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Readers’ Rides: Jon’s Smokestone Bow-Ti

Whether you’ve got a special new bike or just a bike that’s special to you, this is where you get to tell us about it! You send us your submissions, and...

Internet Rummagings – Queen’s English edition

Welcome to the results of this month’s rummaging around the back room of the internet bike shop, where I try and find cool, shiny or interesting parts to show you,…

Dotwatchers Assemble! Bikes of Blaenau 600

The Blaenau 600 is a new bikepacking event, 600km long with over 11,000m of climbing. Blaenau translates roughly as ‘remote uplands’, though it starts in a fairly accessible place and as...

Dieter Back From The Dead

Back From The Dead – A Full Suspension Handcycle

So here we go, finally on with the build on Neil’s new handcycle! For those that aren’t keeping up, the demise of Neil’s old handcycle was the topic of our last…

The Boy of Ten Who Conquered the Ben!

It’s just after 3pm on a cold and blustery April day as I ponder my current situation; I am just over 500m away from the summit of Ben Nevis in...

British Cycling National XC Series Rd 4: Cannock Chase 

A welcome return to Cannock Chase for Round Four aka the round much nearer to most people than some of the previous ones. Before anyone starts, to have a race…

The MTB Tyre Tread Quiz – how well do you know your rubber?

How many times have you ridden along a trail and looked down to see tyre tracks that you could identify? Have you impressed your riding mates with call outs of…

Things you’re no longer allowed to like in mountain biking

This is a rundown of all of the things that the Mountain Biking Illuminati has recently outlawed. Cancel culture MTB, if you will. THERE'S MORE TO THIS STORYBUT IT'S A…

Readers’ Rides: Tom’s Rå .410

Whether you’ve got a special new bike or just a bike that’s special to you, this is where you get to tell us about it! You send us your submissions, and…

A Grand Day Out – and a call to action

Roy has set himself a challenge, all in the name of fun, eternal youth, and some good causes. Now I am officially an old Yorkshire duffer (66yrs young) and in...

British Cycling XC National Series Rd 3 – Lochore Meadows 

Whether you’re racing or watching from the sidelines, you’ll enjoy the latest update from the National XC Series. Lochore Meadows 7/8 May 2022 Photos by Man Down Media unless credited....

Internet Rummagings – The 3 Bike Esses (Shiny, Spinny, and …err… Stemmy)

Welcome to the results of this month’s rummaging around the World Wide Web’s bike shop, we’ve got shiny things, spinny things and, err stemmy things! Yoshimura Cycling First up we…

Dieter Back From The Dead

Back From The Dead: Hand Cycle Restoration

It’s nearly a year since Dieter moved to Calderdale. This issue of Back From The Dead charts the path of finding new friends, new work, and new mechanical challenges. Yay,…

Spotted: Eye Catching Bikes Of Sea Otter

Hannah is out at the Sea Otter Classic in California, USA. It’s a four day festival of racing and a huge expo area. There are races for every type of bike, but…

Things The Bike Industry Will Try To Sell Us This Year

Call us cynical, or call us highly informed industry insiders with our fingers on the pulse. But we think the marketing departments of the bike industry are going to find…

Internet Rummagings | Spring has Sprung edition

Do let’s, dear reader, focus on the evenings getting longer, the weather getting warmer and the trails getting drier rather than the current cold snap and potential for snow, for…

Back From The Dead: A Custom Toolbox For Every Eventuality

Be still your beating hearts, because for this edition of Back From The Dead, Dieter is giving you an in depth look at his tools. Oh yes. Here we go…

2022 Downhill Season Preview – Get hyped!

The 2022 DH World Cup season starts relatively early this year, with the season opener taking place on Sunday 27th March in Lourdes, France. Famous for its healing waters and…

Is This Custom Built eBay Treasure?

Jo Burt spotted it first, so we suspect him of having an eBay alert for ‘custom built bike’. Which only serves as another plus on the good character of Mr…

Internet Rummagings: How Long?!

Welcome back to my rummaging through the back room of the bike shop we call the Internet, there’s no real theme this month, just some cool shiny stuff, starting with……

World Book Day 2022 – Books For Cyclists

World Book Day 2022 is here to share the love of books with children and adults worldwide. Being in print for over 20 years, Singletrack World sees every day as...

Readers’ Rides: TJ’s Shand Bahookie

Some of you will have previously spotted this bike on the Forum, or possibly on Shand’s Instagram. But it’s such a beautiful bike with such a bittersweet tale behind it…

Dieter Back From The Dead

Back From The Dead – Rabbit Rubber Attack!

It’s been a weird and sad start to the year at Happy Days this year. On the first day back after Christmas our beloved shop dog Charlie wandered off on…

15 signs you have an unhealthy relationship with your bike

Yes, it's February the 14th. Time for some sort of crowbarred themed listicle! No matter what happens just remember, we will always love you. THERE'S MORE TO THIS STORYBUT IT'S…

Internet Rummagings – The Italian Job

Ciao ragazzi e ragazze! For this months delve into the internet bike shop back room, we shall be staying primarily in Italy, a country steeped in cycling history and tradition,…

Dieter Back From The Dead

Back From The Dead – Retro Dropper Remote

Before we get going with this issue of Back From The Dead, Dieter has been inventing. Maybe you’d like to have a guess at what it is? Hmm…ponder that and…

100 Things To Slightly Improve Your Bike Life Without Really Trying

The Guardian published a list of 100 Things To Slightly Improve Your Life Without Really Trying. We thought we’d bring you our own list of marginal gains. Organise a Monday...

Internet Rummagings | New Year, New Parts

Happy New Year one and all, if your new year’s resolution is to hang some nice shiny parts off your MTB (and if it isn’t, it should be) then you…

Spotlight Interview: Neil Russell – handcycling off the beaten track

El Jaskowska is a rider and passionate advocate for broadening participation in mountain biking. In this Spotlight Series, she is interviewing riders from all walks of life and styles of...

2022 Predictions from Singletrack – What’s in the future of MTB?

Every year we play at making like we’ve got our finger on the pulse of the future and have a go at predicting what’s coming in the year ahead. Despite...