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Pick up your copy of MBUK 418 to get the latest from the world of mountain biking, including news, reviews and features
This issue we salute the humble hardtail with a test of iconic British bikes from Whyte and Ragley plus tips for having maximum fun on a bike with no rear bounce.
We catch up with dirt jump legend Steve Geall, review baselayers and waterproof shorts, bring you our favourite short-but-sweet routes and ride great trails from Wales’s Afan Forest to Austria and Cappadocia.
All this plus tips on buying second-hand, taking care of tyres and sorting sticky brake pistons, along with all the usual great stories and photos.
This month's biketest is a hardcore hardtail head-to-head as we pit two UK-designed, classic-style rigid machines against one another to see which brings big fun for less cash.
How to have a blast with no rear bounce
A hardtail gives you maximum trail 'bang' for your buck – if you know how to get the most from one. Don't miss our essential set-up and riding tips to increase the fun on your hardtail.
Long-sleeve baselayers on test
Tester Katherine Moore puts nine of the best baselayers through their paces to see which provide the best warmth, sweat-wicking and versatility.
Join MTB adventurer James Vincent on an extraordinary journey through the region of Cappadocia in Central Anatolia, Turkey – home to some of the world's most surreal landscapes, laced together with old-school singletrack.
Bringing BMX moves to the world of MTB, Steve 'Gilly' Geall inspired a whole generation of UK dirt jump and freeride talent – and he's still shredding today! We meet Gilly and learn the lore behind the legend.
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. We've got new bikes from Vitus, Rossignol and Nukeproof, along with pages of product reviews that include Pedaling Innovations' Catalyst One flat pedals. Plus, check out three best short-and-sweet riding routes to see off the dark winter days, and six of the best waterproof shorts.
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