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    Day 1 of mountain bike testing

    The troops head out on Day 1 of the 2012 Outside bike test, on the Starr Pass Trail, Tucson Mountain Park, Tucson, Arizona.

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    Full-suspension 29ers

    Pre-testing bike line-up of full-suspension 29ers on Day 1 at the David Yetman Trailhead to Tucson Mountain Park, Tucson, Arizona.

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    Setting up the Scott Spark 29 RC

    Setting up the Scott Spark 29 RC before another test lap. Shock pressure, seat height, stem length, and tire pressure all get tweaked between each lap.

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    Riding the Starr Pass Trail

    Blazing down the Starr Pass Trail on Day 3 of mountain bike testing, Tucson Mountain Park, Tucson, Arizona.

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    Between-lap repose, Day 2

    A little between-lap repose on Day 2 of mountain bike testing, Tucson Mountain Park, Tucson, Arizona.

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    Filling out review forms

    Making a few mechanical tweaks to the Rocky Mountain Element 29er and filling out post-lap review forms at the David Yetman Trailhead, Tucson Mountain Park, Tucson, Arizona.

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    Sunrise switchback

    Sunrise switchback on the Rock Wren Trail, Tucson Mountain Park, Tucson, Arizona.

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    Testing the Salsa Horsetheif

    Aaron Gulley speed testing the Salsa Horsetheif on the Yetman Trail, Tucson Mountain Park, Tucson, Arizona.

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    Clearing a rock step

    Clearing a rock step on the Bowen Trail aboard the Turner Sultan 29er, Tucson Mountain Park, Tucson, Arizona.

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    Gates Pass

    Grunting out the final steep road ramps to the top of Gates Pass on Day 4 of testing.

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    The final climb, Gates Pass

    The finishing climb on Day 5 of our McCain's Loop road test loop, Gates Pass, Tucson, Arizona.

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