Singletrack Mountain Bike Magazine September 2008
In this Issue:
Darcy Turenne Interview
Alaska in Summer
Tough Lakes Route Guide
Yak Attack Part II
Mont Blanc Massif
Cover Picture: Darcy Turenne. By Dan Barham.
Contents Picture: Utah. Red and Blue. By Steven Lloyd.
Spineline: I’ve got sea soil in my shorts
Chipps tries to make the best of the sucky summer weather.
Dan Barham travels to the 49th State in search of wilderness and singletrack, while avoiding the bears.
Dave Anderson makes his own 24 hour fun by riding favoured local loops day and night.
Interview: Darcy Turenne
You’ll be hearing a lot about this female freerider and (Singletrack cover star) in the next few years.
Bike Test – The Four Corners
Bikes from four corners of the Earth from Morewood (South Africa), Kona (Canada), 2Stage (New Zealand) and MSC (Spain)
- 2Stage Zed8
- Kona Coilair Supreme
- Morewood Shova ST
- MSC Zion RST
Blame the Dog – Mike Ferrentino.
Our US columnist casts doubt over mankind’s continued evolution.
There’s always great riding to be seen in our photo gallery, regardless of the weather outside the window.Photos from Sim Mainey and Bob Hicks.
The latest from the UK’s biggest bike show.
A Truly Killer Ride
Simon Evans reckons that old gibbeting spots make ideal riding locations… with views to die for.
Through the Grinder
Products tested through a summer of inclement weather.
- Thule 970 Xpress Pro
- Superstar GTO Headset
- Sunline MTB V1 All Mountain Stem
- Sunline MTB V1 Handlebar
- Camelbak Podium Bottle
- Rapidracer Products Neoguard
- Truvativ Noir Singlespeed Crankset
- Forumla One Brakes
- Gore Freeride Shorts
- Fox Talas 32 RLC 15mm Forks
- DaKine Sequence
- Kenda King of Traction Tyre
- Kenda Excavator 2.1 DTC
- SDG I-Beam Post and Formula FX Saddle
- Hope Three Bolt Wheels
- Petzl E+Lite
- Sports Haler
- Tyre Belt
Column: Roly Lambert
Finding a good bike shop is like a finding a good spouse, reckons Roly.
Our Matt talks about the ceremony involved in any first descent.
Competition – Win Custom Cycling Kit
Your chance to win a club’s worth of custom kit from Pro-Vision.
Yak Attack – Part 2
Matt Hart completes the Himalayan Yak Attack – the hardest race he’s ever done.
Grouptest: LED Lights
The nights are drawing in – and LED technology is improving dramatically year on year. Benji blasts ten lights into the night.
- Ayup 08 Multisport
- Cateye R3
- Exposure MaXx-D
- Hope Vision 4 LED
- Lupine Wilma 5
- Niteflux Photon Max
- NiteRider TriNewt
- Exposure Joystick MaXx-2
- Hope Vision 1 LED
Shop – Buy stuff!
We’ve got flash new T-shirts and great cycling jerseys for you.
A look at the staff bike shed. This time it’s Ben’s Klein and Evil and Chipps’ Turner and Ibis.
- Turner Flux
- Ibis Mojo
- EVIL D.O.C.
- Klein Attitude
In Dorset – Mark would
Card-carrying Northerner, Mark, travels to Dorset to see if the hills match his criteria.
Column: Philip Diprose
Philip looks back on a sun-drenched, dusty summer. Not…
Head to Head – Yeti 575 vs Blur LT
There are few bikes as better suited for our Head to Head feature than these 6in trail machines.
Mont Blanc Massive
Chipps goes up against the challenge of the Tour of Mont Blanc. Five steep days of mountain and map crossing.
Route Guide – The Tough Lakes
The Nan Bield Route isn’t for the faint-hearted and is only the second ever ‘Black’ graded route we’ve ever published. However, we reckon it’s worth the effort.
If it’s silly and irreverent, it’ll be in here…