November / December 2017 Issue

  • WELCOME TO THE NOVEMBER/DECEMBER 2017 ISSUE OF MOUNTAIN BIKE TALES WHERE WE’RE PACKING IN THE EDITORIAL GOODNESS WITH THE PRODUCT REVIEWS TO MAKE HOLIDAY SHOPPING FOR THE MOUNTAIN BIKER ON YOUR LIST A BIT LESS TIME CONSUMING.


  • THIS MONTH WE TEST THE PACK-IT SPECTRE FROM EAGLE CREEK, SCOSCHE RHYTHM+ ARMBAND HEART RATE MONITOR, AND MASTERING MOUNTAIN BIKING SKILLS BY BRIAN LOPES TO MENTION A FEW.


  • WE INTRODUCE NEW CONTRIBUTORS HANNAH FINCHAMP, NICHOLAS WEISSMAN LAFRANCE 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

Jason prides himself on taking care of his bikes but once in a while the universe decides it’s time for an upgrade.

Hannah's Corner

By Hannah Finchamp

Clif Pro Team racer Hannah Finchamp has joined the MBT staff and debuts a feature packed with helpful lessons learned the hard way.

Beginner Lessons

By Spencer Smith

Spencer T Smith returns one mountain bike richer and a whole lot wiser. He takes us along on his debut cruise.

Nicholas Weisman LaFrance has discovered the zen-like experience that is riding with exactly 0mm of suspension. For an encore, perhaps he can teach us how to ride with a cactus in our chamois.

Product Reviews

Check out some cool new gadgets MBT tested out.

Bubi Bottle Review

Spencer gives his 2-cents on a bottle that falls firmly between hard and soft. Or does it fall softly between firm and flexible?

Eagle Creek Pack-It Specter Tech Starter Set Review

Nick gets sent packing to deliver the goods on a travel bag solution that’s so much cooler than those played suitcases with the wheels.

Mastering Mountain Bike Skills 3rd Edition

Ryan breaks out his reading glasses, slippers and pipe and pulls a book from his shelf that could have you going from zero to hero status on your next ride.

SilverSport Outdoors Review

Gabe puts the latest offerings from Silversport up against the rough and tumble world belonging to ma nature. Advantage? Gabe.

Scosche Rhythm+ Armband Heart Rate Monitor

Gabe straps up and apps up to tell us about a ticker tracker designed to turn Strava into more than a race against a ghost.