Issue 107 – Pre-order Now!

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The subscription deadline for Issue 107 has now passed… but fear not, you can still get this month’s mag by pre-ordering here.

Don’t fall the other way… Singletrack Issue 107. Order it now!
And this is just the contents page!

And guess what? It will be delivered right to your door.

‘So what’s in the mag this issue?’ I hear you ask. Read on and whet your appetite with riding/reading goodness!

Ride for days to get here – or just take the boat

International Adventure: Southern nights, endless trails.
Rickie Cotter’s truly epic trip down the length of New Zealand, complete with beautiful watercolour illustrations by Beate Kubitz.

UK Adventure: Be careful what you wish for…
We nearly broke our editor while riding some of the Howgill Fells remotest singletrack.

Howgills: Handy cafes, bike shops and Mountain Rescue, not pictured

Classic Ride: The Dark Peak.
The riding around Hope Cross in the Dark Peak is definitely on the ‘must do’ lists for every UK mountain biker. It’s a Classic Ride for a reason. Not ridden it for a while? NEVER ridden it? Then you need to get yourself to the Peaks…

Rocks, trees, trails – and ice cream at the bottom. The Peaks has it all.
No prizes for being able to recognise this view. It’s a classic!

Grouptest: GPS Units
David Hayward puts six GPS units through torture to see which is the best for trail use, mapping, Strava and finding yourself again.

Bike Test: Proper mountain, mountain bikes
Barney looks at three 160mm bikes from Focus, Scott and Specialized designed to get you up the big hills and back down again with fun and style.

And, as they say, much much more: Product reviews, columns, tests and random burblings for all!

And for all of you lovely subscribers…

Every subscriber issue comes with a whole 16 pages of extra content. Here’s a taster:

Racehead: Scotland the awesome.
TweedLove and the Fort William World Cup are proof of Scotland’s superiority over all – at least for a month every summer.

Last Word: A question of perception.
Tom Hutton and Matt Letch go head to head in discussing how mountain biking needs to be presented to the wider world if we’re to increase (or even defend) our trail access.

Pre-order here for Issue 107 and be sure to check out the Singletrack shop where you can buy a number of replacement copies or even subscribe from as little as £15 a year!


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 (1)

    Surely the “pre” in “pre-order” is redundant? Don’t you just want us all to “order” a copy? (I hate myself just a little bit for having to mention this)

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