What’s New? Get The February Issue of Singletrack Magazine Here!

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Change is afoot! Some new things are happening in the pages of Singletrack World, and you’ll be wanting February’s issue if you want to find out what it is. As ever, it’ll be packed full of adventure, inspiration, information, and a dose of things that were once shiny – before we got our hands on them. We’re excited about the change, we think you’ll like it too!

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What’s inside Singletrack World issue 153?

Editorial

Chipps encourages you to seek out and praise your heroes. However, they might not be the people you first think of. 

International Adventure: Peaks of the Balkans 

Jerome Clementz takes an optimistic ride into the forgotten reaches of the cursed Balkan mountains

Interview: Flying Under the Radar

Geoff Waugh chats to Joey Gough, who has been so busy riding her bike, she’s flown under the commercial radar in an industry that’s just catching up. 

Tested: Through The Grinder

The only lateral stiffness is in our backs; real world product reviews from real world riders.

Classic Ride: Surrey Thrills

Adele Mitchell takes a ride around Hurtwood – one of the UK’s busiest riding spots, where the trail network relies heavily on the continued goodwill of landowners and volunteers.

International Adventure: Spend Time Not Money

Amanda and Rhys spend their summer holiday discovering that cheap really can be cheerful.

MTB Culture: Minority Rapport

What is it about women’s rides that is proving so attractive? Fi Spotswood has been trying to find out.

Tech Head: When it’s all your own fault

A custom-built bike is a dream for many, but how hard is it to choose (and then live with) your exact, perfect machine? Chipps finds out.

Purposeful Adventure: Britain’s Lost Rainforests

It’s not just the Amazon rainforest that’s at risk. Here in the UK, our own temperate rainforests are vanishing too. Pete Scullion goes looking for its remnants.

Last Word: Weights and Measures

Hannah proposes a new system of measurement, putting quality over quantity.

Issue 153 Cover

In a change to the norm, you might recognise this cover shot. Usually we only run an image that’s never been seen before, but this one was a bit different – it emerged as part of our Forum Photography competition. Before it even went on to win the ‘Gnarpooning’ category, we’d spotted that it could make an excellent cover. Congratulations to Colournoise!


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Hannah Dobson

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I came to Singletrack having decided there must be more to life than meetings. I like all bikes, but especially unusual ones. More than bikes, I like what bikes do. I think that they link people and places; that cycling creates a connection between us and our environment; bikes create communities; deliver freedom; bring joy; and improve fitness. They're environmentally friendly and create friendly environments. I try to write about all these things in the hope that others might discover the joy of bikes too.

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    hardtailonly
    Full Member

    I do like that cover! 👌

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    mtbfix
    Full Member

    Kit reviews? I am happy about this, even if I already saw it reviewed on the website. I like kit reviews in mags. Still not wrestled Mint off MBUK then?

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    aide
    Full Member

    Looking forward to see what you’re up too with the mag.

    Congratulations to @colournoise for making the cover.

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    matt_outandabout
    Full Member

    Excellent cover! Nice one colournoise.

    Flaperon
    Full Member

    Erm, so what’s changed for those of us who aren’t clairvoyant?

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    Mark
    Full Member

    We’re not telling. It will be a surprise

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    StuE
    Free Member

    Last two issues of the Magazine have been very disappointing (imho) and it was with a heavy heart that I cancelled my subscription, (😔 I’ve had every copy since the 1st issue) change of style to lots of white space on a page and little actual content or loads of pictures and not much text doesn’t do it for me

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    Rubber_Buccaneer
    Full Member

    Erm, so what’s changed for those of us who aren’t clairvoyant?

    I’m hoping for a problem page. Why won’t my tubeless stay up, can I get pregnant off a toilet seat, that sort of stuff.

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    crossed
    Full Member

    We’re not telling. It will be a surprise

    That’s quite the marketing…

    Buy our magazine.

    Why?

    We’re not telling you.

    And people wonder why magazines are dying a death.

