Singletrack Magazine Issue 66 Preview

by singletrackjon 14

Issue 66 of Singletrack Magazine is coming together nicely and will be out at the start of June, so we thought we’d give you a quick preview plus a little bit of video to whet your appetite.

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…

There’s still enough time to subscribe and get your copy of the print or digital version of the magazine – to find out more head to…


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The Subscriber Cover - shot by Dan Milner

Without further ado, here’s next months contents…

9. Editorial

Chipps explains that good riders are so good because they KNOW they’re good.

10. UK Feature: Spring is the new summer

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Matt in the Crags - shot by Benji H

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

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Issue 66 Winch'n'plummet bikes - shot by Dan Barham

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

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Wild camping in Cumbria

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.

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The Absa Cape Epic shot by Gary Perkin

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.

142. Outro

Another odd photo from Chipps’ archives.

As ever, the digital issue of the magazine will be packed with video extras like what you’ve seen above plus you’ll get free access to all our exclusive online Premier content and back issues of the magazine – to find out more head to

Comments (14)

  1. Looks like you had fun testing them big bikes!

  2. Where was that wee video shot? Looks like a fun part of the world.

  3. Wharncliffe woods near Sheffield.

  4. I keep getting tempted by those big burly bikes… just worried I may kill myself with one πŸ˜‰

    Rather good timing though, I keep getting an itchy credit card and think something may have to happen this year!

  5. The Absa Cape Epic shot looks a lot like lee Quarry to me

  6. Peaty’s Steel City DH track is looking a bit drier in that vid!

    Jon, Matt, How much faster were you down it this time??

    “Get back to Lancashire!”

  7. Very nice little video that! Some very smooth riding.

    The only time I’ve been to Warncliffe/Greno was for the Steel City DH – I must go there again sometime!

  8. Nickoli – quite a lot faster when there isn’t 6″ of mud… πŸ™‚

    PS. roflcopter


    Wharncliffe and Greno is ace. Even better when it’s dry…

  9. “Singletrack Big Bike test in no Orange Apline 160 shocker!”

  10. great looking cover…

  11. Looks like a great issue, can’t wait, not sure about the 2nd of these claims though.

    35. Subscribe to Singletrack
    You get it cheaper, earlier and get digital benefits too.

  12. Can’t wait to get engrossed in the new issue. Liked the vid, especialy the very last clip. Sweet!

  13. Millican Dalton ‘He feared nothing but soap’. Looking forward to the wild camping article.

  14. Ahh! Release it now please! I’ve got a giant reign X, and i’m dying to see how it compares to the other bikes on test!

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