Salsa Fargo

When going long takes priority over going big, look no further than the Salsa Fargo. The Fargo (Get it Far Go ) is primarily designed for long-distance off-road touring. Like, really long distance. It works perfectly with the Carousel Design Works custom frame pannier (not included), and the bike sports no fewer than six water-bottle mounts and comes with a mountain drop bar. t> For more photos and videos of the gear we tested on the North Umpqua trail, as well as footage from epic sections...

Skull Candy Asym

40 888-697-5855 SKULLCANDY.COM These little blasters use a sizeable 13-millimeter speaker and come with three sets of silicone earpieces to fine-tune fit. But the real beauty lies in how the tough, braided-aluminum cable routes over and behind the wearer's ear, ensuring that the ear buds stay put when pulling on a full-face helmet. Another nice touch The inline volume adjuster doubles as an iPhone microphone. E A well-rounded brake at a 8 competi ive price. At 351 g (160mm rotor, from, post...

Ibis Tranny

THIS SCALE HAS GOT TO BE WRONG, I THOUGHT Sure, this Ibis Tranny was built as a singlespeed. but it's get a 4-inch-travel fork with a through-axle, arid it certainly looks the part of a brawler But 20 pounds, complete Any doubts were erased the first time I rode the Tranny it felt eveiy bit of 20 pounds, in a good way. The bike absolutely rallied on fast, flowing singletrack. Whether pushing hard into rocky comers or pumping through every undulation in the trail, the Tranny proved a...

Bionicon Golden Willow

THERE ARE AUTOBOTS, THERE ARE DECEPTICONS. AND then there is bike maker Bionicon While the company's Golden Willow may lack heavy artillery or the ability to morph into a giant talking robot, several months of riding this bike proved that it's no less of a transformer. The basic Bionicon concept aims to emulate the natural abilities of a mountain goat While climbing, the front end can be lowered while the rear is raised, much like a mountain goat compensates with its legs while clambering up...

Good Clean

The cannon shot gives us our first indication of the surrounding area. Although it's dark as tar on the eastern fringe of Tennessee's Cumberland Plateau tonight, the blast echoes across the valley and rings off the rocky landscape, revealing a sort of sonic snapshot. The topography here is bunched up like wrinkles in a bed-sheet, and it's no wonder the U.S. government chose nearby Oak Ridge as one of the primary sites for the top-secret Manhattan Project-if anything went wrong as scientists...

Contributing Photographers

Adam Clark. Lee Cohen. Ryan Creaiy. Jeff Cncco, Man Domanski. Chns Figenshau, Mamas Fredriksson. Bill Freeman. Rene Goum, Brendan Halper. Chuck Haney. Dave Heath. Ilja Herb, Ian Hylands, Blake Jorgenson, Anne Keller, Jamie Knpke, Doug LePage, Steve Lloyd. Victor Lucas, Jordan Manley, Chnstophe Margot. ifcen Martin, Colm Meagher, Chns Milliman. Dan Milner, Tom Moran, Peter Moynes. Chns Murray, Harnki Noguchi Mike Padan. Matthew Scholl, Dave Silver, Janne Tjarnstrom....

Bikes

L these 10 new products don't have you excited about next year, be sure to check out the December issue of Dike, where we review some of 2010's most exciting bikes. The main body of the 328 10-speed X-Glide cassette takes nine hours to machine from a single piece of billet steel. The main body of the 328 10-speed X-Glide cassette takes nine hours to machine from a single piece of billet steel.

Evil Revolt

Evil's 8-inch-travel Revolt has one of the best acronyms in the business (the frame's DELTA system suspension stands for Dave's Extra Legitimate Travel Apparatus). But even though the Dave in DELTA refers to Dave Weagle, who handles the heavy lifting for Ibis, Pivot and Turner's complex DW-Link suspension systems, the Revolt is essentially a linkage-driven single-pivot with a two-stage progressive leverage rate. The highlight of the Revolt is its supreme adjustability via two eccentric shock...

Ztr Podium

The ZTR Podium MMX wheelset is designed with the highest levels of competition and performance in mind. The ultra light-weight 284 grams rim allow for a complete wheelset of only 1210 grams. Providing superior performance with its wide rim cavity, which better stabilizes the tire, allowing for low tire pressures and a better tubeless seal. transformer of a trail bike takes some getting used to, but makes for a savvy singletrack slayer. Ibis Tranny Gears or no gears, pump track or...

By Chris Lesser

KONA RAISED EYEBROWS WHEN IT announced its Magic Link-equipped Coil-Air in 2008. After all. the company hadn't produced a new suspension system for the better part of a decade, choosing instead to rely on the classic four-bar design. What the four-bar lacked in sexy marketing mojo, it made up for with trademark Kona durability. But when the company decided it wanted a better mousetrap, it did so with a newfangled design, the likes of which the industry had never seen-which is really saying...

Lom

PHOTO ANNUAL I was pumped lo find the latest Photo Annual waiting in my P.O. box after a month of guiding mountain bike tours. Beautiful photos and words as always, but this time I am forced to ask the age-old quesLion Where are all the female mountain bikers' I flipped cover-to-cover, only to find a huck-yer-meal brodeo I know that this is a male-dominated sport and that dudes really like to check out each others' riding styles. buL c'mori I personally know quite a few women who are equally...

Bee

PHOTOS STERLING LORENCE houses San Diego's low-speed wind Lunnel are lined with photographs of cycling greats who've journeyed here in search of speed Lance Armstrong, Alberto Contador, Floyd Landis, Greg LeMond and many others. Every one of these riders-more than 100 in all-is a road racer or triathlete there's not a single mountain biker among them. But that's about to change. As I scan the photos in the hallway. Trek World Racing female downhiller Tracy Mo-seley is...

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By Lou Mazzante

T WAS THE BEST OF TIMES IT REALLY WAS. Thirty of us ripping on some of the most pristine, loamy, swoopy singlelrack any of us had ever ridden. Pine needles, flicked from our tires, bounced off our shins and made us giggle the way little kids do when they first race wobbly away from their driveways. These moments of blissful ecstasy came often on the North Umpqua trail, as we followed a snow-fed river for more than 70 miles through central Oregon. Only the sound of rapids, or the occasional root...

Bike Wear

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