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…
MBR Summer 2018
On the cover: Dan Trent in search of the Lake District’s best descents, on Black Sail Pass. Photographer: Sim Mainey.
Full suspension bikes costing just £1,000 that still deliver a fun, fast and reliable ride. Think that’s impossible? Think again, we’ve got the Calibre Bossnut, new upstart Jamis Dakar, the Polygon Siskiu D5 and Voodoo Canzo.
Lakes in summer
With the promise of fine weather, longer days and bank holidays mountain bikers are drawn back towards those epic days out and challenging mountains: we head to the Lakes in search of some of the UK’s best summer riding.
Sam Hill’s Mega
To celebrate Sam Hill’s EWS winning ways Nukeproof has released just 50 special edition Megas, with custom 180mm travel forks, new Deemax Pro wheelset and enduro “essential” handguards. No guarantees you’ll ride like the champ, mind.
First rides on the Norco Sight A2 29er trail bike with 130mm travel; Dartmoor’s hardcore hardtail, the Hornet; and two new e-bikes, the BMC Speedfox AMP TWO; and Focus Sam2 Pro
It’s signoff time for the Whyte 905 hardtail longtermer, will Charlie love it enough to dish out top marks? Read the final review. Plus updates on the Scott Genius, Trek Remedy, Saracen Kili Flyer, Lapierre Zesty, Canyon Spectral and Whyte 905.
Sixth Element’s carbon Enduro race-ready wheelset reviewed and rated, plus loads more products on test.
Tested: Trail tyres
Essential for cornering, stopping and accelerating, top-quality tyres are a must-have for proper trail riding. We’ve got 12 on test, from Bontrager, Continental, Maxxis, Michelin, Schwalbe, WTB, Specialized and more.
Bikes in this issue
- BMC Speedfox AMP TWO
- Calibre Bossnut V3
- Canyon Spectral Al 6.0
- Dartmoor Hornet
- Focus Sam2 Pro
- Jamis Dakar
- Lapierre Zesty AM 527 Ultimate
- Norco Sight A2 29er
- Nukeproof Mega 275 Worx Carbon
- Polygon Siskiu D5
- Saracen Kili Flyer
- Scott Genius 900 Tuned
- Trek Remedy 8 27.5 Women’s
- Whyte 905
Brake with control
Everything you wanted to know about expert brake control: How to keep control when you’re braking, where to use your stoppers and which one to pull in a crisis.
Conquer steeper trails
Get your body position sorted now and you’ll start attacking steeper trails as well as any other, says Andy Barlow from Dirt School.
- Big pictures
- Buzz: The Nukeproof Mega is now available in a Sam Hill Worx version, get them while they’re hot. Plus new bikes, where to ride and inspiration.
- Mailbox: Your rants, raves and witty ripostes
- Three Bike Garage: Cesar Rojo from Unno tells us about his ultimate three bike garage