pair. At first glance, the only common denominator is the presence of Lycra. But yoga could be the recovery tool you need to feel your best on the bike. 


  • X-Fusion Vengence HLR fork
  • Trek Slash 9
  • Ventana El Ciclon
  • Surly Moonlander
  • Jamis Dragon 650b
  • Shimano XT M780 group
  • 12 pairs of baggy shorts
  • And more