Fun for pinners and pootlers alike, this issue we begin our hunt for Britain’s best blue trail. We’ve also got tests of £1,000ish bikes, clipless pedals and enduro helmets, plus we explain how to rectify six common riding errors. Ride wise, we head to Bedgebury Forest in Kent and The Bull Track in East Sussex, show you how to have a great weekend on the North York Moors and check out what’s going on at Caersws in Mid Wales. There’s tons more besides, from servicing SPDs to maximising your lunch break. Pick up your copy now – with free DMR Bikes socks!
You can’t beat a good blue trail. Designed to be accessible to beginners, but also packed with fun features for more experienced riders, the best ones are fun for all. We’re scouring the UK in partnership with Saracen Bikes to find the nation’s best blue trail, and in this issue it’s England’s turn.
In this month’s biketest we see whether you can get a trail-slaying demon for under a grand or whether you need to spend a little more to get the most bang for your buck.
Clipless pedals on test
Our testers have put together a selection of nine of the best platform clipless pedals on the market in a bid to find the most secure, stable and confidence-inspiring pair you can buy.
James Vincent and Pat Campbell-Jenner are on a mission to find out exactly how much awesome riding you can fit into your lunch break. These two Lake District lads aim to prove that it doesn’t always require a huge roadtrip to get out on the trails.
Bedgebury Forest and The Bull Track
Ed heads over to the South East to check out a pair of riding locations that are making a big splash on the Kent and Sussex border – Bedgebury Forest and The Bull Track Bike Park. These places are proof of the healthy state of the modern MTB scene and show that you can have as much fun in the Home Counties as you can in the Scottish Highlands.
And that’s not all…
This issue of MBUK is jam-packed with all the latest and greatest bikes, product reviews and news stories from the mountain biking world. There’s a new e-bike from Specialized and forks from RockShox and Fox, along with pages of product reviews that include Troy Lee Designs’ new A3 helmet.
With this issue we’re decking out your tootsies in a pair of DMR performance riding socks. As any rider will attest, a good pair of socks is one of the bare essentials and if, like us, you always seem to lose one from every pair, we’re happy to restock your drawer.
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