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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…

Skills with Brendan Fairclough: the World Cup DH racer and all-round showman reveals the insider pro skills that will have you riding faster and crashing less. This month, line choice.


Geometry-adjust bikes: In a world that is increasingly opposed to compromise, we head to BikePark Wales to test three enduro bikes that can change characteristics at the flick of a switch.

Trail Centre Focus: Continuing our mission to bring you the best in manmade single track, we head to Glentress where the Tweedlove Festival and EWS Round Three are happening in May. We ride the best trails on and off the map.

Get the Party Started: Keeping it in the Scottish Borders, we meet the locals of Langholm who are desperate to put their town on the mountain biking map with the Muckletoon festival.

Alexandra the Great: Fabien Barel and Sam Hill head to New Zealand’s undiscovered honeypot of trails in Alexandra. They conquer harsh weather and unforgiving geography to find some of the best trails in the world.

Tested: Rockguardz Rimz wheelset, Chromag Contact pedal, Lomo Ultra Lightweight drybags, Tifosi Elder glasses, Cratoni Alltrack helmet, POC trail jersey, Hutchinson Taipan tyre, Brooks ENgland MT21 multitool, Dianese Drifter short, Cube All Mountain flat pedals, Crankbrothers Sterling long mini pump, Gore Alp-X waterproof, Race Face Next 35 handlebar.

Hydration Packs: An absolute essential for hydration and safety, we test 12 of the best

Service your Hope Pro 2 freehub body: Watch our how to video here

Fairclough line choice spread

Go from slowing to flowing with Brendog’s line choice tips

Glentress spread

‘All about progression’ Glentress is great for learning new skills and honing old ones

Alexandra the Great spread

Alexandra: cowards need not apply