There’s a bit of a wild theme to this month’s MBUK, down to both the riders we’ve ridden with and the places we’ve ridden.
A quartet of mountain bike legends kick things off as we join Cédric Gracia, Richie Schley, Brett Tippie and Geoff Gulevich on a high altitude adventure in the Italian Dolomites.
Up in Scotland we join Enduro World Series pro Joe Barnes and his pals (aka. The Dudes of Hazzard) as they pilot their campervan into unchartered territories on The Isle of Harris. As it happens, this remote and unspoiled island is a haven of two-wheeled fun.
Wild in a different sense of the word is Norway’s Hillbilly Huckfest. This bike festival is a one of a kind and our staff writer Ed headed there to witness the jump sending, beer swilling, guitar thrashing madness first hand.
This month we take a close look at women’s specific bikes, examining the developments that have taken place over the last few years and explain what you should look for.
We also look at a bike that might not be women’s specific, but is ridden by one special woman, Tahnée Seagrave. Learn more about her Transition TR11 and how she sets it up for the rigours of World Cup racing.
Bike test this month looks at what you can get for under £1,000. Is it worth going full-suss or keeping it rigid at the rear-end? We pick a winner from a line-up of Boardman, Diamondback, Jamis and Voodoo machines.
At higher price points, we swing a leg over Yeti’s new SB100 XC bike and find out first hand how Finnish brand Pole’s cutting edge, CNC machined monster copes when the going gets rough.
Grouptest this month is on dropper seatposts and we’ve ridden, pulled apart and examined 15 popular contenders to ascertain which will help you maximise trail fun and minimise workshop time.
Free with every issue this month is a 100-page guide to ‘The UK’s Ultimate Trails’. Get the lowdown on 30 of the best graded and waymarked riding spots Britain has to offer and discover more about Llandegla and Dartmoor in the mag too.