Look at that cover – dust! Remember that? The state that mud returns to for a couple of weeks a year? Ah…dust…warm golden sunshine…evening rides…it’s coming… Spring is coming! And so is Issue 104 – so make sure you pre-order a copy now and get yourself a bunch of inspiration and interest to get your legs a-twitching and wanting to ride.
Hans Rey – No Way? Yes Way! 30 years as a sponsored bike rider. Hans must be doing something right. We chat over burgers and beer.
Bike Test: Hardcore Hardtails – We test three examples of that very British of bike categories: the long forked hardtail, with bikes from Ritchey, Onza and Chromag.
Classic Calderdale – Sim ponders our need to name trails and places on a guided tour of Singletrack’s own home trails.
Trail helmets – 12 (count them!) trail helmets ridden and rated.
Early Rider – a profile of a company that’s making kids’ bikes cool again
Nepal – Spectacular views and bikepacking courtesy of Miranda Murphy, Todd Weselake and Steve Shannon.
Joe Barnes – A profile of enduro racer, former downhill racer and Dude of Hazzard Joe Barnes
And in our supplementary section, available to Subscribers or through our shop and network of Premier Dealers – but not on the Newsstand:
Shimano: behind the blue veil – Chipps goes to Japan (and Singapore) to see what makes this very private company tick.
Retro Bikes – Were the good old days better, or just different? Warning: may contain pictures of alarming outfits.
Go on, get it ordered, you know you want to!