Roots to success – Tahnée Seagrave
From cutting her teeth in the French Alps to living in rural Wales and now topping World Cup downhill podiums, we ride and hang out on the sofa with the UK’s hottest new female talent. Tahnée lets us in on what pushes her to win and how the trails she trains on have contributed to her success.
On the trails and on the sofa, we hang out with top UK downhill racer Tahnée Seagrave. Credit: Andy Lloyd
Tahnée rails a turn at her second home, Revolution Bike Park in Mid Wales. Credit: Andy Lloyd
There & back again
Armed with inflatable packrafts, camping kit and bikes, our regular contributors the Trippin’ Fellas go on a hunt for Britain’s ‘Last Great Wilderness’. Immersed in the Scottish Highlands and surrounded by deep lochs and high peaks, the boys find a remote paradise of flowing singletrack and teeth-chattering rock gardens.
The Trippin’ boys take us on a rafting and biking adventure in the Scottish Munros. Credit: Sam Flanagan
Californian Brad Benedict is one of the main men responsible for the design of the Specialized Enduro. He visits MBUK and reveals to us how he went from mopping floors to commanding respect at one of the world’s biggest bike brands. We discuss his R&D work and discover how his work influences what finally ends up in the shops.
Brad explains the finer details of his Specialized Enduro test mule to our Rob. Credit: Steve Behr
Gustav Gullholm’s Scott Scale RC
XC and punk aren’t two words you’d expect to hear used together, but that’s how we’d describe Gustav Gullholm, the mad Swede who’s gone on a quest to build the world’s lightest 29er. We check in with him and discover how numerous custom parts and hours of elbow grease have created this 6.22kg featherweight whip.
Find out more about this fully-custom featherweight masterpiece in our Superbike section. Credit: Andreas Timfält
Coed y Brenin
The Snowdonian trail centre was created way back in 1996, but old-school doesn’t necessarily mean boring, as we revisit its classic trails with a crew of new-school rippers who are at the top of their game – Adam Brayton, Joe Smith and Matt Walker.
Norco World Cup rider Joe Smith shows us how wild you can get on a red-graded trail, during our Wrecking Crew visit to Coed y Brenin. Credit: Andy Lloyd
Downhill on a budget
Can a rig costing less than half the price of most top race bikes still cut it when it comes to the task of taking on gnarly trails at high speeds? We test four sub-£3,600 contenders from Commencal, Nukeproof, Specialized and Trek.
Giving the Nukeproof Pulse and Trek Session some hammer at BikePark Wales as part of our affordable DH bike test. Credit: Steve Behr
And there’s more…
We’ve got grouptests of 15 trail-riding packs and six clipless pedals, loads of individual product reviews and long-term reports on our MBUK staff rides. We also teach you how to whip, trick in the skatepark and fix four common cornering mistakes to get your skills on point for the summer.
Overcome the cornering mistakes that have been holding you back with Pro Ride MTB coach Olly Morris. Credit: Steve Behr
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