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Issue 144 Bike Test: WTF is a Trail Bike?

Benji and the team set out to stick to the trail, without veering off into the enduro or cross-country. THERE'S MORE TO THIS STORYBUT IT'S A MEMBER-ONLY STORY.JOIN US TO…

Issue 144 Editorial : No More Crashing?

Estimated reading time: 4 minutes On floors, that is… but why not? I’ve been a serial chancer/cheapskate/ ‘economic lifestyle enthusiast’ for years, especially when travelling. I’ve been that guy who phones…

Issue 144 : Excess baggage

Nils takes an unusual packing list to the mountains for an overnight adventure. Words & photography Nils Amelinckx I fumbled around in the last of the light, the cold breeze…

Issue 144 : WTB Cultivating Success

Hannah heads to the birthplace of mountain biking to meet a company that is part of mountain biking’s origin story. Words Hannah Photography Hannah & Fahzure Freeride. California’s coastal redwoods…

issue 144 cannock chasing time by geoff waugh

Issue 144: Cannock Chasing Time

Two mountain bike races, same venue, 30 years apart. Words & Photography Geoff Waugh Time, he’s waiting in the wings Take a look at the above photos. I took them…

duegars issue 144 pete scullion

Issue 144 UK Adventure: Where the Duegars Dwell

What’s short, hairy and lures us to the moors of Northumberland – Pete, or a Duegar? Words & Photography Pete Scullion North of Hadrian’s Wall and south of the Scottish…

Issue 144: Lord of the Granny Rings

Inspired by the works of Tolkien, Sanny leads his merry crew on an adventure through lands that could easily double for Middle Earth. Words & Photography Sanny With book sales…

Issue 144: Zippity Doo-Dah

Zippity Doo-Dah Chipps would like to lead you in praise of the humble cable tie. Words Chipps Photography as credited Every mountain bike guide seems to have two different tool…

Issue 144: Searching For A Solution

Dean Hersey chats to the ball of energy that is Claudio Caluori. Words Dean Hersey Photography Red Bull Content Pool, Dan Griffiths, Tyrone Bradley, Dan Milner, Meri Hyoki You don’t…

Issue 144: Singletrack Kitchen Taking The Rough With The Smoothie

I love smoothies. They tick the ‘healthy’ box with minimal effort, skills or fuss. Just lob it all in and whiz it up, and you can say you’ve had your…

Issue 144 Kit Essentials – 4-Pot Brakes

Benji and the team test out the best 4-pot disc brakes to stop you in your tracks. Formula, Hayes, Hope, Magura, Shimano, SRAM and TRP in the mix. Words Benji…

Issue 144 Building for the Builders

Who makes all of those pieces that make a bike more than a pile of tubes? We meet the people who make the bits for the people who make the…

Pace RC295 AXS Ultimate review

The Pace RC295 then. Full carbon. 135mm rear travel dual linkage. 140-150mm fork. Full 29in or mullet thang with an offset shock bushing. THERE'S MORE TO THIS STORYBUT IT'S A…

Specialized Stumpjumper Evo Alloy Comp

Specialized Stumpjumper Evo Alloy Comp review

The Specialized Stumpjumper Evo Alloy gets all the cool things that the carbon Stumpjumper has had for a few seasons now. THERE'S MORE TO THIS STORYBUT IT'S A MEMBER-ONLY STORY.JOIN…

Issue 144 Last Word – Eudaimonic

Could there be a way to extend the benefits of a ride? Words Hannah PHOTOGRAPHY Amanda The curse of ‘one last run’ or the last lap is well known. You…

Issue 143 Editorial: Local Secrets

Chipps wants to show you all of his favourite trails. Well, nearly all.  We all know that there are no secrets any more. Every mountain has been discovered, every field,…

Issue 143: A New Year’s Assault on Ventoux

When your traditional New Year’s ski-tour to a mountain hut won’t work because of the weather, then doing it on mountain bikes is arguably a better choice.  Words & Photography…

Issue 143 Bonus Content! Classic Ride Fuel – Flapjack Recipe

Since Barney made such a fuss over Rick’s flapjack (OOOAAAH), we asked Rick to share the recipe, so you can have your own chorus of angels on your next ride…

Issue 143 Classic Ride – Scar House Loop, Nidderdale

A truly Classic day out with big views, plenty of miles, and legendary Scotch eggs. Words & Photography Barney Marsh The Yorkshire Dales have been, of course, extensively covered in…

Issue 143 UK Adventure: Ghost Riders

Has Taunton’s bloody history left a chill in the air, or is it just the sweat cooling on Pete’s neck? Words & Photography Pete Scullion “If ghosts do exist, why…

Issue 143 International Adventure: Where The Wind Blows

An eager Hannah heads to one of her dream destinations, only to discover it’s not like she imagined at all. Words Hannah Photography Hannah and Snorri Thor Tryggvason Iceland Air’s…

Issue 143 Interview: Guy Kesteven

If he can tell how a bike will ride just by pushing it, why does he keep riding and testing? Words & Photography Chipps Whether you know Guy Kesteven through the…

Issue 143 Kitchen: Charlie’s New Wave Hipster Starters

Just as mountain bikes keep evolving, so does food. There was a time when a prawn cocktail would impress people with its juicy shellfish piled high on lettuce with a…

Singletrack Issue 143 Bike Test: Party At The Back

Have we swallowed the marketing hook, line and sinker, or is there something to the mullet trend? THERE'S MORE TO THIS STORYBUT IT'S A MEMBER-ONLY STORY.JOIN US TO UNLOCK IT…

Review: Geometron G1

GeoMetron is essentially Chris Porter. If you don’t know who Chris Porter is, do a Google. Just make sure you have a brew ready before you dive in. THERE'S MORE…

Review: Santa Cruz Bronson

Maybe the Santa Cruz Bronson does need an introduction. The latest Bronson is a massively different beast to the Bronson Mk1. THERE'S MORE TO THIS STORYBUT IT'S A MEMBER-ONLY STORY.JOIN…

Review: Starling Twist Trail

Starling Cycles is Joe McEwan. Joe used to work as an aerospace engineer and build bike frames in his shed as a sideline. THERE'S MORE TO THIS STORYBUT IT'S A…

Issue 143: Shiny Happy People

Alf Alderson was enticed to South Carmarthenshire by a local tourist board promotion – but did the riding live up to the hype? Words Alf Alderson Photography Alf Alderson vs…

Mountain Bike Hip Pack Buyers Guide – Kit Essentials

Benji tests out some modern hip packs that can cater for all but the furthest adventuring of riders. Words Benji Photography Amanda The return of the humble water bottle and…

Review: Bontrager Rapid Pack Hydro Hip Pack

This Bontrager Rapid Pack Hydro hip pack is reviewed as part of our Kit Essentials grouptest from Issue 143 of Singletrack World Price: £94.99Capacity: 1.64LBladder: 1.5L IncludedFrom: Trek, trekbikes.comColours: BlackThe…