Issue 87

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This issue’s cover shot is by talented local snapper Sam Needham. Believe it or not it’s a self-portrait and while the short sleeves might be a bit out of keeping with the season, it’s not ‘alf nice to see a bit of blue sky up there.

The official on-sale date is Thursday 6th February – so you should be able to pick up a print copy on the high street then. Single print issues are also available in the Singletrack Shop. Our digital editions will go live on Thursday too; check the Mag Archive for the PDF, PageFlip, ePub and Kindle editions. If you’re a digital subscriber with App access and you have notifications switched on as recommended, we’ll let you know as soon as the new App edition is ready for download. (If you’re a subscriber but haven’t yet activated your App access, read this and get it sorted!)

In the meantime here’s a quick rundown of what’s in the new issue to keep you going…

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David Martin’s first Swiss PostBus adventures appeared in issue 78. Now, he’s back. This time he’s off on a mission in search of the classic alpine singletrack those sneaky goatherds are hiding up their lederhosen…

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Classic Ride visits the iconic Pont Scethin loop in North Wales. Did we ride it the right way round? Read the story and let us know what you think.

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This issue’s grouptest is an in-depth look at six of our favourite dropper posts from Crank Brothers, Fox, Gravity Dropper, KS, RockShox and Thomson. Elsewhere in the test department Steve Worland spends some quality time with three hand-built UK lovelies from Curtis, Saffron and Shand, while the Grinder team review Trek’s Fuel EX 9.8 26, Nukeproof’s Mega TR 275 Comp and the usual assortment of softwear, hardware and everything in between.

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Elsewhere we’ve maxed out our carbon allowance to bring you a story on riding volcanoes in Ecuador…

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…and offset those air miles by staying close to home with James and Alasdair Robertson, as they ride from their doorstep to celebrate the winter solstice. All this, plus the usual heady mix of opinionated columns, crafty illustrations, stunning photography and beautiful words – if a better cure for the winter blues exists out there, we haven’t found it yet!

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Issue 87′s Coffee Time offers a cut-out-and-keep Desktop Rider. If you don’t want to cut up a pristine magazine, here’s where you can download the four characters to print. Have fun!

Desktop Rider – as seen in Issue 87 of Singletrack.

Desktop Rider- Lightning Lady

Desktop Rider- Downhiller

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