July/August 2017 Issue

  • WELCOME TO JULY / AUGUST 2017 WHERE YOUR MBT EDITORS HAVE BEEN CAPITALIZING ON THE WARMER WEATHER TO DELIVER THE GOODS.


  • AND DELIVER WE SHALL. THIS MONTH WE’VE GOT THE SCOOP ON EVERYTHING FROM THE LATEST HYDRATION PACK SOLUTIONS FROM PLATYPUS TO A NEW FAVORITE HELMET LIGHT FROM LEDLENSER.


  • WE CONTINE TO FOLLOW ALONG WITH OUR PROFILE OF DOWNHILL NOMAD SCOTT CONNORS, TAKE A LOOK AT THE OUTFOUND SERIES EVENT AT HOOD RIVER AND RETURN WITH ALL OF OUR USUAL RANTS AND GOODIES.

Monthly Articles

Take a closer look at this month’s articles.

On The Pedals

By Jason Giacchino

If you aren’t yet familiar with the concept of the Wound Count and how it applies to your mountain bike, Jason’s got you covered.

Das Rant

By CG

CG was mystified to discover the 29” wheel is finally making its way to Pro Downhill racing. He feels partially responsible for starting the movement.

In continuing coverage of Skibowl Learning Center’s Scott Connors, Ryan tracks the nomad himself down for an exclusive video interview concerning where the summer’s going to take him.

Product Reviews

Check out some cool new gadgets MBT tested out.

Platypus DuoLock Soft Bottle

There are times when nothing beats a decent bottle of cool water on an adventure. Platypus understands and Ryan reviews

ISO Thrive Prebiotic Nectar

Your body is a constant balancing act between good and bad bacteria. Ryan checks out a product that is designed to to keep that balance working for you.

Platypus Tokul xc 8.0

Hydration packs are a fact of mountain biking life and we were so excited about Platypus’ latest offering, we tested it in the very dirt for which it was named

Ledlenser MH10 Review

Helmet lights make all the difference between quitting at dusk and riding with the coyotes. Ryan tests a system that is fast becoming a favorite around here.

Adidas Horizor

Adidas is setting its sights on the mountain biking sector and we were standing by, ready to put their new Horizor through the paces. Who says they only know soccer?