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The latest issue of MBR is out now, packed full of inspiring ideas and route maps to help you find new places to get out and ride.

What about the magazine itself? Here’s a taste of what you’ll find inside…

Features

50 Best Trails in Britain

From old classic to newly discovered nuggets of gnarl, this is mbr’s definitive guide to Britain’s finest trails.

Happy birthday to us!

It’s our 20-year anniversary this month, so we look back at the (mostly) highs and (some) lows of mbr, from the early days of drinking and dressing up to the more useful modern era of testing and riding.

Bikepacking essentials

Want to escape from the world on your mountain bike? Then you’ll be needing this.

Bikes and gear

YT Industries Jeffsy AL One

YT Industries’ acclaimed 29er gets a smaller-wheeled stablemate that burns bright on the trails.

First rides

The Cannondale Moterra 1 e-bike and the B’Twin Rocksrider 920 SE.

Longtermers

Charlie’s Commencal Meta TR V4.2 Origin, Roo’s Mojo/Nicolai G13, Dave’s Trek Fuel EX 8 Plus, Jamie’s Transition Smuggler 4, Danny’s Nukeproof Mega 290 Pro and Jason’s Specialized Enduro Comp 650B.

Product testing

Only What’s Necessary FR-01 shoes, Mavic Claw Pro XL tyre, Race Face Turbine R stem, Industry Nine Torch Enduro wheelset, Crank Bros F-15 Multi Tool, DMR Wingbar 35 handlebar, DMR Defy stem and the Bontrager Quantum MIPS helmet.

140mm-travel suspension forks group test

The latest trail forks are bristling with features and packed with performance. We’ve tested five of the best.

Routes

50 Best Trails in Britain

From old classic to newly discovered nuggets of gnarl, this is mbr’s definitive guide to Britain’s finest trails.

  • Details of fifty(!) classic routes that you need to ride.

Pull-out routes

  • Quantock Hills, Somerset
  • Long Scar, Yorkshire Dales
  • Hawkshead & Grizedale, Lake District
  • Beinn Fhada, Scotland

Skills and technique

Style it up

Looking good on a bike comes naturally to the fortunate few, but can be earned by the many. Here’s how to inject grace and fluidity into your riding.

How to lubricate your Shimano pedal bearings

Keep your flats or SPD pedals spinning with our quick and easy lubing guide.

Worlkshop: Fox 36 lower leg service

Drain and replace the oil to protect your forks for the long haul.

Regulars

  • Big Pictures
  • Buzz
  • Real-world riding
  • Born-again rider
  • Mailbox
  • Reader photos
  • Ride guide
  • Afterimage

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