With 23 years as Editor of Singletrack World Magazine, Chipps is the longest-running mountain bike magazine editor in the world. He started in the bike trade in 1990 and became a full time mountain bike journalist at the start of 1994. Over the last 30 years as a bike writer and photographer, he has seen mountain bike culture flourish, strengthen and diversify and bike technology go from rigid steel frames to fully suspended carbon fibre (and sometimes back to rigid steel as well.)

Singletrack World Issue 154 Editorial: Let’s Get Lendy

“Neither a borrower nor a lender be, For loan oft loses both itself and friend, And borrowing dulls the edge of husbandry.” And so goes the oft-quoted advice in Hamlet,……

Issue 154 Last Word: Schrödinger’s Stans Monsters

Chipps gets existential in his tyre swapping. Perhaps those new tyres you had on backorder have finally come in, or you’re simply putting in that pre-summer maintenance where you swap……

Issue 153 Editorial: Always Meet Your Heroes

Chipps encourages you to seek out and praise your heroes. However, they might not be the people you first think of. Doesn’t the saying go ‘Never meet your heroes’? Is……

Patrick Adams – The Big Man Has Left Us

We’re truly sorry to have to tell you that Patrick Adams, that legend of the mountain bike scene, passed away last night, Feb 11th 2024 leaving the whole cycling world with...

Issue 153 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? Words As told to Chipps Photography Credited……

9Point8 Slack-R Headset Review

What if you want a slacker head angle, but your bike won\'t accept slackset-style headset cups? Enter the 9Point8 Slack-R!

Issue 152 Editorial: I went into Publishing and all I got was this awesome magazine

Words: Chipps Thirty years ago, at the start of January 1994, I walked into the Future Publishing offices in Bath to begin as technical editor for the recently launched MTB……

Singletrack Issue 151 Editorial: Especially average? Or averagely special?

Words: Chipps Does anyone ever aspire to be average? Surely, statistically, most of us must be average at most things? Look around, though, and all talk is about the fastest,……

Singletrack Issue 151: Ydyn ni bron yna?

Chipps wonders what happened to the Welsh Government’s promises for a more accessible outdoors for all. Words Chipps Photography Amanda *Ydyn ni bron yna? = Are we almost there? A……

Fresh Goods Friday 666 – The Number of the Wee Beastie

Welcome to Fresh Goods Friday, number six hundred and sixty six! There’s obviously only one tune that can start off this instalment – so make sure your office speakers are...

Singletrack World Issue 150 Editorial

It gives me great pleasure to welcome you to issue 150 of Singletrack World Magazine. Whether you’re a new reader in print or online (or both), or an old hand……

Issue 150: Chipps’ Summer Ridewear

Chipps gives his top kit tips for those summer weeks (or foreign trips) where the temperatures hit ‘scorchio’ and beyond. I’ve had a long-running debate with American (mostly Californian and Coloradan) bike, clothing and shoe……

Fresh Goods Friday 665 – The foreign food edition

Iiiiiit’s FRIDAY! And no matter how often it rolls around and how predictable it is, you’re never quite sure that it’ll actually arrive until it does, all casual Friday-style and...

Fresh Goods Friday 661 – The Hard Lining Edition

It\'s Red Bull Hardline weekend! And it\'s looking like it might be a terrifyingly wet one. Good luck to all the racers giving it their best.

Chipps with Everything: 2023 Eurobike Highlights

Chipps brings you a curated tour of the eye-catching highlights of this pivotal European trade show. There\'s more to this story... BUT IT\'S A MEMBER-ONLY STORY.JOIN US TO UNLOCK IT…

Editorial: Work up to the widdly bits

Chipps reminds us not to try to skip to the end… When I was about 16 I borrowed an electric guitar from a friend, with the usual teenage ambitions of……

Interview | Rob Warner: ‘Look At The Time!’

Chipps quizzes Rob Warner, on lucky breaks, World Cup racing and how commentating saved him from himself. Words & Photography Chipps CAUTION, CONTAINS ALL OF THE SWEARS. NORMALLY WE TONE...

Fresh Goods Friday 651 – The C-Word Edition

Regardless of where you stand on the whole divine right to rule over a nation of subjects whilst wearing a really heavy bling-bling hat, we can all agree that an…

A close look at Classified Powershift. Two-by is back!

The Classified Powershift system revolves around a two-speed hub, made in Belgium, that is electronically shifted by a remote shifter.

Issue 148 Editorial: Every ride is like an individual snowflake

What is it that sets our sport apart from most of the other sports/hobbies/lifestyles out there? After all, some people don’t even think that mountain biking is a sport anyway….…

Fresh Goods Friday 648 – Sort It Out Edition

Enough with the chocolate, it\'s time for everyone\'s favourite end-of-the-week shiny bits showcase: Fresh Goods Friday!

Fresh Goods Friday 647: Bank Holiday Bonanza!

Spring arrived earlier this week, and what a treat it has been. How have you chosen to use all that extra daylight? I have spent it taking a longer way...

Spy Shot – New Specialized Bike Spotted In Banyoles

Specialized debuted a secret new cross country race bike this weekend

Issue 147 Editorial: Best Foot Forward

Admission time… I’m a secret, or perhaps ‘recovering’ left-hander. That is to say I write and use a mouse with my left hand, but apart from that I’m basically right-handed. I play guitar right-handed. If I……

International Adventure: New Kids Sur Le Bloc

Last year, Chipps chucked (most of) it all in and moved to a small village in the French mountains. But how do you say ‘Show me to the good trails!’ in French? Words……

The Cobble Wobble Returns!

Frome Cobble is a ‘World Famous’ bicycle hillclimb sprint up 179 yards of a steep, cobbled hill in the heart of Frome, Somerset. With the narrowness of the streets, the...

Fresh Goods Friday 637: The Warranty Edition

This in the \'kin-tro... A bit like the flippin-tro but just that little bit coarser. Because we all just want to go out and ride our ATBs today, let\'s dive…

7Mesh WTV Chilco Jacket review

7Mesh WTV Chilco jacket (‘Wind, Thermal, Ventilation’) is a big new thing from top-notch clothing company.

Issue 146: Editorial – We Are Not Alone

Chipps encourages us to get to know our ride-group neighbours. As a reasonably feeble and glasses-wearing schoolboy, I was never great at ball games and was usually among the last……

Issue 146: In Praise of Petrichor

Mountain biking smells aren’t just of damp shoes and disappointment. There’s joy to be found in the company of a good trail nose. Words by Chipps, photography by Mark Do……

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