Jamie Darlow

Jamie Darlow

Writer and tester for mbr magazine. Jamie writes features for the magazine, and tests everything from helmets to tyres. He also edits the exciting new front section of mbr, The Buzz, and contributes to the website. Lives in the South Downs, loves all-day rides.

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Santa Cruz Bronson has borrowed the Nomad’s new suspension layout, grown fatter wheels and longer geometry. Can it retain its Best Ever Trail Bike status?

Starling Murmur Factory 29 is made from Reynolds 853 tubing, TIG welded in Taiwan, delivering 140mm travel through its single pivot suspension.

We’ve probably all suffered from scallywags stealing bikes, or know someone who has, so now it’s time to take back control and defend your ride.

Whether you ride flat pedals or clipless, you need a good shoe to deliver power through the pedals. Here’s our pick of the best mountain bike shoes for sale today…

Next year brings the promise of brand-new trails, events, demos and getaways. Start filling up your calendar now with the best new places to ride in 2018.

Only What’s Necessary

The Only What’s Necessary FR-01 is a shoe like no other, totally original in design and build quality. Visually it’s funky looking, but does it perform?

swinley forest

An hour from London there’s a maze of trails that’ll make your head spin. Here's mbr ride guide to the Swinley Forest trail centre or sorts.

bird aeris

The Bird Aeris 145 is an enduro machine with 145mm travel with modern geometry and sizing. This is a big, slack bike for tall as well as short riders.

penmachno

There are no facilities. It’s totally different to the other stuff around it. Visitors are sparse. These are all great reasons to ride Penmachno.

Dan Atherton’s Dyfi Bike Park might never open to the public, its perfectly sculpted berms, tabletops and gap jumps reserved for pros as a training ground.