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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: Queen Elizabeth Country Park, Hampshire
Think the South Downs is just fire road trails and long-distance schleps? Think again: QECP has tight singletrack forest trails, steep descents and now a thriving enduro scene…
In search of Scotland’s steepest trail, we head into the Highlands and find razor edge riding that’ll push you to the limits of what’s really sensible on two wheels…
Hans ‘No Way’ Rey witnesses the transformation of a Tasmanian backwater into a mountain bike mecca — expect dust, devils and even some back-wheel hops.
Bikes and gear
The Bowie bike
If David Bowie had been a mountain biker, this would have been his ride: meet the custom paintjob honouring The Thin White Duke
Check out Vitus’s carbon-fibre enduro bike for just £2.5k, plus first rides on the Whyte 801 hardtail ripper, Kona’s new carbon Hei Hei, the Lapierre Overvolt e-bike and Scott Spark with Plus tyres
It’s results day for Dave’s Specialized’s Stumpjumper FSR Comp 6Fattie: do Plus size tyres complement or hinder the venerable Stumpy?
Reviewed: Hope Spiderless Crankset, Osprey Viper pack, DT Swiss rims, Shimano AM5 shoe, Burgtec Penthouse flat pedal, Gore Power Trail shorts, Bontrager Lithos helmet and loads more!
Do-it-all trail tyres: what’s the best all rounder for front and rear use? We find out, pitting Maxxis, Schwalbe, and the best of the rest.
Pedal-assist e-bikes are here to stay, so it’s time to find out whether Spesh, Trek or Giant makes the best, and whose electric motor carries the most oomph and control…
Learn from roadies
From training to nutrition, goal-setting to bike care, here are the best roadie skills.
Skills: techy climbs
How to conquer tricky climbs: Dirt School dishes out the skills advice you’ll need, including power, control and balance…
Workshop: headset service
The must-do service any home mechanic can master, servicing your headset will keep your steering smooth for next-to-no money.
… and loads more!