Issue 59

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Bike Test Clips

Short video clips of the bikes in close-up (Quicktime .m4v file format)

Lapierre X-Control 410

Pace RC204

Intense Spider 2

Interview – MTB Cut

A seven minute video of Stu from MTBCut being interviewed by Chipps in between photo shooting for the mag article.

Tebay Services Ride

A short video with voice-overs from Chipps and Jazzy Brian

Route Guide – Alwinton, Nothumberland

Full sized A4 maps in PDF format for you to print and navigate from.

Easy Route

Medium Route

Hard Route

GPX & Tracklogs files of each route for you to download and plug in to your GPS or mapping software.

Easy Route GPXTracklogs

Medium Route GPXTracklogs

Hard Route GPXTracklogs

Each issue of the Digital mag comes full of email contacts and web links for manufacturers and feature contributors.


Contents

9. Intro

Chipps muses that riding bikes is about a lot more than just riding bikes.

10. The Joy of Riding
Singletrack goes to Spain to balance springtime weather with photoshoots and injury. Just a normal day in the office.

18. Full Service

How to ride out the back of Tebay Services in Cumbria, right into the Lakeland hills.

24. Interview: Stu Thomson of MTBCut

A pioneering exponent of online race and trail videos talks to us.

30. Column: The price we pay

Geoff Johnson thought he was a riding god. Until he broke himself. Fortunately he’s philosophical about it.

33. Bike Test: Big up front

Three bikes with 5in forks and 4in suspension from Intense, Lapierre and Pace.

42. Column: Fun on the beater bike

Steve Bladon has more fun than he expects when forced to ride his old ‘beater’ bike.

46. Competition: Win a Saracen Zen3 worth £1300

Win Saracen’s top-end hardcore hardtail

50. Through the Grinder

Ten pages of real-world products reviewed after months of real-world riding.

64. Blame the Dog: Mike Ferrentino

Mike looks at his list of excuses for not riding enough. And burns them.

66. Mojo Trail Diaries in Scotland

Top bike racers take on ‘normal’ mountain trails with impressive results.

74. S24o – A Sub 24 Overnight Summer

Aaron Teasdale takes his young sons on a succession of overnight camping rides into the Montana wilderness.

83. Grouptest: Workstands

Eight workstands for the home, race paddock and bike shop reviewed.

92. Singletrack Classic Weekender

Catch up on all the fun you missed from the summer’s most all-encompassing bike event!

96. Diagonal Everest

Riding offroad across the north of Wales, climbing the height of Everest on the way.

102. Access All Areas – Part Deux

Dave Anderson continues the open discussion about trail access and whether riding on footpaths is naughty.

106. Mini-Test: Kneepads

Six knee and knee/shin pads tested scientifically. Which one of them protects you more?

110. Fitness with Matt Hart

More reader questions answered by our resident training and fitness guru.

114. Route Guide: The Cheviot Hills

A little bit of magic tucked up in the top right corner of England.

126. Premier Listing

Listings of all the bike shops who give discounts to Singletrack Subscribers

127. Outro

The usual random nonsense.