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…
Island hopping, Croatia The ultimate European road trip, we cruise the Med, dabble in the azure-blue waters and dive headfirst into oceans of endless singletrack.
Secret Singletrack Trails you’ve never heard of, from Hograh in Yorkshire to Bontddu (told you!)
Trail centre focus: Drumlanrig, Scotland Done all 7 Stanes? Try the natural feeling, rooty Border trails of Drumlanrig
Solo riding, Pennines The pleasures and pitfalls of riding solo: does the joy of a peaceful, faff-free ride outweigh the beer-with-mates experience at the end?
BIKES & GEAR
Unno Carbon Bikes New Spanish bike builder Unno unveils its range of Gucci bikes
Bespoked bikes The weird and wonderful world of handmade bikes: Cotic’s new steel enduro, BTR’s hack bike and more
£2.5k carbon vitus Vitus weaves low cost and high performance into the new Sommet
First rides The Orange P7 is back, with modern geometry, plus Canyon’s Sender downhill bike, the Norco Optic and SRAM’s world-first e-bike drivetrain
Shimano di2 review A year’s testing on Shimano’s innovative electric-shifting groupset and the verdict is in, plus reviews of Altura’s Tech bibshorts, Gamut chain device, 100% eyewear, and more
Lumbar packs Take the weight off your back with a lumbar hydration pack: eight tested
Longtermers Genesis’s High Latitude steel hardtail joins the longterm test fleet
Titans bike test The two best-value, best-riding enduro bikes go head-to-head: YT’s Capra versus the Canyon Strive
Trials skills part 1 Practise the slow-speed balance and pinpoint judgement that trials demands and you’ll improve your regular riding skills too
Rail every corner Cornering is the most important skill you’ll ever learn on a bike — we show you how to keep your speed and control, every time
Workshop: internal cables Internal cable routing is a godsend for your bike’s clean lines, but the work of the devil to install: make it easy with the Park IR-1 tool