MBR December 2011 issue

MBR December 2011 issue

What’s in the latest issue of MBR?

  • UCI gets involved in enduro racing. Will we see an Enduro World Championships in 2013?
  • Controversial Glentress Peel visitor centre gets an mbr visit.
  • New for 2012: SRAM’s Rise wheels
  • New for 2012: Kona Entourage and Tanuki
  • New for 2012: We speculate about a new Shimano XTR downhill specific groupset
  • New for 2012: Commencal’s stunning looking Meta SL
  • Tested: Straitline AMP pedals, 661 Recon Wired helmet, Crank Bros Descender pack, Sombrio X-Float shoes, Specialized Vice helmet, 661 Evo Pressure sui, softshell head2head and Continental Der Kaiser tyre
  • The 63rd way to improve your ride as proposed by you, the readers
  • Interview with an illegal trail-builder. Burn him or hail him a hero?
  • Trail of the Year 2011. The best trails ridden this year, as nominated by the mbr staff and you, the readers.
  • A Race for Mad Men; Trans-Provence. Racing against multiple World Champions on hair-raising trails from the Alps to the Med.
  • Best of British Trail Centres: Glentress
  • Bike Test: £1000 29er hardtails. Everyone’s talking about 29ers, even us, particularly when big wheelers are dominating the hardtail market at the £1k price-point. We test the Cannondale Trail SL 29’er, Charge Cooker Hi and Specialized Carve Comp
  • Grouptest: 12 sets of lights go under the spotlight
  • Grouptest: 5 mini-floor pumps tested
  • 4 free pull-out routes: Quantocks, Clwydian Hills, Mid-Wales and Lake District
  • Skills: night-riding skills and linking corners
  • Workshop: New Shimano brake bleed

September issue out Wednesday November 16 until December 13

Kona 2012 Entourage

Back in the game: Kona 2012


Commencal Meta SL

Commencal's new Meta platform expands


Product tested section December 2011

A slew of new products put through the grinder


Which trail claims our Trail of the Year crown for 2011?

Which trail claims our Trail of the Year crown for 2011?


Racing the Trans-Provence

Racing the Trans-Provence