Issue 58

Singletrack Mountain Bike Magazine June 2010

In this Issue:
Road to Hell
Access All Areas
Ends of the Earth
The Long Steep Road of Trips
Ben Lomond Route
Cover Picture: Emily Batty. Photo by John Gibson.
Contents Picture: Mossy Tree, Laguna Seca, California. Photo by Chipps.
Spineline: I want a proper sausage shop.


How well do you know your bike? Better than you think, reckons Chipps.

The Long Steep Road Of Trips.

Planning a road trip? Let these guys tell you how it’s done. Kind of…

Road To Hell

Riding the coffin or ‘corpse’ trails of the Lakes with Dave Anderson

Interview: Steve Peat

His Worlds 2009 win behind how, how is Steve looking to the future?

Blame the Dog

Mike ferrentino’s wacky look at the world. This time: hiw many bikes do you need?

Bike Test: Tapered head tubes

Three bikes from Ghost, Orange and Saracen with the new tapered head tube ‘standard’.

  • Ghost – Lector Carbon 7700
  • Orange – Five
  • Saracen – Ariel 2

Column: Faye Stewart.

What happens when you can’t afford to ride? Do you ride anyway?

Access All Areas.

What’s wrong with riding on footpaths? That’s Dave Anderson’s controversial conversation piece for this issue.

Column: Philip Diprose.

Philip charts trail destruction- and rebirth.

Through The Grinder.

Ten pages of real world products tested through the ‘dust’ of spring.

  • Bontrager – Rollbar Multi Tool
  • Truvativ – Noir 1.1G Crankset
  • Lizard Skins – Aaron Chase Grips
  • Effetto – Caffe Tubeless Conversion System
  • Society – Xeno 100mm Forks
  • Lab Gear – Bomb Truck Shorts
  • Andy – Stand
  • Fenwicks – Beaded Hand Cleaner
  • Shimano – Dyna Sys SLX 10 Speed Groupset
  • Fox – Sidewinder Gloves
  • Giro – DJ Gloves
  • Lizard Skins – Charger Womens Glove
  • Ice Toolz – Crown Race Installation Tool
  • Gary Fisher – Rumblefish II

Head to Head: Cube Stereo vs Rose Janitor.

Two 140mm , carbon, German wunderbikes put up against each other.

  • Cube – Stereo HPC R1
  • Rose – Te Janitor SL


Win £750 worth of kit from Upgrade!

Mojo Trail Diaries.

What happens when you pitch incredible riders against everyday trails? Something special. Sim is still in shock.

Singletrack Propaganda.

Do you have some Singletrack socks? Why not? We do…

Grouptest: XC Race Forks.

Five of the best 100mm forks for XC racing tested and rated.

  • Fox – Float F100 RLC Fit
  • Magura – Durin Race
  • Manitou – R7
  • Marzocchi – Corsa Micro Ti
  • Rock Shox – SID World Cup

Dalby World Cup Gallery.

A speciual event came to North Yorkshire this spring and we were there to photograph it: The UCI Cross Country World Cup. Photos by Phil Hall and Sim Mainey.

Ends of the Earth

Real adventure riding in Siberia. It’ll put your next ‘epic’ ride in perspective.

Singletrack Premier.

There are many benefits to becoming a Singletrack Premier Member.

Fitness Answers with Matt Hart.

Real world reader fitness queries answered by our resident fit-guy, Matt Hart of Torq.

Route Guide: Ben Lomond.

You know those lovely mountains that you ignore on your way to Fort William? Now you can stop off and ride them.

Ben Lomond route one GPX.
Ben Lomond route two GPX.


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