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Published: November 28, 2019 at 10:34 am
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Learn how to master the mud, check out how eight of 2020's hottest bikes fare in this month’s biketest and go behind the scenes at Red Bull Rampage with Brendan Fairclough

Get a hit of riding enthusiasm for this winter with the latest issue of MBUK, featuring a six-page mud-riding masterclass, a waterproof jacket grouptest and a wild adventure in the Lake District. Plus, we test eight of next year’s most exciting bikes and thrash Antur Stiniog’s new trails. All this and loads more are crammed into this month’s mag.


First out of the gate

This month's biketest crosses genres to bring you reviews of eight of next year’s hottest bikes, from Ribble’s new titanium hardtail to Scott’s latest Gambler downhill bike and everything in between. Grab your copy of the mag if you want to know how 2020’s leading bikes stack up.

We test eight of the bikes we think will be setting trends in 2020. Photo: Laurence Crossman-Emms

Inside the tornado

Take a behind-the-scenes look at Brendan Fairclough’s emotional, terrifying and extraordinary week at this year’s Red Bull Rampage. Find out just how it feels to throw down some on some of the world’s scariest lines.

Brendan Fairclough spills the beans on his Red Bull Rampage experience and gives us a unique insight into this mad event. Photo: Tom Bowell

Waterproof jackets

Possibly the most essential item of kit you need for winter is a good waterproof jacket. We put 15 through the wringer to find the best for you, across a range of budgets.

A good waterproof jacket is a must-have in your winter wardrobe. Photo: Russell Burton

Antur Stiniog

One of the most recognisable and intimating UK bike parks has had a revamp to make it more beginner-friendly, including two new flow trails and a new red and black run. Elliott Heap and Owain James join our Ed to show just how much fun this place offers.

You don’t have to be Elliott Heap to have a wild ride at Antur Stiniog – but it helps. Photo: Laurence Crossman-Emms

Uplift overview

Pick up a mag, make a brew and take 10 to check out Sam Hill’s Ferrari-red Nukeproof Mega 290c superbike, Tahnée Seagrave's take on Red Bull Formation, Steve Behr’s scariest moment from snapping pics for three decades, and loads more. Best take 15 then.

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Sam Hill’s beautiful Nukeproof Mega 290c is as drool-inducing as it is fast. Photo: Max Wilman

Free gift

Planning next year’s trips is a brilliant way to keep you motivated to ride through the winter, so this month's mag comes with a 2020 calendar packed with inspiring images.


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