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…
Trail centre focus: Cannock Chase, midlands Cannock Chase is one of the easiest of UK trail centres to reach, and you’ll be pleased to hear that convenient doesn’t automatically mean crap. We head to the Midlands for the sheer variety of trails at Cannock, that let you do whatever kind of riding you like: from XC to DH on well signposted trails or, with a keen nose, some off-piste sections too.
Alice springs, Australia In the heart of the Aussie outback, Alice Springs has a young and vibrant riding scene, spectacular cloud-free weather and hundreds of kilometres of blurry singletrack: We’d happily head for a life sentence but have to settle for a week’s dusty riding
BIKES & GEAR
Hardtail of the Year The biggest test of 2016: 18 hardtails from just £500 ridden and rated:
from Scott, Trek, Canyon, Whyte, Ragley and more
Hope HB.211 Bike Hope Tech, masters in modern component machining, builds its first ever bike… and it’s from carbon fibre!
First Ride The Eagle has landed with SRAM’s 12 speed single-ring drivetrain, and YT’s brilliant new Jeffsy 29er ridden
Longtermers JD’s new Nukeproof hardtail joins the fleet and James converts his BMC to a single-ring drivetrain
Product testing Easton Haven dropper post, Novatec Diablo wheels, Schwalbe Nobby Nic Plus tyres and more reviewed
Clipless pedals The best clipless pedals tested: to help you develop more power, stay better connected with the bike and reduce pedal strikes
Hardtail skills How to get the most out of your hardtail, from riding tips like running clipless pedals, to tyre choice, and even where to ride
Think yourself faster Working on your mental strength is just as valuable as working on your skills: here’s how to use your head with Dirt School to ride faster and learn from your mistakes
Single-ring setup The workshop: Get crisp, precise shifting through your single-ring drivetrain