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On the cover:
Sean Burns toothpicks a steep 18-stair rail with a 45t sprocket, a crazy paint job and a leather jacket. Hell yeah! Photo by Jeff Zielinski.
– Departments –
Davey Watson on Federal, Chad DeGroot on Profile, Athens Final Exam Jam, Red Bull Illume, Mutiny Scenester winners, Injury Report wit Laird, Millar, Johnson, Tanner, Badger, Baker, Vigil, Young and Harrington (that’s a lot of hurt dudes), Do’s and Don’ts with Kevin Porter, Staff Picks, Vans Trivia Contest, Chenga Reborn, Ardelean and Mosh, Rooftop off Redline, Fuzz on Redline, Rob Wise on Mirraco, What’s on RideBMX.com… That and a bunch of fine print too. Do we keep you in the know or what?
Chad Johnston’s wild flatland rating system, Stoked (action sports photography book), and four video reviews.
All the basics covered, frames, forks, brakes, grips, shoes, hats, bags and more.
Sean Logan tests a Specialized complete, Josh Betley tests Fly cranks and Fudger tries out Vans shoes.
Pro Q & A – Tim “Fuzzy” Hall:
One of the biggest smiles and best attitudes in the sport answers questions about competing, bikes in parks and of course, Mongoose.
Steps: Quarterpip Airs with Scott Foster
An important fundamental and a gateway to tons of other tricks.
Bio – Beeler Van Orman:
One of three brothers that rides—Northwest trails style.
Riders’ girlfriends, posers and big kids.
Ten to End: Eli Platt
Did you know his full name is Ellison?
– Features –
Two photographers spend a day in two cities on opposite sides of the country. Keith Terra covers NYC and Ryan Fudger shoots San Fran.
Making Trends & Setting Standards – 20 years of S&M Bikes:
S&M’s Chris Moeller takes us back through the years with a scrapbook-style article and interview. Readers young and old won’t want to miss this one.
Serious Characters – Relearning How To Have Fun:
Sean Burns, Leif Valin, Leigh Ramsdell, The Gonz, Chad DeGroot and Matt Beringer are some of the most entertaining people in BMX—so the article is sure to be entertaining as well.
BMX Harvest – The Scene In Iowa
A good scene yields great photos. And in case you were wondering, the Iowa state bird is the Eastern Goldfinch.
The Desert is a Strange, Strange Place – A Collection of Interesting Moments From an Empire Trip:Walter Pieringer has been known to get into outrageous predicaments and this Empire trip was no exception.