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Is that flex in other components-the handlebars and wheels, for example-becomes slightly more perceptible. Overall, this is a bike with few faults. Some riders will question the toughness of carbon others may demand more traction while climbing. Someone will surely grumble about the direct-mount front derailleur. But even those riders would be hard pressed to find a bike that is as light and stiff, and excels across such a diverse range of terrain. Our test bike costs 5,700, but complete bikes...

Paul Barkley Road Bicycles

T'S NOT EVERY DAY THAT YOU TELL somebody their baby is ugly. In fact, if you're not the type who regularly drowns kittens or throws rocks at toddlers, you'd probably never inform somebody of that. I, however, had my marching orders bring the Sh*tbike face to face with its creator and find out why Why would anyone think a bouncing-beam suspension bike was a good idea Awkward. Here's the deal. I live in Bellingham, Washington, the ancestral home of the Sh*tbike. Back in 1989, the first Softride...

Letters

VERNAL VERIFIED I've been with you guys on and off since I saw the Singletrack issue at a coffee shop in Missoula, Montana, back in '97 or '98. I've taken a lot of road trips to ride since then, and my wife and I even spent our honeymoon riding the bike park in Whistler seven years ago. This spring everything is different. We have a seven-month-old son. So far it hasn't changed our lives too much, but we rarely get to ride together anymore. So we were super-stoked to be heading to Utah for some...

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Contributing Photographers

Stef Cande, Steve Casimiro, Adam Clark, Lee Cohen, Ryan Creary, Jeff Cricco, Matt Domanski, Chris Figenshau, Mattias Fredriksson, Bill Freeman, Rene Gouin, Brendan Halper, Chuck Haney, Dave Heath, llja Herb, Ian Hylands. Blake Jorgenson, Anne Keller, Jamie Kripke, Doug LePage, Steve Lloyd, Victor Lucas, Jordan Manley, Christophe Margot, Sven Martin, Colin Meagher, Chris Milliman, Dan Milner, Tom Moran, Peter Moynes, Chris Murray, Haruki Noguchi, Mke Padian, Matthew Scholl, Dave Silver, Janne...

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A collection of the year's best photographs that not only reflects the beauty of mountain biking, but also redefines what is possible on a bike. Each image is a work of art and a visual expression of the passion we have for riding. Collectively, they create a body of work that inspires us to seek new trails, to push our boundaries and to expand where and how we ride. Sometimes one image isn't enough. The action is too frantic, and the moves too powerful for just one frame. What we need is a...

Poser Patrol

Today's topic is one near and dear to my heart-spotting posers. I've become very good HUTCHINSON 4TORO THE KILLER ALL MOUNTAIN WEAPON It's truly the ideal all-around tire soft, rocky, cornering or on top lateral knobs serve-up an ultra-performing grip. With the new HARDSKIN technology, i lt the super-reinforced casing resists cuts and punctures. ' _ JOm ' Thanks to the Hutchinson TORO, all-mountain enthusiasts now have their X'' ultimate weapon Julian Absalon, World and Olympic Champion. P amp...

Canada

How, you may ask I have two kids. Take a good look at a kid's bike. I'll bet you 100 that it's dirty, there are scratches, dings and dents all over the thing, the tread on the tires is mostly worn off, and there are bits of old Scotch tape and ribbons still left over from the 4th of July parade they were in last year. How do the kids' bikes get this way It is because kids ride their bikes. In fact, they don't just ride them, they typically thrash them. They use them for transport to...