In this issue: Mark and pals revisit the classic Lakeland pass, High Street – broken shock mount and all! Tomasz Djebiec searches out Georgia’s massive climbs, epic descents and man-eating sheepdogs. We interview the Himalaya’s best all round mountain biker and multiple Yak Attack winner, Ajay Pandit Chhetri. Mike Ferrentino questions the collective wisdom of t’internet, Matt and Jon go for a holiday in Portes du Soleil, Dave turns his sights on the Forestry sell off and we put three 29in full bouncers to the test. Plus loads more columns, features, reviews and the usual amazing photography.
Here’s a quick peek at the clean subscriber/bike shop cover…
And the contents…
There is a powerful force in the universe, reckons Chipps. He calls it‘Accidental Energy’. If only we could harness it…
10. Classic Rides: High Street
Mark and Sanny take on this classic Lakeland epic pass.
20. Georgia on my mind
Tomasz Djebiec explores the original Georgia.
30. Column: Blame the Dog
We’re all experts, thanks to the internet, reckons Mike Ferrentino. As if…
32. Interview: Ajay Pandit Chhetri
We interview the Himalaya’s best all round mountain biker and multiple Yak Attack winner.
40. Summer Rust and Winter Blues
Jenn looks closely at the real colours of mountain biking. Did you think that mud is just brown?
49. The Cycle Show 2011
Join us at the big bike show! Now at Birmingham’s NEC.
52. Shimano Singletrack Classic Weekender
Another weekend of great times and fun racing, all on the same bike.
56. Bike Test: Full suspension 29ers
Three big wheel bouncers from Giant, Pivot and Santa Cruz
70. Brits Abroad: Portes Du Soleil
Matt and Jon use the excuse of the Pass’portes du Soleil event to get themselves lost and beaten in the Alps.
80. Competition: Win an Ibis Mojo SLR!
Another chance to win this stunning bike.
82. Singletrack Sleepless in the Saddle
The friendliest 24 hour race in the UK, sponsored by the friendliest magazine.
84. Access All Areas
Dave Anderson gets the CTC’s thoughts on the potential forestry sell-off.
90. Through the Grinder
Ten pages of bikes, bits and bobs put through summer sun, mud and dust.
- Tifosi Dolomite glasses
- Shimano PD-M530 SPD pedal
- Birzman Travel Spirit Toolbox
- 661 Kyle Strait Slim knee pads
- Salsa Ala Carte
- DMR Bolt mugs
- Rockshox Revelation 150mm RLT Ti Dual Position Air
- Tenn Outdoors Ladies Trail short sleeve jersey
- Revelate Viscacha seatbag
- Bionicon Alva 160 Air
102. Gallery: Forever England
Glorious shots of English riding. It’s not all bad here, eh?
112. Grouptest: Race Shoes
A dozen race shoes reviewed for you, whether you’re all XC or all DH.
- SCOTT TEAM BOA
- SPECIALIZED S-WORKS
- NORTHWAVE RAZER
- LAKE MX236
- BONTRAGER MOUNTAIN RXL
- SIDI SPIDER SRS MTB
- MAVIC FURY
- GAERNE KEIRA G CARBON PLUS
- GIRO CODE
- SHIMANO M315
- SHIMANO AM45
- FIVE TEN MINNAAR
124. Fitness Questions
Matt Hart looks into the physiological differences between men and women in cycle sport.
128. Route Guide – Beyond Innerleithen
Go on, dare to leave the trail centre. Benji shows you how.
138. Singletrack Premier Club
All the best deals for Singletrack subscribers, right here.
He may have invented Rock Shox, but Paul Turner is rubbish in the wet of a British winter.