Singletrack Issue 63

It’s that time again! Singletrack Issue 63 is all printed and ready for you to devour with your eyes. Subscribers should be receiving their copies from right about now, the digital PDF issue is now available in the online Mag Archive and a full list of Premier User extras will be up on the website in a matter of hours. If you still haven’t subscribed then you’ll be able to buy it in the shops in the next few days.

Here’s our usual contents and cover to whet your appetite in the meantime.

Somewhere in the world all this is happening right now. Summer in South Africa. Photo by Gary Perkin

..and here's the shop cover.

Whinlatter Forest with just a touch of the white stuff. Photo by Charles Robertson.

9. Editorial

Chipps reckons that everyone needs to try a big bike, and then probably buy a small bike.

10. A Tale of Two Rides

Ben MacDui lets mountain bikers think they’ve conquered it in this summertime adventure.

20. Just say no snow!

Benji and Ed argue the toss between the snow-fans and the snow-humbugs.

28. Blame the Dog

Mike Ferrentino tries unplugging and stepping away for a moment.

30. Interview: Rory Hitchens of U.S.E and Exposure lights.

They’ve been going over 20 years and are still innovating.

39. Bike Test – 140 Bikes

140mm travel machines from Commencal, Marin and Specialized tested.

48. Of Myths and Meat

Winter riding in Greece, where the trails are try and the food is delicious!

58. Access All Areas

Dave Anderson interviews Ian Warby of the CTC on local access issues.

62.Through the Grinder.

Real world product testing through the snowy winter.

72. U-Pod

Riding the Long Mynd and staying in a Pod. Not as bonkers as it sounds.

82. Grouptest: Hardcore Jackets

Winter jackets to put on first thing on a wet morning and take off again when you return home dripping.

90. Subscribe to Singletrack

It’s more fun than you may think.

92. Fitness – Come Race With Us

Top tips if you’re planning on racing a 12 hour or riding 100km this summer.

98. Route Guide – Doethie Valley, Wales

The longest continuous singletrack descent in Wales you say?

111. Outro

We don’t know what those pictures mean either.They’re funny though.

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