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March 2013′s issue of MBR is in the shops now, and comes with a free Muc-Off Expandable Sponge!

Also in the issue you’ll find…

  • The ultimate MBR bucket list – the places to ride and experiences to savour before you reach the big ol’ cakestop in the sky
  • £1,500 trail hardtails on test, featuring the Genesis High Latitude 2×10, Kona Honzo and Whyte 729
  • We pit North vs South in the battle of the trails — but who’ll come out on top?
  • Improve your speed and control as our fundamental skills series continues. This month, we’re looking at everything you need to know to deal with dips and rises in the trail
  • City Limits hits North London, as we uncover the best riding within striking distance of the capital
  • Check out your complete guide to 1x setups and the 1x chainrings to choose
  • Short- and long-sleeve base layers on test, plus Michelin’s Wild Mud tyre, Camelbak’s Volt 13 LR pack and loads more.
  • Not enough? Then check out details of the new trails in and around Afan, the sites where you can buy bikes for half price, how to beat a hangover, bikes put through their paces in hardcore longterm tests and the late Burry Stander remembered.
Mountain bike bucket list

From riding your dream bike (without actually buying it) to why a scar is a rite of passage — it's all in the ultimate mountain bike bucket list

MBR trail swap

Surrey Hills or Hebden Bridge? Only one way to find out... and it could get messy

How to deal with dips and rises in the trail

Our series on mtb fundamentals is designed to fine-tune the techniques of new and experienced riders alike. This month, we're dealing with undulating terrain

Kona Honzo, Genesis High Latitude and Whyte 729 on test

A new generation of hardtails are coming to trails near you, boasting grip, control and — you guessed it — 29in wheels. We put them to the test

How to sprint, how to beat a hangover, how to set up your brakes

Tips, advice and inspiration — it's all part of the Buzz

Norco Revolver 2, Specialized Epic Comp, Trek X-Caliber and more on longterm test

No test can rival our longterm reports for depth, expertise or honesty — and this month, two more bikes join the MBR shed

Routes and rides North London

If you're heading north of the river, these are the places to ride