Trails of distinction

Don’t just head to Wales for the trail centres. As great and convenient as they are, trail centres don't offer what the best Wales routes offer.

calderdale

Here are four of our favourite e-bike routes that can allow you to take on real mountain riding even if you only have a couple of hours to spare.

crank brothers mallet e

The new Crank Brothers Mallet E features most of what we love about the burly Crank Brothers Mallet DH but in a slimmed-down package.

Pembree D2A

The new Pembree D2A pedal is still machined from high-grade aerospace aluminium, but the 100mm x 110mm platform is now one-piece.

Carder Ten4

The UK pedal firm just sent us a brand-new Carder Ten4 flat pedal for our recent grouptest. How did it fare? Read on to find out.

The Nukeproof Horizon flat is the pedal of choice here amongst MBR staff. The platform isn’t the thinnest, but it’s dished out enough to keep shoes stable.

Burgtec MK4 composite

Burgtec MK4 composite pedals' 16mm tall composite platform is a close approximation of the alloy version, with 1mm concave cut away in the centre.

If you are keen on some Sheffield steel for your summer season bike upgrade, there’s a new Cotic to consider. The brand’s FlareMAX is now in its fourth iteration and…

Steel mountain bike fans love a raw frame, although they do tend to be a nightmare to care for. In wet condition most raw steel frames will eventually develop rust…

A recent incident in the Lakeland forest area yet again underscored the value of a quality helmet and never riding alone. Responding to an emergency in the Whinlatter forest section,…

Riders who occasionally use enduro bike or that hardcore hardtail for some active commuting,  will know that pedal compatibility can be an issue. Very few clipless riding shoes are comfortable…

Trail tension has come to the fore in Scotland, as a local runner encountered numerous obstacles intended to spoil singletrack. Alex Osborne was out on his Monday training run, when…

Forestal is an Andorran mountain bike brand with a difference – all its bikes feature mid-drive motors. The entire range, which has long been teased, is now finally available for…