Choosing a Singletrack Magazine cover image is a very lengthly process that the staff often struggle to agree on. Amanda likes landscapes, Chipps has an eye for good lighting and body position, Hannah likes to consider the colour palette, Mark is best at looking at the bigger picture and how it will look on the shelf… So what do we do when we pull our magazine out of the newsstand and make it subscriber only? During a lockdown when we can’t commission people to go out and get rad? We’ll tell you what we do:
That’s all you’re getting for now. This cover has been weeks in the making, it’s one pencil sharpening away from being complete and it is AMAZING.
Singletrack Issue 100 – Jo Burt
It will come with no surprise that issue 100 sold out, much like many of our recent issues, and given that our upcoming one has an illustrator that hasn’t done a magazine cover before but has spent a length of time in our forum, we don’t expect to have any spares of issue 131.
Apart from that cover, what’s coming your way? Here’s a taste of where we can transport your imagination.
If lockdown has given you itchy feet, maybe a van conversion project seems like a good idea, so you can drive over the hills and far away when we’re set free. Or maybe you’ll read this and think that your semi in suburbia is the perfect place to be.
Classic Ride – Todmorden
Sticking to the ‘ride local’ requirements of lockdown, we bring you a tour from Todmorden, home of Singletrack, which we hope you’ll consider visiting once you can travel again.
Mud vs Rock
After a recent relocation, James Vincent tries to figure out why he struggles to expand his repertoire from rock god to master of mud.
A History Of Fat Bikes
Desert and snow essential? Over-hyped fad, or all-round fun machine? Die hard fan, Sanny, looks at where the fat bike went right and when and whether it all went wrong.
Bike Test – Lockdown Bikes
What are we riding, or dreaming about riding, during lockdown? We bring you a peek at the broad spectrum of bikes that are keeping our staff sane.
Pete’s Pros – Ben Cathro
Is he a coach? A racer? A YouTube star, or an influencer? Or just a nice guy? Pete Scullion heads to the woods with Ben Cathro to find out.
Hans Rey – Tasmania
It’s a long way to go for a bike ride, but scenery akin to Jurassic world might just make it worth it. Hans Rey goes to check out this fragile environment.
Chipps goes to Mexico, where he tries to find flow between the spikes, and discovers an oasis of ecological tourism – and internet detox.
Do You Catch My Drift: Gnar
Barney Marsh continues his exploration of the language of mountain biking. This issue, he delves into the origins and meaning of ‘gnar’.
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