The latest issue of MBR is out now, packed full of inspiring ideas and routes 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…
On the cover
Danny Milner and James Bracey enjoying some Swiss bliss in the Saint Luc bike park Photographer: Roo Fowler
Best of British
Orange Bikes has been welding aluminium into single-pivot suspension bikes in a gritty west Yorkshire valley for well over two decades now, so what keeps its outwardly similar Five still relevant after all these years?
We take three dream bikes out to Switzerland’s Valais canton in order to sample just a fraction of the 37,000 miles of epic singletrack on offer. Find out how you can follow in our tracks.
We loved the Yeti SB150, so the shorter travel, lighter SB130 should raise the fun bar even higher, right? Fresh to the trails is the new Specialized Fuse; a totally new trail hardtail, and we check out the new Orange Alpine and the updated Merida eOne-Sixty e-bike.
It’s hello to PB’s brand new Norco Sight C e-bike and goodbye to Roo’s GT Sensor Carbon Elite. Meanwhile, Laura and Ben are rapidly approaching their respective D-days; the Megavalanche for Ben and the EWS in Whistler for Laura.
Coil-sprung forks are making a comeback. Does the added weight of the Cane Creek Helm coil pale into insignificance compared to the improved performance? We find out. Also, Unparallel is spoiling for a fight with the mighty Five Ten with its Dust Up shoe and we check out the e-bike specific Canyon SD:ON saddle.
The dropper post has revolutionised mountain biking, but there are now so many options on the market it’s hard to know where to start. We sort the uppers from the downers in this comprehensive group test.
E-bikes are pushing the boundaries of pricing into the stratosphere with models well over ten grand hitting the market. But at the other end of the spectrum there are some real high-performance bikes that don’t cost the (rare) earth.
Bikes in this issue
Canyon Neuron:ON 7.0
Giant Trance E +3 Pro
GT Sensor Carbon Elite
GT Force Carbon Pro
Orange Alpine 6 Factory
Merida eOne-Sixty 10K
Nukeproof Mega 290 Pro
Norco Sight C NX12 VLT
Radon Slide Trail 10.0
Rocky Mountain Altitude Alloy 50
Specialized Fuse Comp
Vitus Sentier 27 VRS
Vitus Sommet 27 CRX
Whyte E-150 RS
Fit and fast
Top tips to get back up to speed in less time after an injury.
Master the manual
It might seem like an irrelevant trick for show-offs, but the manual is at the root of many fundamental MTB skills. Here’s how to keep that front wheel airborne.
Joel Anderson with an image that shows just how little you need to have fun and get creative on a mountain bike.
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