Inside MBUK 421, it's our massive 2023 Bike of the Year issue, with 32 bikes over four categories.


Plus, we ride Sheffield's Grenoside Woods with the legendary Steve Peat, investigate the rising price of bikes, show you how to conquer tech climbs, and rate bars and track pumps.

And every print copy comes with a pair of DMR riding socks and a sheet of MTB stickers. Grab yours now!

Bike of the Year 2023

Our biggest Bike of the Year test ever! Photo: Olly Bowman

With a whopping 32 bikes tested over four categories – trail, enduro, e-MTB and budget – this is our biggest Bike of the Year test ever!

Steel City singletrack

Hitting Sheffield's legendary trails with its most famous resident, Peaty! Photo: Mick Kirkman

We head up to the Steel City of Sheffield to ride legendary local venue Grenoside Woods with its most famous resident, Steve Peat!

Why are bike prices rising?

What's causing the price hikes in the bike industry? Photo: Olly Bowman

In this special report we look at the state of the MTB industry and discover the reasons why the cost of bikes has been on the up for the past few years.

Handlebars on test

Nine of the most cutting-edge bars tested head to head. Photo: Mick Kirkman

We fit nine of the best carbon fibre and alloy bars and hit the trails to see which offers the best performance and comfort for trail/enduro riding

Throw down the gauntlet

Rachel enters the Mini Enduro at BikePark Wales. Photo: Andy Lloyd

In part two of our challenge series in association with Saracen Bikes, staff writer Rachel takes on the Mini Enduro at BikePark Wales with help from 2019 National Series champion, Becci Skelton.

And that's not all…

A classic Lakes ride given a new lease of life. Photo: Russell Burton

This issue of MBUK is jam-packed with all the latest and greatest bikes, product reviews and news stories from the mountain biking world. We've got new bikes from Propain, Devinci, Specialized and Sensor, along with pages of product reviews that include SRAM's XX T-Type Eagle AXS drivetrain. Plus, check out a Big Ride celebrating the rebirth of a classic Lakes ride, improved thanks to advocacy from the MTB community.

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