Issue 98 Lands This Week!

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It’s summer time in some of the country, but you can’t ride your bike all the time. And for those times, you’ve got the new issue of Singletrack, out this week.

It’s available to order right now in the Singletrack Shop – for the princely sum of £1.27 + P&P if you’re a subscriber, and £4 if you’re not (and if not – why not?!).
Order your copy now!

In the meantime, here’s a glimpse of some of the features you can expect in this issue. Above, we have a low-budget bike packing trip to a remote part of Sweden. Below, we get a few electric mountain bikes in and see if they can handle the mountains. We were very surprised by what we found

Keeping things slightly controversial, we also look at the ‘Plus Size’ movement, see where it’s come from and where it might be going and, importantly, who on earth it’s for?

The bike test has some tasty 27.5in fast hardtails that you can use for racing – even if it’s just against your friends.


Singletrack Editor

Chipps wasn’t around for the dawn of mountain biking in the UK, but he likes to claim that he arrived in time for second breakfast (about the time he shows up for work, then…) starting in the bike trade in 1990 and becoming a full time mountain bike journalist at the start of 1994. Over the subsequent quarter century, he has seen mountain bike culture flourish and diversify and bike technology go from rigid steel frames to fully suspended carbon fibre (and sometimes back to rigid steel as well.)

His riding style is best described as ‘medium, wheels on the ground, trail riding’ though he’s been spotted doing everything from endurance downhill racing to 24 hour cross country racing. He favours mid-travel trail bikes and claims to be wheel-size, gear, brake and tyre agnostic. In fact, his garage spans most bicycle flavours, taking in steel hardtails, carbon trail bikes, even a mountain bike tandem, along with road, touring and gravel/cyclocross bikes.

While he’s happy to chat about bikes all day, his real interest is in the people and places that bikes can introduce you to and he talks as fondly about the trails he’s ridden and riders he’s met as the bikes that took him there.

Comments (6)

    Lands? Landed surely? It’s arrival forced me to finish last month’s edition.

    The official publication date is tomorrow. Subscribers get them early of course 🙂

    any idea when it will be on pocketmags/stw android app? ta!

    The first issue ever that won’t land on my doormat, as I’ve gone digital. I thought it would be on the app when I started seeing photos of the paper version on Instagram, but no sign yet.

    We aim to get all the digital editions live by the on-sale date (tomorrow, for issue 98). PDF, PageFlip, ePub and Kindle versions are already live in the Mag Archive, and the App edition should be along shortly.

    Cool; looking forward to it.

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