The Outside Bike Test

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

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.

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.

The pre-testing line-up of full-suspension 29ers on Day 1 at the David Yetman Trailhead to Tucson Mountain Park, Tucson, Arizona.
(Jen Judge)


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.

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.
(Jen Judge)


Riding the Starr Pass Trail

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

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


Between-lap repose, Day 2

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

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


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.

Making a few mechanical tweaks to the Rocky Mountain Element 29er
(Jen Judge)


Sunrise switchback

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

Sunrise switchback on the Rock Wren Trail, Tucson Mountain Park, Tucson, Arizona.
(Jen Judge)


Testing the Salsa Horsetheif

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

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


Clearing a rock step

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

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


Gates Pass

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

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


The final climb, Gates Pass

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

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

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