July 5, 2011
Summer is here, the cyclist tan is coming along nicely and even better than all that, the 67th issue of Singletrack Magazine has been sent off to the printers. Subscribers should expect to see their copies towards the end of next week and the Digital Issue will be ready for downloading and viewing on any form of digital device you like then too.
Although it’s now too late to get a Print subscription for Issue 67, there’s still time to get a digital subscription if you want to get access to our digital Mag Archive, which includes past and present issues of the mag.
Anyway, here’s a quick peek at the clean subscriber/bike shop cover…
…and because style is nothing without substance, this is what is waiting for you inside…
Chipps reckons it used to be that the mark of a mountain biker was a razor-sharp tan line. Now the signs are subtler.
10. Right Here, Right Now.
Stuff all this retro nonsense! Benji knows that we’ve never had it so good as right now.
22. Classic Mountains: Cross Fell
Chipps lets the locals take him the long way round this epic, northern ride. Not that there’s a short way round…
30. Blame the Dog: Mike Ferrentino
Last issue Mike ranted about the move to slacker bikes. This issue… he takes it all back.
32. Interview: Martyn Salt
Benji stalks the man behind a decade of UK bike races – and the Olympic mountain bike race.
40. Bike Test: Bikes for a ‘British Summer’
Charge, Genesis and Ragley supply UK-designed, weather-friendly hardtails. Chipps dons his winter boots and takes them for a ride.
54. First Big Weekend Of The Summer
Jenn Hopkins takes some mates to Aviemore for hills, Haribo and more of that classic British Summer.
64. Competition: Win EVOC packs worth £500!
Win one of four of these tough, Euro-stylish backpacks.
68. Through the Grinder
Ten pages of real-world product testing for your viewing pleasure.
86. Column: Al Leigh
The view from A&E.
88. Travel Feature: Morocco
Andy Nelson got tired of the usual yearly trip to Morzine, so he thought “How about Morocco?” and made it happen, with stunning results.
100. Bivvy 101
Dave’s announcing 2011 as The Year of the Bivvy.
Here he gets down his thoughts on what you should and shouldn’t do to get the most from your first trip.
108. Head to Head: 29in vs 26in full susser.
Which is the better race bike? Benji pits a Cannondale 26in Scalpel vs a Cannondale 29in Flash hardtail.
112. Buyers’ Guide: Wheels
24 wheelsets to suit large, small, light and hefty bikes.
122. Propaganda. Buy cool Singletrack stuff!
Mark demonstrates 101 ways to wear a Singletrack buff.
124. Fitness Questions Answered.
Matt Hart’s regular fitness feature. This issue, 12- and 24-hour race fuelling.
128. Route Guide: Forests of the Midlands.
There’s much more to the Midlands than Cannock Chase. Lots of trees, for a start.
138. Singletrack Premier Club.
Use your Singletrack Premier Card to get discounts at all of these shops and holiday companies.
What happens when you hurt yourself out in the woods, miles from help? You call in the motorbike chainsaw gang…