Trail hardtails on test in January’s MBR!

MBR January 2014 Mountain Bike Rider magazine

Plus your guide to one of the Lake District’s greatest rides, winter jackets on test, how to tackle technical climbs and loads more

Mavic Notch clothing range expands with input from top enduro racers

Fabien Barel airing his new Mavic Notch clothing

Top riders Fabien Barel, Jerome Clementz and Anne-Caroline Chausson have been hard at work improving the French wheel experts’ trail kit

Mavic Stratos H20 jacket £270

Mavic’s Stratos H2O jacket uses something different from the usual Gore-Tex — Cocona Xcelerator fabric. We find out whether it’s as breathable and as waterproof.

Tested: Berghaus Paclite jacket £150

Get set for winter with this lightweight waterproof from Berghaus