So while the discussion about wheel sizes rages on in the background like a pesky rash, here’s a real news story: Singletrack 83 is having its t’s crossed and i’s dotted and should be off to the printers this week.
Sim Art Editor Jorji has been hard at work with the digital Crayolas and we hope you’ll like the results – we’re certainly pretty excited. Keep your eyes peeled for a sneak peek of the ‘International Travel: Berg Therapie’ feature from the travelling Poles, Daniel Klawczyński & Dominika Skonieczna. There’s also an exclusive Premier web feature coming up, from Singletrack contributor and endurance nut Greg May, who recently tackled the Highland Trail 400 and lived to tell us the tale.
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Here’s the magazine’s contents to whet your appetite. The magazine hits newsagents and Premier dealers across the country on 18th July.
Editorial: Riding Is The New Racing.
Like it or not, enduro is here to stay. Chipps reflects on the old, new art of racing your mates.
UK Riding: Ballater and Beyond.
Chipps goes journo-juggling in the Scottish Highlands in the name of new bike testing.
Jewel of the Isle: Marrocco’s.
Jo Burt celebrates his lifelong love: Hove’s seafront Italian, Marrocco’s.
Column: Taking Ages.
It happens to the best of us. Benji contemplates the onset of middle age.
Stat of the Art: Going away this summer?
On Trend: Clothing Essentials Part Three.
Old Man Ronson takes his life in his hands and turns his attention to the womenswear department.
Column: Complacency is Devastating.
Or so Binners used to be informed by his office wall every morning – and it turns out the wall was right.
Column: Comedy Dave and Friends.
What a weird bunch we are. Meerkat attempts to classify the genus that is Allterrainabikus Britannicus…
International Travel: Berg Therapie.
Booked your Alpine holiday yet? Daniel and Dominika head to the Tyrol for their annual dose of singletrack, goulash and duty-free smuggling.
Racehead: Tools In A Shoebox.
The cross-country World Cup circuit isn’t all corporate sponsorship and behemoth RVs. Rab Wardell gives us the privateer’s view from between the tapes.
Interview: Nigel Page.
Chipps chats to the other nicest man in mountain biking.
Classic Rides: Nidderdale.
Communist confectionery, accidental trail kill and banana-yellow love machines: Singletrack hits the Yorkshire Dales.
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Big Feature: World Cup Fever.
Why every mountain biker should go to Fort William at least once in their lives.
Through The Grinder.
Just because it’s summer doesn’t mean test products don’t get muddy and scratched. Ten pages of products reviewed here.
Grouptest: Adjustable Forks.
Forks go up, forks go down, but some go up and down more than others. We ride four adjustable travel forks.
Bike test: Skinny, semi-skimmed or half-fat?
Rigid forked bikes from Islabikes, Pivot and Surly that’ll let you feel a bit more grounded.
Singletrack Premier Club.
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We Just Work Here.
Who does what, how to get in touch, what helped this issue on its way and who we’d like to thank.
Posted on: July 5, 2013