116 South Africa’s Cape Epic
The world’s most demanding
JULY 2016 / MOUNTAIN BIKE ACTION 5
100 The Garage Files
How to keep your brakes quiet and smooth
104 Inside the Pros’ Bikes
Loic Bruni’s Specialized Demo Carbon
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.
This photo appeared in our first issue
in July, 1986, on the last page. The
driver, Richard Cunningham, who
would later become editor of MBA,
was owner of Mantis Bikes at the time.
He was on his way to deliver this bike,
when a low-hanging sign cut the drive
short, and nearly cut the bike in half.