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Best Mountain Bike Saddles: Are You Sitting Comfortably?

Saddle pain can affect both new and experienced riders: so here's our guide to the best mountain bike saddles.

Bike Check: Ross’ Deviate Claymore

The Deviate Claymore is fast and fun, composed in the rough and the steep but also versatile and easy to get along with. THERE'S MORE TO THIS STORYBUT IT'S A…

Can Working On Your Bike Void The Warranty?

We asked a selection of bike companies to comment on whether working on your bike could void the warranty.

Bikepacking The EWS – Delirium, Duct Tape and Detours

While still just 17 years old, Matthew Fairbrother from New Zealand set off on the adventure of a lifetime, competing in the EWS, and riding between the stages. He carried...

What MTB Marketing Works On You?

Of course, you’ll probably say ‘none of it’, right? But something, somewhere, informs your buying choices, and you have to hear about a product in the first place to know…

What We’re Looking Forward To In 2023

Let us raise our spirits, look on the bright side, and feel the warm rays of positivity. 2023 is gonna be great, OK? There are going to be highlights, and…

Gravitating Around The Aneto Discovering The Pyrenees’ Highest Summit

Slowing down the pace in order to take in the surroundings has paid off for this group of bike packers. Join Simon, Ulysse, Dani, Chris and Thomas for a journey…

Predictions For The Mountain Bike World In 2023

Every year we make our predictions for the world of mountain biking. Some take it seriously, some less so... Last year Mark predicted that the influencer bubble would burst... does…

Internet Rummagings – Tom’s Christmas Baubles

Season’s greetings and welcome to this edition of Internet Rummagings where, rather than doing my Christmas shopping on the internet I once again have been rummaging around in the WWWLBS,…

Peanut Butter Squares Recipe

Rick Hamilton shares his popular peanut butter squares recipe, having fuelled the Slymefoot Slide route with them. I got this recipe from my friend Louise. These are fabulously dense and…

An Alternative Year in Sport

Today’s the day when Strava does its ‘Year In Sport’ thing, and your social media feeds will be filled with miles ridden, feet climbed, cups won and other such data…

Back From The Dead – ‘Tis The Season For Good Vibes

After taking the first two weeks of November off from work to recover from the gnarly virus that came as part of a knock me on my arse, multipack of…

Laps and Loops: Is It Time To Rethink Trail Centre Designs?

Dave Evans from Bike Corris has previously written extensively on ‘wild trails’ in Wales – it’s all well worth reading, and his latest paper is no different. ‘Evolving The Trail…

From Dangerous Sport to Fun Activity – Reframing Mountain Biking

I was recently asked to give a presentation on ‘Image and Mountain Biking’, as part of an event held by Ride Sheffield under the topic ‘Reframing Mountain Biking’. The event…

Drool This Way: A Lust Worthy Gallery of Hand Built Bikes

This year’s Bespoked organisers made a point of getting nice photos of at least one bike by every builder at the show. Because bike builders might be good at building…

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Back From The Dead: We Need To Talk About Jack

I have got LOTS to talk about this month at Happy Days! Medical drama, ultimate stress, things that I’ve fixed, things that I’ve broken, but first off let’s start with…

Red Bull Rampage: Wish You Were There?

You may have heard people say things like ‘Rampage is too groomed these days, it’s getting too easy’, or ‘It’s just tricks, it’s not mountain biking’. Alternatively, there’s the ‘It’s…

Best In Show – Judging Bespoked’s Best Mountain Bike

When I was asked to judge the Best Mountain Bike at Bespoked, I had no idea how hard it would be. Last year I’d been along and picked my own...

Bespoked Bike Check: SmithyFrameworks Ullassa

We’d love to tempt you along to Bespoked, the Handmade Bicycle Show celebrating handmade bikes and the people that make them. To give you a taste of what you might...

Bespoked Bike Check: Coal Bikes 84

Coal Bikes turned a few heads at last year’s Bespoked show in Harrogate. This year, Bespoked has moved to the Lee Valley Velodrome in London, on 14-16th October, perhaps you’ll...

Bespoked Bike Check: ACTOFIVE Cycles P-TRAIN CNC

Want to see more of this sort of thing, or chat to the makers? Get yourself along to Bespoked, the handmade bicycle show, in London, 14-16th October. ACTOFIVE Cycles P-TRAIN...

How Injured Are You? 5 Exercises To Find Out!

Coach to the mountain biking stars, Alan Milway, brings you some exercises to help you assess just how much work you could be doing… We like how the introduction assumes...

Bespoked: Ryden Bikes’ Free 3D Print Your Own Bike Fit

Bespoked, taking place 14-16th October in London, celebrates hand built bikes and their makers. Sometimes those makers are making bits for bikes, as well as whole bikes. Here, we’ve got…

Bespoked Bike Check: The Variangle Mk5

We’ll be heading along to Bespoked in London for 14-16th October to check out all the hand built bikes and chat to their makers. It’s being billed as ‘a celebration…

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Back From The Dead – Punk Rock Holiday and Armpumpapalooza

My last few months have been wild! I’ve barely had time to sit down! (When I’ve not been floating down an Alpine river on an inflatable American flag while drinking…

Bespoked Bike Check: Quirk Cycles SUPERCHUB

We’d love to tempt you along to Bespoked, the Handmade Bicycle Show celebrating handmade bikes and the people that make them. To give you a taste of what you might…

Thinking of starting a charity event? Tips from the Calder Divide Challenge!

When Adrian Wright’s riding buddy, Will Norman, died of cancer during lockdown, he and his other mountain bike friends couldn’t mark his passing as they might have hoped. Like many,...

Behind the Media: Wyn Masters – athlete and entertainer

Anders concludes this short series looking at the changing face of mountain bike media, with a look at the shifting expectations on athletes. From racer to content creator, Wyn Masters…

Internet Rummagings – No Queue Edition

There's never a queue to get to the back room of the internet's bike shop, so off I went a rummagin'. Here's what I found this month. THERE'S MORE TO…

Behind the Media: photographer Katie Lozancich

Anders Engberg embarks on a short illustrated series examining the changing world of mountain bike media. THERE'S MORE TO THIS STORYBUT IT'S A MEMBER-ONLY STORY.JOIN US TO UNLOCK IT AND…