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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: Flyup 417 Project

On the outskirts of Gloucester lies the Flyup 417 Project, the UK’s largest privately owned bike park and a true labour of love.


Rough with the smooth

Farmer John’s Bike Park, near Manchester, is surrounded by nature’s finest trails. Where better to combine the raw with the cooked, then?


Bikes and Gear

Orange Strange Five 29

Meet Orange’s newest trail bike, a 29in wheel Five-a-like with 135mm travel.

First rides

Specialized Enduro S-Works 29/6Fattie, womens specific Vitus Sentier L, NS Snabb E Carbon, and Stif Morf XT.



FInal verdict on Danny’s Orbea Loki 27+ H30, Dave’s Trek Fuel EX 8 Plus, Jamie’s Transition Smuggler 4, Benji’s Vitus Escarpe 29 VR, Charlie’s Genesis High Latitude and Jamie’s Nukeproof Scout 290 Comp.

Product testing

Cane Creek DB Coil CS rear shock, Sombrio Highline shorts, Lezyne Digital Pressure Over Drive floor pump, E13 TRS tyre, PRO Koryakl stem, FSA Gravity Adjustable seatpost, Aqua2Go Pro pressure washer, Specialized Boomslang flat pedals and Scott Airstrike 22 backpack.

Lights group test

Night riding will brighten your winter if you take the right lights – here are 18 sets ridden and rated.


Bike of the Year 2016

It’s not often we score a bike a perfect 10, so when we do, you can be sure it’s something rather special. With eight bikes achieving such such kudos this year, it’s time we chose our standout ride of the past 12 months.


How to

Make your bike winter-ready

With a few east steps, you can make riding in the cold and wet fun again.

Skills: Ride faster without pedalling

Coasting and pumping can actually be faster than turning the cranks.

Ride don’t slide

How to find grip and master wet roots and slippery trails while all around you are flailing.


Workshop: Tubeless tyre set-up

Ditch your inner tubes for good and get acquainted with liquid latex.


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


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