The Hard Way
A 79-mile ride across the Highlands? Doesn’t sound too difficult – until you add a ton of camera gear, diversions down steep single track and riding one-handed
Pick Of The Tops
Team jerseys change every year, but some linger in the memory, because of who wore them, what they did in them or just how rad they looked! Here are some favourites from across the eras...
Girls, Girls, Girls
The boys had better watch out – the women’s MTB scene is going from strength to strength
£2,799 Fat and slack but definitely not lazy
Cotic BFE Silver Special
£1,929 Cotic’s aggro hardtail gets fully stretched for full-gas riding
Wind Hill Bikepark,Wiltshire
Nestled in a corner of the Longleat Estate, Wind Hill offers a unique experience for riders wanting to get some air and improve their technique
Vitus Sommet CRX (2017)
£2,999.99 Top-fun steed that shames a lot of ‘superbikes’
Swarf Contour Prototype
From approx £2,000 (frame & shock)* Forgiving, supple and confidence-inspiring short-travel speed machine
Specialized Stumpjumper FSR Comp Carbon 650B
£3,500 Latest Stumpy is a super-smooth trail bomber
Saracen Kili Flyer Elite
£3,499.99 ‘Longer and lighter’ evolution improves UK all-dayer
Santa Cruz 5010 Carbon R
£3,899 Hench and punchy, and now well-priced too
Your questions answered
Everest In A Day
Features editor al finds out if it's possible to climb (and descend) 8,848m on one mountain in 12 hours
£3,499.99 Full-on fun machine that’s packed with promise
Cannondale Trigger 3
£3,799.99 The new Trigger is a double-barrelled trail blaster
Too Posh To Pedal?
We look at the best ways to get to the top of the trails
Brian Lopes assembles a crew of old-school legends to cross Mexico’s cactus-riddled Baja California Peninsula
Meet The Maker Carbon Wasp
One man with a headful of ideas and a DIY attitude to bike building has created a brand that’s a real one-of-a-kind
We Catch Up With the Explosive Talent That Is Bernard Kerr, at Home in the Surrey Hills
Getting It Whyte
Boundary-pushing UK brand unveil their new long-travel 29er, the S-150
AL's Off To A Flying Start
MBUK’s team rider, Al Bond, is back from injury and climbing up the ranks
#84 Richie Rude's Yeti SB5
Is this the bike that’s going to propel the reigning EWS champ to a third consecutive win?
The Final Frontier
Canadian freeriders and bike park builders the Coastal Crew head deep into Alaska.
Have Your Cake and Eat It!
Why a holiday island in the Atlantic may just be the next MTB hotspot.
#79 Dave Hemming's Fat Chance Yo Eddys
The resurrection of an iconic rig, owned and ridden by a legend of the ’90s mountain bike scene.
Roo Fowler Heads To The Himalayas To Tackle The 1,000m+ Climbs Of The World's Highest Stage Race.
We Head to the Wilds of Shropshire to Catch Up With Double World Cup Winner and Former Team MBUK Racer Marc 'slugger' Beaumont and Find Out How the Local Scene Has Influenced Him as a Rider.
From R&D To Race Track
What in Luence Do Pro Riders Have on the Products They Use? We Meet Enduro Ace Jérôme Clementz at Alpinestars’ Italian HQ to find Out.
There’s a cluster of riding spots on the French/Italian coast that offer trails that are up there with anything in the Alps.