September / October 2017 Issue

  • WELCOME TO THE SEPTEMBER/ OCTOBER 2017 ISSUE OF MOUNTAIN BIKE TALES WHERE AN ABNORMALLY WET AND CHILLY LATE SUMMER COULDN’T KEEP YOUR EDITORS OUT OF THE SADDLE TO HOOK IT UP.


  • AND HOOK IT UP WE HAVE WITH EVERYTHING FROM REVIEWS OF PLATYPUS’ WOMEN-SPECIFIC SIOUXON HYDRATION PACK TO THE EVIL EYE EVO SUNGLASSES FROM ADIDAS.


  • WE INTRODUCE NEW CONTRIBUTORS GABE KAHAN AND SPENCER SMITH 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

Ever since Jason saw The Terminator as a kid he’s prepared for the rise of the machines. He’s doing his part when riding to keep the cyborgs at bay.

Das Rant

By CG

CG has mastered the art of combining the analytical with the critical and this month he reminds us all that sipping the industry Kool-Aid does not a better ride experience make.

No Regrets

By Gabe Kahan

New columnist Gabe Kahan takes us on a virtual ride around the Washington DC area. And you thought it was all pavement and politics.

Beginner Lessons

By Spencer Smith

Columnist Spencer Smith has got you covered when it comes to getting started in mountain sports. Well, all except for mountain biking because, as he reveals, that requires access to a bike.

October’s usually associated with corn stalks, pumpkins and candy but fearless riders and steep cliff face also make the cut thanks to Red Bull’s Rampage.

Product Reviews

Check out some cool new gadgets MBT tested out.

Platypus Siouxon 10 Women’s Hydration Pack

Amanda steps up with a hydration pack specifically designed to cater to the female set. We hate to give spoilers but it did make her retire her old pack immediately.

Brush Hero

In a Utopian society each of us would tear our bikes down to nuts and bolts and clean everything thoroughly between rides. Ryan says this is reality, though, and he’s found a device that’s almost as good but a lot less labor intensive.

Adidas Evil Eye

Adidas has been taking a serious look at mountain biking and it looks like the Evil Eye may finally be the model that riders have been waiting for whether they knew it or not.