February 26, 2015
It’s deadline week at Singletrack Towers and we are dead excited about getting the latest issue of the magazine off to the printers – we’ve got loads of top features lined up and have made a few tweaks in the crayons department, too.
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Here’s the awesome cover shot, from Ale di Lullo – Marco Osborne shredding the sunshine pow in Marin County:
But what’s inside that gorgeous cover, we hear you ask? Well…
Your first dose of mountain high comes courtesy of Hope’s Team Green, as they cruise down the autoroute to Briançon for a spot of product testing and stunning Alpine adventure.
‘Mil Rios’ (Thousand Rivers) is an enduro event with a difference. Nicolas Switalski heads to Mexico to join in with this two-wheeled celebration of the Day of the Dead (and apparent mezcal-fest…).
Jungle Distribution is Nidderdale’s nicest bike emporium. We Work Here heads to its doorstep to find out where it came from, what it’s doing and where it thinks it might be going.
It takes more than just 3,000 litres of water, 2,000 bananas, 30kg of jelly babies and 10kg of peanuts to make the Scott 100 series a success. Chipps chats to the organisers to find out what makes them tick.
The Classic Ride heads to the Welsh Borders for something that’s close to, but not quite, Llandegla, and famed frame builder Frank the Welder is our Singletrack Hero.
On the test front it’s hardtails galore this issue, with three carbon hardtails from Giant, Merida and Saracen, plus Zealous’ 26in-a-like 29-inch trail bike put through the Grinder. The grouptest looks at merino jerseys and Grinder has ten pages of the products we’ve been putting through their paces.
Out back, the exclusive Subscriber Supplement catches up with Ed Oxley as he revisits 2009’s award-winning Man and Boy feature – now they’re Dad & Lad, with Dad making a living as a skills teacher and lad embarking on his first season as a World Cup downhill racer – and Dave rummages deep into his guide pack to talk about first aid, what should be in your kit, and why you should have it in your pack too.
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