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Singletrack Mountain Bike Magazine Autumn 2001
In this Issue:
Keith Bontrager Interview
Mabie Forest Route Guides
Wet, Wild and Whisky
Cover photo: Red Bull 24hr 2001. By Mark Alker.
Contents photo: SSWC2K, Afan Argoed. By Mark Alker.
Spineline: No spinelines until issue five.
Ramblings from the editor, plus who helped out with issue three.
The White Rim
Possibly the most incredibly beautiful ride on the planet, yet also one of the least technical. Worth it? Tom Snow thinks so and offers words and pictures to back up his argument.
Some shots to inspie you on a grey day from M. Riemer
Keith Bontrager has been influencing mountain bikes for nearly as long as there have been mountain bikes. An exclusive interview by the Singletrack team digs deep.
David Eccles recounts Toad's Wonderful Ride. A light-hearted spot of reading from with the characters from Wind in the Willows.
Ben Boney M* tells us to stop chatting and start riding. *This article contains one reference to football, some nudity and more than its fair share of confused conjecture.
Freeride-lite. Bikes that don't fit happily into standard bike-type classifications:
- Scott G-Zero Strike FX
- Kona Bear Dee-Lux
- Rotwild RFR-03
Long Term Tests
Feedback on a number of components and other kit thats been under test for quite some time. This issue reviews:
- Nokon Gear Cables
- Uvex Boss Helmet
- Shimano M152 Shoes
- Marwi USA NightPro Lights - Elite Pro Model
- Love Groovy-O XC Tyres
- Karrimor Polartec 100 Base Layer
- Sealskinz Mid Light Socks
- Karrimor Rush Lite 15 Rucksack
Steve Thomas heads to Spain in search of cheap, sun-blessed biking and heads to the Andalucian Mountains, unfortunately everything doesn't go to plan.
John Gibson presents some stunning shots from Alaska and Hawaii.
Sophie Sampson responds to Brant Richards interview from Issue 2 in an unusual way.
The all-carbon STP400 from Trek.
Robert Lee recounts his decision to reject work in favour of riding more.
Mabie Forest, Scotland - three routes described as well as crucial information on what services and ammenities are in the area when you arrive:
- Easy 11.3km (7 miles), 1-1.5 hours
- Medium 22.5km (14 miles) , 2-3 hours
- Expert 32.1km (20 miles), 4-5 hours
A final gallery from Ralf Kalchhauser.
Chipps, Ian Osbourne, Alex McNicol and Tim Johnson report on the team experience from Shimano's Sleepless in the Saddle.
Wet, wild and whisky by Ian Marshall. The Scottish Bothy's position as a welcome refuge is investigated with the aid of a few mountain bikers and a dog.
Gordon Stovin uses some local knowledge to reveal some great riding in the West Midlands.
A brief look at the highlights from the magazines daily website over the last few months.
Photos and captions from the Singletrack editorial team.