Our next issue, #177, is on its way!


Take a peek inside what’s in the latest issue…

On the cover

Martin Bissig returns with his second cover shot, this time high up in Morocco at 13,671 feet above sea level.



The Dirt

Come along with Rebecca Rusch in “Readings” as she attempts to race her fat bike 125 miles over a snowy Continental Divide. Read an extended version of this story here.




Wine and Dine: The best trails and dishes Of The Valtellina Valley, by Lars Wich

Take a tour around the picturesque region called Alta Rezia to get a taste of the adventurous mountain bike trails and a flavor for gourmet food and wines. You’ll go to “Little Tibet,” commonly known as Livigno, to Bormio as well as the Poschiavo valleys.



High Mountain Riding: A Quest for Altitude, by Gerhard Czerner

The highest point of North Africa is in Morocco at 13,671 feet above sea level. Adventurer Gerhard Czerner wanted to know whether the location was suitable for mountain biking, especially downhill. He searched for trails in thin air and found them. See a short video preview of their adventure here.



Access Action, presented by Surly Bikes: No Mountain Biking In Hawaii, by Katherine Fuller

Much of the riding on the islands is rogue, happening under the well-aware noses of land managers who look the other way, until they don’t. When it comes to trail development and advocacy, being on the islands feels like stepping 20 years back in time. All that is now starting change in a big way.


Stuff – Product reviews



We took six of this year’s more compelling bikes on a secret retreat to Virginia, paired them off and assigned to a single reviewer. Why? Because sometimes the story of each bike is better told with a companion in which to compare and contrast. Get the backstory here.

The bikes:

Plus: SRAM X01 Long-term test

Get a copy

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