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Singletrack Mountain Bike Magazine August 2005
In this Issue:
Travis Brown Interview
Baggy Shorts Group Test
Cairngorms Route Guides
Fruita Fat Tire Festival
Cover photo: Verbier, Switzerland. By Rob Hamilton-Smith.
Contents photo: Morzine, France. By Craig Woodhouse.
Spineline: Horses are the Devil’s bicycle.
Issue 22: Editorial
An Alpine epic is what it really takes for Chipps to discover that he is average. Shock ensues.
From Ae to Zzzzz
Four days of riding round the newest trails in the Scottish Borders. Chipps samples some of what the Seven Stanes have to offer and proves he is a media whore by then getting his picture on the frontpage of their website.
Old guys learning to jump. How to do it without getting laughed at – words and pictures from Huw Cooke.
Travis Brown a man with impressive sideburns, brands and tattoos and an even more impressive palmarés. The Singletrack team quiz the cross country racer and singlespeed legend.
The 20 th Anniversary Rocky Mountain Blizzard. Classic Canadian steel, geometry and paintwork.
Glad to be Jey
An ode to just going out riding on your bike. Jon Hall writes and offers apologies to Tom Robinson.
Singletrack takes a pick of some of the best bikes for Alpine riding and tests them in the appropriate location and nearer to home.
- Orange Patriot 66
- Turner Six Pack
- Ventana X-5
- Whyte 46
- Specialized Enduro Expert
The latest bits of biking and biking related stuff put through the grinder.
- Formula ORO Disc Brake
- LabGear 2.4 Long Sleeve Moto Jersey
- Five Ten Shoes
- Chocolate Meantime Beer
- Shimano M580 LX Dual Control Levers
- Continental Flow ProTection 2.3
- Syncros Four Bolt Locking Grips
- Mountain Bike Guide: North Midlands
- Gore Tool Jacket
- Rocky Mounts Maverick Adaptor
- Howies First Light Technical Tee
- M-Part Brake Boss Plug
- Santa Cruz Blur XC
Reader photos from Nick Burton, Jim de Bank, Duncan Wiggins, Peter MacDonald and Dan Barham.
Baggy shorts are the quintessential mountain biking apparel. Singletrack’s finest get involved in testing some of this summers offerings for men and women.
- Altura Summit
- Endura Humvee
- Foska Baggy Short
- Fox High Frequency
- Gill Airflo
- Gore Freeride Short
- Hoss Ponderosa
- LabGear 4.3 Assault Baggies
- Nema Crown Jewels
- Oakley Ballistic 2.4 Shorts
- Race Face Cortina
- Sugoi Gusto
- Altura Syncro (Womens)
- Fox Liberty (Womens)
- Gill Venus (Womens)
- Hypnotic Design Lefty Lucy (Womens)
- Oakley Team Up (Womens)
- Sugoi Gusta (Womens)
- Terry Skort (Womens)
The Twilight Zone
There’s an elusive trail in the south that won’t let Mika Schick map it, or even ride it most of the time.
Would you put your life in the hands of “The Committee?” An anonymous insight into the underworld of Mountain Bike cliques.
Riding the Airwaves
Smell is the most enigmatic of the senses. Riding a bike lets you sniff out more of the outdoors than you might think. Ben Reedy shuns Vicks Vapour Rub and fine tunes his nasal sensors on the seasons.
Time is an unstoppable force, even for mountain bikers. If only…
Access all Areas
Scottish Access Laws have changed again – mainly in favour of the mountain biker. The changes are explained by a Scottish Council Access Officer, Sue Williams,
Piers is a beaten man, but revenge is already forming as a concept in his mind. More photos of sheep – are you getting worried yet?
Three routes in the Cairngorms. One minute you’re drinking lattés in Aviemore and the next minute you’re in the mountains. Three great highland routes.
- Mini Route: 1.4km (0.9 miles), 0.25 hours
- Mini Route: 6.2km (3.9 miles), 0.5 hours
- Mini Route: 6.4km (4 miles), 1-2 hours
- Short Route: 20.8km (12.9 miles), 1-1.5 hours
- Long Route: 50.9km (31.6 miles), 2-3 hours
Win a Specialized Enduro Expert
Fish Out of Water
Night at the Speedway. The Singletrack crew tries the sport of cycle speedway. After all of hard can it be? Er, very…
What happens when a group of British riders invades the Fruita Fat Tire Festival? They have a great time and write it up with some stunning photos to share it with every one. Phillip Diprose shares the story.
Magazine and website tie ins. What you can find and read more about on-line via singletrackworld.com…
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