Well, that time of the month has swung round once again and the latest issue of Singletrack Magazine has been finished. It’s taken a load of blood and sweat, tears and tantrums but our beautiful baby has been sent to the printers and, come the 20th October, will be landing in shops and on subscriber’s doormats across the country.
Of course, if you’re a Digital Subscriber then it’ll be available for download instantly in a number of iDevice, smartphone and ereader friendly formats, with loads of gallery and video extras for you to check out.
Anyway, enough chit chat – here’s what will be in the next issue…
Singletrack Magazine Issue 69 Contents
Chipps calls for the return of the drinking, dallying sportsman to mountain biking.
10. Classic Rides: The Long Mynd
This mound of Shropshire hills contains many bridleway gems. Benji attempts to ride them all in one day.
20. Riding below the Weißerwusrtäquator
Sim and Dave drove to Bavaria in a van with two bikes and a lot of expectations.
32. Interview: Isla Rowntree
Racer, business owner, bike builder, pioneer… Benji interviews Isla Rowntree.
40. Column: Mike Ferrentino’s Blame the Dog
Fancy new bikes don’t necessarily make an old trail rideable.
43. Bike Test: Attention Seekers
Three show-stopping, exuberant bikes from Jones, Nicolai and Salsa.
54. Singletrack Propaganda
If you’re a current subscriber, you get Premier access for free. If you’re not, it starts from £2 a month.
56. Interview: Dr Jon – The thinking man’s bike geek.
One man’s search towards the perfect bike, via freak bikes, big wheels and a Dremel.
68. Competition. Win an Ibis Mojo SL!
And read the funny story from Scot Nicol while you’re at it.
70. Through the Grinder.
It was sunny, it was rainy, it was cloudy. We were testing products in all of it.
84. Column: Something very English
Jenn Hopkins reflects on the world outside the window and not putting off that ride.
94. Head to head – Euro mail-order.
Bikes you can buy on the internets. Benji tests a Rose against a BeOne.
98. Travel Feature: Idaho
Chipps reckons that Sun Valley, Idaho, absolutely must be on your ‘one day I’ll ride there’ list.
112. Grouptest: Mud tyres
Ten mud tyres tested to keep you from sliding into trees this winter.
122. Fitness Questions with Matt Hart
Keeping fit this winter. Should you go night riding? What about running? Matt Hart answers all.
126. Route Guide: Exmoor
Benji takes on the sandstone and gorse of this West Country classic
138. Singletrack Premier
Over 100 deals to be had for Singletrack Premier Members.
142. Outro – classic photos
Martin Hawyes trialsing in Paris: Chipps scans another slide from the archives.