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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…


Trail centre focus: Eastridge

For three decades Shropshire’s Eastridge Woods has been the venue for more legendary races than you can shake a stick at. Enduro racing? Tick. Technical trails to play on? Yep. The future of mountain biking? It’s got it covered.

Austrian singletrack: kids go free

The do-it-all mountians: Austria’s North Tyrolean range really can entertain mountain bikers in search of gravity riding, families in search of good, clean fun and journalists in search of beer, sausages and kartoffeln.

Bikes and gear

Specialized Camber Comp 29

One of mbr’s favourite short-travel trail rippers, the Camber receives a few subtle tweaks for 2017.

First rides

Giant Reign Advanced 0 and the Orange Four RS.


Dave’s Trek Fuel EX 8 Plus, Jamie’s Transition Smuggler 4, Danny’s Nukeproof Mega 290 Pro, Jason’s Specialized Enduro Comp 650B and Roo’s Mojo/Nicolai G13.

Product testing

Fox Transfer Factory dropper post, Shimano ME7 SPD shoes, 7Mesh Revo Gore-Tex shorts, 7Mesh Revelation jacket and Upper Downs Neo jacket.

Trail tools group test

Light enough to put in your pack and carry all day, useful enough to fix a multitude of sins if your bike breaks – we test 16 multi-tools.

Bike test: Hardcore hardtails

If you thought the humble hardtail couldn’t get any more potent, this quartet of Britsh-born trail terrors will blow you away with their modern geometry and lust for fun.


Urban fringe adventures

Because it’s not always necessary to join the traffic jams to enjoy a good ride in.

  • Godstone, Surrey
  • Pentland Hills, Scotland
  • Bingley Bash, Yorkshire
  • Goyt Valley, Peak District

Pull-out routes

  • Gypsy Glen, Scottish Borders
  • Three Hundreds Loop, Chiltern Hills
  • Crug Mawr, Black Mountains
  • Dark Peak Classic, Peak District

Skills and technique

Get back up

The weather may be dismal but the future will look bright if you use the winter to plan and set new goals.

Jump with style

Finesse your aerial skills to look like a pro by following Sam Reynolds’ top tips.

Six things to do before every ride

Set your pre-ride routine to make the most of your precious time on the bike.

How to adjust your Maxle

Your lever should point up the fork or straight back, and have enough bite to cause a light imprint on your palm as you close it. Here’s how to set it right.

Workshop: RockShox Monarch Plus Debonair can service

A relatively simple job that will keep your RockShox Monarch Plus fit for a king; and save you a wedge of cash in repair bills.


  • Big Pictures
  • Buzz
  • Real-world riding
  • Born-again rider
  • Mailbox
  • Reader photos
  • Ride guide
  • Afterimage

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