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.

Issue 154 Interview: Gladiators… Ready!

It’s perhaps no surprise that one of the new competitors on TV’s Gladiators is a pro mountain biker. Hannah catches up with Privateer Bikes rider Kerry Wilson to find out……

Lezyne Helmet Lite Drive 1200+ LED review

Lezyne Helmet Lite Drive 1200+ LED has eight LEDs, delivering a broad 1,200 lumenbeam, 60-hour runtime and USB-C port recharging.

The Grinder: Zefal Bike Taxi Tow Rope, Continental Argotal, Fox Dropframe helmet, Zipp 1ZERO HiTop Wheels

Is that creak me or the bike? Real-world product reviews from real-world riders.

Bikemon Go! Your April 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……

How To Read Singletrack Magazine – April 2024, Issue 154

Rattle, thunk, slap. For some lucky people, the print magazine has already landed, and for a few more it’s in the post. If you fancy joining riders and readers all...

Take Care Of Your Trails 2024

Whether you’re an established or aspiring trail builder, or even just a weekend rider, there’s something here for you in the Take Care Of Your Trails 2024 campaign. The Take...

Hillbomb: This Video May Induce a Midlife Crisis

The latest movie from Utah based freeride crew In The Hills Gang is out. 44 minutes of freeride vibes, following in the tradition of the original Down trilogy that helped...

Fresh Good Friday 699 – The From Thin Air Edition

It is too soon after last Friday for it to be Friday again. In many respects this is a good thing: we can now take full advantage of the weekend...

DMBinW: Developing Mountain Biking In Wales – Be Part Of It!

If you’re a ‘sector leader’ in Wales, here’s your chance to get involved in a new project – which, if it’s as successful as DMBinS (Developing Mountain Biking In Scotland),...

New Affordable Shimano ESSA, Short Reach Levers, and Cross Compatibility

Hang on a minute, cross compatibility… affordable groupset… short reach levers so everyone can ride bikes… it’s not a late April Fool, it’s a happy reality from Shimano. It’s apparently...

Bespoked Manchester Early Bird Tickets On Sale Now!

Bespoked is the place to be if you’re into hand made bikes, accessories for bikes, and interesting components. This year, it’s coming to Manchester, in a very cool Victorian ex-swimming...

Calibre Line T3 27 review

If you\'re new to mountain biking, or upgrading from heavy bike shaped object, you\'ll find the Calibre Line T3 27 feels pretty impressive.

Earth Day Spring Clean With Trash Free Trails

Trash Free Trails is hoping you’ll join in the Earth Day Spring Clean on April 22nd. Or, of course, do your bit every day (we know plenty of you do)....

Cannondale Scalpel 1 Lefty: First Ride Review

The new Cannondale Scalpel has essentially been modernised to give it more travel, and more capable, more stable handling.

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Monday Avoidance Movie Sesh

It may be spring, but it’s still Monday. Avoid your inbox just a little longer with a selection of the latest mountain bike video releases. First up, how you’ll never...

Philly Bike Expo 2024: Gallery of WANT

The Philly Bike Expo is a hand made bike show in Philadelphia, USA, that’s known for being more than just a display of shiny things. It’s got a history of………

Frasers Group To Relaunch Wiggle and Chain Reaction Websites

OK, hot off the press… Wiggle and CRC are to make a return. We honestly don’t know what this corporate speak below actually means, so we’ve reached out to Frasers...

The Government, The New Road, and FlyUp 417 Bike Park: What’s Happening?

Many of you have seen FlyUp 417 bike park’s recent video about the potential for them to have to close as a result of works being done by National Highways....

Hamish Hamilton, Buffalo Founder and Pertex Inventor, Dies

We’ve just heard that Hamish Hamilton, the man who invented Pertex, and founded Buffalo (of jacket fame), has died. As yet, we’ve not seen an official obituary – just an...

Don’t Miss Out On April’s Edition Of Singletrack World

We’re heading into longer days, winter is on the way out, something is in the air. Is it spring? The drifting scent of daffodils on the breeze? Or you, taking...

Bikemon Go! Your March 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……

Thibaut Daprela Turns Privateer For 2024

Having made something of a surprise move from Commencal Muc Off to Canyon at the end of last year, Thibaut Daprela has now announced he’s leaving Canyon for life as...

Matthew Fairbrother: Totally More Enduro Than You

Everyone’s favourite enduro bikepacker is at it again. This time, he’s riding (and paddling) the entire NZ MTB Rally – instead of doing any of the uplifts and boat transfers....

Is It Time For A Shakeup In The MTB World?

We can’t pretend that mountain biking is green. Riding your bike instead of getting in a car is green, but that’s not what mountain biking is. Mountain biking is play,……

International Women’s Day is Every Day at SingletrackWorld

It’s International Women’s Day again, and it’s my [Hannah] least favourite day of the year. If you do nothing, everyone wonders where your IWD content is, and thinks you don’t...

The International Variations Of Faff: What Do You Call It?

Last week’s Weekly Word newsletter was about ‘faff’. Here in the UK, we are very familiar with faff – but what is it called elsewhere in the world? Take a...

Fizik Terra Ergolace GTX Shoe review

The Fizik Terra Ergolace Terra GTX is an all-weather MTB and gravel shoes with Gore-Tex protection. Yes, they are (were) white.

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Sam Pilgrim Off Monster: Who Should Sponsor Him Next?

Canyon rider Sam Pilgrim has announced his 13 year contract with Monster Energy has come to an end. Apparently there are no hard feelings and he’s got plans for promoting...

A-Z of The Singletrack World Forum

If you’re new to the world of mountain bikes, you might find it an unfathomable world of tech jargon, incompatible standards, and marketing babble. To cut through it all, you…

Protect Our Winters: Update on British Cycling and Shell

When British Cycling announced its partnership with Shell, the folks at Protect Our Winters wrote an open letter to British Cycling setting out their concerns and asking for British Cycling...