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Singletrack Magazine Issue 117: In The Beginning

Olly Townsend recounts how his earliest experience of mountain biking could quite easily have been his last… Even though this photo was taken nearly 30 years ago, the emotion conveyed…

Singletrack Magazine Issue 117: Last Word

last word: That time I got mistaken for a bear. Charlie the Bikemonger shares a little too much. Again.  Back in the early days of singlespeeding, after bar ends, but…

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Singletrack Magazine Issue 116: Column – Life Cycle Of A Riding Spot

Antony de Heveningham charts the rise and fall of that secret riding spot in the woods near you. The following is based on a true story, and is a tragedy,…

Singletrack Magazine Issue 115: 100 Years Later

Words Steffi Marth  Photography Nathan Hughes Riding in the footsteps of the Austrian, Italian and Swiss mountain heroes of the First World War. 1915, The Stelvio Pass, Italy. THERE'S MORE…

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Singletrack Magazine Issue 115: Augmentation

The shape of things to come Jason Miles predicts the future of bikes and riders after gorging on too many ginger biscuits and sci-fi films.  Can mountain bikes get any…

Singletrack Magazine Issue 115: Trail Knifes

Words & Photography Chipps For this issue’s look at the non-bike essentials that make us tick, Chipps considers a few non-bike tools that can be essential for improvisation in the…

Singletrack Magazine Issue 115: Just Get Out There

Words & Photography Charlie the Bikemonger Charlie the Bikemonger urges you toward adventure. Even if it’s a sunburned, punctured, dehydrated, drunken, euphoric adventure in Arizona. Especially if it is. This…

Singletrack Magazine Issue 115: Last Word

Mediocrity Words Ian Bailey Ian Bailey has a confession. He wants to tell you something that’s been weighing on his mind. I’m mediocre. There, I’ve said it, that’s a relief;…

Singletrack Magazine Issue 114: Grand Finale

Taking a holiday from being a mountain bike guide, Ian Bailey goes mountain biking in Italy and lets another guide take the strain. He also lets his sense of self-preservation…

Singletrack Magazine issue 114: (Hand) Made In China

Chipps follows the path of an Asian-made bike from concept sketch to mountainside testing. Words and photography Chipps I’ve always wanted to follow the development of a product from first-sketch…

Singletrack Magazine issue 114:The Black Fuel

Words & photography Rob Crayons Last issue, Chipps filled his crystal tumbler and took us through five of his top armchair whiskies. This time we look to Rob Crayons and…

Singletrack Issue 1 – Singleminded

Words by Steve Delacruz Picture by Seb Rogers First published April 2001 Singletrack. There isn’t a single word in a mountain biker’s vocabulary that evokes as many memories or passion…

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Singletrack Issue 1 – Fall Girl

by Myra VanInwegen Mountain biking is risky. Unless you try only the tamest trails and walk even the smallest dropoffs, you will crash. Of course, not all crashes result in…

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Singletrack Issue 1 – Should I stay or should I grow?

There was a Howies advert once with a tag-line that read: “There are more people alive today than have ever died, being alone is going to get harder.” We’d all…

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Singletrack Issue 1 – Dostoyevsky’s Bicycle

By Ben Boney M. Books about bicycling are hard to find. I don’t mean ride guides, maintenance manuals, or ‘how to ’handbooks. I mean good books, books that really capture…