Just for our full members we’ve re-created each of the features from issue 143 here in our online format. You will need to be logged in to your full member account to be able to view these features, many of which contain extra bits, like images that we couldn’t fit in the printed version.

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…

Issue 143 Classic Ride – 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…

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

The Thule Rail 4 hip pack is reviewed as part of our Kit Essentials grouptest from Issue 143 of Singletrack World Price: £89.99Capacity: 4LBladder: Yes (1.5L)From: Freewheel, freewheel.co.ukColours: SlateHoly Toledo…

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…

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Issue 143 Last Word: Clothing Optional

Should Hannah be allowed to make equipment choices, or is the outcome inevitable? Words Hannah I have been here before. That time it resulted in a flight through the air…