February 2020 issue on sale now!
Grab your copy of the latest MBUK to get the latest reviews, advice and adventures from the mountain bike world. In shops now!
This month, find out how four hard-hitting e-bikes stack up against each other, get the low-down from the ultimate XC racer, Nino Schurter and the team find out how good the riding is at Cwmcarn in South Wales and Seathwaite in the Lake District are.
Catch up with mountain biking’s loudest voice, Rob Warner and Belgium’s finest, Martin Maes. There’s also expert advice from performance coaches Alan Milway and Chris Kilmurray, and MTB-queen Tracy Moseley. Plus, our new 2020 long-term rides are in! Be sure to check out our first impressions, along with loads more product and bike reviews and news.
E-bikes don’t come cheap, but these four from Canyon, Specialized, YT and Vitus pack a punch for less than five grand. Find out which one overpowers the others as we put them through their paces.
Dropper posts on test
Dropper posts are undoubtedly one of the most useful developments in the mountain biking world, so there are plenty of brands throwing their gloves into the ring. We test ten contenders to find out which one rises above the rest. There’s also nine jam-packed pages of the latest product reviews.
Should you meet your heroes? Staff writer Luke finds out, as he’s given a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to ride and chat with the Olympic, World and World Cup Champion – Nino Schurter. Learn how Nino got started in mountain biking, what keeps him moving forward (fast) and how strict an Olympian's regime has to be.
More like this
The team introduce their new 2020 long-term test bikes. From trail-whippets to enduro sleds and electric hulks. Find out what the team will be shredding on this year.
Production editor Chris gets back to basics with the help of riding coach and EWS racer Joe Connell. Find out what fundamental skills he takes away and whether these pro tips can iron-out errors in your riding.
Cwmcarn and Seathwaite
From the natural trails of the Lake District to Cwmcarn's rugged Welsh downhills, we ride two very different venues – both of which offer rewards of their own – to discover what makes them great UK riding locations.
Strap up the essentials with this month’s gift, on us! The MBUK utility strap will keep your gear securely attached to your bike frame, so you’ll never get stuck trailside without the stuff you need.
Subscribe to MBUK and save 35 per cent! Plus, we'll throw in a Muc-Off cleaning bundle worth over £20!
Included in the Bundle
- 1-litre bike cleaner
- Expanding sponge
- Wet lube (120ml)
- Save 35% off each issue: only £23.36 every 6 issues
- Access to exclusive monthly offers and competitions
- Get a Muc-Off cleaning bundle
- Every issue will be sent hot off the press and delivered straight to your door
- You’ll never miss an action-packed issue or supplement again
Luke Marshall is a technical writer for BikeRadar and MBUK magazine. He's been working for both titles since 2018 and has over 20 years of mountain biking experience. Luke is a gravity-focused rider with a history of racing downhill, previously competing in the UCI Downhill World Cup. Educated to a degree level in engineering and with a penchant for full-throttle speed, Luke is more than qualified to put every bike and product through its paces to bring you informative and independent reviews. You'll most likely find him on a trail, enduro or downhill bike riding the off-piste tracks around south Wales and the south west of England. He often makes an appearance on BikeRadar's podcast and YouTube channel.