WARNING: Much of the action depicted in this magazine
is potentially dangerous. Virtually all of the riders seen
in our photos are experienced experts or professionals.
Do not attempt to duplicate any stunts that are beyond
your own capabilities. Always use discretion and wear the
appropriate safety gear.
ON THE COVER
Photo by: Irmo Keizer,
courtesy of Shimano
Intense built their new Recluse with ver-
satility in mind. We put it to the test on
our SoCal trails. Black Sheep Bikes takes
another approach, building a bike with the
biggest wheels we’ve ever tested. Photos
by John “I’m afraid of spiders, but I like the