Last Coal V4 review

Last Coal V4 vital stats: full 29, 180mm fork, 165mm rear, 63° head angle, 77.1° effective seat angle, 438mm chain stays. How does it ride?

Bikes

Trail Tales: Midges

The midge can bring horror to the most perfect of days, and reduce rational beings to desperate evasive action. If you know, you know. If you think they’re just a……

Bike Check: ICE Trikes Adventure Trike

Accessibility off-road doesn’t need to mean flat or easy, and challenges are not always physical. Vicky goes on a family ride that makes her rethink her understanding of accessible adventures,……

Bikemon Go! Your June Ride Inspiring Download

Back in issue 153 in February, Hannah proposed an alternative approach to measuring rides. As part of that, we gave you a set of ride ‘achievements’ to collect in the……

Fresh Goods Friday 709 – The Quiet Roads Edition

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Nominate Your Top Women in Cycling!

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New RockShox Charger 3.1 damper (yes, it’s retrofittable)

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Amanda

Goodbye Amanda, Hello James

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What To See (and eat, and drink, and watch) At Bespoked Manchester

Bespoked Manchester is on 28-30th June at the Victoria Baths. Buy your tickets in advance to save on the on-the-door price, and be sure to book on for the rides...

The Trails Behind The Nationwide In Swindon

Hannah goes in search of a myth and finds a reality that should be on everyone’s doorstep. There's more to this story BUT IT'S A MEMBER-ONLY STORY. JOIN US TO…


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Reviews

Last Coal V4 review

Last Coal V4 vital stats: full 29, 180mm fork, 165mm rear, 63° head angle, 77.1° effective seat angle, 438mm chain stays. How does it ride?

The Grinder: Aeroe rack, Repente saddle, Madison glasses, Shimano shoes, Sinter pads, Muc-Off tool, Hyperlocal

Tools and tech for your convenience and comfort. Because suffering is overrated.

Orbea Occam SL M-LTD review

The Orbea Occam SL is the svelte sibling of the Occam SL and LT duo. This Occam SL looks to the fast, light, distance side of trail riding.

Elite Struka Microadjust Bottle Cage review

Carry almost any bottle securely, and free it with one tiny click with the Elite Struka Microadjust bottle cage.


Product Highlights

Bike Highlight: Cotic Solaris

Solaris is THE trail hardtail. Over 20 years of hardtail heritage, development and character has distilled the Solaris into your downcountry tool of choice

Highlight: Niner Jet 9 RDO

PRODUCT HIGHLIGHT: For this 14-year span, the JET has always maintained a place in the Niner range. The latest iteration affirms the JET 9 RDO as one of the best…

Calibre Bossnut fans at Leeds Urban Bike Park.

Calibre T3: You are their factory rider

Mountain biking is expensive, isn't it? The folks at Calibre don't think it needs to be.

Product Highlight: Bum Butter

Happy Bottom Bum Butter is a natural handmade chamois cream. You simply put a small amount either on the pad of your cycling shorts, or directly onto your skin to…


Members' Content

What Sort Of Van Lifer Are You?

Ah, the open road. Sea views. Mountain air. Waking up to the sunrise, going to bed by moonlight. Wee scented lay-bys. Supermarket toilets. Van life can be a necessity for……

A Mountain Biking Manifesto

With a snap election called in the UK, the key policies are already likely to be decided by the parties – the professional lobbyists who have been influencing their way……

Bike Check: Ministry Cycles CNC Protoype

This bike at the EXT stand at Sea Otter caught my eye, so I stopped its designer Chris Curry for a bit more insight into what it’s all about. What………

Bike Check: Erik’s Rat Race Drop Out Cargo Bike

One of the joys (for me, anyway) of the Sea Otter Classic is the unusual bikes that people turn up with, and the stories behind them. I clocked this heavily……


Classic Ride

Issue 153 Classic Ride: Surrey Thrills

Despite Hurtwood being one of the UK’s busiest riding spots, its trail network relies heavily on the continued goodwill of landowners and volunteers. Adele takes a ride to find out……

Issue 152 Classic Ride: Riding the Dyfi

The Climachx trail in the Dyfi Valley offers a day out for those looking for an alternative to the Athertons’ neighbouring descents. There's more to this story BUT IT'S A…

Singletrack Issue 151 Classic Ride: Pendle Pootle

The STW team ride in the shadow of Lancashire’s Pendle Hill, site of many a 17th century witch trial. However, they didn’t find any witches; just mellow trails and tasty...

Singletrack World Classic Ride 150: Ben Mac Do It

Each year my friends and I take a trip to Scotland for a week during May bank holiday to enjoy the freedom of wild camping, the right to roam and……


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Cannondale Moterra SL: Deep Dive into Lightweight, Full Power eMTB

Cannondale describes this bike as “the lightest full power mountain bike ever”. But what does that mean? What is “full power” exactly? It’s a mountain bike first and foremost Before...

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Triple Black Diamond ‘Helfare Highway’ comes to Caersws Bike Park

Here’s a track that I have zero plans of ever riding (I’m realistic in my skills goals), but I’m glad it exists (although also slightly glad it’s far enough away...

McLaren launches 161Nm torque eMTB range 

Yes, that McLaren. Of Formula 1 fame, purchased by footballers. The makers of supercars have turned their attention to ebikes. There is a long history of car manufacturers doing bikes...

Whyte ELyte 150 Works review

Combined, the good motor, brilliant build kit and great frame of the Whyte ELyte 150 Works makes for a fabulous mountain biking experience. Which it should do. Because it costs...

Yamaha YDX Moro 7 review

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Vitus E-Mythique LT VRS review: Quite Good (While It Lasted)

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Cannondale Moterra NEO SL first ride: 19.5kg, 85Nm, 601Wh

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GritCX

GRX RX825 Di2 Wireless Groupset Launches today!

In one of the least surprising announcements of the gravel year, Shimano today has announced an electric version of its popular GRX groupset. If the big news of August 2023’s...

Shimano GRX RX820 Mechanical Gravel Groupset review

Chipps, perhaps perversely, specified his test on Shimano GRX RX820 to cope with gravel riding that was more mountainous than groomed, how did he get on? Pros Cons When ‘new’...

Trek Velocis MIPS helmet review

The Trek Velocis MIPS is the brand’s lightest road* helmet. Improved ventilation and channelling. The MIPS Air system is designed to improve comfort and protection. The single-lace BOA fit system....

Scott Addict Gravel 10 Review

Scott Addict Gravel 10 is the upper end of the model range, and a prime example of exactly how a performance gravel bike should look and feel. Don’t skip past...

Redshift Sports ShockStop PRO Suspension Seatpost RT Review

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Redshift Sports ShockStop PRO Stem review

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How to watch the 2024 UCI Cyclo-cross World Championships this weekend