This month's MBUK will light up your life, with a grouptest of trail riding lights, as well as inspiration and how-to tips coming into night riding season. We also delve behind the scenes at three of the year's biggest events – the DH World Champs, Red Bull Hardline and Ard Rock Enduro.
You’ve watched the race, you’ve seen the superstar riders standing atop the podium, but there’s a lot that goes on in the lead-up to a championships-winning performance. We join British Cycling track analyst Rich Thomas at this year’s DH World Champs in Lenzerheide, Switzerland, where he gives us the inside scoop on how the GB Cycling Team operates – who does what, the way in which this unique event gels the riders together, and how they all prepare for the biggest race of the season.
In the bear’s den
Features Editor Ed visits Whistler-based Chromag to find out how this brand are connected with the local scene and mix work and pleasure in one of the world’s best biking areas.
Ard Rock Life
We go between the tapes and behind the scenes at the UK’s biggest enduro and discover from the people involved what makes this event so special.
Two-grand trail slayers
Four full-sussers costing just over the £2k mark are given the Wrecked & Rated treatment. Can Whyte’s UK design flair and traditional bike shop sales model triumph against the direct-sales giants YT, Canyon and Radon?
As the nights draw in, we put 15 high-value and high-power lights to the test to find out which ones will shine through the coming winter nights and which might leave you stranded in the woods!
Hardline just got harder
Just how big and intimidating is the Red Bull Hardline course? We bring you the numbers behind the features that scare the world’s best downhillers.
This month we bring you ‘MBUK’s ultimate guide to kids’ bikes’, giving you the best info on bikes, kit and where to ride, so you can get out and inspire your future shredders.