July 16, 2010
It’s been done! Expect to receive it through the post or see it in the shops from the 22nd – that’s next Thursday. Here’s a quick look at the covers…
…never mind the cover, here’s the contents.
Chipps muses that riding bikes is about a lot more than just riding bikes.
10. The Joy of Riding
Singletrack goes to Spain to balance springtime weather with photoshoots and injury. Just a normal day in the office.
18. Full Service
How to ride out the back of Tebay Services in Cumbria, right into the Lakeland hills.
24. Interview: Stu Thomson of MTBCut
A pioneering exponent of online race and trail videos talks to us.
30. Column: The price we pay
Geoff Johnson thought he was a riding god. Until he broke himself. Fortunately he’s philosophical about it.
33. Bike Test: Big up front
Three bikes with 5in forks and 4in suspension from Intense, Lapierre and Pace.
42. Column: Fun on the beater bike
Steve Bladon has more fun than he expects when forced to ride his old ‘beater’ bike.
46. Competition: Win a Saracen Zen3 worth £1300
Win Saracen’s top-end hardcore hardtail
50. Through the Grinder
Ten pages of real-world products reviewed after months of real-world riding.
64. Blame the Dog: Mike Ferrentino
Mike looks at his list of excuses for not riding enough. And burns them.
66. Mojo Trail Diaries in Scotland
Top bike racers take on ‘normal’ mountain trails with impressive results.
74. S24o – A Sub 24 Overnight Summer
Aaron Teasdale takes his young sons on a succession of overnight camping rides into the Montana wilderness.
83. Grouptest: Workstands
Eight workstands for the home, race paddock and bike shop reviewed.
92. Singletrack Classic Weekender
Catch up on all the fun you missed from the summer’s most all-encompassing bike event!
96. Diagonal Everest
Riding offroad across the north of Wales, climbing the height of Everest on the way.
102. Access All Areas – Part Deux
Dave Anderson continues the open discussion about trail access and whether riding on footpaths is naughty.
106. Mini-Test: Kneepads
Six knee and knee/shin pads tested scientifically. Which one of them protects you more?
110. Fitness with Matt Hart
More reader questions answered by our resident training and fitness guru.
114. Route Guide: The Cheviot Hills
A little bit of magic tucked up in the top right corner of England.
126. Premier Listing
Listings of all the bike shops who give discounts to Singletrack Subscribers
The usual random nonsense