Author: Mark Alker

Mark Alker

Singletrack Publisher

What Mark doesn’t know about social media isn’t worth knowing and his ability to balance “The Stack” is bested only by his agility on a snowboard. Graphs are what gets his engine revving, at least they would if his car wasn’t electric, and data is what you’ll find him pouring over in the office. Mark enjoys good whisky, sci-fi and the latest Apple gadget, he is also the best boss in the world (Yes, he is paying me to write this).

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The Land Run 100

“This weather must be just like riding in the UK right now… ” Race day of Land Run 100 and the fair weather of the previous day has overnight been…

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Rated: Islabikes Luath 700

Words by Jeff Lockwood and Kaya Lockwood Photos by Jeff Lockwood. £549/$699 Size Tested: small Weight: 10.69kg Islabikes.co.uk While cyclocross development programs for kids are starting to emerge (such as…

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Rated: Specialized Diverge 2015

Words and Photos by Whit Yost. £5,500/€7,700/$8,500 Size Tested: 56cm Weight: 8.25KG www.specialized.com While it’s been marketed as a quit-your-day-job-and-go-ride-around-the-Spanish-countryside kind of bike, the Specialized Diverge is actually aimed at…

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Rated: Kona Private Jake

Words and photos by Mark Alker. Price: £1,499/€1,799/$1,999 weight: 9.84KG size tested: 53 konaworld.com   Kona tends to make bikes that have unique characteristics. They manufacture the usual range of…

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Pro Profile: Helen Wyman

Words by Christine Vardaros. Photos by Stefan Wyman. First published in Grit.cx Issue 1: October 2014 WHO IS HELEN? Over the last decade, Helen Wyman has steadily made her way…

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True Grit

By Hurl Everstone. Illustration by leDav. First published in Grit.cx Issue 1: October 2014 The air is so god damn arctic cold it hurts when you breathe, so you try…