The new issue of MBR is in the shops from Wednesday 14 November — and if you haven’t taken advantage of this month’s awesome subscription offer, here’s why you need to get down to the shops…

  • Beat the cold with a FREE pair of winter woolly gloves
  • It’s time to reveal our Bike of the Year 2012. Eight finalists are in the running: Charge Cooker Hi, Specialized Camber Expert 26, Norco Sight 2, Canyon Nerve AM8.0 X, Specialized SJ FSR Evo Comp, Giant Trance X4, Norco Shinobi 1 and Scott Scale 29 Comp, all picked from a solid year of hard riding on the trails
  • We return to The Lakes’ infamous Warnscale Pass — steep, rocky and treacherous — to see if modern trail bikes can tame this beast and make the unrideable, rideable
  • The biggest trends of 2013 explained. SRAM XX1, hardcore hardtail 29ers, electronic suspension and more: we sort the revolutionary new advances from the passing fads
  • Ultimate lights test: summer never really happened, but you can be sure winter will make its presence felt. Get the most of it with night riding: we’ve put 15 lights to the test to get you rolling
  • Canyon gaps, 60ft hucks and style to make James Bond feel shabby — it could only be the Red Bull Rampage from Utah. We let the pictures do the talking
  • Escape the rat race with riding on Glasgow’s city limits, three great locations and a free route map you can follow too
  • PLUS How to freshen up your shock, four free pullout route maps, expert advice on how to conquer steep corners, caged clipless pedals group test, first rides on Giant’s new Trance X 29 and Yeti’s SB95 29er, plus loads more

Bike of the Year: Norco's Shinobi 1 and Scott's Scale in the running

Lakes riding at its raw and untamed best, at Warnscale Pass

Making sense of the hottest new developments for 2013 and the technology you won't want to miss

Let there be lights: we test 15 shiners to suit every budget and help you make the most of winter

The story of the Redbull Rampage in pictures. Here, Cam McCaul sends the 60ft Canyon Gap. Yes, 60 feet

The UK's cities are a maze of hidden riding spots — Glasgow reveals all in our City Limits feature

Yeti moves into the big wheel scene with the all-new SB95: boring name, exciting bike