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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……

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Fresh Goods Friday 706 – The Three Course Meal Edition

If you had to perform all three of the core dirt bike disciplines one after another, what order would you do them in?

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’...

N1NO BEYOND: Never Quit – New Series with Nino Schurter

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Highlight: Niner Jet 9 RDO

Bielsko-Biala World Cup DH results, report and highlights video

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Founders Buy Back Kona Bicycles

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Abus AirDrop MIPS helmet review

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Fresh Goods Friday 705 – The Freewheelin’ Edition

Good day to you. We trust this Friday finds you well and that you are suitably pre-amped for the weekend. Not pre-amped in the vinyl hipster stylee. That would lead...

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...


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Abus AirDrop MIPS helmet review

The Abus AirDrop MIPS is a well made and designed helmet that offers great levels of breathability and forget-you're-wearing it comfort.

Book Review: Potholes and Pavements

Some years ago I met Laura Laker and she seemed to me to be an essentially nice and positive person. One of those people it would be hard to be...

Orbea Laufey H-LTD review

It's just as well the Orbea Laufey H-LTD handles so well because if we turn our attention to the build kit, it's something of a harder sell.

Giant Stance 29 1 review

The Giant Stance 29 1 is a refreshingly affordable mountain bike. Yer classic entry level full-sus trail bike. Alloy, 29in, 125/140mm travel.


Product Highlights

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…

Pirelli Scorpion MTB Tyre Range

The complete range of Pirelli Scorpion mountain bike tyre has evolved into a comprehensive offering of high-performance rubber. In this guide we'll analyse the range so you can see what…


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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……

Retro Bike Check: Foes LTS 16

I felt like there were a few fewer retro bikes rolling around this year’s Sea Otter Classic, but this one caught my eye so I stopped its owner for a………


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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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

This Yamaha YDX Moro 7 is in the shiny 30th Anniversary colourway. Yep, 30 years since Yamaha’s first foray into pedal assist bikes. Pros Cons In a sea of perfectly...

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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Living with an e-bike – Part One

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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