MBUK November 2018 issue 362

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This month’s MBUK is stacked full of inspiring stories, epic locations and essential winter preparation. We test six of the hottest bikes for 2019, tackle the science of rear suspension, get dirty in some of the UK’s best riding spots and much more

TO HELL AND BACK

After being told he’ll never ride again, ex-serviceman Chris Jones and a team from the charity Help for Heroes tackle one of the world’s most demanding gravity races – the infamous Mountain of Hell.

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Chris Jones proves wrong those who told him he'd never ride again. Photo Kevin Marchal
Chris Jones proves wrong those who told him he’d never ride again. Photo: Kevin Marchal

THE YURT LOCKER

Dan Milner takes Red Bull riders René Wildhaber and Tom Oehler deep into the mountains of Kyrgyzstan in search of untouched 1,000-year-old singletrack. This wild location hosts brutal challenges and euphoric rewards.

Awesome untouched riding high up in the Kyrgyzstan mountains. Photo Dan Milner
Awesome untouched riding high up in Kyrgyzstan. Photo: Dan Milner

WATERPROOF JACKETS

We put 15 jackets to the test and discover which will keep you keep you cheerful in the most miserable conditions. Plus, pick up a copy to check out our 12 must-have winter bike and gear essentials.

Find out how 15 of the latest jackets performed in our group test. Russ Burton
Find out how 15 of the latest jackets performed in our grouptest. Photo: Russ Burton

LEADERS OF THE PACK

We test six trendsetting 2019 bikes, from an ultralight cross-country hardtail to an enduro sled at the cutting edge of design, plus four different definitions of trail bike in between. Grab a mag to discover what’s hot!

Six trendsetting bikes set to make 2019 a trailblazing year. Photo Mick Kirkman
Six trendsetting bikes set to make 2019 a trailblazing year. Photo: Mick Kirkman

HAVOC BIKE PARK, WEST YORKSHIRE

This small but mighty bike park tucked away in West Yorkshire will get your blood flowing. Best suited to gravity riders with an appetite for mixing natural trails and manmade features.

hiding in West Yorkshire, this gravity based bike park has a big bite for it's small size. Photo Sam Needham
Hiding in West Yorkshire, this gravity-based bike park has a big bite for its small size. Photo: Sam Needham

FREE GIFT

Right on time, our free neck tube can be used in numerous ways to keep your head, neck, cheeks or face warm and cosy, free from the winter chill.

Keep the cold off, and the smile on your face with our neck tube. Photo MBUK
Keep the cold off and the smile on your face with our neck tube! Photo: MBUK
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