January / February 2018 Issue

  • WELCOME TO THE JANUARY/FEBRUARY 2018 ISSUE OF MOUNTAIN BIKE TALES WHERE WE’RE PACKING IN THE EDITORIAL GOODNESS DESPITE OLD MAN WINTER’S ANTICS.


  • THIS MONTH WE TEST SCOSCHE’S MAGICMOUNT PHONE CLAMP AS WELL AS THE ROGUE HOODIE FROM SHOWER PASS.


  • WE SHARE NEWS OF A EUROPEAN BIKE TOUR THAT MAY BE WORTH CLEARING YOUR CALANDAR FOR 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

A brutally cold winter has Jason thinking back of racing seasons past when a little sub-zero blast would have felt spectacular.

Das Rant

By CG

CG says there was a time he was convinced the hardtail was going to be a forgotten relic of mountain biking’s past. Psychic he is not.

Hannah's Corner

By Hannah Finchamp

Our resident racer happens to be a female so when it comes time to talk girlie issues in the saddle, she’s got your butt. Err, back.

Beginner Lessons

By Spencer Smith

Spencer nearly lost his sanity in the off season but it seems to have resulted in his having written you a little poem.

Ride & Seek says there’s no better way to experience Barcelona to Rome than from the saddle. We agree with this logic regardless of the starting and end point.

Product Reviews

Check out some cool new gadgets MBT tested out.

Scoche Magicmount Handlebar Review

Gabe straps his iPhone to the the bars thanks to an inexpensive little gem from Scosche and says his ability to capture in-saddle selfies has improved exponentially as a result.

Showers Pass Rogue Hoodie Review

New product tester Adam understands a thing or two about NY winter. He’s maintaining in style thanks to having gone Rogue.