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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…


Killer Loop

Brecon Beacons
Steep, rugged Welsh hillsides form the setting for this month’s Killer Loop, as we take on Y Das in the Black Mountains. Follow our route and you could be in with a shout of winning some SRAM Code RSC brakes and a Truvativ bar and stem

Coast to Coast

A classic old-school rite of passage, Rachael Walker and Julia Hobson take on the Coast to Coast: traversing the Howgill Fells, the Lakes, Yorkshire Dales and North York Moors proves just as challenging as any long-distance trail overseas

Bikes & Gear

Buzz: Fox Float DPX2

First look at the new Fox shock that marries the sleek, streamlined body of the DPS shock with the wide range adjustment and control of the X2 damper

First Rides

Scott’s new Genius gets a radical overhaul plus first rides on the Specialized Rockhopper Comp, Whyte S-150 C Works and the new Trek Powerfly


Introducing the Calibre Bossnut V2, and updates on the Commençal Meta TR V4.2 Origin, Mojo/Nicolai G13, Nukeproof Mega 290 Pro, Ragley Mmmbop, Specialized Enduro Comp 650B


New stuff ridden and rated: BikeYoke Revive 160mm dropper post, kneepads from TSG, Uberbike’s Floating Rotor, Mavic XA Pro carbon wheels, Nukeproof’s Horizon Cro-Mo Trail pedals, the Chromag BZA 35 stem, and loads more

Tested: carbon cranks

Want to lighten the load on your bike and gain stiffness too? Try a carbon crankset: we review Praxis, Truvativ and Race Face

Tested:storage shorts

Liner shorts to let you stash your packages and essential ride gear (warning: contains graphic images)

Bike test: Summer dream machines

Forget model years, the new trend is to release new bikes as and when they’re ready to shred. We’ve got three such beasts, all with 27.5in wheels, 160mm travel and progressive geometry: the YT Jeffsy CF Pro, DMR Sled and Identiti Mettle

How to

Buzz: trail centre skill

Man-made trails are often packed with berms, features and tabletops — learn how to master them and you’ll tame any trail centre

Skills: Rail every corner

From flat, washed-out corners to lovely bermed turns, Dirt School shows you how to pump and rail every turn

Workshop: Extend your chain’s life

Look after your chain and it’ll last years, making it less likely to snap and ditch you at the side of the trail. Here’s how to check, clean and lube it


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