Mountain Bike Rider - February 2016 (MR0216)

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Mountain Bike Rider issue MR0216 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: Penmachno, North Wales Snowdonia’s wildest trail centre, community run Penmachno shows us its rugged singletrack in the wake of Storm Desmond A trail a day, Hebden Bridge Can we find — and ride — five new local trails in just five days? Not quite, it turns out, but the hunt reveals there’s secret singletrack just waiting to be discovered near all of us Chiang Mai, Thailand Forget backpacking, pack your mountain bike instead and head to South-East Asia’s premier new riding hotspot, Chiang Mai in Thailand BIKES & GEAR Shimano di2 Di2 is Shimano’s latest and greatest groupset, with electric shifting that proves fast, slick but very expensive First rides Onza’s Payoff steel hardtail, Scott’s Genius big-tyre Plus bike and Rocky Mountain’s carbon Thunderbolt Product testing Fox Factory Float 36 FIT4 reviewed and rated, alongside the new Turn Girder crankset, Sam Hill Nukeproof pedals, Smith goggles and more Longtermers Will Whyte’s new carbon T-130 prove fun, fast and reliable? Time will tell. Meanwhile, the verdict’s in on Jim’s Transition TransAm hard tail Stealth droppers Must-have upgrade, stealth dropper posts are now solid, dependable and yours for £170. We put six to the test HOW TO Unessential skills Riding backwards, donuts and handbrake turns: not staple skills, but they’ll grow your confidence and make you look awesome Balance and stability Proper skills now, taught by Dirt School’s Andy Barlow who shows us how to use weight and balance to rail berms Workshop: Shimano BB How to replace a Shimano bottom bracket, and keep pedalling smooth and friction free

Additional Information

Publisher Time Inc.
Title Mountain Bike Rider
Frequency Monthly
Sector Hobbies & Interests
Date 1 Feb 2016
Month February
Year 2016