Singletrack Issue 103: Out This Week

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Issue 103 cover: Fall Riding on Table Mountain

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What’s in Issue 103? Read on.

  • We Work Here – Ragley. Barney takes a look a this Northern Irish manufacturer to see what innovations are leading their revival in the market place.
  • International Adventure: Czech Mate – Rowan Sorrell takes a look at some purpose built trails ​ in the Czech Republic​ . The name of the place is unpronounceable but the trails are excellent and make for a perfect long weekend adventure.
  • International Adventure: The Goat – So, you win a goat, you let it roam free in the mountains, and then later you decide to go and see if you can find it. Nathan Hughes takes us on an unlikely adventure with pro rider Timo Pritzel.
  • Classic Ride: Pete Scullion rides Dumyat near Stirling, Scotland.
  • Race Head: Rampage! Most of us will have spent some time on the internet watching clips from Red Bull Rampage, but there’s a group of die-hard – or possibly fool-hardy – fans who make the trek into the desert to watch it live.
  • Grinder Bike: Greg puts a beautiful looking titanium Vaaru through its paces. Is it as good as it is pretty?
  • Bike Test: Full Plussers – a new generation of slimmer-than-a fat-bike full suspension bikes is appearing. Chipps put three ​from Salsa, Scott and Specialized to the test.
  • In our exclusive subscriber section – available to subscribers or to purchase through our shop or premier dealers, UK Adventure: Sam Flanagan rides Black Sail ​pass in the Lakes​. A bit more remote than your average ride, he considers what skills and equipment it takes to step up your riding from trail center to the middle of nowhere.


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David Hayward

Singletrack Contributor

David started mountain biking in the 90’s, by which he means “Ineptly jumping a Saracen Kili Racer off anything available in a nearby industrial estate”. After growing up and living in some extremely flat places, David moved to Yorkshire specifically for the mountain biking. This felt like a horrible mistake at first, because the hills are so steep, but you get used to them pretty quickly.

Previously, David trifled with road and BMX, but mountain bikes always won. He’s most at peace battering down a rough trail, quietly fixing everything that does to a bike, or trying to figure out if that one click of compression damping has made things marginally better or worse. The inept jumping continues to this day.

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