It’s endurance, not enduro! This issue’s bike test puts long distance full sussers from Canyon, Giant and Salsa through their paces and we test the bikepacking set-ups you might want to hang off them, too. Singletrack’s art editor pops her editorial cherry (and her chin…) on a trip to discover what Ibiza has to offer to mountain bikers once the clubbers have all gone home, and Alec Connon explores a stretch of the Colorado Trail, allegedly America’s most beautiful singletrack, with stunning photography from Cass Gilbert.
Back on these shores we take a look at how riders in Devon are working to restore the Haldon Forest trails after the winter storms, while at the other end of the country Chipps rides the whole West Highland Way with Nigel Page in tow. We Work Here visits Renthal, purveyor and engineer of shiny parts galore; Jewel of the Isle stops off at South Mimms, and Steve and Barney explore the trails round Bakewell, Derbyshire – though we respectfully suggest you may wish to wait until summer before you follow in their tyre tracks, as we haven’t heard from them since…