Red, steep, bumpy, good. Mountain Bike gear test in Sedona

Arizona’s red desert hills proved a perfect cure for cabin fever this week. For three days, I rolled trails in the Sedona area under the guise of testing a new helmet from Bell, the Super model, as well as a Giant 29er bike, new Crank Brothers pedals, and more. Watch for a full review of the Super helmet, an enduro-focused lid with a built-in GoPro mount, next week. For now, here are a few shots from the Sedona action. —T.C. Worley


Worley descends a rocky section in Sedona


Matthem Slaven in the new Bell Super helmet; Photo by Paris Gore

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Worley’s whip for the week


Jason “Firsty” First gets air on a pump track; Photo by T.C. Worley


Guide Jason First leads a drop down the redrock trail

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iPhone photo doesn’t quite do justice… but you get the picture


The crew takes a lunch break mid-ride

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Bell Super with GoPro attached (built-in camera mount)


A native succulent


Downhill day: Bikes lined up for a long shuttle ride to the top


A cool stream at the trail’s end

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Dudes ready to roll…