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…
Fife behind bars
Great singletrack doesn’t often occur right by the sea, but the Fife Coastal Path has it by the mile. We this wild trail armed with nothing but a credit card and a sense of adventure.
Killer Loop, Ladybower
Nearly 20 miles of classic Peaks riding, complete with rocky, jumbly descents on ribbons of swoopy singletrack. What could be better? How about finding the bottle we’ve hidden for our Killer Loop competition? This month the finder wins a RockShox Pike fork!
Bikes and gear
The Cannondale Trigger Carbon 1 looks fast and agile; Forme’s Lathkill LTD feels dependable and fun and the Zerode Taniwha excels on descents.
Commençal Meta TR V4.2 Origin, Mojo/Nicolai G13, Nukeproof Mega 290 Pro, Ragley Mmmbop, Specialized Enduro Comp 650B and Trek Fuel EX Plus all on longterm test.
New stuff ridden and rated: Giro Switchblade full-face, kneepads from Shimano, new budget Pro Koryak dropper, and loads more.
Group test: jerseys and shorts
The uniform of the mountain bike. We test the best on the market.
Bike test: Short travel 29ers
Short-travel 29ers suit UK conditions down to the ground; they’re fast rolling, light and bags of fun. We’ve got four bikes on test, from Trek, Kona, Norco and Specialized.
Summer crowd busters
The best way to get away from the hordes is on your bike, so pack for the mountains and tackle something big and remote.
- Bowderdale, Howgill Fells
- Berwyn Hills, North Wales
- Break For The Border, Cheviot Hills
- Glen Tilt, Scotland
Pull out routes
- Ladybower Loop, Peak District
- Hunter’s Path, Dartmoor
- Dunnerdale Fells, Lake District
- Jacob’s Ladder, Peak District
Skills and technique
Become a master of flight
Chocks away! Our skills session this month focuses on the fine art of becoming airborne, and how to maintain a safe cruising altitude.
Power up your e-biking
Love them or hate them, e-bikes are on the charge: here’s how to get the most from your motor and the best out of your battery.
Beat the heat
How to keep riding when it’s hot, dry and dusty.
The ultimate Scottish roadtrip
Escape the urban rat race with our ultimate summer roadtrip: where to ride, what to eat and which single malt to sip.
How to sort your controls
The golden rules of perfect cockpit set-up.
How to remove your shock
Servicing your suspension? Fitting offset bushings? Here’s how to extract your shock without doing any damage.
Workshop: How to fit a new suspension fork
Ensure a perfectly cut and fitted fork with our step-by-step guide.
- Big Pictures
- Real-world riding
- Born-again rider
- Reader photos
- Ride guide