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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…

Classic Ride 143 – 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…

Review: Deuter Pulse 3 Hip Pack

The Deuter Pulse 3 hip pack is reviewed as part of our Kit Essentials grouptest from Issue 143 of Singletrack World Price: £50.00 Capacity: 5LBladder: 1.5L (not included)From: Deuter GB,…

Review: Patagonia Ultralight Black Hole Mini Hip Pack

The Patagonia Ultralight Black Hole Mini hip pack is reviewed as part of our Kit Essentials grouptest from Issue 143 of Singletrack World Price: £25.00Capacity: 1LBladder: NoFrom: Patagonia, eu.patagonia.comColours: Borealis…

Review: PNW Rover Hip Pack

The PNW Rover hip pack is reviewed as part of our Kit Essentials grouptest from Issue 143 of Singletrack World Price: £52.00 (before shipping & duty to UK)Capacity: 2.7L Bladder:…

Review: Polaris Aquanought Waterproof Hip Pack

The Polaris Aquanought Waterproof hip pack is reviewed as part of our Kit Essentials grouptest from Issue 143 of Singletrack World Price: £47.99Capacity: 3LBladder: NoFrom: Polaris, polaris-bikewear.co.ukColours: Black & GreenIf…

Review: Rapha Trail Hip Pack

The Rapha Trail hip pack is reviewed as part of our Kit Essentials grouptest from Issue 143 of Singletrack World Price: £60.00Capacity: 3LBladder: NoFrom: Rapha, rapha.ccColours: Old Gold, Black, Green,…

Review: Thule Rail 4 Hip Pack

This product was selected for our Editors’ Choice Awards 2022, as published in Singletrack Magazine Issue 146 Benji: “This Rail 4L from Thule was the first bumbag that I didn’t…

Issue 143 Hans Rey: Lasting Legacies

Hans Rey learns from new hotshots and old legends to work out his place in mountain biking’s legacy. Words & Photography Carmen Freeman-Rey Looking back on life can be a…

Issue 143: Things that are important on a bike, in order.

Benji is here to persuade you not to spend lots of money, except where you should. Words: Benji This feature is intended to be a helpful guide – or reminder…

Issue 143: Lost In Time

A few rolls of lost camera film bring back memories of older times. Words & Photography Chipps The fading art of the analogue photograph was always a wonder to me. I can…