Jamie Darlow

Front Section Editor

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.

New Kona Process 153 CR certainly looks the part; chunky down tube, skinny top tube, raked back suspension link is very visually satisfying.

shimano slx review

The Shimano SLX M7000 groupset looks like a more expensive groupset, and to a certain extent that matches its performance.

There’s slim pickings out there if you want to ride the best mountain bike events – most tickets have been snapped up already. So we’ve scoured the country for late-summer…

zerode taniwha review

With its wide-ratio Pinion gearbox, the Zerode Taniwha enduro rig marries innovation to aesthetics. Superlative suspension, excels on rough terrain.

Love them or loathe them, e-bikes are on the charge: here's how to get the most from your motor and the best out of your battery.