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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

Trail centre focus: Afan, south Wales

One of the most important trail centres in the UK, Afan offers a vast mix of groomed and natural trails for a weekend of riding, or a lifetime for the more adventurous.

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Watershed riding, Pennines

A new way to explore High Cup Nick and the Pennines, we make like water and follow the natural run-off and line of least resistance.

Chilcotins, Canada

Picture your ultimate off-road trip of a lifetime and it’ll probably look something like the Chilcotins, Canada: tackling a float plane adventure ride deep in grizzly bear country, complete with loamy trails and epic views.

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Bikes and Gear

Specialized Enduro

We’ve got great expectations for this one, the 2017 Specialized Enduro: Same X-Wing frame but now with 165mm travel, updated geometry and a full-carbon frame.

First rides

Trek’s women-specific Remedy, the Orange Alpine is reborn, Giant brings out the Trance Advanced 0 and B’Twin’s £1,000 full-susser.

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Longtermers

A year’s testing on the Whyte T-130C RS and the scores are in, while the long term testing continues on the Genesis High Latitude hardtail, Orbea Loki 27.5, Nukeproof Scout and Vitus Escarpe 29 VR.

Product testing

RockShox has a new Reverb dropper post out with 170mm travel, SRAM’s new Level brakes, the Smith Rover helmet, plus loads more products rated.

Hydration packs

Eight large-volume hydrations packs tested, for big days in the hills, overnight jaunts and kitchen-sink packing.

Superbike showdown

The ultimate bike test, these money-no-object bikes put us in a world of superlatives: Evil, Santa Cruz, Transition and Intense duke it out in our most expensive bike test ever.

How to

Skills: session a trail

The easiest way to get faster and safer is to practice the tricky stuff: Chris Ball shows you how to rinse and repeat your riding.

How to master drops

Start slow and controlled and you’ll be tackling drops in no time, building speed, distance and style.

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Workshop: stop creaking

Are creaks, groans and graunches ruining your rides? Service your bearings and make your bike whisper quiet

Regulars

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

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