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.
Four e-bikes from Specialized, TY, Canyon and Vitus are put head-to-head to see which offers the most electrifying ride for under £5,000. Photo: Mick Kirkman
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.
It’s hard to remember the time before droppers. So, which of these posts deserves your attention? Photo: Andy McCandlish
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.
Nino Schurter – the most successful male mountain biker of all time. We find out what keeps him coming back for more. Photo: Bartek Wolinski
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.
Editor James gets to grips with his new long-termer. Photo: Russell Burton
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.
Chris gets his fundamental skills refined by EWS racer and coach, Joe Connell. Photo: Russell Burton
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.
South Wales’s Cwmcarn is still delivering the goods after all these years – especially if you know where to look. Photo: Russell Burton
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