Issue 2

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Singletrack Mountain Bike Magazine Summer 2001

In this Issue:
Brant Richards Interview
High Peak District Route Guides
Morocco
Coast to Coast

Cover photo: Jeff Wherlock at Afan Argoed. By Mark Alker.
Contents photo: Mike Ferrentino on Joe’s Trail, Fruita. By Chipps Chippendale.
Spineline: No spinelines until issue five.

Editorial

Chipps laments the creation of issue two.

Road Trip

The UK Coast to Coast from Whitehaven to Sunderland, 145 miles, 20 hours and one support car drivers perspective. Words and pictures by Mark Alker.

Gallery

A collection of photos by Dirk Belling

Industry Insider

Brant Richards has been active in the mountain bike scene since the beginning. Mark Alker coaxes some answers out of the man behind On-One.

Singleminded

Peace and harmony through riding. Eastern ponderings, Ying and Yang and the good Ch’i of riser bars.

Column One

Ben Boney M contemplates returning to the countryside in the wake of Foot and Mouth.

Bike Test

A trio of Canadian bikes grace this issues review:

  • Cove Stiffee
  • Kona Mokomoko
  • Spot Singlespeed

Long Term Tests

Feedback on a number of components and other kit thats been under test for quite some time. This issue reviews:

  • FPD Clipless Pedals
  • Specialized Pro Mountain Shoes
  • Crumpler SeeDeeThree Courier Bag
  • Continental Vertical ProTection
  • Continental Survival ProTection
  • Karrimor Rush Air Rucksak
  • Motorola Talkabout T200 Walkie Talkies
  • Adidas Evil Eye Sunglasses
  • Topeak Shock Master Blaster

Travel

Sun soaked Morocco is the destination for this travel feature. It may be exotic, but is it any good for riding? Shaun Murray went on an Exodus Holidays trip to find out.

Gallery

Photos from Ralf Kalchhauser, Chipps, & Andy McCandlish

Column Two

A word from the fairer sex about crashing. Ashley Mainland thinks that you should do it more.

Exclusive Test

An aluminium soft-tail bike? Chipps describes the unbelieveable Ibis Ripley.

Column Three

Jon Wyatt ponders the delights of having gears and wishes he didn’t.

Routes

The High Peak District – three routes described as well as crucial information on what services and ammenities are in the area when you arrive:

  • Easy 22.5km (14 miles), 2 hours
  • Medium 25.7km (16 miles) , 2-3.5 hours
  • Expert 45km (28 miles), 5-7 hours

Gallery

A fine set of images from Chipps, Andy McCandlish and Ian Osbourne

Armchair Feature

Chipps discusses the highs and lows of promoting race for the most disorganised riders on earth.

Adidas Transalp

One of the most epic races on the planet – 400 miles and 60,000ft of climbing in eight days.

Red Bull Photo-story

A selection of photos celebrating Europe’s biggest 24 hour event.

A day in the life…

A snap shot of the riding world from across the globe on one day in May.

Singletrackworld.com Roundup

A brief look at the highlights from the magazines daily website over the last few months.

Outro

Photos and captions from the Singletrack editorial team.