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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 International Adventure: The Last Yak Attack

The high altitude race that brought so much to Nepal and to its racers in turn has run its last. Words by Laura Martin The Yak Attack race in Nepal……

Issue 154 UK Adventure: Chariots of Rust

Adam goes on a tour to help restore his heart and mind – and pull apart his bike. Words by Adam Boggon Subsequent to the sudden death of a childhood……

Issue 154 MTB Culture: Having The Wrong Thing

Necessity is the mother of invention, and stupidity its cousin. We bring you a selection of instances where ‘Having the wrong thing’ (or forgetting the right thing) brought the family……

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……

Issue 154: Tech That Should Have Stuck Around

Benji dons possibly rose-tinted spectacles and brings us the technology that he thinks has fallen undeservedly out of fashion. Inverted forks Kicking things off with a real doozy. What are……

Issue 154 Column: Riding By Numbers

Are you beating the clock or beating yourself up? Vicky struggles to get into a healthy race mindset. Words by Vicky Balfour Trudging along, pushing our bikes up a narrow,……

Issue 154 Away Day: Farmer Johns MTB Park

Amanda, Benji and Mark go for a trip out to Farmer Johns bike park to see what’s there, what to wear, and which bike to take. Farmer Johns (yes, without……

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……

Issue 153: Peaks of the Balkans

Jerome Clementz takes an optimistic ride into the forgotten reaches of the cursed Balkan mountains.  Words Jerome Clementz Photography Jérémie Reuiller While it seems that the focus of bikes these……

Issue153 Interview: Flying Under The Radar

Joey Gough has been so busy riding her bike that she’s flown under the commercial radar in an industry that’s just catching up. Words & Photography Geoff Waugh Joey Gough……

The Grinder: Wolf Tooth pedals, DMR cranks, Ceramic Speed SLT bearings, USE bar, Madison bib-trouser, Leatt knee pads

The only lateral stiffness is in our backs; real-world product reviews from real-world riders. There\'s more to this story BUT IT\'S A MEMBER-ONLY STORY. JOIN US TO UNLOCK IT AND…

Issue 153 Bikepacking: Spend Time Not Money

Amanda and Rhys spend their summer holiday discovering that cheap really can be cheerful. Words Amanda Photography Rhys Wainwright & Amanda In summer 2022 we crammed two enduro bikes and……

Issue 153 MTB Culture: Minority Rapport

What is it about women’s rides that is proving so attractive? Fi Spotswood has been trying to find out. Words Fi Spotswood Photography Credited I’m ashamed to admit that when……

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……

Issue 153 UK Adventure: Britain’s Lost Rainforests

It’s not just the Amazon rainforest that’s at risk. Here in the UK, our own temperate rainforests are vanishing too. Words & Photography Pete Scullion I know what you’re thinking….…

Issue 153 Last Word: Weights and Measures

Hannah proposes a new system of measurement, putting quality over quantity. Miles covered and feet gained seem to me an inadequate measure of mountain biking. Kilometres and metres likewise. Hours……

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……

Issue 152 UK Adventure: South Glen Shiel Ridge

James Vincent rides possibly the best descent of his life in the North West Scottish Highlands. But is it worth the steep price of admission? Words & Photography James Vincent……

Issue 152 International Adventure: There’s more to Europe Than Mountains

Hannah explores the hillsides of Tuscany, where European mountain bikers are busy having their holidays without you. Words by Hannah, pictures by Hannah or as credited. In my mind’s eye,……

Issue 152: Salmon Fishing in the… Feshie

Pete gets his feet wet in a search for that iconic Scottish image: the leaping salmon. Words & Photography Pete Scullion Returning from overseas to find most of Scotland underwater,………

Issue 152 International Adventure: Icy Trails And Fairy Tales

Martin Bissig makes the most of a week in surprisingly snow-dusted Cappadocia. Words & Photography Martin Bissig Unexpectedly caught in a snowstorm on a biking trip in Turkey, I found……

Issue 152 Classic Ride: Riding the Dyfi

The Climachx trail in the Dyfi Valley offers a day out for those looking for an alternative to the Athertons’ neighbouring descents. There\'s more to this story BUT IT\'S A…

Issue 152 International Adventure: Choosing The Right Path

Jonathan Kambskarð-Bennett took on unseasonable Moroccan weather and unfriendly dogs in order to get a glimpse of the vast Sahara Desert on his bike. It wasn’t a simple journey. Words……

Issue 152 Last Word: Start Something

Hannah says just get started. It doesn’t matter where you finish. There\'s more to this story BUT IT\'S A MEMBER-ONLY STORY. JOIN US TO UNLOCK IT AND MORE. Full Member…

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: Borneo Singletrack

Steve helped plant the mountain biking seed in Borneo a decade ago. Visiting again for the first time, he wondered if it had taken root and flourished. Words Steve Chapman……

Singletrack Issue 151: A Clarion Call

Hannah examines the rise of a new type of cycling club: the collective. Words Hannah photography as credited Some of the earliest cycling clubs were formed by people with a……

Singletrack Issue 151 Classic Ride: Pendle Pootle

The STW team ride in the shadow of Lancashire’s Pendle Hill, site of many a 17th century witch trial. However, they didn’t find any witches; just mellow trails and tasty...