24 Mac Attack
Preaching to the choir.
28 Hard Tales
Late-breaking news you can use.
A $1200 Mountain Bike Action mag.
38 Trail Mix
Winter on the snow and rocks.
42 Ask MBA
How high should my saddle be?
98 How To Subscribe
There are so many ways to stay
Convert your wheels and brakes.
152 Down The Trail
Wheel wars from 20 years ago.
PRODUCT FIELD TESTS
62 Lauf Trail Racer 29 Fork
The lightest suspension fork on
76 OneUp Components
Wide range for the masses.
114 Supacaz Grizips
Grips that soften a hard ride and
have a sense of humor.
124 RockShox Pike RCT3 Fork
Riding the trail fully charged.
130 Uncle Dick’s Bead Slip
Every tire will slip on the rim
132 WOMO Designs Accessory
Eliminate bar clutter and be
138 North Shore Billet Direct-
140 Lake MX331 MTB Shoe
Up against a lot of tough
142 Rollei Actioncam S- 50
WiFi Nitro Circus Live
Your next ride can be televised.
144 Pearly Possum Socks
A New Zealand vacation is the
beginning of a business.
Photo by Jimmy Mac
Photo by Doug Barnett Photo by Doug Barnett
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.
MAY 2014 / MOUNTAIN BIKE ACTION 9
The 27.5-inch-wheeled Scott Genius
730 goes against its big brother, the
29-inch-wheeled Scott Genius 930,
in a battle that answers a lot of your
questions on wheel size. Photo by
John “Belly Flop” Ker (with help
from Mr. Wirthington and Pat the
ON THE COVER
46 Scott Genius 730
You don’t have to be a genius
to make the right decision