Mountain Bike Rider - February 2017 (MR0217)

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Mountain Bike Rider issue MR0217 published by Time Inc.

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The latest issue of MBR is out now, packed full of inspiring ideas and route maps to help you find new places to get out and ride. What about the magazine itself? Here’s a taste of what you’ll find inside… Features Trail centre focus: Dunoon Dunoon has gone from zero to hero in just six months and it’s all down to the motivation of one man. We hopped on a ferry to meet the human JCB and sample his handiwork. 7 Best Winter Escapes Why let Blighty’s filthy weather bring you down when you can hop on a plane and be hammering sun-drenched trails in a matter of hours? Bikes and gear Trek Slash 9.9 29 RSL Trek’s new Slash sounds rock and roll and looks stunning, but does it go like a bat out of hell? First rides Sonder Broken Road and the Ragley Marley 1.0. Longtermers Danny’s Nukeproof Mega 290 Pro, Roo’s Mojo/Nicolai G13, Jason’s Specialized Enduro Comp 650B, Jamie’s Transition Smuggler 4, Dave’s Trek Fuel EX 8 Plus and the final verdict on Benji’s Vitus Escarp3 29 VR. Product testing SRAM Guide RE disc brakes, USE Vyce stem and Flow Wide handlebar, E13 TRSR wheels, Madison Addict Softshell shorts, Pedalling Innovations Catalyst pedals, RockShox HP Digital shock pump, Moon X-Power 2500 light, Thule Velocompact 927 rack. Short stem group test Stubby stems enhance control but which to choose? We put a dozen of the best to the test. Bike test: The Unusual Suspects We put four enduro race rigs to the test – with each bike boasting its own unique interpretation of the way to tackle the trails. Cube Stereo 160 C:62 SL 27.5, Merida One-Sixty 5000, Vitus Sommet CR and Whyte G-160 RS. Routes Short Days, Sharp Rides Restricted daylight hours limit big ride opportunities, so put quality over quantity this winter. Quantocks Mix and Match Edale, Peak District Cilcain, Clwydian Hills Ben Damph, Torridon Lonscale Fell, Lake District Pull-out routes Boreraig, Skye Lonscale Fell, Lake District Lynmouth, Exmoor Calderdale Classic, South Pennines Skills and technique Loosen up! As the trails become slicker, the roots shinier and the puddles deeper, now’s the time to take a leap forward in confidence come spring. The Science of Saddle Height Set it right and you’ll ride more descents in a day; get it wrong and your power will slide. Workshop: Service your Crank Bros pedals If your Mallets have taken a hammering, here’s how to knock them back into shape. Regulars Big Pictures Buzz Real-world riding Born-again rider Mailbox Reader photos Ride guide Afterimage

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Publisher Time Inc.
Title Mountain Bike Rider
Frequency Monthly
Sector Hobbies & Interests
Date 1 Feb 2017
Month February
Year 2017