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…
Review of the year
The best bikes, the hottest kit and the most exciting places to ride of 2016.
Racing mountain bikes has got pretty serious in recent years, but some enduro races are kicking back and re-introducing fun and camaraderie (heaven forbid!). In this two-parter we sample two: heading first to the Ard Moors in Yorkshire, the Ard Rock enduro’s offshoot, grass roots race. And thence to The Ex in Exmoor, that feeds its competitors on a diet of scrumptious singletrack and moreish cake.
Trail centre focus: Laggan W0lftrax
It may be tucked away in a remote corner of the Highlands, but with a new cafe and top-notch enduro trails, Laggan Wolftrax is worth the journey once more.
Bikes and gear
Rocky Mountain Slayer 770MSL
Rocky Mountain’s latest Slayer eats trails for tea and cleanses its palate with boulders and rubble.
Cannondale Bad Habit 1 and Intense Primer Factory Pro.
Jason’s Specialized Enduro Comp 650B, Jamie’s Transition Smuggler 4, Dave’s Trek Fuel EX 8 Plus, Jamie’s Nukeproof Scout 290 Comp, Charlies’ Genesis High Latitiude.
Crank Brothers Highline dropper post, Altura Attack One80 shorts, Airwave Airblast Tubeless Floor Pump, Pacenti PDent handlebar and stem, 7IDP M2 helmet, Rex Low Friction chain lube, Continental Der Kaiser Projekt Protection tyre, Specialized Body Geometry SL footbeds, Altura Thermacool base layer, 7IDP Transition gloves.
Waterproof jackets group test
We stare down the seasonal showers with our pick of some of the best lightweight and heavy-duty waterproof jackets.
£1,200 Plus hardtails
Plus-size tyres are injecting new life into the humble hardtails. We put four of the latest models to the test: Cannondale Beast of the East 3, Marin Pine Mountain 1, Scott Scale 730 Plus and Specialized Fuse Comp 6Fattie.
5 ways to get your kids rolling on real bikes
Prepare your tots for the trails with one of these five scaled-down rides.
Skills: night vision
Ex-RAF pilot, Tom Nash, reveals the techniques that will allow you to see the light and embrace the night.
Workshop: How to install a disc brake
Sometimes new disc brakes require a hose trim while setting up – here’s how.
- Big Pictures
- Real-world riding
- Born-again rider
- Reader photos
- Ride guide