Singletrack Issue 49 – The Dirtbag Issue

by Ben Haworth 14

Issue 49 with the "high street" cover. Pic by Marco Toniolo.
The subscriber and bike shop cover. Pic by Marco Toniolo.
The subscriber and bike shop cover. Pic by Marco Toniolo.
Contents pic by Margus Riga.
Contents pic by Margus Riga.

Singletrack Photo Shoot Issue 49 from Singletrack Magazine on Vimeo.

Here’s the contents of Singletrack issue 49 in a bit more detail…

7. Editorial
Chipps adds up the real cost of riding mountain bikes.

8. Dirtbagging
Dave Anderson describes the difference between being a dirtbag and a cheapskate.

16. I Was A Chalet Bum
Jon Woodhouse recounts his misadventures of ditching his proper job and becoming a bike guide in Switzerland.

22. Column: Roly Lambert
Roly tries his luck being a bike messenger in London. He’s not been to London before.

24. Blame The Dog
The madness of marketing. Mike Ferrentino’s regular letter from America.

28. Gallery
Pretty pictures.

33. Monkey Bikes
A quartet of entry level £500 bikes tested from Cube, Diamondback, Kona and Specialized.

44. Chipps’ One Ton Weekend
For this issue’s “best way to spend £100” Chipps buys a £89 bike and attempts to complete a 50 miler.

52. Column: Phil Diprose
Some people never learn do they?

54: Through The Grinder
Seven pages of shiny stuff that ain’t so shiny no more.

76. Terra Australis
Matt Hart gets slow cooked Down Under.

84. Montenegro-A-Go-Go
Daniel Klawczynski and Dominika Skonieczna uncover this Balkan beauty.

94. Long Term Test Bikes
Benji’s Genesis Alpitude and Diamondback Bandito, Chipps’ Trek Fuel and Orange Blood, Matt’s Cotic BFe, Sim’s NS Bikes Society.

98. Subscribe To Singletrack
Here’s how and more importantly why.

102. Mountain Bike First Aid
Newly qualified bike guide Ed Oxley gives us the lowdown about the First Aid basics we all should know.

108. Column: Anth Robinson
Anth discovers that he never quite stops mastering his fears.

112. Column: Matt Letch
The mountain bike community needs to be recharged.

116: Route Guide: Dartmoor
Over 100km of trails. Dartmoor is closer than you think, and better than you can possibly imagine.

127. Outro
And would you like bacon with that?

Comments (14)

  1. When’s it going to be in the shops then guys?

  2. I do appreciate that Singletrack take their time over reviews and make sure that they have given something a proper run before they comment on performance, durability, etc.

    Sometimes though guys you can take a bit long though. You say that in the mag you have a review of the NS Bikes Society frame, I’m sure the review makes a great read but are you aware that NS Bikes no longer have the Society in their 2009 range?

  3. “…but are you aware that NS Bikes no longer have the Society in their 2009 range?”
    Yup. All explained in the review…

  4. ha ha. now I know why I wasn’t allowed to see your editing.

  5. Great, its the issue for me

    Just last weekend I moaning that the pedals I bought for 5 us dollars in 1995 are comimg to the end if their life

  6. ooh Dartmoor, oooh
    That’s it, I’m going to subscribe

  7. You guys seem to be doing well with the themed issue thing. Reminds me of Bike years ago.

  8. late again……………..

  9. I have to ask but does the front cover photographer ever get mistaken for the judge on Strictly Come Dancing?!

  10. Pantone book in the post….

    yuk yuk yuk colours eeugh

    has the graphics dept all gone PoPoPoker Face or what?

  11. Perhaps a daft question – but any idea of a publication date?

  12. OK i give up ,my local shop gets the mag in for me! so where is it?

  13. Read through today, the bingo cards an inspired idea! However, re photo on page 104, are you sure that was a heimlich manoeuvre or just two ‘good friends’ enjoying themselves on the trail?
    Shome mishtake, shurely?

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