We discover how and why Dan, Gee and Rachel – downhill mountain biking’s fastest family – have started their own brand, their plans for the future. Discover what it takes to build a race bike from scratch, and when you might be able to get your hands on an Atherton Bike of your own.
Rachael Atherton ripping on the new Atherton Bikes. Photo: Moonhead
Orange Alpine 6
All the updates and refinements to Orange’s newest Alpine 6, and the lowdown on how this new model has addressed some of its predecessor’s flaws in our First Ride review.
The new Orange Alpine 6. Photo: Andy Lloyd
One battery, one day and three famous trails – Just how far can you push an e-bike? We test both their downhill capacity and pedal assist capability in the south of France to find out.
Can you ride three of southern France’s trails most famous trails all in one day? We find out. Photo: Russ Burton
Full attack for less cash
How much trail bike does £1,500 buy you? We tested bikes from Marin, Giant, Jamis and GT within this price range, to see if these bikes can tame the trail and where they might come up short.
We test four trail bike around the £1,500 mark. Find out if these can handle the abuse. Photo: Steve Behr
Brechfa Wrecking Crew
MBUK took some of South Wales’ finest riders for a shred around the secluded-yet-classic venue to sample the delights of this rough-and-ready trail centre. Find out why it’s worth making the trip to visit this wild location and what you’ll find there.
We check out the quiet and somewhat forgotten Brechfa trail centre, to find out why you should make the trip over there. Photo: Russ Burton
And the rest…
Don’t miss out on our five easy hacks to improve your riding, our group test of 15 trail helmets and essential fork maintenance advice. Check out our epic big ride from the beautiful Lake District, our first impressions of the GT Fury Carbon Pro 29 and Yeti SB130 X01 Turq, plus loads more great features, products and recommendations.
15 trail helmets rated in this months group test. Photo: Steve Behr
Keep your feet fresh on the trails with our official MBUK socks – your free gift this month.
MBUK socks are this month’s free cover gift. Photo: MBUK
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