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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…


Partners in grime

Riding with your significant other is a delicate balancing act, much like gaining and sustaining a relationship in fact…

Killer Loop, Exmoor

Never underestimate the role of routemaster, especially when you ride-mates are expecting your Exmoor loop to double as a pub crawl. What could be better? How about finding the bottle we’ve hidden for our Killer Loop competition? This month the finder wins a set of SRAM Roam 60 wheels!

Bikes and gear

First rides

We take a turn on Hope’s hotly anticipated HB160 carbon enduro bike, ride Evil’s The Calling short-travel piece of exotica, the Merida Big Trail 800 hardtail and a BMC Speedfox 02 Two.


Ragely Mmmbop, Commençal Meta TR V4.2 Origin, Calibre Bossnut V2, Mojo/Nicolai G13, Nukeproof Mega 290 all on long term test.

Product testing

New stuff ridden and rated: TRp G-Spec Quadiem brakes, Bluegrass Wapiti knee pads, Lezyne Classic Over Drive floor pump, HT PA03A flat pedal, Nukeproof Neutron Evo flat pedal, Giro Terraduro Mid shoes, Troy Lee Skyline shorts, Pactimo Apex bib liner, DT Swiss 1200 wheels.

Group test: trail wheels

The best wheels can transform the ride and handling of your bike. Here are five of the best.

Bike test: Full Charged E-Bikes

Lapierre Overvolt AM900+ C, Merida EOne-Sixty 900E, Rocky Mountain Altitude Powerplay 70 and Trek Powerfly 9 LT Plus.


Ride the West

Want to unearth a warren of natural trails that are truly off the beaten track? Go West…

  • Minehead, Exmoor
  • Black Down, Mendip Hills
  • Princetown, Dartmoor
  • Holford, Quantock Hills
  • Gordano Valley, Bristol

Pull-out routes

  • Exmoor, Somerset (KILLER LOOP)
  • Turville Heath, Chiltern Hills
  • Black Hambleton, North York Moors
  • The Malvern Hills, Worcestershire

Skills and technique

Drop with confidence

With some basic knowledge and the right body positions you can be landing drop-offs as smooth as silk.

Crashing skills

Not if, but when… here’s how to walk away from a tumble.

6 weird ways to ride faster

Go further, faster and safer with no extra effort.

Five minute fix: Get the right screwdriver

Forget Phillips, adjust your Shimano mech with the Japanese Industrial Standard (JIS) driver.

Workshop: Show your drivetrain some love

Keeping on top of your transmission means less expense, and more power.


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

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