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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…

Bike of the year: We’ve tested scores of bikes in 2014, from hardtails to trail bikes, but only eight were good enough to make it into the Bike of the Year shortlist. Find out which took the ultimate crown as review the best of the best. Includes the Canyon Nerve Al, Voodoo Bizango, YT Industries Capra and Specialized Stumpjumper

Yorkshire. The biggest county in Britain is synonymous with amazing riding, from big moorland rides to tight and nadgery forest singletrack. We head to Hebden Bridge to see if the west really is the best in Yorkshire

Dropper posts have fast become a must-have accessory, letting you shift your saddle at the flick of a switch. They’ve traditionally cost a small fortune but now a new breed of price-conscious posts has appeared, from as little as £105. We’ve tested the six most promising to seek out the bargains

Sort your technique: we’ve all got skills that could do with freshening up and sharpening — take the mbr basic skills troubleshooting course and ride faster and cleaner

1st ride

Intense Tracer T275, On-One Lurcher Carbon 29, GT Helion Team, Nukeproof Mega TR Pro, B’Twin Rockrider Big 8, and the Rose Granite Chief first rides

The best eight bikes from 2014, tested to find the best of the best: Canyon Grand Canyon Al 5.9W, Canton Nerve Al 6.0, Specialized Camber Comp Evo, Specialized Stumpjumper FSR Comp Evo, Vitus Sentier 275VR, Voodoo Bizango 29, Whyte 905 and YT Industries Capra Pro

buzz gear

How to ride stronger and for longer, with tips from the tarmac, plus routes, inspiration, gear and new riders’ help


In search of Yorkshire's finest riding, we've got a hidden loop around Hebden Bridge

In search of Yorkshire’s finest riding, we’ve got a hidden loop around Hebden Bridge

Forget paying £300 for a dropper post, we've tested six for under £200

Forget paying £300 for a dropper post, we’ve tested six for under £200


The North of England is oft overlooked, we scope out the best riding close to the Scottish border


Service your headset with our simple how-to guide