This issue is packed with good things; musings on the joy of spring, an interview with Sam from Singular Cycles by Geoff Waugh, a trio of burly bikes tested in time for the start of the Alpine season. As usual it’s packed with quality photography too, with the Absa Cape Epic shot by Gary ‘Flipper’ Perkin and the bike test shoot was shot by Dan Barham…
Without further ado, here’s the contents…
Chipps explains that good riders are so good because they KNOW they’re good.
10. UK Feature: Spring is the new summer
Benji sings praises for spring, while sending the other seasons to the naughty corner.
20. Mach Daddy
A look at how you can get your entire town behind the idea of mountain biking.
28. Headspace with Claire McGreevy
What’s stopping you from riding that drop? Claire is here to show your subconscious the way to nail it.
32. Interview: Singular Sam
Geoff Waugh catches up with the charismatic Aussie who’s helping the UK love 29ers.
35. Subscribe to Singletrack
You get it cheaper, earlier and get digital benefits too.
42. Blame the Dog – Mike Ferrentino
A controversial look at wide bars, short stems and slack angles.
44. Column: Geoff Johnson
Don’t faff with the hydration pack and riding gear. Just grab your bike and ride.
46. Bike Test Feature: Winch and Plummet
Giant, Rocky Mountain and Trek all show bikes that make the descent worth the climb.
62. UK Feature: In search of Millican Dalton’s Spirit
Dave Anderson searches for the spirit and Lakeland home of the original free camper.
76. Singletrack Weekender and Sleepless in the Saddle
Two events that you shouldn’t miss this summer.
78. Through the Grinder
Ten pages of real world product testing on mostly dry trails.
94. Column: Matt Letch
Read this column. But not when you should be riding bikes.
96. Competition – win the UK in guidebooks!
Win every UK mountain bike guide book from the Ernest Press.
98. Gallery – Gary Perkin’s Cape Epic.
The long, dusty, South African stage race as seen by local photographer, Gary Perkin.
110. Propaganda: Buy Singletrack Stuff!
Mugs, top, shirts, socks. We’ve got you covered.
112. Grouptest: GPS Units
Whether for training or exploring, the latest GPS units are small, last for ages and let you navigate.
120. Fitness with Matt Hart
Find out how successful Matt and Chipps’ training for the 12 hour solo championships went.
126. Route Guide: Princes Risborough
Benji heads down to the leafy green trails of Buckinghamshire.
Premier Users can download the GPS Route Guide files…
Another odd photo from Chipps’ archives.
Giant Reign X0
Rocky Mountain Slayer 70
Trek Scratch Air
Route Guide GPS Files
Hard Route (Tracklogs TRL file)
Medium Route (Tracklogs TRL file)