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    Mark
    Full Member

    The full members newsletter had quite a bit more detail in it, but we are keeping some of it under wraps until it lands because, well… That’s just fun.

    ossify
    Full Member

    There’s a members only newsletter? With secret insider info and stuff that I get to be all smug about? Why have I not heard of this and where do I sign up?

    Can’t see it at https://singletrackworld.com/communication-preferences

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    Rubber_Buccaneer
    Full Member

    Surely there should be a smiley at the end of that?  No way have you dodged all attempts at getting you on the mailing list 😀

    ossify
    Full Member

    I thought I was on the mailing list, but now I find out that apparently there’s a normal newsletter and a “special” newsletter.

    Rubber_Buccaneer
    Full Member

    Can’t see it at

    OK, just in case this is genuine and I do appreciate this site isn’t exactly well ordered and intuitive

    Communication preferences

    rootes1
    Full Member

    The full members newsletter had quite a bit more detail in it, but we are keeping some of it under wraps until it lands because, well… That’s just fun.

    Hi @Mark

    last newsletter I had was Friday 12th Jan entitled “Live every minute” had:

    stw

    you mean there is a different ‘members only’ Newsletter? have signed up to see..

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    Rubber_Buccaneer
    Full Member

    Yes, the special member’s only newsletter. One of the big changes is closure of the forum to be replaced by a strictly edited ‘readers letters’ page in the mag (yes, there is a mag) 😀😀

    ossify
    Full Member

    zzzz

    ?

    ossify
    Full Member

    Aha. Thanks rootes1. It’s here:

    Newsletter

    So to get the member’s version, first sign up for the regular one, wait for it to arrive, click the link at the bottom, sign up again to the other one, pass the captcha, go back to email and click the confirmation link, then you’re sorted 😁

    rootes1
    Full Member

    ha! Yep I get the reg one – just assumed the sign-up button in the reg one was just a thing for everyone.

    painful process!

    and now have signed up for the secret squirrel news letter does not seem to be a way of viewing past issues..

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    radbikebro
    Full Member

    As long as there’s less gravel nonsense I’ll be happy – I don’t buy a mountain bike mag to read about the worst aspects of road and mountain bikes combined!

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    imrobert
    Full Member

    Hopefully it’s more entertaining I’ve found the last few boring, being not interested in the politics of people etc. Feeling a bit nervous given the mags current direction. Hopefully gets back to an inspirational and entertaining bike magazine. 

    aide
    Full Member

    Well, unfortunately I don’t think they have managed to pry mint away from mbuk as he’s still in their latest mag

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    midlifecrashes
    Full Member

    Le Singletrack nouveau est arrivé!

    Nice work chaps, different feel, different smell? I like it and will read it this next few days.

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    chrismac
    Full Member

    Not the best issue I’m afraid. Great cover photo but not much mountain biking in it. No bike reviews. A big gravel article that I have no interest in as I mountain bike. I still have no idea what a purposeful adventure is and how it’s any different to going for a ride.

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    saj91
    Full Member

    Oh Dear oh Dear, the change of printer has not been an improvement.

    The matt paper destroys the quality of the photography which is such a large part of the magazine.

    The white out text on dark backgrounds is difficult to read ( you need to chose a clearer font and up the point size ) and again the paper quality doesn’t help.

    I hope by the next print run, your new printer has upped his game and a better quality paper stock is selected.

    Personally I love the content, especially the stories of big rides and truthful experiences, plus super photography.

    stevejp
    Full Member

    Exactly my thoughts too. Poor quality photo reproduction made worse by the seeming blanket use of instagram filters…

    tractionman
    Full Member

    hoping my print copy lands soon 😞

    rootes1
    Full Member

    The white out text on dark backgrounds is difficult to read ( you need to chose a clearer font and up the point size ) and again the paper quality doesn’t help.

    phew thought it was my sight going – yes not a comfortable read in many places.

    I like the size though.

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