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Singletrack Mountain Bike Magazine Spring 2002
In this Issue:
Ben Bardsley Interview
Lights Group Test
Issue 5: Editorial
Without wishing to scare you Chipps points out that it’ll soon be midsummer and then winter again.
Setting off to climb Wales’ highest Mountain at 5am in February is either a great adventure or a potential disaster. Chipps and Andy Armstrong and a company of other risk-takers rode it anyway.
Mark Alker provides this collection.
Ben Bardsley is a to solo and adventure racer. Chipps struggles to find what makes him tick.
The loneliness of the long distance commuter. Plenty passes through your mind and under your wheels in those pre-dawn commutes.
Titanium is still regarded by many as the material of choice for those who can afford it, but as this test shows, it’s no longer a material solely restricted to super-bikes:
- Global TH One
- Litespeed Lookout Mtn
- Airborne Lancaster Bomber
Long Term Tests
Feedback on a number of components and other kit thats been under test for quite some time. This issue reviews:
- Tioga 1.8SL Tyres
- Shimano W101 Winter Boots
- Shimano 959 Pedals
- Answer ProTaper Carbon Riser Bars
- Specialized MX Winter Gloves
- Campagnolo Corkscrew
- Weldtite Allen Key Set
- Endura Clip Bibtights
- Makt Bikewash
Ben Boney M laments the passing away of Cliff, his favourite trail.
Mexico is the destination for some riding for Nicky Allison and friends. An antidote for the winter blues with some great riding and a fair bit of tequila.
Andy McCandlish presents another wonderful display of warm weather scenes.
Polly Hall wants you to understand why she’s not going to be riding her bike today.
The Rocky Mountain Switch has six inches of travel at either end. Does it make you a better rider or your riding just more fun?
Roly Lambert, this issues guest columnist tries to get his bike clean and fails.
Godalming, Surrey – three routes described as well as crucial information on what services and ammenities are in the area when you arrive:
- Easy 13km (8.1 miles), 1-2 hours
- Medium 40.2km (25 miles) , 3-4 hours
- Expert 44.3km (27.5 miles), 4-6 hours
A broad selection of images from Jon Webb, Chipps, Ben Haworth and others.
This issue sees the first group test, with a clutch of lights under scrutiny:
- Cateye Stadium
- Lumicycle 20w/12w
- NiteRider Evolution
- BLT Explorer
- NiteRider HID
- TurboCat S10
A photo-essay celebrating the British love of the good old caff.
Sometimes there are riders who inspire you to ride more. Even if they’re wearing denim-look shorts.
The Perfect Jacket
Singletrack’s on-line forum readers suggested their perfect jacket. Then Freestyle were brought into make it.
The Armchair Feature
Andy Armstrong hosted a chaotic Singletrack ride in Northumberland. Only he can put it into words.
A brief look at the highlights from the magazines daily website over the last few months.
Photos and captions from the Singletrack editorial team.