Mountain Bike Rider - May 2017 (MR0517)

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Mountain Bike Rider issue MR0517 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 Bike of the Year In association with Alpinestars we bring you our rundown of the best full suspension mountain bike in each of three core wheel sizes: 27.5in, 29in and 27.5 Plus. best full suspension mountain bike 27.5in Canyon Spectral AL 6.0 EX £2,346.98 Commencal Meta TR V4.2 Essential €2,899 Giant Trance 2 £2,399 Whyte T-130 S £2,550 29in Cube Stereo 140 C:62 SL 29 £3,299 Specialized Stumpy FSR Comp Carbon 29 £3,400 Whyte T-129 RS £2,999 YT Industries Jeffsy CF Pro 29 £3,399 27.5 Plus Santa Cruz Hightower C £4,399 Scott Spark 710 Plus £3,899 Specialized Stumpjumper FSR Expert Carbon 6Fattie £4,450 Trek Fuel EX 9.8 Plus £4,100 Highland Sting Head to the Highlands and get swept away by Torridon’s torrent of untamed trails ; just watch out for the flesh-eating midges… Bikes and gear Orange Five The venerable Five has been slimmed down, facelifted and Boosted for 2017 – but is it enough to keep it in the game? First rides The Giant Full-E+ 0 SX Pro and the Salsa Redpoint Carbon Eagle XO1. Longtermers Introducing Benji’s Ragley Mmmbop, Charlie’s Commençal Meta TR V4.2 Origin, Roo’s Mojo/Nicolai G13, Dave’s Trek Fuel EX 8 Plus, Jamie’s Transition Smuggler 4, Danny’s Nukeproof Mega 290 Pro and Jason’s Specialized Enduro Comp 650B. Product testing Fox Float 32 Step-Cast Fit4 29 fork, Dainese Trail Skins 2 Kneepads, Vaude Minaki Short II, Bontrager Drop Line 150mm Dropper Post, FWE 18-in-1 FT Multi-tool, Scott FR10 shoes, Renthal Fatbar 35 handlebars and the Armadillo Apollo Raptor Base Layer. Trail helmets group test We give you a heads up on 12 of the toughest lids for today’s trail riding. Routes Capital singletrack Escape from London with five easy-to-reach rides. Dorking, Surrey Glatting Beacon North of the Thames Wendover and the Icknield Way South of the Hog’s Back Pull-out routes Coulags Loop, Torridon Watership Down, Hampshire Quantock Hills Classic Windy Gyle, Cheviot Hills Skills and technique Speed it up Employ Andy Barlow’s traffic light system to increase your pace and get maximum thrills from each and every trail you swoop into… How to service your DT Swiss freehub Keep your star ratchet freehub running like Swiss clockwork. Workshop: Fit a cable-operated dropper post A must-have for any self-respecting trail rider, here’s how to fit a basic dropper post. 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 May 2017
Month May
Year 2017