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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…


Trail centre focus: Hopton Woods, Shropshire Shropshire’s best riding spot, Hopton Woods: a trail centre for riders looking for a real challenge, with a blend of man-made features and natural feeling singletrack

Four passes, the lakes Cumbria’s spellbinding landscape is a Tolkienesque blend of the severe and the sublime, with enough hike-a-bike climbs to crack a Yorkshireman



Kona Honzo hardtail Long live the hardtail: Kona releases the Honzo trail bike in a stunning new carbon skin with Gucci spec and a low weight, plus Hei Hei range and new plus bikes revealed
Best £1k hardtails Are you new to mountain biking? Or perhaps you’re a seasoned rider getting a mate into the action? We’ve reviewed the best riding hardtails for £500, £750 and £1,000

First rides Unveiling the Intense ACV: chubby tyres and a carbon frame; plus bikes from Trek, Lapierre and Cotic


Longtermers Months of testing brings out the best and worst in our longterm fleet

Product testing Massive flat pedals from Syntace, Altura’s bibshorts with storage plus loads more gear ridden and rated
Big hit forks 160mm travel forks tested: Four affordable options and four high-end forks: can the Bos Deville rival the RockShox Lyric or Fox 36?
Plus tyre bike test We search for the best Plus-size trail bike, in a head-to-head showdown: the Specialized Stumpjumper 6Fattie FSR Comp Carbon against Scott’s Genius 710 Plus


Olympic mtb strength Nino Schurter, hotly tipped as the next XC Olympic champion, shows us how to get gold medal-fit at home with just a skateboard and a Swiss ball


Jump with style There’s no trick to jumping, anyone can go big and stay safe with the proper technique… and a lot of practice

Workshop: BOTTOM BRACKET Improve your pedal power and eliminate creaking with a bottom bracket service

Big Pictures


Real-world riding

Born-again rider


Reader photos

Ride guide



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