This issue we head out for a ride and a chat with the Greatest Of All Time, Greg Minnaar. He gives us some insights into his strengths and weaknesses, how he feels about the current race scene and the precision needed to stay at the top of the game for nearly two decades.
Pole Bicycle Co have a unique take on bike design and manufacturing. We find out more about the man behind the brand and check out the development of their new, CNC-machined Machine enduro bike.
Olly and Ben’s Excellent Adventure
Olly Wilkins and Ben Deakin take a whirlwind trip to the Philippines to ride, race and take in all the craziness that happens when visiting such a unique destination for the first time. Volcanos, donkeys, local delicacies and a buzzing riding scene deliver the experience of a lifetime.
There’s gold in them thar hills
Jackson Goldstone, a talented kid from the mountains of British Columbia, Canada, show’s why he’s got a bright future in mountain biking, impressing us with his down-to-earth attitude. The sky’s the limit for this 14-year-old.
In it to Whinlatter it
This month, the Wrecking Crew head up to the Lake District and check out Whinlatter trail centre. Following local riders, we discover if the trails are as dramatic as the landscape.
The latest products are put through their paces, including 15 pairs of trail shorts. We see how much control you can buy for less than £1,500 with our budget full-suspension bike test and put tools, pads, clothing and much more through the wringer.
Our gift to you
We’ve compiled a mountain biker’s bucket list of 25 of the most amazing places to ride on the planet. Stop dreaming and get out there!