The FOD is one of the MBUK staffers’ favourite haunts, whether that be for bike testing, a big day out or just a quick blast after work. This month, for our Wrecking Crew visit, we invited a different bunch of locals along – Charlie Hatton, Olly Morris, Monet-Rose Adams and Tom Cooper – to get their take on the trails and check out some of Cannop Cycle Centre’s newest additions. Everything you need to know about the location is in the latest mag.
Olly Morris tips it in off the classic GBU drop at the Forest of Dean. Credit: Steve Behr
Testing, testing, one, two, one, two
This month’s Biketest features four mile-munching XC full-sussers from Trek, Giant, Felt and Scott, and we’ve ridden them up hill and down dale to tell you which is worth your money. Our Grouptest is of trail/enduro disc brakes and we pick winners from 10 of the most popular stoppers.
Putting in the miles aboard this month’s test bikes. Credit: Mick Kirkman
If you’re feeling inspired by Rowan Sorrell’s mega booters, then you might want to check out our tips on sending big jumps. If that seems a bit too much, then don’t worry, ex-DH world champ Manon Carpenter takes you through the steps of mastering jump boxes and getting your wheels off the ground. Besides that we’ve also got advice on judging winter riding conditions and a series of strength and mobility exercises to try out.
Get airborne in the skate park and learn essential trail skills with Manon Carpenter. Credit: Jacob Gibbins
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